Head south for a staycay complete with bug rolls and boozy ice-blocks
We’ll come right out and say it, we love Brisbane. We do, it’s true, but every now and then, we also love packing a bag, jumping in the car and heading south to the Gold Coast – even if it’s just for the weekend. It’s like there’s an inexplicable sense of calm that washes over you like a wave as the cityscape fades in your rear-view mirror – it’s just one little hour between you and freedom. If it’s been too long in between visits or you’re in need of a little R&R without spending too much time in transit (because less time in transit means more time for cocktails) then read on, dear reader, because our friends at QT Gold Coast have a treat for you.
Picture this – a buttery bug roll in one hand and a spiked coconut in the other, the sun is beaming and you’re wondering if you should have a swim before or after you devour another rum-filled popsicle. Sound like a dream? Well, it doesn’t have to be thanks to our pals at QT Gold Coast. As a special treat for The Weekend Edition readers, you can enjoy a little vacay to soak in the sun, surf and sip your way through some Insta-worthy cocktails whilst laying by the brand new pool, The Spring. The Palm Springs-inspired space is lined with bookable private cabanas so you can elevate your experience or simply roll out a rug on The Green and sip frozen margaritas or cocktails by the jug – you are the master of your own destiny. As the sun descends, enjoy a little pre-dinner tipple at Stingray Lounge or pull up a seat at QT’s cutting-edge Japanese restaurant Yamagen. Feeling famished? Treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat feast upstairs at Bazaar but be warned, a food coma is imminent because try as you might, it’s impossible to resist!
If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of experiencing QT Gold Coast in the flesh, allow us. The boutique hotel takes you back in time with low-key luxe vibes and retro styling. The eclectic aesthetic is carried through to the spacious rooms so you can be guaranteed there’s no daggy hotel art to be seen – instead, you’ll be greeted with a coastal-inspired room popping with electric blues and golden tones reminiscent of a sunset. As a special post-summer treat for our amazing readers (you!), you’re invited check-in to QT Gold Coast with a special discounted rate, enjoy complimentary drinks at The Spring (one per person) and free parking. To redeem, enter code QTWE20 at QT Gold Coast. The discount code is valid for stays between March 9 and June 27, 2020 and if your visit happens to coincide with Sunday March 22, you’re in for a double treat as the Welcome to The Spring party kicks off from 1:00 pm. Sake lovers, don’t miss the Sake Samurai Lunch at Yamagen on Friday March 27 (hello long weekend!).
This article was created in conjunction with our good friends at QT Gold Coast.