News

What's On

What’s On In The Gold Coast This Weekend, Month And Beyond

Here are the best events you don't want to miss happening on the Gold Coast this weekend. 

What's On

These Magical Enchanted Gardens Are Coming Back To Roma Street Parkland This Year

The Enchanted Garden, presented by Royal Caribbean, returns this 23 November to transform Roma Street Parkland into a light-filled…

What's On

Surfers Paradise Is Changing—Have Your Say On Its Future To Win $500

Surfers Paradise is getting a huge—and well-deserved—facelift, and the City of Gold Coast want your feedback to…

Features

#WaitingOnZuck: Here’s Why You Won’t See Any News From Us Today

Around this time last year, The Australian Government, Department of Treasury (℅ Josh Frydenberg) introduced the News Media Bargaining…

Food & Drink

Don’t Miss Urban List’s Epic Wine Collab, Score 25% Off The Final Release

What if we told you that the holier-than-thou bagged wine was set for a major comeback? 

Features

How You Can Help Those Affected By The Floods In South East Queensland

Following Brisbane’s largest downpour on record that’s seen over 15,000 homes flooded, it’s time to look at the…

Features

Where To Turn For Flood Support In South East Queensland If You’ve Been Affected

Thousands of South East Queenslanders are in need of support due to the effects of heavy rain, flooding and power outages.

Food & Drink

Score Free Shipping On This 4.5L Wine Bundle That’ll Serve 30 Of Your Mates

What if we told you that the holier-than-thou bagged wine was set for a major comeback? 

Features

Queensland Is Opening Its Borders To Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Next Month

The Queensland government has announced that NSW will remain a declared hotspot for four weeks, with a possible earlier review depending on…

Features

HOTA’s Rooftop Bar With Panoramic Views Is Opening This Weekend

The Exhibitionist Bar, HOTA Gallery's new venue, is opening its doors this weekend.

Features

Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away 10,000 Original Glazed Doughnuts This Friday

Is it a donut or doughnut? For the sake of this pun, we highly recommend that you donut miss the chance to claim your FREE doughnut this…

Restaurants

Yamagen Just Launched A Limited-Edition $200 Chocolate Bonsai Dessert

Chocolate and whiskey lovers, it’s your lucky day: Yamagen pastry chef Dan King has just concocted the dessert of your wildest dreams.

Local Escapes

New Music Festival Dream Machine Will Take You Island Hopping Through The Whitsundays

New music festival Dream Machine is coming to the Whitsundays for an immersive five-day retreat. 

What's On

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s Gold Coast Film Festival

Movie buffs, rejoice: while the Gold Coast Film Festival was cancelled last year due to COVID, we’re happy to announce it…

Things To Do

Get Ready To Belly Laugh At Next Month’s Massive Comedy Festival

Forget having to drive north to Brisbane or flying south to Melbourne to see some of the world’s best comedians, because the inaugural…

What's On

Find Out Where Magpie Swooping Hot Spots Are On The Gold Coast With This Handy Map

Flowers are blooming, bugs are everywhere, and, of course, magpies are back, and they're angry.

Health + Wellness

Lace Up, Here’s Where To Go Indoor Rock Climbing On The Gold Coast

Rock climbing is the ultimate full body work out that doesn’t actually feel like exercise. Don’t get it twisted, it’s no…

Things To Do

Gouda News, You Can Now Warm Up With A High Cheese Afternoon Tea

Cheese High Teas. High Cheeses. Whatever you want to call them—dedicated cheese-themed afternoon teas, are back once again.

Food & Drink

Pass The Lime, El Camino Cantina Is Finally Hitting The Gold Coast This Month

Tex-Mex superstar El Camino Cantina is bringing its legendary Tex-Mex menu, frozen Margaritas and all-around good time vibes to…

Things To Do

Step Up Your Picnic Game At This Avocado Orchard And Cactus Garden

Grab your basket, Tropical Fruit World in the Tweed Valley has opened its avocado orchid and cactus garden for picnics. And you…

What's On

Round Up Your Mates, A Bottomless Margarita Lunch Is Happening This Weekend

Just when you thought you had your weekend sorted, Mr. in Nobby Beach have gone and announced they’re launching a bottomless…

Features

Step Into A New Era Of Culpability, TikTok Power And Data Healing

It’s safe to say we have entered a new era of culpability, and we’re wielding a new set of tools to get us there. Gen Z has…

Restaurants

Hail Down A Tuk Tuk, An Epic Neon-Soaked Asian Eatery Has Just Hit The Gold Coast

​Prepare to be blown away, because your favourite crew from Justin Lane have just thrown open the doors to an incredible, neon-lit…

Things To Do

Pull Up A Stool And Make Your Own Gin At The Gold Coast’s Newest Distillery

Make, then sip, your very own bespoke gin thanks to the legends at the Gold Coast’s newest distillery, Wildflower Gin.

