• Art & Culture

    Every Friday afternoon, Cuddihy Park in Mudgeeraba comes alive with music, culture and good times. Head down from 5:30pm and be immersed in the musical…

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  • Sport

    A sailing regatta hosted by the Southport Yacht Club. Expected to attract more than 60 yachts, the racing takes place on courses off the surf…

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  • Families & Children

    The WSL Championship tour kicks off on 28 February at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, running until 11 March. Join the world's best male…

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  • Art & Culture

    Head to the beach and take to the street for Bleach* Festival 2015, the Gold Coast’s largest arts and cultural Festival. Expect the unexpected, prepare…

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Sport

Roll up, roll up – surfing circus hits town

The air of expectation on the Gold Coast is palpable as we count down to the start of the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro and an intriguing new pro surfing season. As Summer draws to a close on the Gold Coast there are a few telltale signs that the change of seasons is upon us. A certain new freshness to the mornings and evenings. Consistent swells and obliging, all-day, offshore tradewinds. Pro surfer sightings become more common and a great concentration of Brasilian and Japanese surfers take up residence in holiday accommodation around Rainbow Bay. Bold colours spring forth from…

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The air of expectation on the Gold Coast is palpable as we count down to the start of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pros and an intriguing new pro surfing season.
Arts & Culture

The Best of Bleach*

Bleach* is back and this year the Gold Coast’s favourite festival showcases its most ambitious, creative and diverse program yet. With over 50 events for all ages and 17 days of jam packed festival fun, even the hungriest culture vultures will be satisfied. Bleach spans three weekends through March and this cultural celebration of all things Gold Coast features a smorgasbord of music, film, theatre, art, surf, dance and performance. And it’s not just happening in galleries, theatres and music venues. Bleach takes it to the streets, beaches and parks of the Gold Coast, paying homage to our outdoor lifestyle…

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Bleach* is back and this year the Gold Coast’s favourite festival showcases its most ambitious, creative and diverse program yet.
Arts & Culture

Spend a day at the beach with photographer Willem Ungermann

Willem Ungermann is a Gold Coast local and popular surf photographer who is sharing his talent with young aspiring snappers. This Saturday, Ungermann will be hosting a GoPro photography beach day for kids at the Quicksilver Pro (see below for more information). More Gold Coast took five with him to discuss how he went from borrowing a mate’s GoPro to having over 100k followers on instagram. Here’s what he had to say… “Try to be unique, I know its hard these days as there are so many water photographers out there but just think outside the box. Do it because you love…

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The public event is open to kids, youths and groms alike to join us on the beach for a fun and educational morning with GoPro.
Arts & Culture

Featured Event: Saltfest Surf Festival

This weekend, coinciding with the Quiksilver Pro, Saltfest Surf Festival will celebrate our surf lifestyle and culture. Let’s jump in the time tunnel and have a look at where surf culture began before the big corporations dominated the industry. Gold Coast lawyer Ryan Johnstone and his graphic designer wife Michelle unearthed a chasm in the surf culture and industry that dominates the coastal city of the Gold Coast. After years of the city hosting large-scale expo type events, a niche developed to bring back the vibe and culture of surfing that the Gold Coast is renowned for. Ryan and Michelle took on the…

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come and chat to local shapers, surf photographers, surf clothing businesses, surf rider groups, musicians and local ‘tasty as’ food vendors. The Beach People at Saltfest Surf Festival