The weather’s starting to warm up and with that comes a whole heap of activities to get around to. This weekend we’ve got free cocktails, a stunning new Asian fusion restaurant, oyster and wine tastings and much more. Here are 11 awesome things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend. Get out there and enjoy!
Thursday, 17 September
Slurp Oysters And Sip Wine At This Oyster Shucking Soiree
As a part of their Ocean Fiesta, Palm Beach Surf Club is hosting an oyster shucking and wine tasting evening tonight. For only $30 pp, you can slurp on a dozen Australian natural oysters and have up to three wines to match for tasting; not a bad deal at all. Bookings are absolutely essential, so get in quick.
Friday, 18 September
Celebrate Boss Women And House Music With Femme Fatale Fridays
Soho House Bar is launching Femme Fatale Fridays, and we’re all about it. Every Friday, they’ll be bringing us stacked line-ups of talented female artists from all across Southeast Queensland, so if you’re a fan of house music, come on down.
Saturday, 19 September
Crunch Your Way Through Mars Bar Spring Rolls At Broadbeach’s New Asian Fusion Restaurant
Have you been to Maggie Choo’s yet? If not, you’ll want to book it in ASAP. Not only is it an absolutely stunning venue but the food is top notch. Read up our review here and then make a booking, stat.
Sunday, 20 September
Have Sunday Lunch On The Gold Coast’s Massive Party Yacht
You might not have enough money to buy a yacht but you probably have enough to have lunch on one. Every Sunday from 11:30am, you can step aboard the 40-metre luxury motor yacht and have the lunch of your lifetime as you cruise the picturesque waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater and the Brisbane River. Um, sign us up.
save The Koalas By helping to build a Koala food plantation
Koalas on the Gold Coast need your help this Biodiversity Month, so grab your gardening gloves and head to Nerang Country Paradise Parklands to help build a koala food plantation. The project will help wildlife rescuers feed rescued overnight koalas and other wildlife and is supported by Wildcare, Watergum, Country Paradise Parklands together with generous funding from Landcare Australia. All the holes will be pre-dug, so all you have to do is get planting!
Score A Free Cocktail At This Mr. Consistent Pop-Up
Incoming pro shopping tip: if you spend $80 in a single transaction at Pac Fair from the 18 - 20 September (AKA this weekend), you’ll receive a cocktail (or mocktail) & tapas from Mr. Consistent’s first-ever Pac Fair pop-up bar. The bar on Level 1, opposite Aje, so shop ‘til you drop, then claim your cocktail reward.
GET PUMPED, SWELL FESTIVAL IS BACK AND ENDS THIS WEEKEND
You might have heard the news already, but the epic SWELL Sculpture Festival is going ahead this year from 11 – 20 September on Currumbin Beach. You can look forward to seeing over 50 colourful installations as part of the massive outdoor art gallery and you can get all the details here. Hurry up though, it ends this weekend.
Pull Out Your Best Floral Outfit, Here’s How To Spend An Epic Weekend In Toowoomba
Could Toowoomba be the coolest country town in Australia? With an incredible street art scene, beautiful parks, more delicious eating options than you can imagine and epic hiking spots, it’s well on its way. And right now, at the beginning of spring, with the whole city in bloom and the Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers underway, it’s pretty much the dream destination for a weekend getaway.
Get Moving With These Fun-Filled Spring Activities To Get Around To On The Gold Coast
While spring is the season of rejuvenation and renewal begging you to spring-clean your house, wardrobe, and diet, we have some better ideas to mark the turn of the season. So read on for our pick of the best things to do on the Gold Coast this spring, as the days get longer and the sun gets stronger.
Plan Your Post-Border Closure Getaway At Byron’s New Epic Farm-To-Table Eatery
On the cusp on Bangalow, in the leafy haven of Byron’s hinterland, you’ll find the region’s newest resident: Frida’s Field. And as we’re huge fans of the farm-to-table movement, to say that we’re brimming with excitement would be an understatement. Read more about it here.
LET THE BOOZE COME TO YOU WITH URBAN LIST’S $100 NAKED WINES WINE VOUCHER
If you need to top up your stash or you're planning a dinner party, happy hour or Sunday sesh at home this weekend, take $100 off your next booze delivery thanks to our friends at Naked Wines. These guys have oodles of tasty vino on offer, from some of the best established and up and coming wine producers in Aus. Jump over here for more details and learn how you can claim your voucher.
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