Entries by Liz

Gold Coast Golf Courses

Not just famous for its beaches, the Gold Coast has 24 registered golf clubs, several of which were designed by Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Peter Thomson and Arnold Palmer, making South East Queensland home to the greatest collection of resort courses in Australia. Our pick is The Glades. It’s only a 5 minute drive from […]

Opera On The Beach to Return in 2019

We were so lucky to have Opera Australia on the Gold Coast performing Verdi’s Aida over 6 amazing nights in September 2017.  Opera Australia are planning to perform either Carmen or Madam Butterfly in 2019 making this a biennial event. Throughout the week Coolangatta beach was transformed into an Egyptian wonderland of colour and spectacle, […]

Gold Coast Day Trips

Some nearby towns are well worth a visit.  Murwillumbah is a cultural hub with art galleries congregating here.  Most notable is the Margaret Olley Art Centre whi ch is part of the Tweed Regional Gallery.  Her studio from Paddington in Sydney has been recreated with over 20,000 items Olley collected over her life as subject […]

Gold Coast Beaches

Stretched out over 57km of pristine coastline you will find some of the most popular surf breaks and beach locations in, not only Australia, but also the world. Here are our three favourite Gold Coast Beaches … burleigh heads beaches: Always a popular surfing destination due to its widely renowned surf break Burleigh Heads is […]

Broadbeach Country Music Festival in July

Broadbeach Country Music Festival takes place on the last weekend in July each year. The festival is free and a classic mix of country identities and newcomers.  Based on the beach this 3 day event attracted more than 35,000 people last year. If you like country music then Broadbeach will be full of boot scootin […]

Gold Coast Car Shows in August

Right on our back doorstep at the Mudgeeraba showgrounds we have the Rockabilly Retro Car Show;  50s and 60s themed. There will also be live entertainment, dancing and Monster trucks with Fireworks.  So if your visit is around mid-August then it’s a must to call in. This is usually followed the next day by the […]

Gold Coast Hinterland

Being in the Gold Coast Hinterland we are very close to many beautiful walks.  The Lamington National Park is a world heritage area owing to its exceptional ecological importance.  Springbrook falls and natural bridge are sensational and we highly recommend taking the picturesque drive and a picnic.  An easy stroll or adventurous long walks are […]

Gold Coast Theme Parks

The Gold coast is home to Australia’s largest array of theme parks.  Warner bros Movie World, Wet’n’Wild, and Seaworld have great package passes.  Dreamworld and Whitewater world have their own packages.  All are amazing and depending on your level of thrill-seeking and wildlife interest you can tailor a few days of theme parks to suit […]