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Cult Brisbane bakery Brooki Bakehouse is popping up at QT Gold Coast
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Cult Brisbane bakery Brooki Bakehouse is popping up at QT Gold Coast

Brisbane's TikTok-famous Brooki Bakehouse – the humble, cookie-slinging, macaron-making bakery that has become a viral social-media sensation – is popping up on the Gold Coast this June. The buzzing dessert haven is bringing its goodies south as part of a sweet month-long collaboration with QT Gold Coast, kicking off with an exclusive meet-and-greet event with the bakery's powerhouse owner, Brooke Saward. Here's how to get your mitts on Brooki cookies without heading up the M1 ... more

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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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Don your cowboy hats and sashay away for a rhinestone-studded line-up of entertainment at The Star
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Don your cowboy hats and sashay away for a rhinestone-studded line-up of entertainment at The Star

In case you haven’t heard, country music is having a moment, and The Star Gold Coast is embracing this celebration by hosting two of Australia’s most in-demand country stars to perform Live on the Lawn this May. That's just the beginning of the excitement as we head into the colder months – from disco dancing to dazzling drag, there’s plenty of entertainment to heat things up this season. more

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Mum's the word – ace Mother's Day with our round-up of the coast's best events
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Mum’s the word – ace Mother’s Day with our round-up of the coast’s best events

Mother's Day is fast approaching (Sunday May 12, for those who need a little nudge), and if you're keen to treat the leading lady in your life – whether that be your mum, grandma or someone else deserving of a little bit of appreciation – we've done the hard yards to round up a few options. From fancy feasts to pretty picnics, you can thank us later when you're crowned the favourite child. more

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Bubbles, beauty treatments and seafood buffets – treat Mum to the ultimate Mother's Day at The Star
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Bubbles, beauty treatments and seafood buffets – treat Mum to the ultimate Mother’s Day at The Star

Mums are usually the ones to remind us when important dates are coming up, but Mother’s Day is the one special day we ought to remember ourselves. When it comes to organising the ultimate day of indulgence for Mum, it's nice to have a little help. Luckily for us, The Star Gold Coast has a bounty of top-notch restaurants to treat your leading lady to a delicious meal, plus some special spa treatments to make Mum feel like the queen she is. Here's a rundown of what's happening ... more

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Treat Mum to a high tea with French treats and tipples at Aviary Rooftop Bar
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Treat Mum to a high tea with French treats and tipples at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Chocolate, flowers and candles are lovely gifts for Mother’s Day, but there’s something that means more to Mum than presents, and that’s you! So why not give her the gift of quality time this year? Make Mum feel really special this Mother’s Day on Sunday May 12 at Aviary Rooftop Bar in Southport, where there will be flowing tipples, flavoursome French food and picturesque views of the Gold Coast. 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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Revel in the flavours of the Rainbow Region at Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival
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Revel in the flavours of the Rainbow Region at Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival

From May 17 to 26, the heroed home of produce, eateries and arts is hosting Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival for another year. Curated by legendary chef Louis Tikaram (Stanley, Longrain), the ten-day event is toasting to Byron’s colourful community, creatives and cuisine with a delicious lineup full of foodie affairs, plus plenty more. Here’s what you need to know … more

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Live tunes, Easter-themed desserts and an entire month of chocolate – have an eggs-tra fun long weekend at The Star
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Live tunes, Easter-themed desserts and an entire month of chocolate – have an eggs-tra fun long weekend at The Star

Looking for something special to do this Easter long weekend? Look no further than The Star Gold Coast, which has a basket full of fun planned for the four-day holiday. Indulge in Easter-themed feasts, party on The Lawn with some killer DJs or bring along the little ones for a free Easter egg hunt. Here are all of the fun details of what’s on the calendar from March 29 to April 1 … more

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Keep summer sizzling this month at the Garden Kitchen & Bar
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Keep summer sizzling this month at the Garden Kitchen & Bar

Summer may be on the way out but we haven’t felt a cool change just yet, so we’ll be spending these next few weeks soaking up all the balmy nights that we can. The Star Gold Coast has all of your sun-kissed afternoons sorted throughout February, with margaritas flowing and gifts to take home. Whether you choose to recline on the Deck or sprawl out on the Lawn, there’s a sunny spot for everyone to stretch out the summer vibes. more