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The Gold Coast: one of the most popular tourist hotspots in Queensland, and for good reason too! Pristine beaches, thriving nightlife and a range of amazing attractions, restaurants and cafes—there’s everything you could want and more. Whether it’s your first trip to the Goldy or you’re returning for your yearly visit, we’ve found some of the greatest places to fill up, have some fun and enjoy an amazing coffee or two! From attractions that are a bit out of the ordinary, through to finding the best cuisine experiences, we’ve covered it all. So hop in the car and get ready to explore!

If you've been looking to free yourself from winter hibernation and explore the Gold Coast more (without breaking the bank), then we've got just the solution for you! We've found 10 great things you can do on the beautiful coast, and all for under $10! Put away those orange and yellow notes and get ready for an amazing day out—whether you've been wanting to get fit, treat yourself to a delicious meal or are after some emergency beauty treatments, we've got just the solution. Read on for the Gold Coast's best $10 deals.

Do you ever get a brilliant idea and wish that you could bring it to life? Well, you can bring it to life and it's easier than you think! The idea of taking an art class may seem a little childish at first, however they can be a great way to unwind and meet like-minded people. You'll also have your own artwork to take home afterwards! So whether you'd like to decorate the house with a personalised touch, create something for a loved one or just learn some artistic skills, an art class is a fantastic option! Read on to discover what's so great about taking an art class.

We all love entertaining from time to time, especially when it gives us a chance to get all the friends together. While we can't always take the time for an extended break, there's always time to host a marvellous dinner party! You and your friends deserve it so why not give everyone something to look forward to at the end of the week? Crack open that bottle of wine you've been saving, light some candles, plan a funky music playlist and fire up the oven—it's dinner time!

The Gold Coast has long been an exceptional holiday destination for everyone across the globe. It's no secret that Queensland's golden coastline is home to an extremely diverse amount of attractions, natural regions and thrilling sights —with much of this found on the Gold Coast! Whether you want to explore untouched rainforests, surf the pristine waves, visit the theme parks or spend a day getting pampered, the GC really does deliver!

Hip hip hooray, the weekend has finally arrived! If you're searching for the perfect start to your Saturday, we've got a few suggestions for you. Whether you're one to enjoy a long relaxing massage, indulge in delicious food, or take a stroll along the beach, we have found a number of ways to ease into the weekend! Do you live on the Gold Coast? Perhaps you're simply visiting for the weekend? Whatever the case, it would be rude not to visit at least one of these locations! So what are you waiting for? Gather the crew, hop in the car and welcome the weekend!

After a nail-biting finish to game two of State of Origin, the decider is sure to be epic. The Queenslanders are coming in as favourites with the game being played at Suncorp Stadium, but last year's winners are not going to go down without a fight. While you're guaranteed action on the field, the only thing you have to worry about is where you're going watch the clash. If you're looking for a place that has a great atmosphere and all the action on multiple big screens, bring your mates down to Jupiters Casino. As an official partner of the XXXX Queensland Maroons, just be prepared for a bit of banter if you plan on wearing blue to this venue.

If you live on the Gold Coast, you're lucky enough to have a fantastic culture of staying fit and being healthy. That said, winter can still be a prime time for people to put on a few extra kilos, or forget about their health as they indulge in comfort food. If this sounds like you, we've found some incredible foods to help you stay healthy this winter! Choosing from the biggest health trends of 2015, we've picked out 4 that will not only keep you looking fit, but have plenty of nutrients and health benefits so you feel good on the inside, too.

The weather on the Gold Coast these last few weeks have been less than desirable. We are so spoilt with sunshine that when it does rain, it can really catch us off guard. Never fear, though, the recent increment weather has inspired us to create your rainy day survival guide—perfect for those with kids on holidays. We’ve left no stone unturned, so don’t be discouraged by a little rain, instead put on your jacket and let’s go have some fun! Read on to discover some great places to go, even in miserable weather.

Do you love the simple things in life? Then you're going to idolise these 8 beautiful flower arrangements! Whether you're searching for the perfect wedding bouquet or keen to freshen up your home with a bit of flora, don't go past these bohemian flowers! From delicate whites to earthy greens, if you're one who prefers the natural and simplistic look, this one's for you. Already have an idea of what you want, but not too sure where to get it? We've included a couple of amazing Gold Coast florists who create pieces of art!

It's that time of year again running enthusiasts! That's right, the 37th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon will kicking off this Saturday and Sunday. Attracting more than 27,000 participants of all ages and athletic abilities, you can run for fun or try and beat your personal best. With a flat, fast and scenic track running along the Gold Coast coastline, you can enjoy breathtaking beach views while competing in this fun-filled event. Think a full marathon might be a bit beyond you? Don't let that stop you! There are a range of different events suited to all abilities, so there's no excuse not to sign up.

Are you in desperate need of a thorough hair cut? Perhaps you're searching for a new favourite spot to get your nails done? With so many fantastic beauty salons and hairdressers on the Gold Coast, you are well and truly spoilt for choice when it comes down to being beautified! To make your search for salon perfection that little bit easier, we have scoured the coast to find some of the best locations around; from amazing hairdressers to incredible therapists, whatever treatment you desire, we've found the perfect place to get it! Head to one of these amazing locations today!

Whether you're a newly converted yogi, been practicing for years or simply want to be part of something fun and energetic, be sure to attend the Yoga Day Festival. Located in the heart of Burleigh Heads, this unique and free community festival is the perfect event to enjoy with your friends and family for a fun day on the Gold Coast. Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Yoga, here you'll be able to attend a range of fantastic classes and activities that are suitable for all levels, ages and abilities. To find out more about this awesome event, read on!

It's that time of year again! The annual Broadbeach Country Music Festival has arrived with a lineup that is bigger and better than ever. Running from Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st, head down to the heart of Broadbeach and dance along to the best of the best in local and international country music. Featuring names like The McClymonts, Beccy Cole, The Wolfe Brothers and James Blundell, you're guaranteed some quality tunes if you head to this free event on the weekend. Whether you want to take your friends along or you're looking for something the whole family will enjoy, you won't be disappointed with the first-class entertainment at this event.

The cool winds of winter have set in, and even on the Gold Coast we’re feeling the cold snap. Just because the plants outside are dying, doesn't mean your bouquets inside have to! The cooler air shouldn't keep you from buying beautiful floral arrangements to show off at home. Whether you love the smell of lavender or the pale pink colours of Daphne flowers, we've found out just how to make them all work together. If you're looking for a beautiful winter floral arrangement so easy you could do it yourself, read on to learn how—it's so simple anyone can do it.

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