Food & Drink

Score A Year’s Worth Of Doughnuts At This Brand New Gold Coast Opening

Get your sweet tooth ready because a Krispy Kreme concept store is opening on the Gold Coast this week and will be dishing up mountains of…

Entertainment

Get Ready To Smash Popcorn And Choc Tops, This Gold Coast Cinema Is Finally Re-Opening

After months of lockdown and restrictions, HOTA’s Gold Coast cinema will be officially re-opening this weekend, from…

What's On

Get Your Shopping Fix When The Village Markets Fire Back Up This Weekend

Great news, market-hungry Gold Coasters! The Village Markets are re-opening in the flesh this weekend for the first time since the…

Features

Take Note, Here’s Everything You Can And Can’t Do In Queensland Right Now

Learn more about Queensland's current coronavirus restrictions.

Features

Hit The Road, Restrictions Have Just Eased And You Can Now Travel Anywhere In Queensland

In the most exciting news of the weekend, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has just announced that travel within Queensland will be allowed…

Activities & Itineraries

Grab The Popcorn, This Drive-In Theatre Is Now Showing Movies 7 Nights A Week

Yatala Drive-In, the OG socially distanced movie theatre, has reopened with a short but sweet program of recently released…

Restaurants

Book Now, These Gold Coast Restaurants Are Open For Dine-In Meals

Unless you've been living under a rock, you will have heard that some Gold Coast restaurants and cafes have re-opened for dine-in…

Local Escapes

Load Up The 4WD, Fraser, Stradbroke and Moreton Island Are Re-Opening For Day Trips

Start planning your next big day trip, because Fraser Island, Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island are re-opening to visitors. 

What's On

Roll Down Your Windows, Miami Marketta Is Reopening This Weekend As A Drive-Thru Market

Get ready to binge on all your favourite street food this weekend, because Miami Marketta is back in action. 

Features

Ease Your Iso Fatigue, The Premier Just Announced A Three Step Plan To End Lockdown By July

It’s the million-dollar question—when will lockdown end in Queensland? Well, the answer may have been announced today in Prime…

What's On

Head For The Backyard, A Meteor Shower Is Lighting Up The Sky This Week

The eta Aquariid meteor shower, which occurs when Earth passes through a stream of debris left by Halley’s Comet each year, is set to…

What's On

Here’s Everything You Can And Can’t Do This Labour Day Long Weekend On The Gold Coast

With the Labour Day long weekend coming up, but COVID-19 hanging over us all, you're probably wondering what you can and…

Bakeries & Delis

Crunch Your Way Through This Home-Delivered DIY Cannoli Box

Just when we thought we’d seen all of the DIY boxes out there, we stumbled across the latest Gold Coast creation; say hello to DIY…

Things To Do

Take Note, Here’s Everything You Can And Can’t Do Over The Easter Long Weekend

With an extra long weekend coming up, but COVID-19 hanging over us all, you're probably wondering what you can and can't do. Can I…

Features

Steer Clear, These Major Gold Coast Beaches Are Closed

Following on from the big news last week, that many Queensland national parks are now off-limits to visitors, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has…

Features

Put Away Your Hiking Boots, These Queensland National Parks Are Now Closed

Some of Queensland’s major national parks will officially close on Friday 3 April, due to coronavirus. 

Features

Learn What The Latest Lockdown Rules Mean For The Gold Coast This Week

On Sunday, state leaders and the Prime Minister met to determine the next stage in lockdown rules for Australia to curb the spread of the…

Features

Freshen Your Digits With Cape Byron Distillery’s New Hand Sanitiser

Drastic times call for drastic measures and if that means turning craft spirits into hand sanitiser, we’re here for it. 

Learn What The New Stage 4 Lockdown Rules Mean For Queensland

Queensland is now in Stage 3 lockdown and we will update this article as we move into stage 4 lockdown restrictions to tackle the spread of…

Features

Keep Up To Date With This Rolling List Of Cancelled Gold Coast Events

After growing concerns around public health, several of the Gold Coast’s major events have been cancelled. 

