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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.

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.

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.

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Steppin’ out on the southern Gold Coast

Gemini Court Holiday ApartmentsCome for the weekend and join in on all the fun.  It’s on again, the southern end of the Gold Coast is set to rock with Cooly Rocks On and you can be right in amongst it by staying at your beautiful Burleigh Heads accommodation at Gemini Court Holiday Apartments. Continue reading