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Funky Beachfront Cabana Getaway

Escape with the family to one of our funky beachfront cabanas.          Sleeping up to 6 people.

The family will love the absolute beachfront location and the fantastic loft bedroom for the kids.

Stay 4 nights and pay for only 3 nights.  

A great beachfront getaway for the family!!

Minimum 4 night stay required. Subject to availability. For new bookings only made from 10/8/14. Valid for stays between the December 1,2014 to December 19, 2014. Also from May 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015. Max. 1 free night per stay. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Not available through school holidays or special events.

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V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600

If you love rally car racing then you won’t want to miss the V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600 on from 24th to 26th October. It’s all systems go for this awesome racing event on the coast with plenty of entertainment for all the family, over this great heart stopping weekend.

The Gold Coast 600 event of the year

With speeds of up to 265km/hr, this is one of the toughest and the best racing car rallies in the world. Not for the faint hearted, these rally drivers race around a 3km track right through the heart of the Gold Coast. Roads are blocked off, safety fences erected and the race is on!

Watch as they race along past shops and hotels, right down the roads you were driving along the day before. Imagine racing around these hair-pin bends and then into the long straight, before turning a 360 and racing on down the track.

There is only one acceptable speed here and it is heart stopping fast. Make sure you book your hotel and get your tickets, because this is going to be one heck of a ride on the Gold Coast.

V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600 fun and entertainment

Don’t be afraid to bring the family, because everything is extremely safe and all pedestrians are kept well away from any danger. The family will love all of the entertainment on this weekend. Enjoy an evening with The Hilltop Hoods, Adelaide’s Aria Award Winning hip-hop band (a free concert) or spend the day taking in the Billy Cross Las Vegas Tribute Show.

Check out the Ute Muster at Mudgeeraba, hoon it up at the V8 Billy Kart Derby at Burleigh and mellow it out at the Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin.

If you need more, then check out our local Theme Parks – how about visiting our resident baby polar bear at SeaWorld (although he’s really big now), take some mind numbing rides at Movie World or splash around in the fabulous water parks at Dream World and Wet n’ Wild.

There is so much to do here on the Gold Coast, that one weekend just isn’t enough. Don’t forget all of our fabulous restaurants, café’s and bars and then there is Jupiter’s Casino, if you fancy a flutter. After all of this excitement, enjoy a well-deserved rest on the beach and a quick swim in the surf. Did you bring your board?

October long weekend activities on the Coast!

This long weekend is an exciting one on the Coast with plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy! We should have beautiful, warm weather so make sure you get out and enjoy the days. Here are some events to try out: 


Gold Coast Cycle Fest 

3rd – 5th October

Gold Coast Cycle Fest (GCCF) is a weekend full of sporting and community events based at Metricon Stadium and hosted by Australian Cycling great, Robbie McEwen.

Oktoberfest at SkyPoint 

October 3rd

Enjoy all of the festivities of Oktoberfest at SkyPoint from 7pm till Midnight. The SkyPoint Observation Deck will be filled with great entertainment, delicious German tapas and steins full of beer!

Beach Bash Gold Coast 

4th – 5th October

Beach Bash is Australia's sandiest obstacle challenge with the aim to promote health, fitness and above all, fun.


Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo 

Central Park, Varsity Lakes 4th – 5th October

The Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo is the largest animal expo in Australia! Bring your family, bring your friends and don't forget pets are welcome! Admission is free, there is something for all animal lovers.

Opera in the Park 

Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach 4th October

Starring the incredible talents of Amelia Farrugia, Donald Cant, the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and Gold Cast Youth Choir, the evening will feature classics from hit Broadway Shows such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Chess and many more. A truly unique musical experience that will create a night to remember all entirely free!

Upcoming Events on the Gold Coast

29 - 31st August - Gold Coast Show

Rides, delicious food and show bags aplenty! Head on down to the Gold Coast Show for an amazing time with the family. New Showgrounds are situated at the Gold Coast Turf Club and Showgrounds. Racecourse Drive Bundall. Tickets from $15.

12th - 21st September Swell Sculpture Festival Currumbin, Gold Coast

Experience a wondrous display of over 50 sculptures built by local, national and international artists at the 12th annual Swell Sculpture Festival along Currumbin Beach. The free exhibition is open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they are lit up under the southern sky. 


26th - 28th October - V8 SUPERCARS CASTROL EDGE GOLD COAST 600 

Get set to party at the V8 Supercars Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600, the Gold Coast’s biggest party is back in October with a show stopping week of celebrations on and off the track.

Don’t miss the PIRTEK Enduro Cup final as the V8 Supercar Championship drivers battle through one of the world’s toughest street circuits to claim the ultimate endurance racing title. The Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 is a must see on everyone’s calendar with three days of heart stopping action packed racing. Kids 14 and under receive free general admission with a paying adult.


