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Best Gold Coast Rooftop Bars

By |2019-01-28T05:56:31+10:00January 28th, 2019|Gold Coast|

With near perfect weather all year round, and beautiful views wherever you look – the Gold Coast is the ideal place to enjoy a few drinks on a roof top where you can catch a cool evening breeze and see the sun set. Roof top bars are a relatively new concept to the Coast, so here are our pick of places to go.   Gotham Bar and Grill   Located in Runaway Bay to the north, Gotham offers a trendy New York style menu with sophisticated cocktails and tasty steaks. The two level venue has an indoor seating area with large glass windows for those who enjoy the view but don’t like the outdoors. Upstairs, you can take in views of the nearby Broadwater and enjoy your delicious food and drinks.   Island Rooftop   [...]

Brisbane Wine Tours

By |2019-01-28T06:02:06+10:00January 26th, 2019|Brisbane|

Brisbane isn’t generally considered an internationally renowned wine destination, but did you know you can partake in a wine tour from Brisbane? Take a day and explore wines of the region, many by boutique vineyards that grow grapes in the nearby Southern Queensland border region, which is well-known for its fruit harvest and many vineyards.   A day tour from Brisbane may take you to the Sirromet winery at Mount Cotton in the eastern suburbs. Here you will enjoy some delicious Granite Belt wines, and marvel at the beautiful grounds which include the Michelin starred restaurant Lurleens.   There are also some beautiful vineyards to the south at Tamborine Mountain – here you will discover cellar doors and privately owned growers that produce a range of white and red wines that will delight any palette. [...]

Getting around the Gold Coast

By |2019-01-28T06:01:01+10:00January 23rd, 2019|Gold Coast|

Visiting the Gold Coast and wondering how you are going to get from place to place? There are many different transport options available on the Gold Coast, and depending on where you want to go, some may be more suitable than others. The G Link Tram.   G Link has been operating for a number of years and offers connections from Helensvale to Broadbeach where the service terminates. Remember that G Link is a single link and may not cover the locations you want to travel to.   Heavy Rail Services   Queensland Rail operate train services from Varsity Lakes in the south up to Brisbane. The rail option doesn’t pass close to the beach, so you would need to transfer to the G Link at Helensvale if you want to travel to beach side [...]

Five Great Gold Coast Hotels

By |2019-01-28T05:57:54+10:00January 20th, 2019|Gold Coast|

The Gold Coast is a location with a lot of hotels to choose from, so many in fact that you may find a little confusing about where you want to when you visit the city.   Here we review five great hotels that are ideal for your stay.   QT Surfers Paradise   Although an older building, the refurbishment of QT in 2011 provided a trendy vibe to this hotel, which features the ever popular Stingray Lounge cocktail bar, and the Bazaar buffet – which is considered one of the best on the Gold Coast. QT is centrally located, just one block back from the beach and close to the Surfers Paradise nightspots.   Reflections Coolangatta   To the south of the coast, Reflections is an ideal spot for you to enjoy the laid back [...]

Tips for Arriving into the Gold Coast

By |2019-01-28T05:59:38+10:00January 18th, 2019|Gold Coast|

Arriving for a holiday on the Gold Coast and considering your transport options? Here are your options for getting from the airport to your accommodation.   Taxi Gold Coast Cabs are the local private taxi company that provide services in and around the area. Arriving at the airport attracts a surcharge, and like all taxi services, they charge by distance and time – so depending on traffic and your destination – a taxi may be a more expensive option.   Uber   The main taxi competitor has many operators on the Gold Coast, however if you have luggage, sometimes an Uber can be inconvenient as many of the smaller cars are not suitable for any amount of luggage. If you have a larger group and are thinking of taking an Uber XL – remember that [...]

Ways to Spend a Saturday on the Gold Coast

By |2019-01-28T05:54:51+10:00January 15th, 2019|Gold Coast|

Warm summer Saturdays on the Gold Coast are often spent enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches the area has to offer. In fact, with so many miles of golden coastline, you may be thinking that there are no better ways to spend a perfect Saturday whether you live in the city, or are just visiting. In fact, the beaches and oceans aren’t the only beauty spots in the area which are worth a visit no matter the weather. Of course, attractions on the coast range from natural, to man-made, paid attractions and free. One of the greatest ways to spend your day is to enjoy a combination of all the above, mix up your itinerary and take in a good variety of everything the coast has to offer. Pacific Fair If you don’t want [...]

Luxury Private Tours in The Gold Coast

By |2019-01-07T06:04:36+10:00January 7th, 2019|Gold Coast|

It not just a privilege of the rich anymore, a private customised day tour is an affordable way for your family to do a day trip. With small luxury buses available, you'll be transported in comfort to a range of attractions. If your family or party is large, many tour companies will be able to offer multiple vehicles so you can all travel together, saving you money and stress. Some of the occasions for which you can go for a private day tour in Gold Coast are as listed below: Family celebrations: You can give a special surprise to your loved ones by planning a private day tour. Hen's Day: All of your friends can get decked and gang up in a limo for the party venue. Guest transfers: Create an impression by offering them [...]

Brisbane Wine Tour

By |2019-03-14T18:53:24+10:00December 24th, 2018|Brisbane|

When you think of Australian wine, you probably think of the Barossa Valley, the Margaret River, Hunter Valley or  Yarra Valley. Whatever the case may be, Queensland wines are some of the finest you'll find in any region of the country. The state's wine growers are divided into six main growing regions: South Burnett, Granite Belt, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast Hinterland, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and Somerset Valley. When you're thinking of taking a tour from Brisbane, the trip south will lead you to the closest wineries so you won't have to spend hours traveling and waste precious time that could be spent enjoying the surroundings - and most importantly - the wines! Although still relatively young, the wine making establishment on  the Gold Coast is home to some top-rate wineries including: Witches Falls, Canungra Valley, [...]

Australian Boutique Wineries

By |2019-01-07T04:52:19+10:00December 21st, 2018|Gold Coast|

Australian wineries are known for producing world-class Shiraz and Chardonnay. But there's more to the Australian wine industry than these traditional varieties. Look a little closer and you'll see Australia creates some of the world's most unique wines. The key to the diversity of Australia's wine industry is the rising popularity of boutique vineyards. These smaller wineries are often run by families or friends brought together by their passion for wine making. Without the large export deals of their more well known competitors, the boutiques can follow their instincts and take more risks to create something truly original. In fact, more tourists are passing over the large labels and seeking out the boutique wineries in their search for that elusive perfect drop. Pfeiffer Wines in Victoria's Rutherglen region creates wines that are popular overseas, but [...]

4 Tips to Follow on a Wine Tour

By |2019-01-07T03:07:07+10:00December 18th, 2018|Brisbane|

Wine tasting is an adventure in itself, but even moreso if you have an inclination towards nature, greenery, vineyards and wine production techniques in particular. Taking a tour with your family or friends to a vineyard is especially pleasing if you are looking to do something a little bit different, and take a break from lounging by the pool or laying on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise. For many of those who opt to take a wine tour, it's a wish that they have on their bucket list for a while, but they hadn't yet had the opportunity. There are a couple of options when it comes to taking a wine tour - of course, you could research various wineries and take a trip yourself to those that are open to the general public, [...]