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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast
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Full steam ahead – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine launches on the Sunshine Coast

Whether it was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou or just a general passion for the deep sea that first piqued your interest, you're not alone in your desire to jump aboard a submarine. If you harbour an affection for oceanic adventures, you’ll love this next piece of news – Australia’s first fully submersible hybrid tourist submarine has launched on the Sunshine Coast! more

The Grocer
Get on the beers – Heaps Normal redefines the pot of gold with a zero-alcohol lager
Food & Drink

Get on the beers – Heaps Normal redefines the pot of gold with a zero-alcohol lager

Australians, on the whole, can be a thirsty bunch. When it comes to alcohol, however, the tide may be turning with many Australians opting to cut back on the booze or kick it to the curb, for good. Once upon a time, non-drinkers were left with a choice between soft drinks, juice or mocktails. Thankfully, the shift in consumer behaviour has inspired some really excellent craft breweries and distilleries to pursue low- and no-alcohol options that can go head-to-head with its full-strength peers in terms of taste and flavour profiles. One such player that has made some serious waves on the scene is Heaps Normal, which just this week unveiled its second non-alcoholic brew, Another Lager. more

Food News
Dine with deities at the all-new Gods of the Sea at Marina Mirage
Food & Drink

Dine with deities at the all-new Gods of the Sea at Marina Mirage

Whiling away an afternoon with a sumptuous seafood spread, wine and excellent company is something of a divine experience for us mortals. It's the kind of food-centric memories that linger in your subconscious and recalled with surprising regularity. If you too enjoy sophisticated seaside dining, pull up a seat at the all-new Gods of the Sea at Marina Mirage. more

Community
Hottest 100, beer countdowns and paint your pet – things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
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Hottest 100, beer countdowns and paint your pet – things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

The weekend is so close we can almost taste it – or perhaps that's just the mid-week cocktails we're tasting. Either way, it's left us with a hankering for something fun to do this weekend. If you're laying low, check out some quality binge-worthy programming here, but for those who are keen to mask up and head out, we've round up a bunch of things that are happening around the Gold Coast this weekend, Friday January 21 to Sunday January 23. more

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Immune-boosting juices and nourishing nosh – say hello to the brand-new Nobbys Shack
Food & Drink

Immune-boosting juices and nourishing nosh – say hello to the brand-new Nobbys Shack

The Nobby Beach strip has evolved a lot over the years. One mainstay, however, has been the ever-popular The Shack Superfood Cafe, which always had a steady stream of people in and out slurping freshly made juices and acai bowls. When the long-standing juice bar suddenly closed, people wondered what went wrong. Thankfully, this story is not one of endings, but rather, new beginnings. Say hello to Nobbys Shack, your new old faithful. more

Event Highlights

Music
Drag Queen Bingo at Miami Marketta

Drag Queen Bingo at Miami Marketta

Food
Pizza, Beer & Art night at The Craft Parlour

Pizza, Beer & Art night at The Craft Parlour

Food
Seafood and champagne lunch at Miss Moneypenny's Broadbeach

Seafood and champagne lunch at Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach

Food
Rosé Your Way at The Star

Rosé Your Way at The Star

Festival
For The Love Festival

For The Love Festival

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

Community
Dumpling Dreams at HOTA

Dumpling Dreams at HOTA

Food
Tiki Thursdays at Cabana Bar & Lounge

Tiki Thursdays at Cabana Bar & Lounge

Music
Live entertainment at the Atrium Bar

Live entertainment at the Atrium Bar

Food
All-You-Can-Eat Pizza at Aviary Rooftop Bar

All-You-Can-Eat Pizza at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Food
Lobster & Co. Pop-Up

Lobster & Co. Pop-Up

Food
Lunar New Year at Harvest Buffet

Lunar New Year at Harvest Buffet

Comedy
Tuesday Night Trivia at Bine Bar & Dining

Tuesday Night Trivia at Bine Bar & Dining

Food
Beachside Brunch at Hyde Paradiso

Beachside Brunch at Hyde Paradiso

Community
Sanctuary Sounds presents Sunday Sessions

Sanctuary Sounds presents Sunday Sessions

Food
Margis at Mr.

Margis at Mr.

Food News
Stone & Wood and Afends link up for a tasty (and sustainable) collab
Food & Drink

Stone & Wood and Afends link up for a tasty (and sustainable) collab

They say great minds think alike, so that must mean that the operators of Stone & Wood and clothing label Afends have some pretty brilliant brains at the helm. The Byron Bay-born companies are teaming up on a range of products designed to promote sustainable aspects of their respective industries. On Monday January 24, part one of this collaboration will be released – a limited-edition beer made from regenerative grain that is as easy on our conscience as it is on our palates. more

Food News
Forget empty supermarket shelves – the best fruit, veg and meat boxes to get delivered
Food & Drink

Forget empty supermarket shelves – the best fruit, veg and meat boxes to get delivered

It's pretty safe to assume that by now you're well aware of the situation at your local supermarket, so let's not rehash the details. The good news is that there is an alternative. If you're keen to spare yourself from the chaos (or disgruntlement at empty shelves) while also supporting local farmers in the process, we've rounded up a few places that are delivering fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and more to your door. more

Local
Extend the holiday vibes with a stay at one of these breathtaking Airbnbs in Queensland and beyond
Destination

Extend the holiday vibes with a stay at one of these breathtaking Airbnbs in Queensland and beyond

Following the end of the festive period, most of us will find ourselves (begrudgingly) back at work still daydreaming of holidays of the past. If you're eager to start planning your next getaway, consult our round-up of top-notch Airbnbs in Queensland and Northern New South Wales that are sure to get you in a vacay state of mind. Those looking to spend mornings at secluded beaches and evenings by the firepit, read on ... more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Sandy and Julie Cameron
Enjoy the challenge, trust in science and keep following the vision ... ~ Sandy and Julie Cameron more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein