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Shopping on James Street, Truck Picnic, Best Spots for cocktails and drinks

With a relaxing holiday in mind, there is no better place to stay than Burleigh Heads. With one of the best beaches on the coast, a thriving dining and shopping precinct and nearby to popular travel destinations – why go Beautiful Burleigh Headsanywhere else? Whether you want to shop for gifts (or for yourself), wine and dine to your hearts content, or explore the local national park, laze by the beach, or venture north to the theme parks, you’ll want to make Burleigh your home base.

While Burleigh is quickly becoming famous for its range of boutique fashion houses dotted along James Street, there are a range of lifestyle and design boutiques, and dining options as well, which often get overlooked.

book lovers, check out Big ‘B’ Books,If you’re looking for some new pieces for your home, why not check out Village Stores, with a wonderful collection of pieces – you’ll have something to take home that will always remind you of your holiday.

For the book lovers, you’ll want to check out Big ‘B’ Books, there is nothing like a quiet afternoon sipping on a coffee, browsing a good book shop.

Feeling peckish? Check out The Fruit Shop for the best smoothies and juices in town, and a great selection of fresh produce, or Helen’s Heavenly Bulk Foods to get your healthy food fix and grab an Acai Bowl while you’re there!

Food Truck PicnicIn August, the Gold Coast was lucky to host the GC Show, the ever popular Broadbeach Jazz festival, the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and the QLD Junior Surfing titles. All were incredibly popular events attended by locals and visitors a like.

Everyone loves a food truck, and so hopefully you didn’t miss the Food Truck Picnic. The event was at tbe Pizzey Skate Park on the 24th of September between 11am-6pm for a day of food and fun. Whether you want to eat American, South American, European, Asian or Aussie cuisine, prefer something a little healthier or want to satisfy your sweet tooth – there will be something for everyone.

Plus the Pro Scooter series will be having an international Scooter Competition so you can watch the contestants battle it out, while enjoying a the best meals our food trucks have to offer.Rick Shores Burleigh

After a big day of exploring, or lazing by the beach, there is no better way to relax than with a cocktail soaking up the fresh, sea breeze.

If you’re wanting ocean views, Rick Shores is the place to be, with glass windows overlooking the northern end of the coast, it’s one of the best places in town. If you’re wanting something a little low-key, but still want those views you’ll want to head to the Burleigh Heads Hotel.

Harvest Moon or Finders Keepers Great RestaurantsOther popular options include Harvest Moon or Finders Keepers, both of which are Tapas Bars on James Street.
Bin 12, Ze Pickle and Justin Lane also offer a diverse range of dining experiences. From the delicious burgers of Ze Pickle, to gourmet pizzas at Justin Lane, to fine dining at Bin 12 – you have more than enough options to try a new place every night. And better still, each place has a unique range of cocktails for you to enjoy.

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.

 

Bleach Festival – Sand Safari – Valentines Day

With two major events coming up in the next few months – it’s the perfect time to plan a family trip to the Gold Coast. Whether you want to take advantage of Bleach Festival and see the best art, theatre and shows the coast has to offer, or see the sand sculptures come to life at Sand Safari – now is the time to book. You can also make the most of the picture perfect weather and laze on the beaches, check out the dining scene or visit the big theme parks. No matter what you feel like, you’ll find something to do or see.

 

Valentines Day
Valentines Day is fast approaching, but it’s not too late to organise something wonderful. If you’re single – why not get a group of friends together and have a night in, make your own cocktails, make up a cheese platter or order pizza in with friends, or maybe try something a little out of the box and go speed dating!

 

For the loved up couples, you could keep things simple, yet romantic, and organise a picnic on the iconic Burleigh Hill, and either pack your own or grab some fish and chips and watch the sun go down.

 

If you want to wine and dine your love you have a couple of options.

 

Rick Shores is hosting an extravagant 7-course banquet dinner, with views of the ocean and a dessert creation just for Valentines Day – you’re in for a treat. If you want something a little more relaxed, why not celebrate over pizza at Justin Lane? Or if 7-courses isn’t enough The Fish House in Burleigh is hosting an 8 course degustation menu. Whatever you decide to do, why not make the most of it and book a room for the night?

 

Bleach Festival
The Gold Coast’s favourite event is almost here – Bleach Festival 2017 will be held from the 31st of March to the 16th of April, and is not to be missed. Encompassing sport, music, circus performances, dance, theatre and visual art, this festival is like no other. Utilising the famous Gold Coast landscapes to create unconventional venues to showcase the performances, Bleach brings the most talented artists, from local legends to the internationally acclaimed, to the Coast for 3 glorious weeks.

 

There are too many events to mention in one article, so here are a few. For the full listing head to the official website: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

 

Blanc De Blanc

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

Blanc De Blanc:
For those who love the vintage glamour, and an incredible performance – this is the event for you. Hosted in The Spiegeltent, after sell out sessions in London, Sydney and Brisbane, you don’t want to miss this extravagant mix of cabaret and circus. This is an 18+ event and tickets can be purchased online.

 

 

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

Varsity Daze:
This free art installation features three giant illuminated humanoids, set to the soundtrack of The Ruiins, TH’FIKA and Austen challenges our notion of scale and our role in the environment. Not only is it beautiful from a design perspective, it will also get you thinking.

 

 

 

Here I Am!:
A combination of two stunning art and play spaces for kids and their families. Split into two sections, the first allows children to become architects and urban planners, while the second is a softer landscape to allow them to dream and use their imagination. The installation encourages kids to think about the type of place they want to live. It’s entirely free, and is able to be accessed throughout the entire festival.

 

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

Image: http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/

 

Sand Safari
If you’re on the Coast for the 10th-26th of February, you have to make time to visit Sand Safari. This sand sculpture competition will draw thousands of spectators. You can sit back and watch the artists at work, or stroll through and admire the masterpieces.

 

Sand Safari 2017

 

The theme for this year is Mermaids and Mythical Creatures – you can even vote for your favourite. There are also a range of activities and workshops if you want to get a little more hands on.  To be there for the Live Sculpting and winner announcement check out the website for more details, dates and times:  http://www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on/annual-events/sand-safari-2017

 

There is always something to do on the Gold Coast, with events like the Quicksilver Pro coming up in March, Bleach Festival, and Sand Safari – there is no better place to book your next holiday. 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.