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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

Keen to get out and about this weekend? From SWELL Sculpture Festival to retro picnics and live gigs, there are plenty of ways to enjoy these glorious spring days. Here’s a handy guide of what’s on across the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy! more

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DJ Carl Cox, Example, Hot Dub Time Machine to headline huge two-night concert at Vodafone Gold Coast 600
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DJ Carl Cox, Example, Hot Dub Time Machine to headline huge two-night concert at Vodafone Gold Coast 600

Some of the world's biggest music makers are set to descend on the coast this October for a massive two-night concert series as part of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600. While the iconic annual motorsport festival is very much about nail-biting racing, burning rubber and fast, loud Supercars, you'll certainly want to ditch the protective ear muffs after sundown when names like British DJ Carl Cox and festival superstars Hot Dub Time Machine hit the trackside stage to send their beats far and wide. more

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It's time to hit the waterside in your best finery – the McLaren Gold Coast Polo by the Sea is back
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It’s time to hit the waterside in your best finery – the McLaren Gold Coast Polo by the Sea is back

How does an afternoon of world-class sport, fabulous fashion and award-winning cuisine at the Gold Coast’s iconic Spit sound? That’s right, McLaren Gold Coast Polo by the Sea is galloping back to Doug Jennings Park in Main Beach on Saturday June 1. Ladies and gents, it’s time to don your finest and hit the waterside polo field for an unforgettable afternoon! more

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Surf's up! The Gold Coast Open brings skate jams, live music and sunrise yoga to Burleigh
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Surf’s up! The Gold Coast Open brings skate jams, live music and sunrise yoga to Burleigh

One of the coast's most popular surfing events, the Burleigh Pro, is back again this year, but this time it's got a new identity – it's now known as the Gold Coast Open. The event will roll into Burleigh Heads from May 7–12, with six action-packed days filled with everything from surfing (well, that's a given) to music, entertainment, workshops, beachfront yoga and more. 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 fit, cut laps and stay cool this summer at these Gold Coast pools and aquatic centres
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Get fit, cut laps and stay cool this summer at these Gold Coast pools and aquatic centres

It's that time of year when a lot of us like to hit the refresh button and, you know, look for ways to add a little extra spring to our steps and get ourselves ready to tackle summer head on. How about hitting the local pool? You can cut laps, join a swimming squad or even jump in on an (air-conditioned) fitness class – which, let's be honest, sounds far more appealing than a sweaty jog in the stifling heat. more


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Get a slice of the action – here are the available tickets for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games events April 10–15
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Get a slice of the action – here are the available tickets for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games events April 10–15

If you've already got your event tickets and every single day during April 4–15 planned down to the minute, then go you! For those a little less organised, then don't fret – there are still Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games tickets up for grabs at nail-biting events like swimming, athletics, hockey, boxing, squash and more. We like you guys (a lot) so we took the liberty of pulling together all of this week's Gold Coast-based events that still have tickets available from April 10–15. Go forth and get amongst it, dear readers. more

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Going for gold – see Australia’s swimming stars race for a spot on the Commonwealth Games team
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Going for gold – see Australia’s swimming stars race for a spot on the Commonwealth Games team

When it comes to competitive sports, there are few that us Aussies love as much as swimming. It’s not hard to see why – besides the fact that our nation is surrounded by water, the sport itself is pretty damn thrilling to watch. With the Commonwealth Games fast approaching, you might be wondering which of our homegrown legends will be repping Australia in 2018. Well, why wonder when you could watch our country’s best swimmers go head to head for a spot on the team? Coming to the OPTUS Aquatic Centre from February 28 to March 3, the Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Trials promise oodles of action, excitement and fun – both in and out of the water. more

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Get a froth on at the 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival
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Get a froth on at the 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival

It's back, baby! The 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival is dropping into Byron town from February 22 to 25 so get ready for four glorious days of sun, surf and sensational summer vibes. The much-loved surf festival offers an incredible range of free and ticketed events for you to get your stoke on. more

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Get rollin' – here's how to ditch your car (and the traffic) for pedal power this year
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Get rollin’ – here’s how to ditch your car (and the traffic) for pedal power this year

Driving to work isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure, it's a nice luxury, but honestly who really enjoys sitting in traffic at snail's pace? All that stopping, starting and stopping again can be pretty damn draining and really kills the mood when you're trying your best to harmonise with Craig David. Instead of always arriving to work in a sweat over how many minutes late you are, why don't you try weaving in a few bike commutes here and there? It's way easier than you think, you don't need a bike (of your own) and you don't even have to wear lycra ... well, you can if you want. more

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Surfing, tunes and pop-up bars – the Flight Centre Burleigh Pro descends on the Gold Coast
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Surfing, tunes and pop-up bars – the Flight Centre Burleigh Pro descends on the Gold Coast

The world's best surfers are beginning to circle the iconic Burleigh Point in the lead-up to the 2018 Flight Centre Burleigh Pro. This year's event, which runs over four days across the Australia Day long weekend, has been taken to a new level with live music, food trucks, a pop-up bar, an open-air cinema and ticketed double-storey VIP marquee. Avid surfer or not, this is one beachfront festival not to be missed. more

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Journey from concrete jungle to crashing waves for the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge
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Journey from concrete jungle to crashing waves for the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge

Cycling is the bomb – whether you’re into a bit of recreational two-wheel action or a full-blown lycra lover, the benefits of the sport really speak for themselves. Not only does it do wonders for your general fitness and wellbeing (hello, cardio) but it’s also pretty darn environmentally responsible. One of the wheelie gang’s biggest events is drawing closer – on Sunday October 15, the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge will see thousands of riders pedalling from concrete to coast in the name of charity and endurance, coming together for one of the cycling community’s most rewarding experiences. more

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Don the frocks and pop the bubbles at Polo by the Sea
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Don the frocks and pop the bubbles at Polo by the Sea

Gold Coast,  it's time to get fancy – Polo by the Sea is back again to light up our shores. The new-age spectator-friendly style of urban polo will be staged at Doug Jennings Park in Main Beach on Saturday May 27. Ladies, don the frocks and get a well-dressed gent on your arm – this is one open-air soiree you do not want to miss. more

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Suit up for Polo By The Sea
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Suit up for Polo By The Sea

If you’re looking for a reason to get dressed up in your Sunday best and sip champagne in the sunshine, look no further, Ferrari Brisbane Polo By The Sea is happening on Saturday May 28 at Doug Jennings Park. more