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    Enter the toughest team endurance event in Australia and find out what you’re made of! It is a gruelling, 96km cross-country trek (or, if you’re…

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    Since the markets were launched in March 2015, more than 60,000 people have visited the evolving Chinatown, noshing on noodles, downing dim sims and savouring all…

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    Viva Surfers Paradise is back in 2016 as we pay tribute to the life and music of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley.…

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    The 38th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July 2016 in one of the most popular holiday destinations in…

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Sport

Gold Coast Airport Marathon, a Golden History

Two years shy of its 40th anniversary, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is now firmly established on the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) calendar alongside other prestige marathons – New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Berlin and Tokyo. And it’s history is fascinating. On 2 September 1979, the Gold Coast suburb of Evandale hosted the inaugural Gold Coast International Marathon. The event was initiated by the Rotary Club of Gold Coast (formerly Rotary Club of Surfers Paradise Central) as part of a Health Awareness Campaign for the Gold Coast. Led by a Rotarian and prominent local baker and pastry cook,…

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John Goldstein tells us how the Gold Coast’s largest community participation sporting event all came about
Arts & Culture

SWELL Sculpture Festival 2016 – Artists announced

Giant beach sculptures and marine mammals floating in the sky, a colony of ants, sound installations with gramophone horns and dogs leaving their mark will be some of the highlights of this year’s internationally acclaimed SWELL Sculpture Festival which takes place 9 – 18 September. SWELL celebrates its 14th anniversary this year and more than a quarter of a million people are expected to descend on the festival during its 10-day run. When they do, they’ll get to experience the work of eleven Gold Coast artists, who have been chosen amongst the 55 who will transform Currumbin Beach into one…

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SWELL Sculpture Festival takes place 9 – 18 September 2016 - Don't miss this amazing event on the Gold Coast.
Lifestyle

Don’t miss Eat local week

Of all the food trends to follow, eating local makes sense to everyone. The Gold Coast’s backyard produces a beautiful bounty, and a new book and program of activities is getting everyone excited about where our food comes from. Eat Local Week runs from 25 June to 3 July in the Scenic Rim. Producers, chefs and foodies alike are celebrating – by eating of course and by discovering more about the people behind the provenance. Stories are springing from rich volcanic soil, big dreams and hard working hands that aren’t afraid to get dirty. Read more about the Scenic Rim here QT…

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Of all the food trends eating local makes sense to everyone. A new book and program of activities showcases the bounty of the Gold Coast's scenic backyard.
Arts & Culture

Gold Coast Markets (guide to the best)

Surrounded by lush farmland, populated with local food-lovers and engulfed in a growing arts culture; from farmers markets to night markets and everything in-between, the Gold Coast offers an endless variety of markets that are guaranteed to please. Browse all markets in our events calendar “Besides produce, farmers’ and producers’ markets allow families to buy from a diverse field of cuisines,” one of the market managers tells us. “Everyone is happy because a family can dine together with everyone choosing what they want to eat.” Whether it’s organic produce that you can’t live without, incredible street food that will make your…

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Gold Coast Markets from farmers markets to night markets and everything in-between