Category Archives: Burleigh Dining

Shopping on James Street, Truck Picnic, Best Spots for cocktails and drinks

With a relaxing holiday in mind, there is no better place to stay than Burleigh Heads. With one of the best beaches on the coast, a thriving dining and shopping precinct and nearby to popular travel destinations – why go Beautiful Burleigh Headsanywhere else? Whether you want to shop for gifts (or for yourself), wine and dine to your hearts content, or explore the local national park, laze by the beach, or venture north to the theme parks, you’ll want to make Burleigh your home base.

While Burleigh is quickly becoming famous for its range of boutique fashion houses dotted along James Street, there are a range of lifestyle and design boutiques, and dining options as well, which often get overlooked.

book lovers, check out Big ‘B’ Books,If you’re looking for some new pieces for your home, why not check out Village Stores, with a wonderful collection of pieces – you’ll have something to take home that will always remind you of your holiday.

For the book lovers, you’ll want to check out Big ‘B’ Books, there is nothing like a quiet afternoon sipping on a coffee, browsing a good book shop.

Feeling peckish? Check out The Fruit Shop for the best smoothies and juices in town, and a great selection of fresh produce, or Helen’s Heavenly Bulk Foods to get your healthy food fix and grab an Acai Bowl while you’re there!

Food Truck PicnicIn August, the Gold Coast was lucky to host the GC Show, the ever popular Broadbeach Jazz festival, the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and the QLD Junior Surfing titles. All were incredibly popular events attended by locals and visitors a like.

Everyone loves a food truck, and so hopefully you didn’t miss the Food Truck Picnic. The event was at tbe Pizzey Skate Park on the 24th of September between 11am-6pm for a day of food and fun. Whether you want to eat American, South American, European, Asian or Aussie cuisine, prefer something a little healthier or want to satisfy your sweet tooth – there will be something for everyone.

Plus the Pro Scooter series will be having an international Scooter Competition so you can watch the contestants battle it out, while enjoying a the best meals our food trucks have to offer.Rick Shores Burleigh

After a big day of exploring, or lazing by the beach, there is no better way to relax than with a cocktail soaking up the fresh, sea breeze.

If you’re wanting ocean views, Rick Shores is the place to be, with glass windows overlooking the northern end of the coast, it’s one of the best places in town. If you’re wanting something a little low-key, but still want those views you’ll want to head to the Burleigh Heads Hotel.

Harvest Moon or Finders Keepers Great RestaurantsOther popular options include Harvest Moon or Finders Keepers, both of which are Tapas Bars on James Street.
Bin 12, Ze Pickle and Justin Lane also offer a diverse range of dining experiences. From the delicious burgers of Ze Pickle, to gourmet pizzas at Justin Lane, to fine dining at Bin 12 – you have more than enough options to try a new place every night. And better still, each place has a unique range of cocktails for you to enjoy.

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

 

Barefoot bowls – Swell Festival – Gold Coast Summer Style

Have you started planning your next Gold Coast holiday? If you have, why not booking in an afternoon of Barefoot Bowls, schedule time to visit Swell Festival down in Currumbin, or get your friends together for an afternoon of shopping along James Street!

 

Bowls often has a reputation for being only for the older generations, barefoot bowlsbut it’s actually a fun sport – especially if you can get a group of friends together – and Barefoot Bowls is where you want to be.

 

The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club puts on Barefoot Bowls every Sunday afternoon from 12-5pm with live music for most of the afternoon. Please note, that although it’s called ‘barefoot’ bowls, you’ll still need thongs or flat shoes to play. For bookings simply call them on 5535 1023.

 

Swell Festival is celebrating its 15th year, and will be held from the 8th-17th of September. This unique event showcases a range of art, right on the beach.swell festival With photography and art workshops, musicians, yoga, claymation – it’s not an event to be missed.

Image: www.swellsculpture.com.au/

 

Whether you want to visit in the initial days and vote for your favourite pieces, or you want to go for a twilight or night time stroll on the beach and take in the sights. You’ll want to go back more than once. Most pieces are lit up so the experience changes drastically between day and night.

 

Swell was launched in 2003 with 23 sculptures in their first festival. 15 years later the festival is seen by 265,000 visitors and showcases work from up to 55 artists, with up to $1 million of art on display. You don’t want to miss it, so start planning you next holiday now.