What's On July

GC SUNS V COLLINGWOOD

Start Date: 05-Jul-2014

End Date: 05-Jul-2014

Location: Carrara, QLD

The Gold Coast Suns will verse Collingwood on Saturday 5 July at 4.40pm.

www.goldcoastfc.com.au

GOLD COAST AIRPORT MARATHON

Start Date: 05-Jul-2014

End Date: 06-Jul-2014

Location: Southport, QLD

The 36th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be staged in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world in Queensland, Australia. Regarded as one of Australia's premier sporting events, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is set to attract more than 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities from Queensland, interstate and overseas.

The event program will feature the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15 kilometres, Southern Cross University 10 kilometre Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7 kilometre Challenge and Junior Dash 4 kilometre and 2 kilometre races which are renowned worldwide for being flat, fast and scenic.

www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au

SANCTUARY COVE 4BALL CHALLENGE

Start Date: 05-Jul-2014

End Date: 07-Jul-2014

Location: Sanctuary Cove, QLD

Winter on the Gold Coast! Find your favourite 4Ball partner and join them for a warm winter holiday on Queensland's fabulous Gold Coast for the Sanctuary Cove 4Ball Challenge. Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club will host this exciting 4Ball format featuring Ambrose, best ball and aggregate Stableford competition. Morning shotgun starts will be followed by lunch and daily presentations.

www.gogolfing.net.au

VIVA SURFERS PARADISE

Start Date: 11-Jul-2014

End Date: 20-Jul-2014

Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD

Relive your favourite 50s and 60s memories at the ultimate Elvis festival, Viva Surfers Paradise.  

Get your groove on with the Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Tribute Show, Rock 'n' Roll dance lessons, Show and Shine displays, Retro Fashion Parade, Elvis Exhibition, and feature performances by world leading Elvis Tribute Artist, Chris Connor.

www.surfersparadise.com

WORLD SURFARIS COAST-OF-ORIGIN INTERCLUB SERIES

Start Date: 12-Jul-2014

End Date: 12-Jul-2014

Location: Burleigh Heads, QLD

The beaches of the Sunshine Coast will provide the battleground for the penultimate World Surfaris Coast-of-Origin Interclub Series Regional Challenge, where the best Sunshine Coast Boardriders Club surfers will vie for the opportunity to represent the Sunshine Coast in the Queensland State Challenge against surfers based on the Gold Coast.

The three-event World Surfaris Coast-of-Origin Interclub Series sees surfers of all disciplines (Shortboard, Longboard and Stand Up Paddleboard) and ages, represent their respective boardriding clubs, their region and ultimately their 'Coast' - uniting Queensland's grass-roots surfing community in an amazing interclub competition.

www.surfingqueensland.com.au

GOLD COAST TITANS VERSUS RAIDERS

Start Date: 13-Jul-2014

End Date: 13-Jul-2014

Location: Robina, QLD

It's showtime! Capital crunch. See the iSelect Gold Coast Titans take on the Canberra Raiders in an epic blockbuster at Cbus Super Stadium Robina.

www.titans.com.au

GOLD COAST KOKODA CHALLENGE

Start Date: 19-Jul-2014

End Date: 20-Jul-2014

Location: Ashmore, QLD

The Kokoda Challenge will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary. The course is 96 kilometres with 14 major check points. Your support crew will supply you with food, water and much needed encouragement at four major checkpoints, Kokoda Challenge staff will be located at the other 10 checkpoints.

www.kokodachallenge.com/landing_page.php

SKYPOINTS LONGEST LIGHTS

Start Date: 25-Jul-2014

End Date: 25-Jul-2014

Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD

Skypoint is lighting up the night sky at the Longest Lights Dinner.

Enjoy the festivities at a one of a kind Christmas in July celebration on Level 77 of the SkyPoint Observation Deck. With a glowing table stretching 60 metres around the Observation Deck, guests will be celebrating in style with delicious a three course meal and a three hour beverage package.

The event will run from 7pm until midnight and feature amazing entertainment from Brisbane trio Lure and spectacular 360° views of the city lights. There are limited seats so make sure you don't miss out.

www.skypoint.com.au

WINTER WONDERLAND GALA DINNER DANCE

Start Date: 26-Jul-2014

End Date: 26-Jul-2014

Location: Main Beach, QLD

Come along to the Winter Wonderland Gala Dinner Dance hosted by the Southport Yacht Club Associates Committee.

Join them for dinner and a dance at the Southport Yacht Club Compass Room. Enjoy a three course meal with a drink upon arrival and live entertainment by Kulaz Duo. Great raffles to be won on the night.

