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Barefoot bowls – Swell Festival – Gold Coast Summer Style

Have you started planning your next Gold Coast holiday? If you have, why not booking in an afternoon of Barefoot Bowls, schedule time to visit Swell Festival down in Currumbin, or get your friends together for an afternoon of shopping along James Street!

 

Bowls often has a reputation for being only for the older generations, barefoot bowlsbut it’s actually a fun sport – especially if you can get a group of friends together – and Barefoot Bowls is where you want to be.

 

The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club puts on Barefoot Bowls every Sunday afternoon from 12-5pm with live music for most of the afternoon. Please note, that although it’s called ‘barefoot’ bowls, you’ll still need thongs or flat shoes to play. For bookings simply call them on 5535 1023.

 

Swell Festival is celebrating its 15th year, and will be held from the 8th-17th of September. This unique event showcases a range of art, right on the beach.swell festival With photography and art workshops, musicians, yoga, claymation – it’s not an event to be missed.

Image: www.swellsculpture.com.au/

 

Whether you want to visit in the initial days and vote for your favourite pieces, or you want to go for a twilight or night time stroll on the beach and take in the sights. You’ll want to go back more than once. Most pieces are lit up so the experience changes drastically between day and night.

 

Swell was launched in 2003 with 23 sculptures in their first festival. 15 years later the festival is seen by 265,000 visitors and showcases work from up to 55 artists, with up to $1 million of art on display. You don’t want to miss it, so start planning you next holiday now.

 

The Gold Coast is well known for it’s unique fashion and style, so why not make the most of the boutiques in Burleigh and treat yourself.

 

Bikini’s and swimsuits are a must to make the most of the coast lifestyle,burleigh fashion check out Bikini & Me on James street for the best selection in town. Plus they have a range of stylish basics for your holidays including jeans and casual wear.

 

If you’re looking for the unique and trendy boutiques, emte. and A Little Birdie Told Me are worth checking out. Both have a wonderful selection of jewellery, accessories and clothing. With a true boutique feel, you’ll love checking out what local designers have to offer.

 

For the little ones in your life, you’ll want to visit dragonfly. Showcasing an incredible range of trendy baby & kids clothes, toys and accessories sourced from around the world.

 

When you’re done shopping, head to The Fruit Shop Burleigh for one of their famous juices – you’ll see them as you’re walking the streets of Burleigh – they are topped with fresh slices of fruit!

 

There is no better place to soak up the Gold Coast atmosphere than along Burleigh Beach, burleigh headland viewit’s one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast, has an amazing range of restaurants and shops and is close to the highway if you want to head north to the theme parks or south to Byron Bay.

 

 

 

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.

 

Historical Burleigh – Escape Schoolies – Free activities at Gemini Court

    There is no better place for your next Gold Coast getaway than the picturesque Burleigh Beach. Set roughly half way between Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise you are central to everything you’d like to do while on holidays. Plus you’re on one of the most gorgeous beaches the coast has to offer and can enjoy the huge variety of dining experiences. From cute cafes, fish n chips shops, to tapas bars and 5 star dining – the choice is yours.

Say you’re coming to visit and stay in Burleigh Heads, what do you know about the history of this beautiful spot?

It was originally observed by white settlers in 1770 when Sir Joseph Banks witnessed some Aboriginal activity on the headland while onboard the Endeavour. While the original inhabitants have called Burleigh home for at least 5,000 years as a tribe known as the Gombemberri Tribe or ‘The Salt Water People’. The headland was named Burly Head by surveyor J. R. Warner in 1840 because of the headlands large appearance and was later renamed Burleigh. For the local Aborigines Big Burleigh was Jellurgul and Little Burleigh was called Jebbribillum.

old burleigh beach

Burleigh in the 1930’s

 

The iconic surf life savers began their first patrols in the summer of 1918/19 and Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club was officially established in 1921. Since those days it as become a popular coastline tourist destination and a favourite spot amongst locals.
crafted beer

For the beer and cider lovers, why not check out Crafted, the first beer and cider festival on the Gold Coast. This event will showcase local breweries from the Gold Coast, South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Get your mates together and enjoy the atmosphere, the beer and the music. Located at Pratten Park in Broadbeach, this one of a kind even is held on Saturday the 4th of November between 1:30-8:30pm and is open to all ages.