 

The Gold Coast is well known for it’s unique fashion and style, so why not make the most of the boutiques in Burleigh and treat yourself.

 

Bikini’s and swimsuits are a must to make the most of the coast lifestyle,burleigh fashion check out Bikini & Me on James street for the best selection in town. Plus they have a range of stylish basics for your holidays including jeans and casual wear.

 

If you’re looking for the unique and trendy boutiques, emte. and A Little Birdie Told Me are worth checking out. Both have a wonderful selection of jewellery, accessories and clothing. With a true boutique feel, you’ll love checking out what local designers have to offer.

 

For the little ones in your life, you’ll want to visit dragonfly. Showcasing an incredible range of trendy baby & kids clothes, toys and accessories sourced from around the world.

 

When you’re done shopping, head to The Fruit Shop Burleigh for one of their famous juices – you’ll see them as you’re walking the streets of Burleigh – they are topped with fresh slices of fruit!

 

There is no better place to soak up the Gold Coast atmosphere than along Burleigh Beach, burleigh headland viewit’s one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast, has an amazing range of restaurants and shops and is close to the highway if you want to head north to the theme parks or south to Byron Bay.

 

 

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

 

Winter Escape – Queensland Junior Surfing Titles – Gold Coast from the waterways – Opera by the Beach

The Gold Coast is the best place to book your next getaway – whether you’re looking for a Winter escape or you’re already planning for your Summer holiday. You can cruise the waterways, watch the Opera by the Beach, dine to your hearts content or get your adrenaline pumping at the local theme parks. There is no better holiday destination.

surfers beach
If you are already over the cold weather, it’s not too late to book in a Winter escape. We have a number of last minute winter deals, check put our website for great last minute deals.

https://www.thebookingbutton.com.au/properties/geminicourtdirect

 

The Queensland Junior Titles is the second surfing event of the year for the Under 18 and Under 16 divisions. jnr surf titlesThis event is an important qualification for selection into the Queensland State Junior Surfing Team – so excitement and talent will be at their peak. This event is held on the 9th and 10th of September and could be held anywhere between The Southport Spit all the way down to Duranbah. You’ll need to call the event hotline on (07) 30303 6388 each morning to find the exact location as the location will move dependant on conditions.

 
If you’re looking for something different why not make the most of the Gold Coast waterways and estuaries and hire a boat or a BBQ pontoon boat? There are a number of vendors that hire boats, the closest being on the Tweed River. bbq pontoonIt makes for a wonderful day out cruising the water and will allow you to see a different side of the Gold Coast.

 
A BBQ pontoon boat is another excellent choice and you’ll create some wonderful memories cruising along, jumping in for a quick dip whenever you find a nice spot and BBQing to your hearts content.

 

For a cultural night out you can’t miss Opera on the Beach held between the 21st and 30th of September. Coolangatta Beach will be transformed into an Egyptian wonderland for a production of Aida. The story covers a royal love triangle and even our local surf life savers will be getting involved.

 

opera on the beach

Image: https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/aida-on-the-beach

 

There are only 6 performances each starting at 6:30pm right on the beach. Prices start at $35 per person for C Reserve and if you want the best seats in the house, tickets are going for $90 each. You’ll want to be quick to make sure you get a good spot.

 
This month the Gold Coast is lucky enough to host Cooly Rocks On and the Broadbeach Country Music Festival. These are just two of the events on this month – the coast always has dozens of things to do and see while you are here. And there is no better place to stay than in the heart of Burleigh. Close to everything, and offers a more relaxing vibe, plus you’ll love the dining options that are all within walking distance.

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

 

 

Surf club dining North Burleigh – May June Burleigh Special Accommodation

There is still time to book an Easter holiday on the Gold Coast. Why not spend the holiday lazing by the beach, getting your adrenaline fix at a local theme park, explore the hinterland or just relax and eat your way through the local restaurants these the local holidays.

Gemini Court Easter EggsDid you know that Easter Eggs come from early traditions where chicken eggs (or even ostrich eggs) were painted? We have since grown accustomed to the foil wrapped chocolate eggs.

The egg has always been a symbol of fertility and rebirth, and in Christianity is it used to symbolise the empty tomb from Jesus’ rebirth.  There is also a legend that Mary Magdalene was making eggs when she went to visit the tomb, and those eggs turned bright red when she saw that Jesus had risen – which is why they now come in such a variety of colours when you’re at the supermarket.