Bookings essential

www.southportyachtclub.com.au

XMAS IN JULY CRUISE

Start Date: 26-Jul-2014

End Date: 26-Jul-2014

Location: Main Beach, QLD

Christmas cheer comes early with Rivers Xmas in July lunch and dinner cruise. Indulge in a hearty Christmas themed buffet whilst cruising the spectacular Gold Coast waterways on this amazing three hour tour. Get out on the dance floor and have a boogie with live entertainment on the lower deck or take in the sights from the upper deck.

www.rivers.net.au/gold-coast-christmas-in-july-cruise.html

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Start Date: 27-Jul-2014

End Date: 27-Jul-2014

Location: Main Beach, QLD

All are welcome to come along to Christmas in July at Southport Yacht Club.

Join them for a Buffet Breakfast in their Waterfront Restaurant which overlooks the beautiful marina on Sunday morning July 27.

Dine in your favourite Christmas attire for a chance to win prizes for best dressed.

Bookings are essential.

www.southportyachtclub.com.au


Broadbeach Country Music Festival

If you love the beach and you have a soft spot for country music, then the Broadbeach Country Music Festival is the place you need to be this June. Taking place from Friday 20th June to Sunday 22nd, this promises to be 3 days of sun, sand, surf and darn good country music. So make sure you book your Broadbeach accommodation early – so you don’t miss out on all the awesome entertainment.

What to expect at the Broadbeach Country Music Festival

One of the best things about this festival is that it is totally FREE. There are no entrance fees, so you can just swagger on down and pick and choose the music that sets your soul on fire.

People come from all over Australia for this Country Music Festival, they bring their swags, their boots and their utes - and get ready for 3 whole days of country goodness. And there are so many awesome acts this year.

How about a few songs by Troy Cassar-Daly, Adam Harvey, Saleen McAlister or the HillBilly Goats? And these are just a few of the more than 3 dozen famous acts that you will see at this festival.

The 3-day program is jam packed with famous artists all ready to share their love for country music with you, your friends and your family. And one of the great things about this festival is that the acts are dotted all around Broadbeach.

Some are at Broadbeach Mall, Grumpy’s Barefoot Bar & Grill, The Envy Hotel, Niecon Plaza, Oasis Shopping Centre and Mario’s Italian Restaurant - and these are just a few of the stages where you can see your favourite artists perform.

So you can chose your setting, stay there a while and listen to all the different acts or wander around the different stages and pick and choose who you want to listen to – depending on your mood.

Things to do at Broadbeach

The problem with this festival is timing - you will want to spend time on the beach and in the surf – and listen to the fabulous country music as well. So it is a weekend of awesome choices. Maybe the best way is to pick your artists, decide where you want to linger over lunch and then hit the beaches in between.

Don’t forget the fabulous shopping at Broadbeach. Check out Pacific Fair, Oasis Shopping Centre or the Niecon Plaza. There are so many different designer and boutique shops here, your itinerary will be full to the brim. And don’t forget to book your Broadbeach accommodation so that you can have one of the best country weekends ever.

Article From Broadbeach Tourism

May madness on the Gold Coast

OPERA ON THE BEACH

Sometimes it feels like a crime to go indoors when the skies are clear - so they're taking the opera out of the theatre and onto the beach.

Picture a giant sandcastle on the beach at Coolangatta, families enjoying a picnic, children playing as the sun goes down, and miraculously beautiful music. And there you have a uniquely Australian production of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

This new production is co-presented by Opera Australia and Bleach* Festival and stars some of Australia's finest singers alongside a chorus of community choirs and the Gold Coast's own surf life saving clubs.

Together they battle the serpent, put a spell on the guards and rescue the princess, before sending you home with stars in your eyes, sand in your shoes and songs in your heart.

Location: Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD, 4225

Phone: 07 5534 3500 07 3259 8510 (Fax) 0414 551 066 (Mobile)

Start Date: 09-May-2014 End Date: 11-May-2014

Price Range

Adult $35.00

From: 09-May-2014 To: 11-May-2014

http://bleachfestival.com.au


GOLD COAST TITANS VERSUS RABBITOHS

It's showtime! The biggest match up of the year. See the iSelect Gold Coast Titans stand up to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in an epic blockbuster at Cbus Super Stadium Robina.

Location: Stadium Drive Cbus Super Stadium, Robina QLD, 4226

Phone: 07 5656 5650 07 5656 5699 (Fax)

Start Date: 10-May-2014 End Date: 10-May-2014

Price Range

Adult $25.00

Kids Go Free with a paying adult. From: 10-May-2014 To:10-May-2014

Concession $20.00

From: 10-May-2014 To: 10-May-2014

http://www.titans.com.au


WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELLBEING EXPO

Gather your girlfriends for a weekend of inspiration, information and fun at the 2014 Women's Health and Wellbeing Expo. With an emphasis on recognising and celebrating women's lifestyles in all of their vibrancy and diversity, the Expo has something to offer everyone. The Expo will showcase a vast array of information, presentations and interactive demonstrations all under the one roof, including medical and health specialists, cooking demonstrations, beauty and skincare, fashion, business coaching, financial health, art exhibition, documentaries and tips on active ageing.

