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, but 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. With photography and art workshops, musicians, yoga, claymation – it’s not an event to be missed.
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, 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, it’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.