 

Check out this May – June Madness offer at Gemini Court

Stay for 5 nights or 7 nights in our 2 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom Superior Apartments and your Saturday night is only $20 That’s ‘Cheap as Chips”20-image1

You must select either 5, 6 or 7 nights stay to see this offer

Have a night out on us.

Included in this offer is a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates and a free VIP access, entitling you to a premium discount at an array of local restaurant and cafes.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

Telephone our friendly staff on 07 5576 0300 or Toll Free 1800 636 036 and quote this offer or click on the BOOK NOW

Stay dates: – 26th April 17 – 23rd June 2017

 

A common Easter tradition is to pain and decorate eggs, so why not try something a little different this Easter and try painting or decorating eggs instead of just eating them. Make sure you empty them first by poking a hole in the top and bottom with a pin and gently blowing the contents out.

March Blog Gemini BreakfastOne of the most popular places to dine on the Gold Coast is at one of the many local surf clubs. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they often offer the best views on the coast.

Burleigh is lucky to have two, one at the northern end and one at the southern end.

The North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club is at little less popular, but that’s half of its charm. It’s out of the way, and visited most often by the locals. You can enjoy see Miami hill and the ocean from most seats. Why not enjoy a Sunday sesh with a range of live music, stunning views or come in on Thursdays for Schnitzel night?

 

The south Burleigh club is simply known as The Burleigh Heads Surf Club and is located in the heart of town. This two-story building gives you the best views, especially if you can grab a seat on the balcony. It also has a March Blog Gemini Sunrisebeachside kiosk for a quick serve of fish and chips or an ice cream to eat out on the sand. There is also a sports bar for those who want to cheer on their favourite team with a cold beer in hand.

 

If you’ve hit all the restaurants in Burleigh, why not head to the Tallebudgerra Surf Club, just a short walk across the headland from Gemini Court.  They have a buffet breakfast available on weekends from 8-10:30am starting at just $14.50 a head. Who can say no to that?

 

If you were lucky enough to be on the coast this month, hopefully you had a chance to check out Bleach festival, which may still have a few events to go depending on your travel times, saw the Sand Sculpting Championships and the incredibly craftsmanship of all those who entered and displayed their creations or were there to support those in the Gold Coast Relay for Life.

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

 

Bleach Festival – Sand Safari – Valentines Day

With two major events coming up in the next few months – it’s the perfect time to plan a family trip to the Gold Coast. Whether you want to take advantage of Bleach Festival and see the best art, theatre and shows the coast has to offer, or see the sand sculptures come to life at Sand Safari – now is the time to book. You can also make the most of the picture perfect weather and laze on the beaches, check out the dining scene or visit the big theme parks. No matter what you feel like, you’ll find something to do or see.

 

Valentines Day
Valentines Day is fast approaching, but it’s not too late to organise something wonderful. If you’re single – why not get a group of friends together and have a night in, make your own cocktails, make up a cheese platter or order pizza in with friends, or maybe try something a little out of the box and go speed dating!

 

For the loved up couples, you could keep things simple, yet romantic, and organise a picnic on the iconic Burleigh Hill, and either pack your own or grab some fish and chips and watch the sun go down.

 

If you want to wine and dine your love you have a couple of options.

 

Rick Shores is hosting an extravagant 7-course banquet dinner, with views of the ocean and a dessert creation just for Valentines Day – you’re in for a treat. If you want something a little more relaxed, why not celebrate over pizza at Justin Lane? Or if 7-courses isn’t enough The Fish House in Burleigh is hosting an 8 course degustation menu. Whatever you decide to do, why not make the most of it and book a room for the night?

 

Bleach Festival
The Gold Coast’s favourite event is almost here – Bleach Festival 2017 will be held from the 31st of March to the 16th of April, and is not to be missed. Encompassing sport, music, circus performances, dance, theatre and visual art, this festival is like no other. Utilising the famous Gold Coast landscapes to create unconventional venues to showcase the performances, Bleach brings the most talented artists, from local legends to the internationally acclaimed, to the Coast for 3 glorious weeks.