Why Attend? The Expo promises to provide expert tips, advice, and a wide range of educational and informative products and services on how to get the most out of life for women of all ages. It's a free community event, proudly presented by Gold Coast City Council. Enhancing women's health and well-being enriches lives, families and communities!

Location: 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina QLD, 4226

Phone: 07 5535 7844 (Fax) 0414 572 901 (Mobile)

Start Date: 15-May-2014 End Date: 18-May-2014

http://www.womenshealthandwellbeingexpo.com.au


LIVE AT BOND – SASKWATCH

Electrifying nine-piece band, Saskwatch will be appearing at Bond University's ADCO Amphitheatre for their FIRST EVER Gold Coast performance, to wrap up Bond's 25th Anniversary celebration weekend!

Location: 14 University Drive, Robina QLD, 4226

Phone: 07 5595 5709 0420 859 350 (Mobile)

Start Date: 18-May-2014 End Date: 18-May-2014

http://www.bond.edu.au/saskwatch


RSPCA MILLION PAWS WALK

Everyone and their dog is invited to join the RSPCA on a walk to raise money and awareness for animal care and welfare in Queensland.

Browse the Pet Expo for all your dog-related needs and benefit from free vet advice and doggy weight checks, compliments of Greencross Veterinary Clinics. Enter the competitions and socialise in the designated off-leash agility area.

Visit the RSPCA information hub and meet your local Inspector, then grab a bite to eat and relax in the park whilst enjoying the live on-stage demonstrations and entertainment.

Location: The Broadwater Parklands Marine Parade, Southport QLD, 4215

Phone: 07 5586 2500 07 5586 2555 (Fax) 0407 555 058 (Mobile)

Start Date: 18-May-2014 End Date: 18-May-2014

Price Range

Adult $15.00

Pre-register online to save! On the day registration prices slightly extra. From: 18-May-2014 To:18-May-2014

Opening Hours 830 – 1300

http://www.millionpawswalk.com.au


BLUES ON BROADBEACH

Broadbeach is proving it has rhythm in its veins with a huge line-up of incredible artists assembling for the annual event.

There is something for everyone whether you are a classic soulful Blues fan, or a lover of great entertainment. Don't miss some of the biggest names in the industry including the Time of My Life Band featuring Australian music industry icons, Joe Camilleri, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite and Ross Wilson as well as Diesel, Russell Morris, the Backsliders, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Bondi Cigars, Eugene Hideaway Bridges and so many more. The best bit is...it's all completely free!

Blues on Broadbeach features entertainment on outdoor stages and throughout fantastic Broadbeach venues. Book your accommodation now to be a part of the sound that started it all. Download the free Blues on Broadbeach App today.

Location: Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD, 4218

Phone: 07 5539 8416 07 5570 2655 (Fax)

Start Date: 22-May-2014 End Date: 25-May-2014

http://www.bluesonbroadbeach.com


SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Over 300 exhibitors, 38,000 visitors and 500 boats on display. Showcasing the ultimate in marine lifestyle from kayaks to superyachts, the Spirit of Boating lives right here at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. With a rich 25-year history resulting in impressive sales, world-class innovation and first class enjoyment, the most significant Boat Show in the Southern Hemisphere is back again. Come on board and feel the spirit.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show pre-paid ticket holders and accreditation pass holders will be able to enjoy free train travel to and from the event. In partnership with Translink, they are offering free train travel to and from the Boat Show on all regular Queensland Rail City Network trains when users display a pre-purchased ticket to the event, as well as offering free 'Park 'n' Ride' services from Helensvale.

Location: Masthead Way The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove QLD, 4212

Phone: 07 5577 6011

Start Date: 22-May-2014 End Date: 25-May-2014

Price Range

All Tickets $25.00

Children under 18 are free. From: 22-May-2014 To:25-May-2014

Opening Hours0900-1700

http://www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com


QT FASHION WEEK AND AWARDS GOLD COAST

London, Paris, Milan, QT Gold Coast.

See the latest styles in the world of fashion with the second annual QT Fashion Week and Awards Gold Coast. Enjoy daily runway shows, shopping, pamper lounges and much more. If you´re attending the cocktail parties or the black-tie Gala Runway Dinner, get your groove back at QT Gold Coast's designer day spa, spaQ.

Location: 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217

Phone: 07 5584 1230

Start Date: 29-May-2014 End Date: 01-Jun-2014

Price Range

All Tickets $50.00

Ticket prices vary for each of the events held over QT Fashion Week and Awards Gold Coast.

http://fashionweekandawards.com.au


COOLY ROCKS ON

If you love Rock 'n' Roll, cars, dancing and live music then don't miss the chance to be part of the most rockin' event of the year! Cooly Rocks On is the new name for Australia's hottest Rock 'n' roll and nostalgia car festival. The 10 day festival will showcase some of the biggest names in Rock 'n' roll, Rockabilly and Swing music, with over 50 bands and plenty of dancing!

