Category Archives: Watersports

Yoga by the Beach – Snorkeling with Turtles – Day Spa at Mt Tamborine – Day Spa at Mt Tamborine

When visiting the Gold Coast there are some hidden gems that often get missed for the more popular tourist attractions. So make your next holiday a special one, go snorkelling with turtles off Cook Island, take a Kayak Tour of Tallebudgera Creek or get the ultimate in relaxation with yoga by the beach or a day spa that will come to you.

 

If you are in need of some serious relaxation, why not take a yoga class by the ocean. The classes run by the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga are held every Saturday morningbeach yoga at 8am in Justins Park (except in bad weather). This energising class will suit every ability and get you ready for day of exploring, or more relaxing.

 

The class is only $3, but you will need to bring a towel or mat. There is also a Sunday class that is held indoors. This class starts at 8:30 am and is held in Fradgley Hall on Park Avenue in Burleigh Heads and is also $3.

 

Holidays are all about unique experiences, turtles cook islandand what would be better than snorkelling with turtles at Cook Island. With Watersports Guru you’ll take a 15 minute boat ride out to Cook Island to snorkel with the green turtles – the island is famous for its large population of these beautiful creatures. Plus, you might even encounter a pod of dolphins, find Nemo and other tropical fish, and have a chance to admire the beautiful mix of corals.

 

The tour includes all of your snorkelling equipment, floating devices and transport. You’ll need to book, so head to https://watersportsguru.com/snorkelling/ to find out more.snorkelling

 

During a big holiday full of adventure and excitement, sometimes it’s nice to have some down time and spoil yourself and Ripple Massage Day Spa and Beauty can help. Why not get a group of girlfriends together and make a day of it. Whether you decide to have a hot stone massage, deep tissue massage or one of their signature seashell or chocolate massages – you’re in for a treat. Plus, full health fund rebates apply to all massages.

 

They also offer full beauty services such as manicures, pedicures and facials. day spaThe best part, they’ll come to you.The Gold Coast is a city of waterways so if you only ever see the beaches and mountains, you’re still missing out on a large portion of what the coast has to offer.

 

The coast’s NaturallyGC program runs kayak tours for just $10. It’s important to check dates as they aren’t on every weekend. There is one held on the 25th of November, and another on the 2nd of December.

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You’ll explore the mangroves, watch the local birds and explore the islands caused by tides. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and the fee includes your kayak and life jacket. To register for tickets click here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-tallebudgera-creek-kayak-tickets-35905408042?aff=es2

 

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.

Burleigh Headland National Park – Tallebudgera Creek Activities – Oktoberfest

If you want a relaxing beach side holiday, with a national park, beach and creek (depending on whether you like waves or calm water), and dozens of restaurants to choose from, Burleigh is the place to be.

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Plus there is always something happening around Burleigh Heads, and this month we had the Swell Festival and Saltfest Surf Festival. That’s the great thing about the coast, there is always a big event on each month – if not a handful of them. So you’ll always have something to do.

 

Burleigh is one of the most unique beaches on the coast as it has its own national park on the headland. So you can laze on the sand soaking up some sunshine, go for a swim or a surf, or walk around the headland exploring through nature.

 

There are 3 levels of walkways, burleigh national park signthe lazy stroll around the headland, a slightly more difficult walk where you can catch glimpse of the coastline, and a harder walk with a lookout. At a slow pace, most would be able to do all 3 as they aren’t too long or steep (just a few stairs) – plus the views are spectacular.

 

While you’re there, why not head around the headland to Tallebudgera creek for a more peaceful swim, popular with families as you can get away from the waves and play in the water – plus if you’re lucky you might even spot some dolphins.

 

If you want to explore, why not hire a kayak or stand up paddle board and explore Tallebudgera creek – Tallebudgera creek kayakit’s can be a bit of a workout, but it’s a lot of fun checking out a few of the rivers, claim a sandbank for yourself and have a laugh – just make sure you watch the tide as the current can get quite strong at certain times of the day.

 

We can’t all make it to Germany, so why not head to Surfers Paradise for Oktoberfest Surfers Paradise held at the Bavarian Haus. Featuring it’s own Oktoberfest band (The Huns), German beers on tab, and a range of German food. The event will be held on the 7th of October at  5:30pm. Plus, tickets are only $8 if you buy them now. They will slowly increase in price as we get closer to the event, octoberfestbut even if you buy them at the door they’ll only be $20 each. So get your Lederhose and Dirndl’s ready and enjoy the atmosphere. You can purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/oktoberfest-surfers-paradise-tickets-37868123577?aff=es2

 

Whether you are coming to the coast for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or just stopping in for a quick business trip – Burleigh is where you want to be.

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.

Water sports – Whale Watching – Surfing – Gold Coast Eisteddfod – Theme Parks

Burleigh is the perfect place for your next Gold Coast adventure. With whale watching, surfing, the local theme parks and Gold Coast Eisteddfod all available – you’ll always have plenty to do. Plus Burleigh is home to a beautiful national park, a gorgeous stretch of beach and more dining options than you’ll know what to do with.

 

While the weather might still be on the cooler side, but it won’t be for too much longer, and now is the time to start booking for the warmer months. While you’re here on the coast, why not book in a Whale Watching tour or learn to surf?
Whale watchingThe annual migration of the humpback whale is happening right now until the end of October. There are a number of different tour companies – a number of them leave from the Gold Coast Spit. Alternatively you can head down to Byron for the day as there are a number of tours departing there regularly. Be sure to shop around as there are always deals on, and they offer a variety of experiences. Some will be more private on smaller vessels, others are on larger vessels and are full service with lunch provided, so you can choose an option that suits your family and budget best.

 

The Gold Coast is well known for its surfer lifestyle, so why not learn from some of the best and tick one more thing off your bucket list. surfingSurf lessons and board hire shops are located near almost every beach on the coast. It’s recommended that you book as the classes often fill up, especially as the weather heats up. It’s worth checking in at reception to see if we have any specials on offer while you’re staying, otherwise we can point you to the closest schools and hire shops.

 

The Gold Coast Eisteddfod was originally run in 1982. It was a part of Tropicarnival which was the coasts first festival. It is the largest competition of its kind in the country. Around 158 schools and over 70 dance studios take part competing in segments such as solo and group dance, piano, strings, brass and wind instrumental groups, orchestras, choral. Last year over 70,000 competitors took the stage over the seven weeks.gold coast eistedford

 

The competition is held at The Arts Centre and the Robina and Albert Waterways Community Centres. The eisteddfod runs from Friday the 28th of July – starting with the music events, and finishes on the 14th of September.

 

When most people think of the Gold Coast they think of the picture perfect beaches and the theme parks, but have you been to them all yet?
With Dreamworld and Movieworld being your more adrenaline fuelled parks, Dreamworld has its own water park, plus it’s home to tiger island where you can get up close and personal with the Bengal tiger. rollercoasterMovieworld is full of rides and attractions and as it’s a WarnerBros theme park you’ve got a range of movie entertainment and themed rides to enjoy. Wet’n’Wild is it’s own water park, and SeaWorld is the premier marine animal park in Australia. So you’ve got plenty of options to suit everyone.

 

 

Plus if you want to go to Movieworld, Wet’n’Wild or SeaWorld – they are owned by the same company so you can get an unlimited pass to the three for the duration of your holiday!

 

If you’re lucky enough to be on the coast at the moment, hopefully you had a chance to check out the Gold Coast Marathon, Viva Surfers Paradise, the Kokoda Challenge and the Sydney Comedy Festival.

 

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.