What's On

Grab $10 Takeaway Sangas And Free Coffee At Mr PP’s For Today Only

In celebration of Mr P.P.'s official deli launch in Southport, drop by this Wednesday 18 March to score a new gourmet sandwich and…

Features

The World Is Wild And Everyone Needs To Change, Including Us

How are you going out there? These are strange times so we wanted to take a moment to connect. Because more than ever before, connectivity…

Restaurants

Start Salivating, Labart Has Just Launched An At Home Service

Burleigh restaurant, Labart, is leading the charge amid coronavirus frenzy, closing their dine-in restaurant temporarily and…

What's On

Fill Up To The Brim With The Gold Coast’s New All-You-Can-Eat Mexican Night

Time to loosen those belts, because an epic all-you-can-eat Mexican night is coming to the Gold Coast. Prepare your body for an overload of…

Things To Do

All The Best Events To Hit Up On The Gold Coast This March

Summer might be over, but March just so happens to be one of the most action-packed months of the year! 

Markets & Food Events

Eat Your Weight In Arancini And Meatballs At This Epic All-You-Can-Eat Night

Salt Meats Cheese in Surfers Paradise are hosting an all-you-can-eat arancini and meatball night, and we’re already drooling. 

Food & Drink

Cue The Romance, Betty’s Burgers Is Bringing Back Its Limited-Edition Lobster Roll

Betty's Burgers famous lobster roll is back for another limited run, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Features

This Summer Has Been Catastrophic For Bushfires In Australia, Here’s How You Can Help

To help out those affected by the bushfires, including our native animals, we’ve compiled a list of charities and organisations you…

Restaurants

Knock Back Oysters And Martinis At The Calile’s New SK Steak And Oyster

Specialising in perfectly-cooked steaks, fresh seafood and smooth martinis, SK Steak and Oyster is all about a few of our favourite…

Local Escapes

Meet The Aussie Travel Start-Up That Will Challenge Your Love For Airbnb

Riparide is an exciting booking platform encouraging us city dwellers to unplug from the daily grind and head outdoors in search of…

What's On

Save The Date, A Huge Rosé Festival Is Popping Up Next Month

Queenslanders, it's time to dust down those glad rags, pop on your best lippy or dapper tie and celebrate the not-so-humble blush bevvy…

Activities & Itineraries

You’ll Be Able To Scale Cliffs Along This Epic New South East Queensland Hiking Track

Love hiking and climbing? How about climbing along the edge of a towering cliff, clinging only to steel cables while you creep ever higher…

Food & Drink

Brace Yourselves, Hellenika Announces A New Restaurant For Summer

The team behind award-winning restaurant Hellenika Brisbane have just announced they’re opening yet another restaurant in The…

Features

Unleash Your Inner Child, Gold Coast Is Getting A Massive Official LEGO Store

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to expand your LEGO set collection, this news is about to hit you like a ton of bricks: Alceon…

Food & Drink

Prepare To Party, Surfers Paradise Beer Gardens Unveils Its Mega Makeover

Surfers Paradise’s Beer Garden re-opens this weekend after a multi-million-dollar renovation, pouring a welcomed breath of fresh air…

Features

Stone & Wood’s Backyard Invitational Beer Fest Is Here And Let’s Drink To That

Big news just in! The burgeoning local beer scene shows no sign of slowing down, with the announcement of yet another seriously legit beer…

What's On

A Mammoth Gin Festival Is Popping Up This Spring

You heard it here first, Gold Coast, a huge festival featuring our favourite clear beverage is coming to the sunshine state and…

Things To Do

The Decider | 9 Spots To Catch State Of Origin This Week

It’s State of Origin time and we’ve got the best places for you to get your game on across the Gold Coast. Whether you’re…

Things To Do

An Enchanting Light Festival Is Coming To The Coast

If you’re looking to add a bit of magic to your winter, we have news for you! A light festival is coming to the Gold Coast and…

Things To Do

Hype Up, A Giant Interactive Candy Museum Has Opened On The Coast

Prepare for the biggest sugar rush of your life, because Sugar Republic is finally arriving on the Gold Coast this winter. This incredible…

Food & Drink

Pop The Champagne, Burleigh Pavilion Has Launched A Boozy Bottomless Brunch

Just when we thought our favourite beachside hangout couldn’t get any better, it goes and combines two of our favourite things,…