 

There are too many events to mention in one article, so here are a few. For the full listing head to the official website: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

 

Blanc De Blanc

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

Blanc De Blanc:
For those who love the vintage glamour, and an incredible performance – this is the event for you. Hosted in The Spiegeltent, after sell out sessions in London, Sydney and Brisbane, you don’t want to miss this extravagant mix of cabaret and circus. This is an 18+ event and tickets can be purchased online.

 

 

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

Varsity Daze:
This free art installation features three giant illuminated humanoids, set to the soundtrack of The Ruiins, TH’FIKA and Austen challenges our notion of scale and our role in the environment. Not only is it beautiful from a design perspective, it will also get you thinking.

 

 

 

Here I Am!:
A combination of two stunning art and play spaces for kids and their families. Split into two sections, the first allows children to become architects and urban planners, while the second is a softer landscape to allow them to dream and use their imagination. The installation encourages kids to think about the type of place they want to live. It’s entirely free, and is able to be accessed throughout the entire festival.

 

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

 

Sand Safari
If you’re on the Coast for the 10th-26th of February, you have to make time to visit Sand Safari. This sand sculpture competition will draw thousands of spectators. You can sit back and watch the artists at work, or stroll through and admire the masterpieces.

 

Sand Safari 2017

 

The theme for this year is Mermaids and Mythical Creatures – you can even vote for your favourite. There are also a range of activities and workshops if you want to get a little more hands on.  To be there for the Live Sculpting and winner announcement check out the website for more details, dates and times:  http://www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on/annual-events/sand-safari-2017

 

There is always something to do on the Gold Coast, with events like the Quicksilver Pro coming up in March, Bleach Festival, and Sand Safari – there is no better place to book your next holiday. To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

 

Christmas Lights – Fireworks – Shopping – Surfing

If you want to stay in one of the best parts of the Gold Coast, Burleigh is for you. Whether you want a beachside holiday, or want to enjoy the local atmosphere, dine in a variety of restaurants and shop in wonderful boutiques. Burleigh has it all. When it comes to Christmas and New Year – they certainly put on a show as well. Plus, if you’re a surfing fan, you can’t miss the Burleigh Pro that is being held in January 2017.

 

Christmas Lights
A wonderful thing about Christmas is the amount of effort people put into decorating their houses in lights. They truly create a wonderland in their own backyards.

christmas-lights

 

 

Some of the best located in Burleigh as voted by the Gold Coast Bulletin are:

Burleigh Waters 49 Dipper Drive

Burleigh Waters 98 Dipper Drive

Burleigh Waters 244 Christine Avenue

Burleigh Waters 104 Dipper Drive

Burleigh Waters 16 Dabchick Drive

 

And if you want to see all the locations the Gold Coast has to offer there is a Christmas Lights bus tour departing from the Gold Coast Art Centre – you can book tickets here: http://www.murrays.com.au/GoldcoastChristmasLightsTour.aspx

 

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Fireworks
If you’re visiting Burleigh over New Years, you won’t want to miss the fireworks displays. You could wander down to Burleigh Beach and watch the Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise fireworks from the coastline, however if you really want to get into the atmosphere and watch them up close here are your Firework Options: (Broadbeach and Currumbin Creek will be your closest options if you’re staying in Burleigh)

 

 

 

 

Broadbeach – 8pm and Midnight

Currumbin Creek – Midnight

North Kirra – 7:30pm

Coolangatta – 9pm and Midnight

Surfers Paradise – 8pm, 10pm and Midnight

 

Keep an eye on MORE Gold Coast in case there are any changes to these times.

 

Shopping on James Street
While Burleigh is best known for its beaches, it’s also well known for it’s shopping precinct on James Street. With dozens of boutiques, restaurants and quirky shops – you could spend a day just exploring the hidden alleys. Some favourites to check out:

 

Emte Boutique: Focusing on accessories first rather than as a second through to your outfit. They stock a wide range of bags, jewellery, accessories and high fashion clothing.  Owner Emma has created a beautiful environment and you’ll love looking around.

 

Photo: Burleigh Tourism

Photo: Burleigh Tourism

Dragonfly Baby & Kids Clothing: This original concept store focuses on unique and exclusive products for your little ones. If you like the eclectic feel, want something organic and environmentally friendly or are just looking for something different, you definitely want to check this place out.

 

Golosi Food Emporium: Everyone will find something to love in this store. They focus on sourcing the finest local products as well as providing the best from around the world – your taste buds will thank you.