 

Want to visit the Gold Coast in late November, but want to avoid the craziness that is Schoolies? Burleigh Heads is the perfect place to stay – out of the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise, you still get the perfect
coastline and that Gold Coast vibe you want without the drama. We have some great rates for this period please contact us directly book now.

 

Did you know that when you stay at Gemini monopolyCourt you have free use of board games, DVD’s? After all a holiday isn’t a holiday without a lazy afternoon playing video games or watching a movie when you’re exhausted from all of your adventures. Plus we also have boogie boards and pool noodles you can borrow. We know how much fun your kids will have playing in the water with them, and they are impossible to travel with, just ask at reception and we will be happy to help.

 

 

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.

Winter Escape – Queensland Junior Surfing Titles – Gold Coast from the waterways – Opera by the Beach

The Gold Coast is the best place to book your next getaway – whether you’re looking for a Winter escape or you’re already planning for your Summer holiday. You can cruise the waterways, watch the Opera by the Beach, dine to your hearts content or get your adrenaline pumping at the local theme parks. There is no better holiday destination.

surfers beach
If you are already over the cold weather, it’s not too late to book in a Winter escape. We have a number of last minute winter deals, check put our website for great last minute deals.

https://www.thebookingbutton.com.au/properties/geminicourtdirect

 

The Queensland Junior Titles is the second surfing event of the year for the Under 18 and Under 16 divisions. jnr surf titlesThis event is an important qualification for selection into the Queensland State Junior Surfing Team – so excitement and talent will be at their peak. This event is held on the 9th and 10th of September and could be held anywhere between The Southport Spit all the way down to Duranbah. You’ll need to call the event hotline on (07) 30303 6388 each morning to find the exact location as the location will move dependant on conditions.

 
If you’re looking for something different why not make the most of the Gold Coast waterways and estuaries and hire a boat or a BBQ pontoon boat? There are a number of vendors that hire boats, the closest being on the Tweed River. bbq pontoonIt makes for a wonderful day out cruising the water and will allow you to see a different side of the Gold Coast.

 
A BBQ pontoon boat is another excellent choice and you’ll create some wonderful memories cruising along, jumping in for a quick dip whenever you find a nice spot and BBQing to your hearts content.

 

For a cultural night out you can’t miss Opera on the Beach held between the 21st and 30th of September. Coolangatta Beach will be transformed into an Egyptian wonderland for a production of Aida. The story covers a royal love triangle and even our local surf life savers will be getting involved.

 

opera on the beach

Image: https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/aida-on-the-beach

 

There are only 6 performances each starting at 6:30pm right on the beach. Prices start at $35 per person for C Reserve and if you want the best seats in the house, tickets are going for $90 each. You’ll want to be quick to make sure you get a good spot.

 
This month the Gold Coast is lucky enough to host Cooly Rocks On and the Broadbeach Country Music Festival. These are just two of the events on this month – the coast always has dozens of things to do and see while you are here. And there is no better place to stay than in the heart of Burleigh. Close to everything, and offers a more relaxing vibe, plus you’ll love the dining options that are all within walking distance.

 

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.

Sand Safari – Cupid Unide Run – Thunderbird Park

If you’re on the Gold Coast in February there is plenty for you to do! Why not check out Sand Safari where sand meets art as sculptors’ battle it out for the title, or spend your Valentine’s Day weekend raising funds with Cupid’s Undie Run! There is more to the coast than the beaches too, why not check out Thunderbird Park up in the hinterland. Pick one of the above, or spend your time on the beach, visiting the local restaurants and café’s or head a little north to the big theme parks.

Surfers Paradise

Sand Safari
Are you on the Gold Coast between the 10th-26th of February? Make sure you schedule time to visit Sand Safari – this arts festival takes place on the beach and streets of Surfers Paradise in this annual celebration. It’s presented by Streets Ice Cream and this incredible free event will have you wondering how they can create such masterpieces out of such a simple material.

Sand Safari

The competition will draw thousands of spectators as they check out the sculptors and their work. This year’s theme is Mermaids and Mythical Creatures. You can vote for your favourite or just wander around and check out their creations.

