Food News
VoVos, Crackles and Gaytimes galore – chocolatier Koko Black unleashes a nostalgia-laden collection
Food & Drink

VoVos, Crackles and Gaytimes galore – chocolatier Koko Black unleashes a nostalgia-laden collection

There’s something undeniably charming about the classic Australian snack landscape. A combination of nostalgia, simplicity and straight-up deliciousness has cemented some truly incredible culinary creations into our country’s treats canon. Show us an Aussie that doesn’t go gaga for a Gaytime, loopy for a lamington or wacky for a Wagon Wheel and we will eat our collective hats! It is within this timeless selection of sweets that beloved artisan chocolatier Koko Black has found its latest inspiration, launching a limited-edition Australian Classics collection that will delight your tastebuds while igniting some serious throwback feels. more

Art
Roadtrip north for the Noosa Open Studios annual art trail
Event News

Roadtrip north for the Noosa Open Studios annual art trail

Spring has sprung and so has our wanderlust. If you're in need of a weekend getaway and some cultural goodness, take a roadtrip north for Noosa Open Studios, an annual art trail where gifted local artists open the doors to their studios so you can get a behind-the-scenes look into their work. more

Food News
Have a slice day – Ben & Jerry’s has unleashed the customisable dessert pizza of your dreams
Food & Drink

Have a slice day – Ben & Jerry’s has unleashed the customisable dessert pizza of your dreams

In this, the year of Our Lord, 2020, there are no more surprises – just facts. Some of the purely insane things we have had to endure have been horrific and freakish, but there’s some kind of metaphor here about doors closing and windows opening. In any case (and biblical themes aside), sometimes the cruel world throws you a bone and gifts you with something you never knew you needed – enter Ben & Jerry’s Dough-Licious Pizza. What the heck is this? Why is this a thing? Read on for the answers you seek, young padawan. more

Event Highlights

Food
Margis at Mr.

Margis at Mr.

Free
Neon Paradise at Paradise Centre

Neon Paradise at Paradise Centre

Food
STARCATION at The Star – Your Ultimate Gold Coast Holiday

STARCATION at The Star – Your Ultimate Gold Coast Holiday

Community
Currumbin Community Markets

Currumbin Community Markets

Community
Palm Beach Farmers Market

Palm Beach Farmers Market

Community
Independent Australian Authors Symposium

Independent Australian Authors Symposium

Events: What's on at the Gold Coast this week. Start planning your weekend

Festival
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Kids
Pacific Fairgrounds Carnival

Pacific Fairgrounds Carnival

Kids
School holiday fun at Robina Town Centre

School holiday fun at Robina Town Centre

Food
Bundall Farmers' Markets

Bundall Farmers’ Markets

Market
Tamborine Mountain State School Markets

Tamborine Mountain State School Markets

Market
Mudgeeraba Country Markets

Mudgeeraba Country Markets

Food
The Burleigh Markets

The Burleigh Markets

Food News
The round-up: stock up on cheese and charcuterie at the Gold Coast's best delis
Food & Drink

The round-up: stock up on cheese and charcuterie at the Gold Coast’s best delis

If your fridge is often filled with random slabs of French cheese, you have a notable obsession with olives (mostly Sicilian), there are countless jars of miscellaneous pickled things in your possession and you believe that mortadella is the most underrated of all of the cured meats (it truly is) then not only do we like you a lot, we also think you'll take great joy in working your way through this list of the Gold Coast's best delis. more

North Stradbroke Island comes alive with colour and creativity for the Minjerribah Arts Trail
Event News

North Stradbroke Island comes alive with colour and creativity for the Minjerribah Arts Trail

North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) is well known as an oasis for sun-soaked summer adventures with surfing, whale watching and snorkeling luring in mainlanders on the weekends. Along with its natural beauty, North Straddie also boasts a rich history and culture, which has been carefully preserved by the traditional custodians of the land, the Quandamooka People, who have cared for Minjerribah for more than 20,000 years. So you can experience some of the island’s rich arts and cultural traditions, members of the vibrant local arts community are swinging open their doors and inviting visitors to their private studios, workshops and galleries as part of the Minjerribah Arts Trail from Friday September 18 to Monday October 5. Now, all you have to do is book a ferry ticket. more

Local
Surf's up – the best ways to discover all of Noosa’s pristine beaches
Destination

Surf’s up – the best ways to discover all of Noosa’s pristine beaches

When you close your eyes and imagine Noosa, you probably dream up an image of crystal-clear waters, picturesque sandy treks and bustling beachside villages. The scenic region lives up to this heavenly vision and then some, offering a spectacular selection of beaches and plenty to do both on and off the shore. So that you can make the most of your Noosa roadtrip, we have collected a bucket-load of activities that will help you discover the dazzling beaches, beautiful bays and hidden coves that line the Noosa coast. Now all you have to do is choose – swim, surf or laze on the sand? more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Chris McLeay
... Keep it simple, don’t be afraid to fail and continue to innovate ... ~ Chris McLeay more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~ Helen Keller