 

Bikini and Me: It’s not a trip to the Gold Coast without stepping on to a beach, and if you’ve left behind your swimmers or just want something new – this is the place to go. Plus they also stock a range of clothing and home wares.

 

2017 Burleigh Pro
The 2017 Burleigh Pro is a world famous surfing event. If you’re on the Gold Coast between the 26th-29th of January, it’s definitely worth checking out.  Burleigh Heads is a natural amphitheatre and the perfect place to watch the competition as the best surfers from around the world battle it out.

burleigh-pro

 

As always there was so much to see and do in Burleigh and on the Gold Coast this month. If you were around did you get a chance to take a photo with Santa or watch the Burleigh Christmas Concert? Or perhaps you were in town to check out Harold Varner III take out the Australian PGA Championships?

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Fishing – Taco’s – Bike Hire – Valentines Day

Burleigh Beach is one of the most loved areas of the Gold Coast, with an abundance of dining options, spectacular coastline and dozens of attractions. It’s the perfect place for your next holiday, whether you are looking for a romantic Valentines getaway, want a weekend away fishing, or are simply after a nice relaxing holiday, Burleigh is the perfect place to make your home base.

 

 

deep-sea-fishing

Deep Sea FIshing

Deep Sea Fishing 
Add some excitement and adventure to your holiday with a deep-sea fishing trip. There are numerous charter boat options available, so be sure to check in with reception to see what we recommend and if we have any specials at the time of your trip.

Not only will you be catching fish, some of which you can keep (if you choose), you’re also likely to see whales and dolphins on your way out. Most companies offer all the fishing equipment you would require, some offer light refreshments, others offer full lunch and snacks, and a few will even cook up your catch for you!

 

 

 

California Taco

California Taco Burleigh

California Taco Burleigh

 

For those who would rather stay on land, everyone always talks about having Fish and Chips on the beach, and while it’s certainly a classic option, why not be a little different and have Taco’s on the beach instead? California Taco in Burleigh is one of the best taco/Mexican places on the Gold Coast, and it’s just across the road from the beach. So grab your favourite taco, and head over to the park for a seat, or pull up a towel on the sand and eat a delicious taco while watching the waves crash at Burleigh Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

Valentines Day
Why not surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway for Valentines Day – it’s never too early to start planning and with our Wine and Chocolates Package you can’t go wrong. Enjoy the beautiful Burleigh coastline, go for a walk along the beach or have a romantic picnic in the park watching the sunset. It’ll be a Valentines Day to remember. For more information on this special visit our website: geminicourt.com.au

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

 

Bike Hire

Bike Hire

 

 

Bike Hire
The Gold Coast coastline is one of the best in Australia, but most people never truly get to see it all. So why not hire a bike and ride up and down the coastline? Apart from a few small stretches, you can travel along the beachfront almost from north to south of the Gold Coast. You can make a day of it, or just go for a casual cruise until you decide to turn around and head back to your hotel. There a number of places where you can hire a bike, so make sure you check in at reception to see if we have any special, otherwise we can point you in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas
Have you booked your Christmas Party yet? Why not let your team make the most of the party and stay the night at Gemini Court? We can do corporate packages and have a number of options available so be sure to give us a call to find out more.

 

 

What happened this month:
If you were lucky enough to be on the Gold Coast this month hopefully you made the time to check out some of the wonderful events that were on.  There were dozens of Melbourne Cup celebrations, the Pan Pacific Masters Games and The Gold Coast Multicultural Festival.

 

Keep in mind that Schoolies is on in Surfers Paradise as well, the 19th-26th of November is QLD Schoolies, while the 26th of November – 10th of December is Schoolies for NSW and VIC students. So just keep those dates in mind while planning your holidays.

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Masters Games, Melbourne Cup and The Surf Safe Appeal

Burleigh Beach is one of the best places to stay on the iconic Gold Coast, whether you are hear to compete in the Pan Pacific Masters Games, cheer on a friend, or want to enjoy a Melbourne Cup getaway – this is the place to be. With an eclectic range of restaurants for all tastes and budgets, one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline the Gold Coast has to offer, and just a short drive from Surfers, Mt. Tamborine, and the ever popular theme parks – there really is no better place to stay.

