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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.

 

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.

Surf – Buskers – Freemans

Burleigh is one of the most popular travel destinations for visitors to the Gold Coast, with one of the most beautiful beaches, an abundance of dining options and so much to do! Whether you want to learn to surf, check out a local event, go for a farm tour, or just enjoy wonderful food and time by the beach – Burleigh has it all. Plus, it’s close to the highway which means everything you want to see and do is just a short drive away.

 

Learn to Surf
You really can’t visit the Gold Coast and not give surfing a go! Luckily, there are many places around that offer lessons, or for board hire if you’re already a keen surfer.  There are lessons available almost everyday, and they provide all the equipment you will need to try your hand at this iconic sport.

learn-to-surf

Whether learning to surf has been on your bucket list for years, or your kids want to give it a go – make sure you add it to your itinerary for your next coast adventure. There are a number of learn to surf companies around, so be sure to ask at reception if we have any special deals at the time of your visit.

 

Buskers by the Creek
If you’re on the coast the weekend of the 15-16th of October, and you’re looking for a laid back afternoon – check out Buskers by the Creek. Held on Currumbin Creek, which is just a short drive from Burleigh, it’s a brilliant event. Try foods from around the world, at various market stalls, listen to the buskers as they show off and share a variety of music styles.

 

There will also be acrobatics, a contortionist, Adam Brand and many other performers – they’ll all have their hats and suitcases out, so make sure you bring your change, it’s Buskers by the Creek after all. This is truly a fabulous event, enjoyable for all ages. For more information visit their website here: http://www.buskersbythecreek.com.au/

 

Freemans Organic Farm
If you’ve got curious kids, why not take them to Freemans Organic Farm for a tour? Not only will you learn more about where your food comes from, but the kids can pick their own seasonal vegetables. With most kids being used to bought food and ingredients, it can be fun to show them where it all really comes from, in a hands on environment.

 

Image from freemansorganicfarm.com.au

 

 

It’s a beautiful location, and there is a lovely café for breakfast or lunch. It’s best to call and book in your tour advance, which you can do at their website here: http://www.freemansorganicfarm.com.au/

 

Keep in mind they are only open for tours Friday-Sunday, unless prior arrangements are made.

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Rock Ice Cream

Cold Rock Ice Cream

 

Cold Rock Ice Cream
There is nothing better after a long day at the beach than a nice cold ice cream, and Cold Rock Burleigh has one of the best views of any ice cream shop. Pick out your favourite flavour ice cream, then pick a few ‘mix-ins’, and watch them smash your concoction together. The kids will love coming up with their favourite combos and you’ll love the variety of fresh fruit and confectionary! 

 

 

 

 

Elephant Rock Cafe
If you’re looking for a unique dining experience you can’t go past Elephant Rock café, just a short drive from Burleigh this café has spectacular views over Currumbin Beach and Elephant Rock. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner they offer fresh and healthy modern Australian cuisine – or you can just stop in for a drink and some hot chips and take in the scenery. If you can, book a table in advance to ensure you get a seat with a view!

Elephant Rock Cafe

Elephant Rock Cafe

They are located at 776 Pacific Parade, Currumbin – and when you’re done go for a walk down the beach, climb the lookout near the surf life saving club, and wander down to watch Elephant Rock as the sun sets – you won’t regret it!

 

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.