Bring the family and enjoy loads of free entertainment and retro markets, and watch the Tweed Daily News Street Parade, or join a Rock 'n' roll, Rockabilly or Swing workshop.

Location: Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD, 4225

Phone: 07 5599 2081

Start Date: 30-May-2014 End Date: 09-Jun-2014

http://coolyrockson.mybigcommerce.com 




Farmosa Holiday Tour

Looking for a reputable company to book your next overseas travel? 

Farmosa Holiday Tours offer 29 years of phenomenal and stable growth having been well recognised by people all around Asia. In 1982, the company opened their doors to serve enthusiastic travellers and provide them with excellent service and since then have serviced about 80 thousand clients annually.

As a member of National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) and International Air Transport Association (IATA), they are a respectable company. FHT, as a reputable travel agent in Singapore is maintaining its high standard of quality product and gracious hospitality and enhancing the traveller’s choice of leisure travel packages, cruises, coaches and air ticketing. Today, FHT has staff strength of 30.

FHT has been focusing its core business in Malaysia since its first operation for the past two decades. Over the years, FHT has built strong rapport and relationship with Malaysia hoteliers, land operators, airlines and most importantly the MTPB.

Besides Malaysia, FHT also offers various packages to Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan and Korea based on the traveller’s demand. Not only does FHT specialize in providing free and easy packages, it coordinates conferences and offers seminar packages for various organizations as well.


To find out about tour packages click here

April activities to get you excited!

Surfers Paradise Festival

The Surfers Paradise Festival is back! A celebration of food, art, music and entertainment, the festival delights Surfers Paradise across four weekends of community events. See the welcome event, the Surfers Paradise Festival Street Parade, as they weave a colourful lantern display through Surfers Paradise.

Dance along to the Launch It beach concert series, with three nights of great live music! Indulge your senses in a seaside food festival followed by a beach-set symphony at Surf Seafood and Symphony, or why not get arty at One Way Street Party and sit back for cinema under the stars in SIPfest Short Film Festival. There's so much to see and do at this year's Surfers Paradise Festival!

Location: Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217 Phone: 07 5584 3700 Start Date: 02-Apr-2014 End Date: 26-Apr-2014 Visit www.surfersparadise.com for more information.

Gold Coast Film Festival

The Gold Coast Film Festival is an annual celebration of screen culture which runs for 11 days.

The festival includes:

Queensland Showcase - cinema screenings of independent films shot in Queensland.

International and Australian pre-release films.

Asia Pacific Screen Award winning films.

Cool Japan: a screen culture program designed to celebrate Japan's creative industries.

In addition the festival hosts free filmmaking workshops and runs a free outdoor screening program oriented towards children's and family films. 75 per cent of Queensland's film industry is located on the Gold Coast, and this event seeks to be the flagship of and porthole to that industry. The full program and special guests list is set to be announced soon.

Location: Hooker Boulevard Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach QLD, 4218 Phone: 07 5571 2666 Start Date: 03-Apr-2014 End Date: 13-Apr-2014 For more information visit www.gcfilmfestival.com.

Gold Coast International Food, Wine and Music Festival

The inaugural Gold Coast International Food, Wine and Music Festival will be a region-wide event, with a festival village based in Palm Meadows. Social functions will be held at various venues across the Gold Coast featuring delights both for the palate and ears of guests.

Some highlights for the inaugural event will include: Breakfast on the beach, Fundraising Gala dinner, numerous gourmet food and wine workshops and masterclasses, concerts and private dinners in exclusive venues.

The program will invite residents and visitors to discover and re-discover what the region has to offer with a unique showcase of local produce and pop-up restaurants.

Celebrity chefs demonstration, world-class musical entertainment and social events will contribute to make it a not-to-be-missed event for food, wine and music lovers.

Location: Various Venues, Broadbeach QLD, 4218 Phone: 07 3334 4461 07 3334 4499 (Fax) Start Date: 11-Apr-2014 End Date: 13-Apr-2014 Head to www.goldcoastfoodwinemusic.com for more information.

SkyPoint's Longest Lunch

Fridays are perfect for long lunches, so why not be a part of the Gold Coast's highest and longest lunch at the SkyPoint Observation Deck. The table will be stretching 60 metres around the Observation Deck and guests can marvel at the 360 degree views from their seats on Level 77 of the iconic Q1 Building.

As the afternoon drifts by, an irresistible three course lunch will be served with accompanying beverages as guests enjoy live entertainment from the Casey Barnes Trio and admire the regions turquoise coastline, bustling city and lush hinterland.

The lunch will be part of the Surfers Paradise Festival. Lunch begins at 1230pm until 3pm and there are limited seats available so make sure you don't miss out.

Location: Level 77 & 78 Q1 Building Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217 Phone: 07 5582 2700 Start Date: 11-Apr-2014 End Date: 11-Apr-2014 Price Range All Tickets $89.00 See www.skypoint.com.au for more.