 

Master Games

Master Games

Masters Games
In November, from the 5th to the 13th, over 13,000 participants from all over Australia and overseas will arrive to compete in one of Australia’s premier multi-sport events. There is only a minimum age requirement for each event, there are no qualifying times or standards to meet to enter. So if you’ve ever dreamed of competing on a large scale – this is the event for you! It is inspiring to watch the dedication and determination of those competing.

With over 40 sports to compete in, there is something for everyone – regardless of whether you want to compete or simply sit, watch and cheer from the sidelines. There is everything from archery, diving, lawn bowls and volleyball to more unique events such as trivia and ten-pin bowling! As a bonus, they have prepared a stellar entertainment line up with artists and acts such as Oils, Angels and Divinyls Show, Paul Christie’s Rockhouse and Captain Wow to name a few. For tickets and more info you can visit their website here: http://mastersgames.com.au/ppmg/

 

Melbourne Cup Events
If you’re planning on visiting the Gold Coast on November 1st, you best start planning for Melbourne Cup – there are so many great events on, it’s always hard to choose which one to attend. Here are our favourites!

2013 Myer Fashion on the Field

The Centre of Melbourne Cup 2016 | Broadbeach
After a sell out 2015 this event is at the top of our list. Hosted by Sea FM’s Galey and Charli and sponsored by Moet and Chandon – you know you’re in for a treat. This event features a glass of Moet and Chandon on arrival, a 4 course lunch complimented by a premium beverage package, a fashion parade, live entertainment and of course race sweeps!

For more information and to book visit their website here: http://www.gccec.com.au/centre-of-melbourne-cup-2016.html

 

Melbourne Cup by the Sea by Rick Shores | Burleigh
If you’re looking for something unique, with a splash of luxury – this is the event for you. With spectacular water views, a pop up marque, live music, and a delicious menu full of Rick’s favourites you are in for a treat.

For more info and to book tickets call 07 5630 6611 or send an email to seatme@rickshores.com.au

 

Fish House, Burleigh

Fish House, Burleigh

 

Red Carpet Champagne Luncheon at the Fish House | Burleigh
For the seafood fans who love the luxurious life without the price tag of Rick Shores event, this divine luncheon is for you. Hosted at The Fish House in Burleigh you’ll be treated with Ruinart champagne and Royal Miyagi oysters on arrival and then you’ll enjoy a delectable six-course luncheon. To book, simply call the restaurant on 07 5535 7725.

 

Surf Safe Appeal
From October 24th – 30th is the 13th Surf Safe Appeal – Our Surf Life Savers are an iconic part of our beaches as they ensure you are safe in the water, and they are the ones to lend a hand if you or your family gets into trouble in the water. So if you see them around, please give them a small donation as you’ll be helping to save lives. Alternatively you can donate by calling 07 3846 8000 or visiting www.surfappeal.com.au.

 

What went on in October?
If you were in town in this month, did you see these great events?

 

V8 Supercars – 21st-23rd of October  http://geminicourt.com.au/?p=1298

Results – Race 22 (Sat) Shane Van Gisbergen & Alexandre Premat – Red Bull Racing Australia – Holden Commodore VF. Race 23 (Sun) Jamie Whincup & Paul Dumbrell – Red Bull Racing Australia – Holden Commodore VF

 

Opera in the park – October 1st

Plenty of people brought a blanket, or their chairs to enjoy the Opera in the Park early this month.  They weren’t disappointed, with lots of free entertainment from favourite Opera and Broadway shows.

 

Coolangatta Gold – October 16th  http://geminicourt.com.au/?p=1298

The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar.

Results – Mens – Alastair Day from Surfers Paradise in a time of 3:54:29.6   Womens – Courtney Hancock from BMD Northcliffe in a time of 4:29:07.3

 

Buskers by the Creek – 15th + 16th of October  http://geminicourt.com.au/?p=1279

Another huge success for the organisers of Buskers by the Creek with plenty on show for all who attended.  Including Australia’s first ever floating half pipe in the water!   https://www.facebook.com/buskersbythecreek/

 

Glitter Festival – 6th-9th of October

 

What a Saturday night!   Kicking off with Anthony Callea and his fantastic renditions of the songs of the legendary George Michael and then the after party down in The Basement with Up Late in the Glitter Club, it was a night to remember! https://www.facebook.com/glitterfestivalgc/

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Food & Wine Expo – Iconic Surf – Magic Millions

As summer gets underway, Burleigh Heads really starts to shine – it’s the perfect place to visit as you enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Whether you want to enjoy some fine dining at the Gold Coast Food and Wine Expo, or give surfing a go. Burleigh is host to an incredible range of dining options, has its own national park, and is close to the highway to reach other iconic Gold Coast hotspots.

