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Bask at Basq House, the dreamy 32-room hideaway coming to Byron Bay in autumn 2024
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Bask at Basq House, the dreamy 32-room hideaway coming to Byron Bay in autumn 2024

Looking for another excuse to escape to Byron Bay? We’ve got one for you, in the form of a 32-room boutique hotel located in the heart of the popular coastal village. Opening in autumn 2024, Basq House will offer guests a calm oasis from which they can explore Byron's hinterland, vibrant restaurant scene and beloved beach culture. Read on for all of the dreamy details … more

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Burleigh Pavilion could be set to welcome a new wellness space and restaurant under a new proposal
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Burleigh Pavilion could be set to welcome a new wellness space and restaurant under a new proposal

Some exciting new additions could be in store for one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic buildings. A development application lodged with the City of Gold Coast by RPS, on behalf of Burleigh Beach Pavilion Holdings Pty Ltd, is seeking to create an indoor sport and recreation facility on the lower ground level of the beachfront landmark home to Burleigh Pavilion, The Tropic and Rick Shores. Here’s everything we know so far … more

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Bookings for Sandstone Point Holiday Resort's overwater villas are set to open soon
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Bookings for Sandstone Point Holiday Resort’s overwater villas are set to open soon

A stone's throw from Bribie Island's white sandy beaches and the iconic Sandstone Point Hotel lies BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort. Coined as a 'coastal home away from home', this family favourite boasts stellar camping, glamping and caravanning facilities. With safari tents and luxury villas aplenty, the resort will soon add to its offering in the form of a swimmable lake fringed by six overwater villas. Our lake house getaway dreams are about to come true! more

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Small but mighty fine – Tiny Away has launched new Queensland tiny houses
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Small but mighty fine – Tiny Away has launched new Queensland tiny houses

We've already rolled into September and this year shows no sign of slowing down. If you're keen to steady the pace and unwind amidst natural surroundings, we know just the solution – Tiny Away's tiny houses! These adorable short-stay accommodation spots are set on private land in rural and regional locations, with a new series of houses just launched across Queensland. From the Gold Coast hinterland and Gladstone to the Sunshine Coast hinterland and the Fraser Coast, here are some of the new getaways where you can disconnect from the rat race and reconnect with nature ... more


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Say salutations to Sun Ranch, a 1970s Cali-inspired estate nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland
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Say salutations to Sun Ranch, a 1970s Cali-inspired estate nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland

Those who wish to escape the 9-5 hustle culture and transport themselves into a tranquil paradise where adventure is aplenty should familiarise themselves with Sun Ranch, a newly open 55-acre coastal estate nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland. It's here where you can check in to a 70-style Californian ranch house where you can enjoy total privacy, incredible onsite experiences (hello, horse riding) and spellbinding retro-inspired hotel living. more

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The team behind Raes on Wategos to open The Bonobo by Raes, the holiday home of your dreams
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The team behind Raes on Wategos to open The Bonobo by Raes, the holiday home of your dreams

If you've ever been lucky enough to stay at Raes on Wategos in Byron Bay or even stumbled upon the dreamy locale on a beach trip, you're well aware of how undeniably spectacular of a spot it is. The team behind the exclusive boutique retreat are set to spread the magic even further into the heart of Byron Bay with an entirely new concept called The Bonobo by Raes. Touted as 'where imagination, luxury and architecture combine to create an entirely new lifestyle concept', these luxe hotel-apartments will soon become the new place to stay and play in Byron Bay. more

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This impressive Brisbane house comes complete with a mancave, outdoor cinema, soccer field and two gyms
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This impressive Brisbane house comes complete with a mancave, outdoor cinema, soccer field and two gyms

House hunting can be the pits. That said, sometimes it can be fun to up your price range all the way to the tippy top to see how the other half live. That's how we came upon 74 Bacton Road in Chandler, which is undoubtedly one of Brisbane's most impressive addresses. Boasting a number of too-good-to-be-true lifestyle offerings – we're talking a mancave, mudroom, outdoor cinema, soccer field, two gyms and a games room full of arcade-level fun – this fancy address is worth having a gander at. more

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Glamping in the city – a collection of luxe cabins has opened at QT Gold Coast
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Glamping in the city – a collection of luxe cabins has opened at QT Gold Coast

The Gold Coast's accommodation scene seems to be bursting at the seams lately. One out-of-the-box addition to the mix is QT Gold Coast's newest luxe lodgings, a collection of cabins located on a greenery-laden private balcony within the hotel. Far from the ordinary staycay experience, these lavish sleeping quarters boast amazing amenities, firepits to warm up by and access to QT's signature splendour. more

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A new level of luxury – Weiya Holdings unveils 38-storey boutique residential development Aalto
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A new level of luxury – Weiya Holdings unveils 38-storey boutique residential development Aalto

There is no denying the property market on the Gold Coast is thriving. A quick scan of the sky reveals a number of projects currently underway with cranes and construction crews dotted along the entire coastline. Aalto is the latest luxury development to be unveiled in Surfers Paradise with the development attracting $30-million in sales in the first week alone. Promising to set a new benchmark for luxury beachfront living, Aalto by Sydney's Weiya Holdings is a 38-storey boutique residential tower that is bringing two, three and four bedroom residences to Garfield Terrace.  more

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Marriott International signs agreement to bring The Ritz-Carlton to the Gold Coast by 2026
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Marriott International signs agreement to bring The Ritz-Carlton to the Gold Coast by 2026

The Gold Coast has long been the holiday destination of choice for budget-conscious families and discerning travellers alike. In recent years, however, it's begun to attract an increasingly affluent crowd, which has caught the attention of some of the world's most prestigious hotel operators. In a major boon for the coast, Marriott International, Inc. announced the signing of an agreement with Australian property developers Pelligra Group and Giannarelli Group to bring Australia’s third Ritz-Carlton hotel to the Gold Coast by 2026. The Ritz-Carlton, Gold Coast is set to usher in a new era of staying and playing on the Gold Coast. Here's everything you need to know ... more