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These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure
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These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure

The Gold Coast's picture-perfect beaches, scenic waterways and sandy stretches offer a wide variety of water-based activities. There's surfing, kayaking, swimming and for the folks that just like to relax, cat-napping in the sun. If you're searching for something a little bit different to get up to during your free time, we have found one recreational enterprise that will blow your socks off (quite literally, because you won't need them) – glow-in-the-dark SUP tours. more

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Happy homegrown travels – five hidden Queensland tourism gems to discover
Destination

Happy homegrown travels – five hidden Queensland tourism gems to discover

When Queenslanders were first instructed to stay inside earlier this year, it didn’t take us long to pine for the freedom of adventure. Travelling adventures like campfires with loved ones, treks through lush rainforests and taking a dip in faraway lakes – the backyard experiences we almost took for granted became things we yearned for. Those tense months are now (thankfully) in our rear-view mirror and, though the reverberations of the ongoing pandemic continue to ripple around the country, the option of exploring our own backyard is open to us. Whether you’re wanting to take a summer getaway to the coast or prefer to retreat inland, Queensland has so much to offer. To inspire some wanderlust and help give you some ideas as to where on the map you should drop your pin, we’ve rounded up five hidden Queensland tourism gems for you to discover, from disappearing lakes and… more

Food
Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast
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Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast

While the name Salt Meats Cheese doesn't exactly scream 'vegan friendly', the team behind the popular stable of Italian restaurants (which boasts locations across Brisbane and on the Gold Coast) is actually well known for its expansive plant-based food offering. This February, SMC's popular all-vegan feasting event – aptly named Soul Meets Cheers – is returning to bring you the ultimate plant-based Italian banquet, for one night only. more

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Look good, feel great with Made Collective – Nobby Beach's newest lifestyle boutique with a local focus
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Look good, feel great with Made Collective – Nobby Beach’s newest lifestyle boutique with a local focus

This year, we’re trying to do a little better by the planet. Not only are the impacts of fast-fashion well known, but it feels good to support local makers and designers focusing on ethically and sustainably-made wares. Nobby Beach’s newest space Made Collective is ticking all of the boxes, with the boutique featuring only locally designed or made products brought to you directly from their producers. The result is an eclectic mix of sustainable homewares and fashion that embodies the relaxed Gold Coast vibe that we love! more

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Mr Kojima on Chevron Island delivers a modern take on traditional Japanese fare
Food & Drink

Mr Kojima on Chevron Island delivers a modern take on traditional Japanese fare

The once bustling strip of Chevron Island has been a bit quiet in this crazy post-Covid landscape, but a spicy new tenant has arrived to breathe some much-needed life into the suburb's dining scene. Mr Kojima opened quietly before Christmas and has won over the locals with its delightfully modern take on traditional Japanese fare. Here's everything you need to know about this tasty newcomer ... more

Event Highlights

Food
Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta

Exhibitions
Reflections at Dust Temple

Reflections at Dust Temple

Community
Floating Bar on Broadwater

Floating Bar on Broadwater

Exhibitions
Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

Comedy
Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

Music
Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest

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

Food
$35 local breakfast offer at Citrique

$35 local breakfast offer at Citrique

Music
Double Baked at Mo's Desert Clubhouse

Double Baked at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse

Food
So-Cal on The Lawn at The Star

So-Cal on The Lawn at The Star

Food
BBQ Bazaar Night Market

BBQ Bazaar Night Market

Community
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Free
The Sanctuary Markets

The Sanctuary Markets

Community
Food Truck'n Thursdays

Food Truck’n Thursdays

Community
Midweek Marketta

Midweek Marketta

Food
Australia Day at Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner Broadbeach

Australia Day at Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner Broadbeach

Community
Australia Day Cruise

Australia Day Cruise

Community
What’s on across the coast this weekend
Event News

What’s on across the coast this weekend

Summer’s disappearing faster than a Frosty Fruit after a day in the sun, so we’re packing in the activities while we can. Luckily there’s plenty of events making the most of the long days and balmy nights this weekend, like musical bingo, a double-day blues-barbecue and bottomless lunches. Some of the coast’s best venues are putting on cracker parties for the Hottest 100 countdowns, with live music and tasty treats to boot. Here's a snapshot of what's on from Thursday January 21 to Sunday January 24. more

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Get in touch with nature (but keep it fancy) with Starry Nights glamping accommodation
Destination

Get in touch with nature (but keep it fancy) with Starry Nights glamping accommodation

In a year where most of us have spent more time glued to our screens than ever before, the need to get back to nature has never been more pertinent. As much as going bush seems like a good idea in theory, there are some people (us amongst them) who just don’t get down with the more gritty aspects of going off the grid – such as mozzies, stuffy tents and using a strategically placed hole in the ground as a loo. If you’ve been longing for a glamping escape, we’ve found just the spot – say hello to Starry Nights, the Sunshine Coast’s luxe new digs that offer the perfect balance between nature and nurture. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Winson Law
... I believe you don’t have to use complicated techniques, but it’s the combination of flavours that make a dish stand out ... ~ Winson Law more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson