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Jewellery Lessons – Burleigh Pro – Sean Scott Gallery – Fish n Chips Picnic on the Headland

Burleigh is the place to be if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday with lots of things to do. Whether you’re here to watch the Burleigh Pro, want to wander through a local gallery, try your hand at jewellery making or want a relaxing picnic watching the coastline – there is no where better. With dozens of dining options, its own national park and a stunning stretch of beach – you’ll never run out of things to do.

 

If you love good art and the ocean, you’ll love Sean Scott – he is one of Australia’s most well known photographers and has a gallery located on James Street in Burleigh Heads. The gallery is open 7 days a week and stocks a large range of his artwork. Whether you are looking for a unique memento of your Gold Coast holiday or just want to be able to have one of his stunning photographs in your house, you’ll find something to love.

 

No budget is too big or small as they offer everything from photos in high definition on glass down to small canvas art prints – you’ll find it all – or just spend some time wandering around admiring his skills.

 

burleigh surfThe 2018 Burleigh Pro is fast approaching. This four day event will run between January 25th-28th and attracts some of the best surfers in the world. Competitors here are battling it out for points to get into the World Surf League Qualifying Series – so you know the competition will be fierce.

 

Burleigh Heads is the best spot to watch all the action as the headland acts like a natural amphitheatre – it does get busy though so make sure you get there early or be prepared to walk a little. Bring a blanket, a picnic and settle under a tree to watch all the action.

 

jewellery makingHolidays are for doing something different, so why not take a jewellery class with The Jewellery Studio. Not only do the sell beautiful hand crafted pieces, they also run small workshops and private classes.

 

You’ll walk away with a beautiful piece or two you’ve created yourself and the memories to match. Classes are by appointment only, so if this sounds like something you want to do you’ll want to reach out early to make sure they have room for you. For more information head to their website and send them a quick email: http://thejewellerystudio.com.au/

burleigh sunset

 

Sunsets at Burleigh Headland are not something you want to miss while you’re here. So why not do as the locals do, grab some fish and chips from one of the local shops – grab a spot on the headland and enjoy the sunset to the sound of the lorikeets.

 

It is a popular spot on the weekends, so if you want a bit more quiet – head there on a week day evening for a little more privacy as you take in the views of the entire Gold Coast coastline.

fish and chips

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.

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.

burleigh sunrise

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.

Family escapes in Burleigh – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Burleigh is the perfect place for your next getaway. With events like Cooly Rocks On, the Broadbeach Country Music Festival and the Gold Coast Show, you’ll never be bored. Plus with places to visit like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the many restaurants and stunning coastline there is plenty to see as well.

 

The Gold Coast show started in the 1950’s, although it was previously named The Southport Show before its name was changed in 1959. The show will be held on between the 1st-3rd of September at the Gold Coast Turf club.

 

Gold Coasters love this event, and not just because it comes with its own public holiday. The three days are packed full of rides, attractions, live entertainment, competitions, and show bags. Whether you want to battle it out for a giant stuffed teddy bear, get an adrenaline rush on the rides or eat your body weight in ‘show food’ you’ll have a ball.gold coast show clown

Image Source: www.goldcoastshow.com.au

As with all shows there are a range of competitions on during the show. There are arts and crafts competitions for the artistically minded, woodchopping events and a range of best in show events for the animal lovers. With dogs, goats, poultry, cattle, horses and even rodents battling it out for the coveted title of ‘Best in Show’.

 

Family Escapes in Burleigh gemini court balcony

If you have a larger family or want to holiday with other family members our 2 ½ BEDROOM FAMILY SUPERIOR OCEANVIEW apartments are perfect for the larger family!

 

Self-Rated 4 ½ star fully self-contained and spacious 2 bedroom + kids bunk room superior apartment with stunning ocean and beach views! Located throughout the building with spectacular views, this apartment is a great choice if you need a few extra beds! With a Queen bed in the master, Queen bed in the second bedroom and single bunk beds in the kids room (Bedding configuration may vary between apartments) – this apartment has room for family and friends. Check out this room type http://geminicourt.com.au/apartments/two-and-12-bedroom-family-superior-ocean-view/ Of course if you want a larger and more spacious stay we also have our four bedroom Penthouse Oceanview – perfect for two families who want to holiday together!gemini court wine view

 

This 4 bedroom /4 bathroom Penthouse on the top floor of Gemini Court features two levels to take in the breathtaking views of Burleigh Heads and along 40kms of Gold Coast coastline. The penthouse offers a Master bedroom with King bed, a second bedroom with a Queen bed, third bedroom with 2 single beds and a loft bedroom with a queen bed. With two ensuites and two extra bathroom areas, this space is sure to please every large family or group.  With a separate laundry, fully equipped kitchen, large living area and wrap around balconies with coastal and ocean views, this penthouse is set to astound you and your guests. The large roof top entertaining area tops off the large space and is perfect for relaxing in the sun in privacy or having a BBQ with friends and family.  This apartment is of the highest standard on the coast and is perfect for that family getaway.  (Please note that this penthouse has a strict no party policy in place). Rates are for 8 people. Will accommodate up to 10 comfortably.

 

Currumbin Sanctuary is another must see location when you’re travelling to the coast. currumbin sanctuaryWell known for its wildlife encounters where you can feed a kangaroo and hug a koala – there is actually much more to see and do.

Image source: www.cws.org.au

 

Why not take a Segway tour through the sanctuary, for 40 mins you’ll be guided through the bush land and rainforest habitats. For the bird lovers, you must check out the Free Flight Bird Show. You’ll meet some of Australia’s most incredible bird species, from the pelican, our largest bird in flight, currumbin sanctuary 1to our colourful parrots, endangered species, and the wedge-tailed eagle. Plus, if you hang around at the end of the show you can also have your photo taken with a bird of prey.

Image source: www.cws.org.au

 

For the more adventurous, you’ll want to check out the Tree Top Challenge. The course features 80 challenges, including 11 ziplines (one where you zipline over crocodiles!), you’ll hang in the trees, climb ladders, balance on suspended bridges and much more. The course takes around 3.5 hours to complete, with 5 courses in total. If you’re lucky you may even see a Tassie devil, or hear the dingos howl

 

For more information or to book in a spot for the Tree Top Challenge head to their website
www.cws.org.au.

 

No matter how you want to spend your next getaway, Burleigh Heads is the perfect place to make your home base. With pristine coastline, its own national park and a delicious range of restaurants and cafes – you’ll have an amazing time. 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.

Swell Festival in Currumbin – Coolangatta Whale Watching – Best Markets in Burleigh/Gold Coast

                                                

There is so much to do on the Gold Coast, and there is no place better to make your home base than Burleigh Beach. With its own national parkland, stunning beaches and a thriving dining scene it’s the perfect place to stay. From there you can check out Swell Festival, go whale watching or head south to check out the Kingscliff Lantern Markets. However you want to spend your holiday, Burleigh is the perfect place to be.

 

If you are lucky enough to be visiting the Gold Coast between the 8th and the 17th of September you won’t want to miss Swell Festival in Currumbin. Celebrating its 15th year, this event showcases an impressive art collection, right on the beach. swell sculpturePlus there are a range of photography and art workshops, live music and yoga classes to take part in.

Image: www.swellsculpture.com.au/
In the initial days of the festival you can vote for your favourite pieces, and you can visit at dusk or in the evening for a different experience (most pieces are lit and look spectacular at night).

 

Founded in 2003 Swell has grown drastically from its initial 23 sculptures, they now showcase work from over 55 artists, are visited by 265,000 people and have up to $1 million worth of art on show.

 

Whale watching season is here, and the Gold Coast is one of the best places to enjoy their annual migration. Whether you want to visit one of the local headlands and hope you catch a glimpse of these incredible creatures, or you want to get up close and personal on a charter boat – you won’t want to miss them.

 

The season starts mid May and ends in the first weeks of November. And the first whales are already making their way past. A number of the local charter companies offer a sighting guarantee so you won’t miss out if it’s a quiet day. whaleAs a bonus you may be lucky enough to see additional marine life such as dolphins and turtles.

 

It can be difficult picking a company when there are so many options so make sure you find out what boat they use. Some are smaller and others are larger – the difference depends on whether you prefer an intimate setting or whether you want more facilities and space on board. Make sure you check in with reception as we often have specials running and can point you in the right direction depending on your preferences.

 

The Kingscliff Night Markets (or the Kingscliff Lantern Markets as they are often called) are held on the first Friday of every month. kingscliff beachThey are located next to the Cudgen Surf Life Saving Club right along the beach and run from 5pm-9pm. With a range of food and drink stalls, fashion, art and crafts on display and live entertainment it’s a great night out for locals and visitors alike.

 

If you’re looking for a market closer to home, check out the Village Markets. Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 8:30am-1pm on the Burleigh Heads State School oval. These markets offer a range of live entertainment, boutique fashion and accessories, second hand stalls and a selection of incredible food choices.

 

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

Parks in Burleigh – Broadbeach Music Events – Cooly Rocks On

Come and soak up some sunshine on the Gold Coast this winter. With music events, Cooly Rocks On, beautiful parks to explore and the big four theme parks, you’ll love soaking up the atmosphere and crystal clear days.

north burleigh beachOne of the best features of Burleigh, other than being one of the best beaches on the coast, is the range of parks nearby.

 

Burleigh Head National Park is one of the most popular, it has a beautiful lookout and a number of walks for a variety of fitness levels. Whether you want to go for a stroll through the forest, or you want challenge yourself a little with a more intense walk, this is the place to be. One of the highlights is the Tumgun Lookout, which has spectacular views of the coast. Although it takes a little more effort to get to the lookout, it’s easy enough for most if you go slow and steady – just note there are some stairs to get to the top.

 

Justin’s Park is another popular spot, it has a great playground for the kids, an open space area for kicking a ball around, and is next to some amazing shops if you want an ice cream or some fish and chips on the beach. burleigh headland walkPlus, on a Sunday night the bongos and flame throwers come out to play, so it’s worth hanging around to be a part of the atmosphere.

 

At the other end of the beach is the Mick Schamburg park which is on the boarder of Burleigh and Miami. Another spectacular lookout that gives you the full view of the Gold Coast coastline, with also has a smaller playground.

 

Plus, for all the fitness fans, dotted along the coastline between the National Park and the Mick Schamburg park are a selection of fitness stations. From chin up bars, to balance beams to leg press machines – this walk has it all. Or you can simply enjoy the sand between your toes and go for a stroll on the beach.

 

Broadbeach is well known for its music events. With two iconic events you won’t want to miss:

Blues on Broadbeach is held this month from the 18th-21st of May and will feature headline artists Bonnie Tyler, Ian Moss, the Slim Jim Phantom Trio and Harts.

Image: bluesonbroadbeach.com

blues on broadbeachThe Broadbeach Country Music Festival is held a little later in the year from the 28th-30th of July and features artists like Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley and The Wolfe Brothers.

The best part of both these events is that they are completely free. The atmosphere is always amazing as the crowds gather to enjoy their favourite bands and artists. Whether you choose to dine in one of the restaurants and take in the atmosphere or grab an ice cream or coffee and stroll the streets taking it all in – you’ll have a wonderful weekend.

 

Cooly Rocks On is another popular Gold Coast event packed full of music, cars, dancing and old-fashioned fun. Plus, the daytime entertainment is completely free. Held on the 7th-11th of June in Coolangatta you can take part in the dance championships, cooly rocks on street dancingor enjoy a dance class, watch the street parade or admire the cars in the show ’n’ shine or cuddle up for the Drive in Movies – however you spend the event, you are destined to have a ball.

Image: www.coolyrockson.com

Some of the events do require registrations as numbers are limited so make sure you check out the official website for more info: http://www.coolyrockson.com/event-guide/drive-in-movies/

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.

Countdown to Commonwealth Games – Sanctuary Cove Boat Show – Family group getaways

If you’re planning on heading to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, it’s time to start getting organised. It may be a year away, but tickets and accomodation will book up quickly. And while you’re booking in, why not check out the rest of what the coast has to offer? With the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show coming up quickly, plus the gorgeous beaches and hinterland, it really is the perfect place for your next holiday.

 

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is almost here. Held on the 25th-29th of May it’ll be open 9am-5pm daily. Whether you are already out on the water regularly or just want to dream and admire the luxury and fun, it’s the perfect day out for the whole family.

sanctuary cove boat show

There are over 200 exhibitors on display showcasing luxury and super yachts, fishing equipment, boat builders and sellers, jetties, inflatables and every piece of marine equipment you would ever need – all in one place.

