The Easter Long Weekend (or for some lucky ones, the Easter/Anzac Day 10-day sojourn) is right around the corner and we’re already meticulously planning how to best spend every precious minute.
So whip out your diaries, fire up the group chat and start planning what will be your greatest Easter Long Weekend to date.
#1 Putt For Prizes
Let’s be real, most of us aren’t professionals at golf, so it’s good to know when we’re not swinging and missing, we can kick back and relax with some of Topgolf’s chef-inspired meals and top-shelf drinks.
Not only that, this Easter, Topgolf will be running a competition where hundreds of golf balls will be placed in dispensers and each guest that dispenses a golden ball will receive an instant prize. It’s running from 6 April to 22 April and there are hundreds of prizes up for grabs—so make sure to get in on the action.
#2 Say Hello To Hyde Paradiso
Renowned American hospitality brand to the stars is set to open their very first Australian venue by the end of March in none other than Surfers Paradise.
Known for their epic party venues, the new Hyde Paradiso will not disappoint with incredible coastal views, playful Mediterranean décor and a 12-metre bar. Oh, and let’s not forget their mouth-watering share dishes that showcase Greek, Turkish, Italian and Moroccan flavours. A must-visit this Easter Long Weekend.
#3 Get Amongst The Footy Action
The footy season is back and in full swing, which means the weekend is going to be brimming with all kinds of sports action. So no matter your code, make sure to get down to Harry’s Sports Bar at Burleigh to catch the footy fever.
Known as the sleekest sports bar on the Coast, the venue is complete with exposed brick, polished concrete, leather seats, and of course, 5 flat screen TV’s playing all your favourite acronyms (NBA, NFL, AFL and NRL). Just make sure to order an obnoxious serving of their famous chicken wings to keep you going.
#4 Hit Up Mother Nature
It’s safe to say we’re not in short supply when it comes to natural splendour, so make sure to pencil in a date with the outdoors.
If conquering mountains is your thing, then check out these epic hikes. If cooling down in picturesque waterfalls is more your style, there’s also a heap of those to check out here. Oh, we’ve also got a small selection of beyond-average beaches you can suss out here.
#5 Get Those Creative Juices Flowing
Put that big, beautiful brain of yours to use and hit up one of the Coast's many creative workshops.
Get down and dirty with a ceramics workshop at any of these epic establishments, dotted along the coastline. Or, if painting while sipping is more up your alley, there are a plethora of art studios to satisfy your creative craving. Plus, you can even BYO your favourite drop.
#6 Try Your Luck At Axe Throwing
Yes, you read that correctly. Axe Throwing is fast becoming a trend and Lumber Punks in Miami are all over it.
Never thrown an axe before? Don’t sweat it. The guys will happily walk you through all the basics so you can perfect your skills. There’s also a jukebox and naturally, novelty Viking hats.
#7 Have A Tipple, Or Two
One thing we’re not short of on the Gold Coast is fabulous bars. If you’re in the mood for something that doesn’t exert too much physical energy or mental capacity, make sure to pay one of our trusted favourites a visit.
No matter where you are, what you’re vibing, or what's your poison, there’s bound to be a bar for you.
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