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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

With Valentine's Day on Thursday (check out our guide on where to wine and dine bae here), there may be a fear that your weekend has peaked early – but worry not, as there's a bunch of fun events happening on the Gold Coast from Friday onwards. From gin degustations and beachside concerts to Brazilian Carnaval and movies under the stars, we have found you the best of the best happening on the coast on the February 14–17 weekend. more

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It’s time for a road trip ­– the Byron Bay Surf Festival is back!
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It’s time for a road trip ­– the Byron Bay Surf Festival is back!

Running from February 20 to 25, the 2019 Byron Bay Surf Festival takes over our favourite beachside town for five days of surfing fun, chock full of sustainability, music, art, surf and culture. The much-loved surf festival (now in its ninth year!) offers an awesome range of free and ticketed events for you to duck dive into. Who's ready for a road trip? more

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Get schooled while you sip at the rooftop gin degustation at Mr PP's
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Get schooled while you sip at the rooftop gin degustation at Mr PP’s

Gin is king, but you already knew that. Though, what you might not know is how your favourite gin is made, the nuances between different gins and what pairing ingredients will really make your gin shine. If you're ready to learn a little more about your favourite drops of juniper, then get your fine self along to the three-course Gin Degustation event at Mr PP's in Southport this month. more

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Celebrate the Year of the Pig with these vibrant Lunar New Year events
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Celebrate the Year of the Pig with these vibrant Lunar New Year events

Get set for lion dancers, red lanterns and Peking duck – Lunar New Year is upon us! The vibrant festivities celebrate the turn of the lunar calendar, and this time around it's the Year of the Pig. There are plenty of events happening across the Gold Coast throughout the month of February, so if you're keen to get in on the Lunar New Year action, here are a few top picks. more


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As he paddled off into the line-up, I stood up – and surfing changed my life ... ~ James McMillan more
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Snags, sunshine and sack races – here's where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast
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Snags, sunshine and sack races – here’s where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast

If there's one thing we love as Aussies, it's a long weekend, so we're welcoming these three days of freedom with open arms! We know that there's a lot of conversation still to be had about the changing the date of our national day, but there's one thing us Aussies can all agree on – we're bloody lucky to call this place home! If you're keen to soak up the goodness of Australia Day, then here are a bunch of events happening on Saturday January 26 that will surely make you proud as punch to be Australian. more

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Sophisticated feasts to dreamy picnics – The Star's multi-event New Year's Eve soiree is set to dazzle
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Sophisticated feasts to dreamy picnics – The Star’s multi-event New Year’s Eve soiree is set to dazzle

We don't wish to alarm you (well, actually we do) but hot on the heels of Christmas Day is the biggest event of the year – New Year's Eve. The Star Gold Coast is well and truly coming to the party with a series of soirees and dazzling events across multiple venues this year. From intimate end-of-year feasts to moonlit picnics with magnums of Veuve Clicquot, here's a handy run-down of what's on at The Star this New Year's Eve. more

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Say au revoir to 2018 at QT's lavish French-themed New Year's Eve soiree
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Say au revoir to 2018 at QT’s lavish French-themed New Year’s Eve soiree

When you spend New Year's Eve in Paris, there's a wondrous sense of magic in the air. This year, boutique hotel QT is bringing the magic and style of witnessing the clock strike midnight under the Eiffel Tower back to the Gold Coast with a spectacular French-themed soiree, spanning across three (yes, three!) lavish events. From fine feasts to real bubbles, this is set to be the ultimate Parisian affair. more

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Newrybar dining icon Harvest shakes up dinners with a wild new approach
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Newrybar dining icon Harvest shakes up dinners with a wild new approach

From time to time we've brought you delicious news about the Wild Harvest nights at Newrybar dining gem Harvest – the events where noteworthy chefs from around the country descend on the leafy hinterland region and spend a day foraging with the Harvest team, before coming together to create and deliver an innovative menu based on the day's edible discoveries. If you loved the concept but never got to experience it, here's some news for you. more

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Start '19 at Nineteen – splash and sip in the sunshine at Nineteen's New Year's Day poolside affair
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Start ’19 at Nineteen – splash and sip in the sunshine at Nineteen’s New Year’s Day poolside affair

The end of 2018 is near, and while we're all firming up plans for our New Year's Eve celebrations, we're going to throw another must-do soiree at you – Nineteen at The Star's Riviera New Year's Day event. That's right, New Year's Day. If you're up for something a little different this year, then why not carry on the celebrations and ring in 2019 in the sunshine at Nineteen. more

‘Tis the season – A Sanctuary Cove Christmas lights up the village with a fun-filled festive calendar
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‘Tis the season – A Sanctuary Cove Christmas lights up the village with a fun-filled festive calendar

It's that time of year again – A Sanctuary Cove Christmas is here to kickstart the holiday cheer! The annual festive event will see The Marine Village streets sprinkled with the magic of Christmas, gifting locals and visitors with free family-friendly entertainment, carols under the stars, Santa photos (for both humans and pets), craft workshops, dining events and more throughout December. Here's what's in store. more