 

For the fishing fans there is even a Live Bream Shootout, where the winner takes all and the fish are released at the end. There is $3,000 up for grab for the team who catches the most in fish weight over the two days.

 

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are just over a year away, but tickets are already available and going fast. With the opening ceremony being held on the 4th of April and the closing ceremony on the 15th, it’s going to be an action packed 11 days. Over 6,600 International athletes are expected from 70 nations and territories so you know that tickets and accomodation options won’t last.

 

commonwealth games trackSo, if you’re planning on attending – it’s best to start organising now. With sports like athletics, basketball, boxing, cycling, diving, gymnastics, lawn bowls, shooting, swimming and weight lifting on display – you’re bound to find something you love so you can support our incredible athletes.

 

While the games are held primarily on the Gold Coast, a few select events will be held in Brisbane and Townsville, so make sure you check event dates and locations carefully when selecting your accommodation and booking flights.

 

The Gold Coast is the perfect place for your next family getaway. Whether you want to explore the hinterland, go for a walk or a hike and explore the local rainforest, spend your day lazing on the beach, kicking a ball around and playing in the surf, or check out the range of entertainment options – the coast has it all.

 
If you (and the kids) want a little more action sandcastlesyou can head to any of the local theme parks, or check out Infinity or the Escape Rooms to boggle your brains and challenge your perceptions with optical illusions and puzzles to solve. Plus, there are so many dining options your biggest problem will be deciding where to go first!

 

If you’re lucky enough to be on the Gold Coast this month hopefully you were lucky enough to check out the Film Festival, the Supa Nova Pop Culture Expo and the Australian Street Extravaganza. The coast is lucky to have such a variety of events, and to have the hinterland and picture perfect beaches at our doorstep.

 

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.

Blues on Broadbeach Festival – Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show – Cooly Rocks On – Broadbeach Country Music Festival

For a top holiday spot on the Gold Coast, you can’t go past beautiful Burleigh Heads.

The pretty beachside suburb boasts some of the region’s trendiest events and venues right on its doorstep, and it’s just a short drive from the best the coast has to offer.

Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, located in Hayle Street, features luxury accomodation right in the heart of all of the action.
Blues on Broadbeach Festival,                                               May 21 – 24

Firstly, let’s take a look at the biggest free music festival in Australia; Blues on Broadbeach, a popular, free event which has been running since May, 2002.

Blues on Broadbeach funThis year’s festival will be held from May 19 to 22 and it features an impressive line-up, including The Bamboos, Big Daddy Wilson, Alex Hahn & The Blue Riders, Chase the Sun, Three Kings and many more soulful acts jamming out over six varied stages in the middle of Broadbeach’s trendy leisure and dining district.

Blues on Broadbeach has proven to be a very safe and pleasant event year on year,  offering all the amenities you’d expect at a major music festival, all for free.

For more information about Blues on Broadbeach check out bluesonbroadbeach.com online.

Gold Coast International Marine Expo,                          May 21 – 24-May

If a day out by the water is more your style, the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, situated a short drive away from Gemini Court at Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera, will likely fit the bill. The expo will be held from May 19 to 22, coinciding with Blues on Broadbeach.

Gold Coast International Marine ExpoThis year’s event will introduce indoor Shell Scheme Booths, housed within a large 10m x 20m marquee, for exhibitors requiring full indoor protection. Also new will be the Sea Trial Berths, offering an exclusive area for exhibitors to undertake sea trials during Expo.

New precincts are also being planned to showcase like-minded exhibitors, such as engines and fishing equipment.

‘The Boat Show With So Much More’ is Australia’s only ‘working boat show’ and it attracts large crowds of enthusiastic visitors from across the country, and across the world. Whether you’re a boating enthusiast, or just curious about marine craft, the expo will definitely be worth a look. As a bonus, the expo is a big supporter of local charities, with its widespread donations topping well over $68,000 to date.