OTG Masters

Ever dreamt of winning The Masters? Here's your big chance to realise that lifelong dream without even leaving the country.

Mingle through a swathe of Scotty-related memorabilia at the glorious Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club or sit back with a cold one at the luxurious InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, their home for the four-day event.

Oh, there's also golf to be played - in fact, some of the finest to be had this side of the equator, with two rounds at the redesigned Ross Watson Palms layout to be followed by a final round at the incredibly exclusive Pines course, the only Arnold Palmer signature course in Australia.

Watch the (real) Masters on a big screen television over breakfast each morning before heading out to play their own Individual Stableford event. They know you'll love it.

Location: Manor Circuit, Sanctuary Cove QLD, 4212 Phone: 07 5536 8681 Start Date: 12-Apr-2014 End Date: 15-Apr-2014 To find out more visit: www.gogolfing.net.au/tournament/168/OTG_Masters

Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial

Gold Coast Tri - Luke Harrop Memorial will take place at the newly developed Broadwater Parklands on the Gold Coast. Join family, friends and work-mates and get involved in this great event!

Event History - In 2002, one of Australia's most promising triathletes, Luke Harrop was tragically killed whilst on a training ride on the Gold Coast. A keen and dedicated sportsman, Luke was extremely popular within the Gold Coast community, and to honour Luke, the Gold Coast Triathlon now carries his name.

Location: Broadwater Parklands, Southport QLD, 4215 Phone: 07 5430 6700 Start Date: 13-Apr-2014 End Date: 13-Apr-2014 To enter or find out more visit www.ap.ironman.com/triathlon/events/asiapac/multisports/gold-coast.aspx#axzz2wpzMa3t2


Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise

Celebrate Easter with the family on aboard Rivers' Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise

Take in the spectacular views of Surfers Paradise over two luxurious decks and experience the best the Gold Coast has to offer from the indoor and outdoor viewing areas.

The menu features a sensational seafood and international buffet the whole family will love. Enjoy cooked prawns, spanner crab, calamari, honey glazed double smoked roast ham, Rivers beef rendang pie, spicy chicken drumettes, Mediteranean antipasto, salads, sushi and much more!

Location: 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach QLD, 4217

Phone: 07 5527 6361

Start Date: 20-Apr-2014 End Date: 20-Apr-2014

Price Range Adult $79.00

One free infant (0-2) per adult ticket From: 20-Apr-2014 To:20-Apr-2014

Child (3 - 12 yrs): $49.00

From: 20-Apr-2014 To:20-Apr-2014

Opening Hours 1230 – 1500

To find out more head to www.rivers.net.au


Anzac Day by Currumbin RSL

The Anzac Day Dawn Service hosted by Currumbin RSL will once again be a major Australian Event.

Held at Elephant Rock, Currumbin on April 25, an invitation is extended for all to attend this national day of remembrance, Event goers are then welcome to return back at Currumbin RSL at the conclusion of the Dawn Service.

Full information about this event will be updated in early 2014. If you have any questions prior to this date, please contact Currumbin RSL direct.

Location: 741 Pacific Parade, Currumbin QLD, 4223 Phone: 07 5534 7999

Start Date: 25-Apr-2014 End Date: 25-Apr-2014 Opening Hours Public Holiday: Free bus shuttle from 0330. Dawn service starts at 0500. To find out more go to www.currumbinrsl.com.au/whats-on/read/anzac-day-2014/5684/


Seafire Fireworks Challenge

Surfers Paradise Festival celebrates their passion for pyrotechnics with Seafire, a night of hypnotic fire performance and thrilling fireworks above Surfers Paradise Beach.

Watch three teams of Queensland's greatest pyros go head-to-head in the skies above the foreshore, lighting up Surfers Paradise with cutting-edge fireworks timed to a thumping musical beat.

Everyone loves fireworks, everyone loves Surfers Paradise. Combining the two was easy.

Location: Surfers Paradise Beach end of Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217

Phone: 07 5584 3700

One Way Street Party

One Way Street Party, presented by Helm Bar and Bistro, celebrates the city's emerging cultural scene with a day and night laneway-style art and music festival. At One Way, indie bands, live art projects and street markets ladened with one-off vintage fashions swirl against a canvas of back-street bitumen, all reflecting this year's theme - Paradiso. One Way is Surfers Paradise's tribute to the alternative, the new, the undiscovered, and the cutting edge.

Take the time to browse all the diverse exhibits, and have a chat to each artist to really immerse yourself in the passion and fun that is One Way.

With market stalls, art installations, performance art, interactive art, a sustainable fashion runway show Undress Gold Coast plus live performances from Stonefield, The Vernons and more, there's so much to see and do!

