Surfers Paradise

If you’re looking for Gold Coast’s creative scene, you’ll find it here

October 14, 2019

Gold Coast is a city built of soft sand and hardy skyrises. At least that’s the short version of it, with the famous beach destination unfairly shouldering the burden of many rash stereotypes throughout the years, the most unfortunate of which has to do with the raucous yearly celebration of “Schoolies”. Much like Canberra and […]

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Hotel Review: Novotel Surfers Paradise doesn’t trade location for service; turns out you can have both

September 25, 2018

Jumping off the tram from the Airport, right on Cavill Avenue on the Gold Coast, it didn’t take long to spot the towering structure that is the Novotel Surfers Paradise, which sat just meters from the spot. But if my memories of Schoolies some [REDACTED] years ago is anything to go by, a towering hotel […]

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Gold Coast’s new billion-dollar luxury apartment hotel nears completion

September 4, 2018

After years in development, the so-called “billion-dollar game-changer”, The Ruby Collection is ready to add its substantial weight to the Surfers Paradise skyline. A sightly “Ruby” rooftop sign has officially been raised on the first tower, indicating that the luxury development is finally nearing completion, with just over 70 days to go before CEO David […]

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After the Games: How to spend 24 Hours in Queensland’s Surfers Paradise

April 4, 2018

Known for its beaches, theme parks and seafood, Australia’s second largest state Queensland remains a popular tourist destination all year-round. It’s a big place with an abundance of things to do and places to see. And at the moment its Southern most city is home to the 2018 Commonweath Games. However, if you don’t want […]

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Sydney’s insta-famous Tella Balls Dessert Bar opens in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast)

November 6, 2017

After a huge year of growth for Tella Balls Dessert Bar, which first made international headlines with their doughnut-topped milkshakes before opening in both Sydney’s Dulwich Hill and Concord, the self-proclaimed “King of Desserts” has finally gone interstate. Co-owners Aki Daikos and Simon Kappatos have now opened up a 54-seater cafe at the sun-soaked Surfers […]

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Hotel Review: QT Gold Coast is a charming reflection of Surfer’s Paradise

January 9, 2017

Within the past few years, QT Hotels & Resorts have made a massive impact on the lofty world of boutique accommodation in Australia, carving out their own lane through forward-thinking design philosophies and a desire to do things differently. Sydneysiders are in constant awe of the subversive, baroque sensibilities of QT Sydney, awards regularly pile up […]

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Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise have opened a small wine bar and a Schezuan restaurant (Gold Coast)

December 18, 2016

After three months of renovations, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise has unveiled some enhancement to their public spaces as well as two new dining venues, a wine bar named Balthazar and a specialty restaurant named SIFU, both located on the ground floor of the popular hotel. Having been named for a 12 litre wine bottle, Balthazar […]

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Queensland on top as Australian Traveller reveals Peoples Choice Award winners for 2016

December 4, 2016

Last week, The Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards crowned their 2016 winners, with Queensland coming out on top, winning in six categories – including three for Hamilton Island, best beach for Whitehaven, best family holiday spot for the Gold Coast) and sexiest hotel pool for Palazzo Versace in Surfers Paradise (pictured above). Meanwhile, the recently […]

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Hotelling: QT Gold Coast transformed by performance artists; could this be the way forward for Surfers Paradise?

November 30, 2016

Award winning intermedia artist David Pledger, the team behind Gold Coast’s transformative Bleach* Festival, and QT Hotels & Resorts recently teamed up to debut a thoughtful, possibly game-changing concept going by the name of Hotelling. Apart from the annual Bleach* Festival, there are not too many who would recognise Gold Coast, and specifically Surfers Paradise, […]

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