The Boat Show With So Much More'While organisation is still underway for this year’s event, we can get a pretty good idea of what’s in store by taking a look at last year’s event. One of the more curious stop-offs at the 2015 boat show was the Notorious Pirate Ship, a painstaking, rare replica of a 15th century Portuguese caravel. It’s one-of-a-kind in the Southern Hemisphere and it was a thrill for the young and young-at-heart to take a look at the quirky vessel.

Last year also featured the Supertank Fishing Show and Super 60s Multihull Showcase, while the Fishing Show provided a unique fisheye look at underwater life (and a glimpse at the latest fishing gear).

The Southport Yacht Club Funsail also offers kids the opportunity to hit the water and test out their sea legs in a safe environment.

Tickets to the Gold Coast Marine Expo are available online, but you can also pay at the gate.

Coinciding with the Expo will be the Marine Sanctuary Cove show, showcasing over 500 boats at Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove, including the latest lines.

It will feature an array of exclusive conferences, boating demonstrations and more.

Visit sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au online for more information.

 Cooly Rocks On,                                                                          May 29 – June 8

While holidaying in Burleigh Heads, you might be lucky enough to catch the Cooly Rocks On 50s and 60s nostalgia festival, which features as the biggest event of its kind in Australia. It will be held from June 3 to 13, a short drive down the Pacific Motorway in the border town of Coolangatta. Last year about 100,000 people attended the free event and organisers expect numbers could surpass that this year.

Cooly Rock on

Attractions at the festival include an impressive car show, comprising more than 1300 hot rods and other classic and custom cars. You’ll also discover lots of vintage and modern day motorbikes, ranging from choppers to sports bikes.

The festival also includes a variety of rock and roll, rockabilly and swing-based entertainment, from official stages, to loosely organised street dances and fancy dress parties. More than 50 local, national and international bands are expected to perform and the streets come alive with 50s and 60s dancers taking advantage of the occasion.

Attendees can expect numerous shows, displays, competitions, parades, carnival rides and Gold Coast Cooly Rocks Oncompetitions. The star of the show is usually the 1300-strong Grand Finale Parade – always an awe-inspiring sight, and one children in particular won’t soon forget. Cooly Rocks On 2016 will also include a surf themed market and heaps of other great entertainment at the Kirra Surf Precinct, just north of the main proceedings in Coolangatta and Tweed Heads (northern New South Wales, just south of the border).

Cooly Rocks On coincides with the QLD Mal Festival, which promotes longboard surfing, and the precinct features a Show n Shine, with a selection of the finest iconic surf vehicles, including Kombis, panel vans, Woodies and utes, entertainment at the precinct’s Kirra Surf stage and rides operating for the kids. There’s also a Family Precinct located in Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads, which will keep kids occupied with a range of events throughout Cooly Rocks On.

QLD Mal Festival  longboard surfingMany participants in the car show and dance aspects of the festival tend to get heavily into the nostalgia-driven spirit, with vintage costumes the order of the day.

And if all that wasn’t quite enough, there’ll also be an array of vintage-styled food and drink on offer, as well as over 200 retro market and craft stalls.

Cooly Rocks On is generally free, but tickets to indoor shows will be available at www.coolyrockson.com, where you can also find more information.

Broadbeach Country Music Festival,                                           June 17 – June 19

A little later in the month, from June 17 to 19, the Broadbeach Country Music Festival will be held, of course, in the heart of Broadbeach. The festival began in 2013 and last year’s event attracted more than 35,000 visitors. It’s a rather unique affair, blending stetsons and steel guitars with surfboard and boardshorts in typical Gold Coast fashion.

This year’s festival headliner will be Adam Brand & The Outlaws, backed up by The Sunny Cowgirls, Jasmine Rae, Adam Eckersley Band, Deep Creek Road, Bill Chambers and Caitlyn Shadbolt, among many others. For more information about Broadbeach Country Music Festival visit broadbeachcountry.com.

To find out more about short stays at Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, or accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Want to know a Burleigh secret?

Gemini Court Holiday ApartmentsHidden away on the southern side of Burleigh Heads National Park, Echo Beach, or Secret Beach as it is affectionately known by the locals, is a beautiful, safe destination for families or groups of friends.

Of course, Burleigh beach, right on the doorstep of Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, is a world famous swimming and surfing location, but if you’re looking to get away to somewhere slightly more peaceful then Echo beach is a wonderful option. Continue reading