Coffee, Cinemas & Kindness!
We hate to break it to you, but Christmas is officially one week away! If you're anything like us and you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, take a deep breath, ready your wallet and head out to the shops for some serious retail therapy. This week is sure to be pretty crazy, but if you have finished your Christmas shopping (and you've got a little change left over), why not head out to dinner at Burleigh's hottest new foodie space or grab the kids and relax with an evening of movies under the stars in Surfers Paradise? There's also a brand new coffee space opening in Marina Mirage soon - So don't worry, we've got your caffeine fix covered too! Let's go!
Nine GC Places To Try Mermaid Lattes
Have you ever dreamed of drinking a coffee that reflected your inner mermaid? Nutra Organics in Currumbin has come up with a solution. Lovingly dubbed the Mermaid Latte, the latest craze to hit the tables of Cafe's around the coast is a gorgeous blue latte that looks like it's come straight from Ariel herself. Made with Blue Spirulina and Butterfly Pea Flower alongside 72 other vitamins and minerals, it's never been so easy to be healthy. Plus, it's totally instaworthy. #mermaidlattes!
The Cost of Single-Use
We’ve been taught to reduce, reuse and recycle from a young age, but a fourth worth has been added to the recycling mantra, and it’s been floating around for a while now – refuse. Plastic is a convenience material, but it won’t be so convenient when we run out of places to hide it.
To tick off your 'to-dine' list
A rise in niche dining experiences creates intimate and unhurried settings
One of the Gold Coast’s greatest properties is the way it balances coastal relaxation with vibrant nightlife. Doors swing open to buzzing streets, electric with the murmurs of Friday and Saturday night.
There’s something for everyone – from collective dining to innovative dishes, brought home from other lands. Just as you thought you had checked all the hottest spots off your to-dine list, a new venue pops up around every corner.
Prepare Yourself (and Stomach)
We have taken the burden upon ourselves to try all the best buffets in town (I know, it's a tough job but someone has to do it) and we've picked the best for your tasting pleasure.
Best of Eat, Sip, Stay, Treat & Play
Mermaid Beach is the most happening suburb on the coast at the moment! There are new venues opening weekly and with a mix of the Southern Gold Coasts chill vibes and Northern Gold Coasts modern-buzzing side, it holds a unique character.All this topped off of course by the whimsical name, what isn't there to love? If you need more convincing though keep reading..
Meat-Free and Marvellous
It’s time to move over meat, vegetables are back and they’re sexier than ever! Not only is a vegetarian diet great news for the chickens and cows of the world, it is also great for your own health and the health of the planet. Now is the time to become a hip-hop-happening herbivore by trying out these vegetarian and vegan venues.
HELM BAR & BISTRO SURFERS PARADISE
Sitting pretty on the banks of the Nerang River, Helm Surfers Bar and Bistro is one of those easy breezy venues that ticks all the boxes. Once the Titanium nightclub, today the reinvigorated Helm Bar Surfers welcomes you with its nautical inspired decor, entertains you live music and nourish you with freshly caught seafood and smokehouse substance.
Locals Secrets Revealed
Don’t follow that yellow brick road! Travel off the beaten track and come a little closer as we unveil these top secret gems that only a local would know.
What's new, cool & happening on the GC
Float down from the post long weekend high with a handful of upcoming gigs to mark on your calendar, a limited edition Stone & Wood brew, new and undiscovered venues to get to know, a local initiative to lend a hand with and yes, even more local liquor.