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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

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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.

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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.

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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


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.

Gold Coast Show – Gold Coast Multicultural Festival – Wedding Groups Accommodation

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just looking to kick back and relax, Gold Coast offers a spectacular holiday escape this winter.

Best of all: You won’t even know it’s winter! In fact, unlike our southern city cousins, the Gold Coast offers balmy, sunny days throughout the majority of the season. Many locals still opt for a dip here or there at this time of year, so the water’s definitely not off limits.

Wedding Groups at Gemini Court
Burleigh Beach WeddingsGemini Court Holiday Apartments situated at Burleigh Heads also offers exceptional accommodation packages for groups visiting for a range of special occasions. Our tour desk can help you with theme park tickets, transport, dinner shows and more. We also work closely with Gold Coast marriage consultants to ensure our brides experience the most perfect day possible!

Our lovely Burleigh Heads apartments feature huge living areas and a large bathroom, perfect for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready together. Each apartment hosts a balcony with amazing views across the ocean all the way to Surfers Paradise, providing a wonderful opportunity for wedding shots.

I do Wedding Days on the Gold CoastBefore and after the wedding, you and your guests can enjoy our fabulous resort facilities, including heated pool, spa, sauna and covered bbq area where your families can gather to spend time together.

A short stroll from Gemini Court you’ll find famous, ocean-front Oskars on Burleigh, known for it’s fine cuisine, beautiful surroundings and amazing service. It’s a favourite reception venue offering elegance and style.

Also an easy stroll is Burleigh Heads Surf Life Saving Club, which features a fabulous function room, complete with separate bar and enormous deck where the bridal party and guests can enjoy wonderful ocean views.

Many brides adore getting married on Burleigh Point, having their wedding photos taken on the sand, and then stepping into their perfect reception at either Oskars or Burleigh Heads SLSC.

We are here to help, please call or visit our Burleigh Heads accommodation to discuss how we can make your wedding day one to remember.

Gold Coast Show – August 26 to 28
Meanwhile, if you’re planning on staying at Gemini Court in August, you might want to check out the 110th annual Gold Coast Show, held from August 26 to 28, or the Gold Coast Multicultural Festival, set for August 7.Gold Coast Show

Both massive events in the coast’s cultural calendar, the Gold Coast Show’s milestone 110th birthday is sure to be celebrated in style! Featuring a traditional country carnival experience, accompanied by all the modern facilities you’d expect of a metro show, organisers are already lining up a huge entertainment extravaganza – expect whip-crackers, sheep-shearers, fire twirlers, buskers, musicians, drummers and bongo players, bands, dancers and dancing groups and performers from primary and tertiary schools.
But that’s not all. Show organisers have issued a call for talented stilt walkers, acrobats, flash mobs, martial arts demonstrators, street artists, graffiti artists, DJ’s, hip-hop dance crews, beat boxers, singers, cultural performers, traditional performers, roving entertainers, poets and just about every performer in between!

You’ll also find the regular show fare – always popular, always a whole lot of fun – including food and drink stalls, games of chance and skill, rides and animal pavilions, arena shows and the usual agricultural competitions.

The show regularly draws more than 60,000 patrons and is one of the biggest agricultural shows in the southern hemisphere. Located just a short drive from Gemini Court, it’s well worth a day trip.

The Gold Coast Show will be held at the Gold Coast Showgrounds, Race Course Drive, Bundall, from 9am to 9pm across the three days.

Visit www.goldcoastshow.com.au for more information.

Gold Coast Multicultural Festival – August 7
Another big drawcard on the Gold Coast’s packed event calendar is our annual Multicultural Festival, located at Southport Broadwater Parklands, right on the water, and just a short roadtrip away from Gemini Court.

Gold Coast Multicultural Festival 1A staggering 29% of Gold Coast residents were born overseas, and if you add to that the descendants of those born overseas, this figure increases to above 40%, so the festival attracts a large crowd.
The Gold Coast Multicultural Festival celebrates and showcases the skills and talents of our city’s diverse cultural communities through a variety of exciting and educational multicultural activities, culminating in the main Festival Day.

The festival has been running since 2008 and it’s a low-cost, family-friendly event, which includes multicultural performances, stalls, workshops and much more.

For more information about the festival as it comes to light visit www.goldcoastculturalfestival.org.

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