Food & Drink

A Seafood And Gin Feast Is Hitting The Coast And This Is What You Need To Know

Forget staying in this winter, the Gold Coast restaurant scene is seriously booming with epic (and incredibly tasty) feasts. Mark your…

Food & Drink

Hit Up This New Beachside Café For Epic Breakfasts And Good Vibes

Among the many excellent things we offer here on the Gold Coast, smooth coffee and epic little eateries are absolutely at the top of the…

Entertainment

Hype Up, TYGA Is Headlining This Epic Gold Coast Music Festival

Forget nominating a DD to ship you and your crew down to Byron or up to Brisbane so you can catch international superstars perform, because…

Food & Drink

A Dedicated Patrón Bar Has Popped Up In Palm Beach

If the cold winter nights have got you huddled up on the couch binging Netflix, we’ve got the perfect excuse to get you out of your…

Things To Do

Why You Need To Hit Up This Cocktail-Slinging Art Class

While we love catching up with our mates at the bar, there’s just something about creative boozy workshops that has us hooked. So,…

Food & Drink

Where To Find 5 Of The Tastiest Seafood Buffets On The Gold Coast

If there’s one thing we know well on the Gold Coast, it’s fresher than fresh seafood. And the only thing better than seafood? A…

Things To Do

Get Cosy At The Collective’s Christmas In July Feast

If you’ve longed for a white Christmas, then we’ve got good news for you. Pull on those gaudy Christmas jumpers because The…

Health + Wellness

A Vegan, Organic Nail Salon Has Opened In Burleigh And It’s Seriously Beautiful

First of all, forget everything you thought knew and had come to expect from a nail salon. Because Burleigh newbie, ERVA is the total…

Restaurants

Incredible Destination Restaurants Every Foodie Must Visit At Least Once

There are some incredible restaurants within a leisurely drive from the Gold Coast that should be on everyone’s weekend to-do…

Entertainment

The Hanlon Brothers On Beats, Beaches And Burgers

Sipping a cold one and blissing out to the soulful sounds of the Hanlon Brothers is a rite of passage on the Gold Coast. Whether it’s…

Food & Drink

Become A Cocktail Connoisseur At This Mixology Masterclass

We’re big fans of sipping a cocktail in the sunshine. And while we appreciate a good tipple, we’re also partial to making them…

Food & Drink

Inside Look | Madam Fu Is Slinging Asian Beers And Sichuan Snapper Bao

We’ve been huge fans of Fu Manchu on Chevron Island since its inception back in 2016. So, when we found out they were opening a sister…

Features

Host Your Next Party In This Jaw-Dropping Glasshouse

Since their amazing renos back in 2017, The Island has been our go-to for sweet little staycations and epic Sunday sessions at their rooftop…

Things To Do

Rug Up, A Month-Long Winter Festival Is Taking Over Burleigh

Call us crazy but we think winter is one of the best times to be on the Gold Coast. Where else do you get crisp mornings that turn into…

Things To Do

14 Unmissable Events To Check Out This June

Sure, we may complain about the frosty mornings, but really, we don’t have winter too bad in these parts, especially when the GC are…

Things To Do

Everything You Need To Know About Gold Coast Green Week

We all (hopefully) understand the importance of being Green. It is 2019, after all. Living a sustainable and responsible life is no longer a…

Travel

Discover Alternate Dimensions At This Jaw-Dropping Art Installation

Immersive art installations are taking over the world. From the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Rooms to Desert X in Coachella Valley, people are…

Beauty

Take A Look At YSL’s Pop-Up Beauty Gas Station In The Californian Desert

YSL is turning heads again at this year’s Coachella Music Festival, with their extravagant beauty gas station on route 111…

Restaurants

Inside Look | Hyde Paradiso Brings European Summer Vibes To The Coast

The temperature might be dropping but the opening of Hyde Paradiso this week means we can enjoy an endless summer thanks to its…

Beauty

Splash That Cash, Fenty Beauty Is About To Drop Non-Transfer Bronzer

While we all wait around for the release of her latest album to drop, Rihanna’s been busy expanding her Fenty Beauty empire and…

Food & Drink

Why This Burleigh Boutique Sports Bar Is Our New Fave Hangout

Forget everything you thought you knew about sports bars because Harry’s Steak Bistro and Bar in Burleigh is changing the…

Food & Drink

Hyde Paradiso Is Set To Open It’s First Australian Venue On The Coast

A renowned American hospitality brand to the stars is set to launch their first Australian venue in our very own backyard. Hospitality…