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What's on across the Gold Coast this weekend
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What’s on across the Gold Coast this weekend

The weekend is so close we can practically taste the margaritas. We’ve hit the streets and the beach to round up the best things to do on the Gold Coast from Thursday May 16 to Sunday May 19. From Blues on Broadbeach to Byron Bay foodie fiestas and Rome & Juliet on stage, this weekend is jam-packed with goodness. more

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Slip into holiday mode when you spend a day exploring Queen Street Village in Southport
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Slip into holiday mode when you spend a day exploring Queen Street Village in Southport

We’d love nothing more than to jet off overseas somewhere to eat exceptional food and spend our day in spas or shopping, but the reality is that it's not always possible to escape from our busy lives. Fortunately for us Gold Coasters, there are pockets of paradise right on our doorstep. Nestled in the heart of Southport lies Queen Street Village, an unassuming oasis brimming with possibilities from dawn until dusk. Savour life's simple joys by taking a journey through this vibrant haunt. more

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Be a tourist in your own town – ride the G: to these iconic Gold Coast experiences
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Be a tourist in your own town – ride the G: to these iconic Gold Coast experiences

We love it when our interstate mates come to visit, but we also breathe a sigh of relief when holiday crowds peter out and we get to be tourists in our own town. Whether you're a visitor or a local, we’ve rounded up a tonne of fun things to see and do to feel like you’re on holiday all year round. Helping you get there is the always handy G:link, which operates across 19 stops from Helensvale down to Broadbeach South. more

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Where to commemorate Anzac Day across the Gold Coast
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Where to commemorate Anzac Day across the Gold Coast

On April 25 1915, brave soldiers from Australia and New Zealand fought for freedom. On this day in 2024, we remember them. We commemorate those who fought in the trenches in World War I through to current conflicts, and whether you choose to pay your respects at a dawn service or later on in the morning, we’ve rounded up some events happening around the Gold Coast this Anzac Day. more

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Miami Block Party is back dishing up a delightful trifecta of food, drinks and family-friendly fun
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Miami Block Party is back dishing up a delightful trifecta of food, drinks and family-friendly fun

Following the overwhelming success for its first iteration, Miami Block Party is back, baby! Sip your way through Miami's booziest block (aka the pocket bordered by Hibiscus Haven, Christine Avenue and Lemana Lane) this Sunday April 7 for a mini street festival filled with food, drinks and fun times. Precinct, Hard FIZZ Taproom, Black Hops, Granddad Jack’s and Pretty Handsome are throwing up their doors from midday, here's what you need to know ... more

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Feel the flower power as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers unveils its 75th anniversary program
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Feel the flower power as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers unveils its 75th anniversary program

Who knows what bounty spring will bring? Well, if you head into Toowoomba it’s near guaranteed to bring a cornucopia of enchanting flora, enlivening family fun and an enriching run of local food and drink. That’s right – the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is returning this September for another year of fabulous floriferous festivities. Celebrating 75 years, the festival has packed more than 77 efflorescent events into four petal-filled weeks from September 13 to October 7. Read on to uncover this year’s program … more


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Slip off your shoes and step inside futuristic arts playground IMAGINATOR
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Slip off your shoes and step inside futuristic arts playground IMAGINATOR

After wowing the crowds in Brisbane, IMAGINATOR – an immersive playground of light, art and installation – is coming to the Gold Coast. The futuristic experience is set to open in Surfers Paradise from Tuesday March 26, with visitors invited to slip off their shoes and step inside the futuristic wonderland to witness a mind-boggling collision of imagination and technology. more

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Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses
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Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses

Southeast Queensland residents can save $50 off a huge range of Gold Coast attractions, tours and experiences this summer, as part of a major tourism push to support storm-ravaged tourism businesses and operators in the wake of wild weather during the festive season. Keen for a summer surf lesson, a jet-boating adventure, or perhaps a trip to the theme parks? Now's the time to do it! Here's what you need to know. more

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Sip spritzes, dance to disco and chuckle with Jimeoin at The Star this January long weekend
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Sip spritzes, dance to disco and chuckle with Jimeoin at The Star this January long weekend

The holidays may be over, but don't fret – there's a long weekend just around the corner, and it's time to get planning! The summer vibes will be high over at The Star Gold Coast for the entire three days (January 26–28) so you can fill your long weekend with everything from Italian-style sunset sipping sessions to dance-worthy Motown parties and knee-slapping fun with Jimeon. more

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The Mona Lisa goes digital, a rockin' Elvis musical and chaotic ballet – what's on at HOTA this year
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The Mona Lisa goes digital, a rockin’ Elvis musical and chaotic ballet – what’s on at HOTA this year

HOTA has lifted the lid on a stellar 2024 program, with its gallery walls, theatres and outdoor stage to host a stacked series of events across the year, from grand productions and futuristic art exhibitions to intimate dance performances, soul-stirring orchestra concerts and high-octane musicals. Ready to colour your calendar with arts and culture? Take a peek at these highlights. more

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Have a scary-good time at these Halloween events across Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Pumpkin-spiced drinks have made a comeback, ghoulish costumes are flying off the store shelves and you can even spot a decoration or two in suburban streets. We've either entered a John Carpenter movie or ... it's Halloween! Our favourite spooky time of the year makes October a little more festive yet frightening. If you're keen to get your freak on, then you should shimmy your spooky derrière to these Halloween events ahead of October 31. more