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BLEACH* Festival 2022
Event News

Sky-high circus tricks, finger-lickin’ feasts and BLEACH* – things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

After a two-year hiatus, BLEACH* Festival has made its triumphant return gifting us with 11 days of live music, dance, culinary experiences, performance and art. If you're a little late to the BLEACH* party, fret not friend – this weekend is jam-packed with things to see, do and devour. From sky-high circus performances to cocktail masterclasses, here's a snapshot of things happening around the Gold Coast from Thursday August 18 to Sunday August 21. more

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From Airlie to Whitehaven Beach – our ultimate guide to the Whitsundays
Destination

From Airlie to Whitehaven Beach – our ultimate guide to the Whitsundays

While we near the last third of the year, it's getting mighty clear that we're in need of a holiday. The best part about living in our sunny state is that we have an abundance of dreamy destinations to explore right here on our doorstep. This month we decided to hightail it to the Whitsundays, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. What we were treated to was an unforgettable adventure in Queensland’s sunshine-filled slice of heaven. We swam with brightly coloured fish in the Great Barrier Reef, spotted whales frolicking in the cerulean waters, watched sensational sunsets and sank our toes into the white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach. So you can recreate our scenic escape, we have put together our ultimate guide to the Whitsundays. Packing your bags already? Before you start changing into your togs, here's our pick of the places you can sip, snack, swim, stay and snorkel on your… more

Food
The Star Father's Day
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Spoil dad with the ultimate Father’s Day feast at The Star

"Hi Hungry, I'm Dad". Ah, the classic response from any well-meaning dad at the mere mention of a grumbling stomach. If you've got a father figure who thrives on slinging questionable jokes, rocks some classic dad attire and is renowned for giving a soul-warming hug, chances are you'll want to spoil them this Father's Day on Sunday September 4. If you're stuck on ideas, we urge you to put down the stubby cooler and jocks and instead book your old man a table at one of The Star Gold Coast's many Father's Day celebrations. From cool and casual to first class and fancy, The Star's slew of restaurants has everything you need to make this Father's Day extra special. more

Hotels
A new level of luxury – The Langham, Gold Coast officially welcomes its first guests
Design

A new level of luxury – The Langham, Gold Coast officially welcomes its first guests

From the moment the ground broke in 2014, the magnificent $1.4 billion Jewel project in Surfers Paradise has captivated the city’s collective attention. At long last, we're set to get our first glimpse inside as the Gold Coast officially welcomes its newest resort hotel, The Langham, Gold Coast. The eagerly anticipated 339-room hotel, which also includes Jewel Residences, managed by Langham, will welcome its first guests this week. more

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Here's all of the ideas you need to plan the ultimate Gold Coast hens party
Destination

Here’s all of the ideas you need to plan the ultimate Gold Coast hens party

So, you've been tasked with organising your best friend's hens party. The only thing is, you're under a strict 'no stripper' order and your gal pal isn't the clubbing type. Planning the perfect hens weekend is no mean feat, especially when you're trying to stick to a budget, have some fun and avoid the usual hens night tropes. The Gold Coast's glimmering shores and vibrant nightlife make it the perfect party occasion, but if you're trying to steer clear of that scene and opt for a more wholesome affair, it can be hard to plan a suitable itinerary. Luckily for you, we've done the rounds to compile a list of the least-tacky ideas that will save your bride from a 2:00 am kebab in Cavill Avenue, and provide a fitting send-off into married life.  more

Event Highlights

Community
BLEACH* Festival 2022

BLEACH* Festival

Festival
Crafted Festival

Crafted Beer and Cider Festival

Comedy
Birds of Paradise

BIRDS of PARADISE: A Comedy Birdlesque!

Community
Savour Series at the Island Rooftop

Savour Series at the Island Rooftop

Festival
Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk

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

Community
Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the Edge

Music
Live on the Lawn

Live On The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar

Food
Karen's Diner Gold Coast

Karen’s Diner Gold Coast

Community
Moonlight Night Market

Moonlight Night Market

Community
The Collective Cocktail Masterclass

The Collective Cocktail Masterclass

Food
Omakase at Kiyomi

Omakase at Kiyomi

Music
Live entertainment at the Atrium Bar

Live entertainment at the Atrium Bar

Dance
Fonoti Brothers

Turn Up Thursdays with the Fonoti Brothers

Food
High Cheese Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

High Cheese at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Meet the mobile barber offering scenic cuts in his custom-made van
Gentleman

Meet the mobile barber offering scenic cuts in his custom-made van

For many, heading to the barber is more than just a haircut. It's a safe space to hang out, have a chat and take some time out from the everyday – bonus points if the barber does a mean haircut while you're there. After serving many years and discharging from the military, Gary Wilson turned to barbering in 2018 as a way to connect and relate with others while overcoming feelings of isolation. Since then, he has moved north from Coffs Harbour to create the Jolly Roger Mobile Barber van, the perfect place to get a fade, have a yarn, make a new mate and even indulge in a cut-throat shave.  more

Food News
Margarita Margarita has dropped two new fruity flavours
Food & Drink

Margarita Margarita has dropped two new fruity flavours

While some folk believe that mulled wine, espresso martinis and hot toddies are perfect winter drinks, we still can't go past a margarita. The brains behind Australia's only mobile marg bar, Margarita Margarita, back us up and have whipped up two new flavours that conveniently come in a bottle – hello, homemade margs! more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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I’ve been gobsmacked by how intensely honest our Nightline callers are ... ~ ROSLYN OADES 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