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Indulge in tropical cocktails and Jamaican-inspired eats at The Star's Caribbean on The Lawn
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Indulge in tropical cocktails and Jamaican-inspired eats at The Star’s Caribbean on The Lawn

International travel might be off the cards for this year, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the best parts of our dream holiday destinations right here at home! To help you channel those summer holiday vibes, The Star Gold Coast is throwing a tropical soiree brimming with mouth-watering Caribbean-inspired eats, summer cocktails and roving entertainment. Ready to be transported to an idyllic island escape in your own backyard? Dress to impress and take off to Caribbean on The Lawn, on now until Sunday December 13. more

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Rally the troops for a family friendly outing for the one-off TM Sundays bash at Miami Marketta
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Rally the troops for a family friendly outing for the one-off TM Sundays bash at Miami Marketta

Before kids the world is your oyster. You can go anywhere, anytime with nothing but your phone and wallet. Add one or more little people into the mix and suddenly things change, drastically. You inevitably pack the entire contents of your house and view outings very differently – places you once loved become terrifying cold-sweat inducing experiences and vice versa, places you never even noticed before become havens of solace. If you're in need of an outing that isn't attached to a playground, TM Sundays at Miami Marketta is right up your alley.  more

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Florals, flavours and furry-friend outings – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
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Florals, flavours and furry-friend outings – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

The longest-running floral event of its kind in Australia and the premiere celebration of all things spring – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to bloom in its 71st year. Picture-perfect flora, plenty of family-friendly fun and local foodie adventures are all on offer over the course of the entertainment-filled festival from September 18–27. So you know what events to make the roadtrip for (there are more than 30 of them!), we have curated our top five picks of (horti)cultural adventures to get around – from dog-friendly activities and street-art walking tours to grand floral parades and Ferris-wheel rides. Read on to discover what to add to your calendar ... more

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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus
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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus

Travelling is a bit of a sore spot right now – overseas trips are currently a no-go and even interstate travel is still banned – but that won't stop us from planning our next holiday. Set to inspire some serious domestic wanderlust, Tourism Australia has curated an entire weekend – aptly named Live from Aus – of exclusive access to some of the most awe-inspiring travel experiences Australia has to offer. So tune in from Saturday May 16 to Sunday May 17 to enjoy some dead-set amazing travel content – think iconic Aussie landmarks, award-winning restaurants, cuddly koalas and workouts with Chris Hemsworth's trainers. more


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Heads up frothy fiends – Australia's first virtual beer festival is happening
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Heads up frothy fiends – Australia’s first virtual beer festival is happening

As the legendary Bob Dylan once mused, the times they are a-changin' and change they have. If you've been missing afternoons down at your local and beer-fuelled festivities, you aren't alone but we have a snippet of good news to help ease some of the pain. Heads up frothy fiends, Australia's first virtual beer festival is happening on Friday June 5 so go ahead and clear your calendar. more

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Let's sip! QT has launched an outdoor summer high tea featuring bottomless jugs of Aperol
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Let’s sip! QT has launched an outdoor summer high tea featuring bottomless jugs of Aperol

Sure, treating yourself to a fancy high tea is a fun activity ... but so is knocking back spritzes in the sun with your pals. If you're sitting there thinking 'how great would it be if the two were combined', then we have news for you. QT Gold Coast has launched a new Summer High Tea – and it involves bottomless (yes, bottomless!) Aperol and plenty of sunshine. Just BYO pals. more

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Live gigs to karma kegs – show your support at these local fundraising events for bushfire relief
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Live gigs to karma kegs – show your support at these local fundraising events for bushfire relief

Our country is hurting and it needs our help, whether it's from direct donations (go you!), supporting some of the amazing businesses that have pledged a percentage of profits (take a peek at our list here) or heading along to a charity event and parting with some pennies. If you're keen for the latter, here are a few local fundraising events for you to hit with the crew. more

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Experience an all-you-can-eat (and drink!) vegan affair at Aviary's plant-based bottomless brunch
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Experience an all-you-can-eat (and drink!) vegan affair at Aviary’s plant-based bottomless brunch

There's no doubting that the concept of bottomless brunches (or bottomless anything) is a great vibe – but more often than not, the plant-based crew are left with very few options when it comes to what they can eat and drink. Well, vegan revellers, there's a boozy brunch happening this summer that's going to make all of your dreams come true. Mark Saturday January 11 in your diary and get set to graze and sip 'til your heart's content at Aviary Rooftop Bar's Plant-Based Bottomless Brunch. more

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Be a baller and sip frozen margs from a poolside cabana at The Star Grand
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Be a baller and sip frozen margs from a poolside cabana at The Star Grand

Summer is back, baby! If you're already feeling the heat, we have some very refreshing news. Up until now, the palatial pool at The Star Grand has been reserved for the fortunate folk who happen to be guests of the hotel – but as Bob Dylan once mused, the times they are a-changin' and until the end of January, locals are able to enjoy the dreamy pool facility as a day guest by booking their own private cabana – complete with frozen margaritas and Mexican eats! more

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Sip champagne trackside at The Beach Club pop-up
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Sip champagne trackside at The Beach Club pop-up

This summer, you're invited to sip free-flowing Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial trackside at the Aquis Park Home of the Gold Coast Turf Club over two big days of glamour and racing on January 4 and 11. The Beach Club is guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town, keen to know more? Read on!  more