Location: Appel Street Neal Shannon Park, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217 Phone: 07 5584 3700 Start Date: 26-Apr-2014 End Date: 26-Apr-2014 Find out more at www.surfersparadisefestival.com


SIPFest

Reeling in Australia's top emerging screen talent for all to see, the SIPfest is the Shorts in Surfers Paradise Film Festival and is back again in 2014! Featuring films from the country's best young directors.

Films of any genre - thriller, comedy, documentary, animation - are in the mix, with a panel of industry experts live-judging entries and audiences having their say voting for the People's Choice Award. They receive so many wonderful short films from filmmakers of all calibres, so they've brought in an esteemed panel of judges to decide the overall winner.

So grab a snack and a drink from the one of the tasty Surfers Paradise restaurants, secure your spot of grass before SIPfest's giant HD screen and settle in for a night of the new.

Location: Surfers Paradise Beach End of Hanlan Street, Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217 Phone: 07 5584 3700

Start Date: 26-Apr-2014 End Date: 26-Apr-2014 For more head to www.surfersparadisefestival.com                      


SHAKE RATTLE N ROLL at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dust off those blue suede shoes and Prepare to be Razzle-Dazzled ! Shake Rattle n Roll is the only Rock ‘n’ Roll tribute show of its kind.

Following sell-out seasons at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne, Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll is now set to Rock the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre with the same exhilarating energy that left audiences dancing in the aisles. Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll is a dazzling 50’s rock ‘n’ roll experience where Wolfman Jack’s famous radio broadcasts come to life on stage.

The show pays tribute to many of the immortal rock ‘n’ roll legends of the 50’s including Bill Haley, Chubby Checker, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and Australia’s own rock ‘n’ roll “Wild One” Johnny O’Keefe. The dynamic cast of Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll features 12 of the hottest dancers including Aric, Masha, Csaba & Jessica as seen on the hit television show ‘Dancing With The Stars’ along with the brilliant vocals of Glenn Craven, Jonathan Guthrie-Jones, Steve Lawson, Anthony Petrucci and Emily Wellington.

Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll will transport audiences back to those cruisin’, rockin’ 50’s and rekindle the memories of Brylcream, poodle skirts and bobby socks with a seemingly endless number of dazzling costumes and timeless hits.
The show features a showcase of sizzling choreography from jive to rock n roll, jitterbug, cha-cha, ballroom and more. The eerily accurate voice-over of Wolfman Jack’s howling, guttural vocals introducing all the big hits along with radio commercials from the era provide brilliant entertainment for all ages.…. as Wolfman Jack would have said…Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll is a howling good time! 

DETAILS:

Event Timings: Doors Open 6pm, Start Time 7pm, Interval 8:20pm, Show Finish Approx 9:20pm

Admission: $59, $69, $79

TICKETS ON SALE:  Monday, 17 February 2014 (from 5pm)

Information courtesy of GCCEC - to book go to: http://www.gccec.com.au/shake-rattle-n-roll.html



March events on the Gold Coast

Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

Make it golden with the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Join the world's best surfers led by reigning three-time ASP World Champion and local boy Mick Fanning for the opening stop of the 2014 season.

Action takes place at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks with the worlds best surfing happening just metres from shore. In addition to the surfing action, enjoy concessions, interactive fan experiences and educational engagements for the whole family.

Location: Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta QLD, 4225 Start Date: 01-Mar-2014 End Date: 12-Mar-2014 www.quiksilverlive.com 

Paul Anka

The legendary Paul Anka will perform his only Queensland show when he takes to the Jupiters Theatre stage as part of his first public concerts in Australia in more than 40 years. Regarded as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation, Canadian-born Anka is the only artist in history to have a song in the Billboard Top 100 during seven separate decades.

From the 1950's right up until today, Anka continues to write and perform hit after hit, with his dynamic, high energy shows always leaving audiences wanting more. His credits include Diana, Buddy Holly's It Doesn't Matter Anymore, the Tom Jones hit She's A Lady, Michael Jackson's This Is It, and of course, Frank Sinatra's signature song My Way.

Location: Broadbeach Island, Gold Coast

Start Date: 08-Mar-2014 End Date: 08-Mar-2014

Price Range

All Tickets $89.00

From: 08-Mar-2014 To:08-Mar-2014


XXXX Sail Paradise Regatta

2014 will see the return of Sail Paradise to Southport Yacht Club, Gold Coast, a unique event open to all Offshore divisions, from Sports boats to the more competitive IRC division Keel Boats.

With both On-water and On-shore events, there is something for everyone, the Waterfront Clubhouse will be hosting Live Entertainment and food each night for all competitors to enjoy.

The entire concept has been based on a plan to provide the highest level of competitive and satisfying summer sailing for crews of a wide range of yachts and at the same time present the sailors, their families and friends the chance to enjoy the many holiday pleasures to be found on the Gold Coast.

Location: 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach

Phone: 07 5591 3500

Start Date: 14-Mar-2014 End Date: 16-Mar-2014


Somerset Celebration of Literature

The Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival is Australia's leading children's literature festival. Each year the Festival hosts over 50 schools from south east Queensland and northern New South Wales with up to 8,000 students attending over a three day period.