 

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

 

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo
If fine dining, and wine are loves of yours – you cannot miss the Gold Coast Food and Wine Expo held from the 20th-22nd of January. For connoisseurs of fine food, to those with an appreciation of the simpler things, you’ll find something to enjoy. There are over 100 exhibitors showcasing their food, wine, kitchenware and home wares and there will be plenty of FREE tastings so you can sample and taste your way through the show.

 

 

 

 

Clover Hill Oyster Bar
There are also a range of food, wine, beer and cheese classes presented by keynote speakers and exhibitors. Plus, if you’re a lover of oysters you’ll have to stop by the Clover Hill Oyster Bar – have a glass of sparkling wine, enjoy some local oysters and watch the celebrity chefs and the hustle and bustle of the show.

Clover Hill Oyster Bar

Clover Hill Oyster Bar

 

For the keen cooks you will want to be around for the celebrity master classes, watch your favourite chefs in action and learn a few new tricks! For more information and the schedule of events – check out their website here: http://foodandwineexpo.com.au/shows/gold-coast/

 

 

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Burleigh Headland
The Burleigh Headland is an iconic surf beach, with a number of internationally recognised surf events taking place at this location. It’s the place youngsters learn to surf, and the pro’s go to catch a wave or two. If you’ve wanted to try surfing there is no better place to catch your first wave. There are a number of surf skills that operate – so be sure to check at reception to see if we have any specials running when you come to visit. There is also a surf shop or two if you need your surfing fix and you want to hire a board.

 

 

Magic Millions
The Magic Millions Gold Coast horse race carnival is on again this year and if you’re coming to watch or race take advantage of making this a weekend getaway and book now……

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Jellurgal, Picnics and Taco’s

There is so much to do in Burleigh Heads, from walking around the headland, to relaxing on the beach or checking out the dozens of restaurants and cafes. If you’re looking for a little bit of extra inspiration why not check out the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, pick up some fish and chips, have a picnic and watch the sunset over the Gold Coast, or try out a couple of the more unique restaurants Burleigh has to offer.

 

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre
If you’ve never been, you definitely need to add the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre to your ‘must visit’ list. You’ll learn about the Aboriginal history and culture specific to the Gold Coast, you’ll hear dreamtime stories from the area as well as learn about traditional bush foods, and life in the bush. There are also cultural workshops, dance performances, and daily tours.

You can also watch Aboriginal artists at work, purchase original artwork and see a range of artefacts. Be sure to visit their website, prior to your visit as session times are set and they are only open Monday to Friday. You can view their site and get more information here: http://www.jellurgal.com.au/

Burleigh Hill

Picnics on Burleigh Hill

If you haven’t seen it already, there is nothing quite like watching the sunset from Burleigh Hill. A popular spot with locals, so be sure to get their mid afternoon to stake out a spot. Bring a picnic blanket and some snacks and enjoy a Gold Coast sunset, you’ll see the sun set over the ocean, skyline and mountains – it’s a wonderful sight to see.

 

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If you don’t feel like packing your own picnic, pop down to one of the many fish and chips shops and enjoy your meal overlooking the ocean. There are also playgrounds for the kids nearby and plenty of dining options, so take your pick, watch the sunset and make the most of the beautiful Gold Coast weather.

 

Unique Dining Options
As mentioned, there an extensive variety of dining options in Burleigh and two of the more unique options are Pigs and Pints and California Taco.

 

California Taco

California Taco

 

Opened and operated by California locals, is California Taco. Inspired by the blend of Mexican and California flavours, this fusion is called ‘Baja’. Take your pick one of their numerous Taco or Burrito options, get a side of corn chips and salsa (included in each order) and enjoy the taste of traditional Southern Californian food.

 

 

 

 

Pigs and Pints has grown quite a reputation for its delicious food amongst the locals. They offer gourmet sliders and quality farmhouse food and are know for their boutique beer and bar. They’ve become so popular they’ve opened a second store in Surfers Paradise. But be sure to check out where they started in the heart of Burleigh, and enjoy a delicious hearty meal.

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.