 

Cupids Undie Run

Cupid’s Undie Run
Why not do something different this year for Valentine’s Day and support a good cause with Cupid’s Undie Run. Held on Sunday the 19th of February on Burleigh Beach this is a charity event like no other. It’s organised by the Children’s Tumour Foundation and aims to raise research funds to find a cure and awareness for neurofibromatosis (NF). Help them raise money by running in your best undies, you can run solo or get a group together.

Keep in mind this event is open to everyone, children just need to be accompanied by a parent of guardian. Registration is $60 and tickets can be bought on their site here:

http://www.cupidsundierun.com.au/cities/gold-coast/ It’s all a little bit crazy, you’ll have a blast and it’s for a good cause.

 

Thunderbird Park
Want to take a day to step away from the pristine Gold Coast beaches and check out the hinterland as well? There is no better place than Thunderbird Park. Get the adrenaline pumping and check out the Canyon Flyer Zipline or test your skills on the TreeTop Challenge High Ropes. The Canyon Flyer is Australia’s largest zipline canopy tour – you’ll love seeing the rainforest from a totally unique perspective. Or check out the TreeTop High Ropes and challenge yourself on over 100 tree top activities spread out over 6 courses. It doesn’t hurt that the views are spectacular.

Tree Tops Thunderbird Park

Photos: Thunderbird Park Website

 

Thunderbird Park

Photos: Thunderbird Park Website

 

You can’t visit Thunderbird Park without taking part in some Thunderegg Fossicking. The Thunderbird park is located on one of the largest thunderegg mines. The kids will love uncovering their very own egg from the prehistoric volcanic lava.  For more information, pricing and opening dates and hours visit their website: http://www.thunderbirdpark.com/

 

 

 

 

 

If you were lucky enough to spend the Christmas holidays on the Gold Coast, hopefully you got to check out the Burleigh Christmas Concert, check out the Christmas lights on display, and watch the NYE fireworks from the beach. Perhaps you were here to see the Australian PGA Championships and got to see Harold Varner III take out the title.

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.

Food & Wine Expo – Iconic Surf – Magic Millions

As summer gets underway, Burleigh Heads really starts to shine – it’s the perfect place to visit as you enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Whether you want to enjoy some fine dining at the Gold Coast Food and Wine Expo, or give surfing a go. Burleigh is host to an incredible range of dining options, has its own national park, and is close to the highway to reach other iconic Gold Coast hotspots.

 

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

 

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo
If fine dining, and wine are loves of yours – you cannot miss the Gold Coast Food and Wine Expo held from the 20th-22nd of January. For connoisseurs of fine food, to those with an appreciation of the simpler things, you’ll find something to enjoy. There are over 100 exhibitors showcasing their food, wine, kitchenware and home wares and there will be plenty of FREE tastings so you can sample and taste your way through the show.

 

 

 

 

Clover Hill Oyster Bar
There are also a range of food, wine, beer and cheese classes presented by keynote speakers and exhibitors. Plus, if you’re a lover of oysters you’ll have to stop by the Clover Hill Oyster Bar – have a glass of sparkling wine, enjoy some local oysters and watch the celebrity chefs and the hustle and bustle of the show.

Clover Hill Oyster Bar

Clover Hill Oyster Bar

 

For the keen cooks you will want to be around for the celebrity master classes, watch your favourite chefs in action and learn a few new tricks! For more information and the schedule of events – check out their website here: http://foodandwineexpo.com.au/shows/gold-coast/

 

 

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Burleigh Headland
The Burleigh Headland is an iconic surf beach, with a number of internationally recognised surf events taking place at this location. It’s the place youngsters learn to surf, and the pro’s go to catch a wave or two. If you’ve wanted to try surfing there is no better place to catch your first wave. There are a number of surf skills that operate – so be sure to check at reception to see if we have any specials running when you come to visit. There is also a surf shop or two if you need your surfing fix and you want to hire a board.

 

 

Magic Millions
The Magic Millions Gold Coast horse race carnival is on again this year and if you’re coming to watch or race take advantage of making this a weekend getaway and book now……

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.