Celebrating 21 years in 2014, they welcome over 30 Australian and international authors and illustrators, who take part in author sessions and workshops. The Festival Bookshop is open for the three days for book purchases and author signings. For the adults, there are panel sessions and workshops along with an "In Conversation" session held during The Prologue Party (a fair style event for the whole family), Literary Lunch with Robin de Crespigny discussing her controversial book The People Smuggler. Peter FitzSimons entertains on the Friday evening, as guest speaker of the Literary Long Table. Winners of the National Novella and Poetry Prize competitions are announced during the evening.

Location: Somerset College, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba

Phone: 07 5559 7377

Start Date: 19-Mar-2014 End Date: 21-Mar-2014

Price Range: All Tickets $7.00 


Kokoda Grunt

Q: So what is a "Grunt"?

A: Grunt is a term used for an infantry soldier, one worn with pride.

And so the Kokoda Grunt is the "foot soldier" of the Kokoda Challenge - Australia's premier endurance event. Kokoda Challenge now takes Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice one step further - sideways, to bring you a new, extreme challenge in the form of the Kokoda Grunt.

The inaugural Kokoda Grunt was a great success and will be repeated in 2014! They are excited to be planning their new obstacles and improved course! And look out for their new Grommet Grunt Obstacle Course for the younger enthusiasts.

From courses of five kilometres for the newly recruited adventurers, to the grueling 10 kilometres for the more seasoned competitors, they will have you sweating, laughing, crying and begging for more. Bring your friends and family to cheer you on.

Location: 1/26 Central Park Avenue, Ashmore

Phone: 07 5539 4141

Start Date: 22-Mar-2014 End Date: 22-Mar-2014

Price Range: All tickets $60.00


Live at Bond - Nicky Bomba's Bustamento

Bond University and Bleach* Festival present Nicky Bomba's Bustamento in their first ever Gold Coast performance ... and it's free!

Nicky Bomba is one of Australia's most popular and respected musicians. His band Bustamento is a tropical shaking six piece that pays homage to the upbeat rhythms of the Caribbean - calypso, mento (Jamaican folk), reggae and ska.

Bustamento's amazing chemistry comes from the band having played together for more than 15 years, including in Nicky Bomba's twice ARIA-nominated Melbourne Ska Orchestra.

Supporting performer Tyus Arndt is a Thursday Islander, and starred in the popular Qantas ad. He has performed in the USA with the Gondwana Choir, and at the Sydney Opera House. He's rarely seen without his ukelele.

Plus, special guest appearance by multi-award winning, innovative, enigmatic poet David 'Ghostboy' Stavanger, as part of the Poetry Gallery (open from 2pm).

Location: Bond University, Robina

Phone: 07 5595 5709

Start Date: 23-Mar-2014 End Date: 23-Mar-2014


Welcome to International Students Day

The Welcome to Gold Coast - International Students Day is an annual event now in its second year, created to help encourage community engagement between International Students currently studying on the Gold Coast and the local Community.

They warmly encourage international students, families and the local community to join them for a day of education and entertainment at the picturesque Southport Broadwater Parklands. There will be live entertainment, a variety of international food stalls, and the opportunity for students to talk to education providers about future courses.

Location: Marine Parade, Southport

Phone: 07 5510 3790

Start Date: 23-Mar-2014

End Date: 23-Mar-2014


Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Iconic location, iconic swim. Join Olympic Legend, Michael Klim, on the start line for the final event in the Milk and Co Queensland Ocean Swim Series.

The Cooly Classic is fast becoming Queensland's premier ocean swim and offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia's most revered surf breaks - Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

Whether you're an elite swimmer looking for the ultimate surf challenge, or a newcomer to ocean swimming, the Cooly Classic has an option for you.

Your Options: 2.0 kilometre Cooly Classic, 1.0 kilometre Cooly 1,000, or 300 metre Kids Surf Dash.

Location: Marine Parade, Kirra Surf Life Saving Club, Coolangatta

Start Date: 30-Mar-2014 End Date: 30-Mar-2014

Price Range: Adult $45.00


Discover Sailing Day at Southport Yacht Club

Southport Yacht Club will hold a Discover Sailing Day, a free "Come and Try Sailing" Day for the public from 9am to 12 midday. Under close supervision, both children and adults will have the opportunity to go for a short sail in the sheltered waters of the Broadwater at their Club's Hollywell Sail Training Facility. Breakfast and Coffees will also be available from their Waterfront Cafe.

If you require any further information on their Discover Sailing Day, please contact the Hollywell Sailing office.

They hope many members of the public are able to join them, for a bit of fun on the water!

Location: 1 Marina Crescent, Hollywell

Phone: 07 5537 7030

Start Date: 30-Mar-2014

End Date: 30-Mar-2014