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Things to do on the Gold Coast this (long) weekend
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Things to do on the Gold Coast this (long) weekend

Helloooo, Australia Day long weekend! There's plenty happening across all corners of the Gold Coast this weekend. If you're chasing specific Australia Day events happening on Sunday January 26, get your eyes on this this handy round-up. For all other events this weekend, from Hottest 100 Countdown events (on Saturday January 25) to happenings on Monday January 27 (that's the public holiday for Australia Day) and everything in between, then keep reading! Stay safe and enjoy it, pals! 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

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Bottomless brunches, neon parties and killer Sunday sessions – what's on at Southport Sharks this summer
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Bottomless brunches, neon parties and killer Sunday sessions – what’s on at Southport Sharks this summer

It's that time of year – the sun is shining, we're all getting into the festive spirit(s) and being out and about is far more appealing than sitting on the couch all weekend. If you're looking at your social calendar for December and want to inject some live music and long, boozy brunches into the mix – and also balance it out with some yoga and wellness – we'd suggest taking a peek at what's on at Southport Sharks this month. We've handpicked five of our favourite summer events to get you into the spirit – iCalendars at the ready! more


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Federal's Doma Cafe joins forces with Barrio Byron Bay for a one-night-only Japanese feast
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Federal’s Doma Cafe joins forces with Barrio Byron Bay for a one-night-only Japanese feast

Deep in the Byron Bay Hinterland lies the leafy village of Federal. Those in the know associate this tiny town with being the home of Doma – a Japanese cafe that's always bustling with locals and visitors vying for a taste of its renowned dishes, from the fresh sushi hand rolls to the towering breakfast burgers topped with golden korokke. On Tuesday October 29, the Doma team will be venturing out of the hinterland for a one-night-only collaboration with Byron Bay's Barrio Eatery & Bar. more

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‘Tis (almost) the season – voco Gold Coast's Christmas soirees are here to help spread the festive cheer
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‘Tis (almost) the season – voco Gold Coast’s Christmas soirees are here to help spread the festive cheer

We don't want to make you panic (actually, we do – it's time to hustle) but just so you know, Christmas is quite literally around the corner. If you've been allocated the task of organising the Christmas party for your work family, real-life family or extended group of friends, and are quivering under the pressure of delivering something memorable, fun and delicious, we're here to help. Well, actually the team at voco Gold Coast are the ones helping you – we're just here to give you a heads up so you can nail it. more

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Give your Friday feasts a nostalgic spin with ‘proper' British and Irish fish and chips
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Give your Friday feasts a nostalgic spin with ‘proper’ British and Irish fish and chips

While us Aussies enjoy light-hearted battles and friendly banter (mainly on the sporting field) with folk from the UK and Ireland, we tip our hats to them for one thing – their fish and chips. Crispy battered fillets, slightly softened chips (not crunchy), mushy peas and squirts of malt vinegar are the building blocks for proper fish and chips, and one Gold Coast bar is aiming to replicate the beloved delicacy in true British and Irish style. more

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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days
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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days

When summer rolls around, an air of excitement always hits. There's a little extra spring in your step and the cheer stretches from ear to ear – and it's all in anticipation of the year's end and being able to spend time with family and friends. From December 1–15, HOTA is capturing the thrill of spending summer 'at home' on the Gold Coast by hosting one of the biggest event series' the arts and culture precinct has ever seen. Staying put this summer? You'll be glad you did. more