Whether it’s a weekend of getting outside or staying in (though we’ve all probably had enough of staying in at this point), we’ve got plenty of activities to keep you busy. More and more spots are beginning to open up, so it’s time to bask in the glory of things slowly creeping back to normal.
Treat yourself to some finger lickin’ barbecue, hit up the local markets or maybe dance around to the warmth of a fire circle with all the best things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend.
Friday 10 July
Have A Romantic Night At The Drive-In
Yatala Drive-In is really spoiling us this week with some choice classics, but the night to put down in your diaries is Friday night’s homage to Molly Ringwald. Grab your partner or your mates and head down for an evening filled with teenage angst and nostalgia as you wolf down your popcorn while savouring the delights that are Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles.
Treat Yourself To Some Finger-Licking Barbecue
BBQ Bazaar is finally back and ready to serve up some juicy rib eye steak, beef short ribs and all other barbecue delicacies you can think of. So if you’ve been craving some good ol’ smokey, meaty goodness, we strongly suggest you book before it sells out.
Breathe In And Out At This Relaxing Outdoor Yoga Session
You don’t have to be an expert yogi to reap the benefits of an outdoor yoga session. Not only does yoga improve your flexibility and muscle tone but it also helps relax and revitalize you. So grab a jumper, a mat and some water and head down to Queen Elizabeth Park and get ready to limber up.
Saturday 11 July
Dig Into Hungarian Fried Bread At The Burleigh Bazaar
Trust us on this one: you haven’t lived ‘til you’ve tried a piping hot serving of lángos. Served with a bunch of different toppings and perfect for carrying around while you wander around the bazaar, it makes for a perfectly indulgent night out.
Lace Up Your Hiking Shoes And Hit The Trail
You’ve probably done enough eating and binging in quarantine, so it’s time to head out and enjoy some fresh air. To help balance out all those indulgent extra curricular activities that tend to involve hot chips, we’ve compiled a list of the best mountain hikes to try on the Gold Coast this weekend.
Graze Away On A Rooftop While Basking In The Sun
What better way to spend a Saturday than by hitting up one of the Gold Coast’s best rooftop bars? The Island Rooftop hosts a boozy lunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2pm, which includes the grazing platters of your dreams. Think dips, salt and pepper calamari, garlic and rosemary lamb cutlets, cheese and fruits and drinks to match. You’ll know where to find us this Saturday…
Build Your Own Succulent Driftwood Garden
Ever wanted to bedazzle a piece of driftwood with some sweet succulents? This Byron Bay workshop teaches you how to create your own little succulent garden on top of a piece of driftwood you’ll have to source from your favourite beach. As with everything these days, places are limited so you’ll want to book ASAP.
Sunday 12 July
Grab Some Beans, A Board Or A Bike For An Electric Day Out
No, we don’t mean actual, like, beans. Crooze Electric is hosting a fun day out filled with coffee (yes, those beans) and electric-bike (or board) fun. The day starts at Crooze Electric’s Bundall store at 10.30 am; it’s free to join and open to anyone with an e-board, e-bike or e-scooter. Crooze will even provide a complimentary snack and light refreshment so book ASAP, ‘cause spots are limited.
Warm Up At Burleigh Bongos’ Fire Circle
The evenings have been a bit chilly lately, so why not ramp up the excitement when it comes to warming up? Jumpers are overrated when you have an entire fire circle keeping you cosy. Admire the fire twirlers’ and flow artists’ talent or bust a move in the drum circle; either way, it’s bound to be a toasty night.
Shop ‘Til You Drop At Byron Bay’s Best Boutiques
If you’ve been itching to head to Byron for a quick day trip, this weekend’s probably as good of a time as any. And why not get some shopping done while you’re there? Whether you’re looking for natural fibre sandals or a colourful festival ensemble, there’s an eclectic mix of boutiques and design studios for everyone at Byron’s best boutiques.
Planning your first trip across the border? Put this new Mexican joint on your to-do list.
Image credit: Annika Kafcaloudis