Planning a short break to the Gold Coast? Check out some of these fab things to see and do in the coming summer months ... all that glitters can be found on the GC!
Ardent Leisure recently announced SkyPoint Climb, Australia's highest external building walk, taking climbers on a guided journey reaching 270 metres into the sky on top of the Q1 resort building will be opening this summer. Climbers will dress in a full body climb suit and harness before they step into the open air via SkyPoint Observation Deck on level 77. Along the way an informed guide will highlight major landmarks and share some of the region's best kept secrets as the group take in spectacular uninhibited views of the Gold Coast's stunning golden beaches, city skyline and lush green hinterland.
Luxury Wine Tours at Tamborine
In addition to nature tours, Eco Safaris Queensland's (ESQ) now conducts luxury, personalised winery tours to Tamborine Mountain. Surrounded by lush, sub-tropical rainforest where the air is clear and the views spectacular, Tamborine's wines are sourced from rich volcanic soils from both the local region and the Granite Belt. Enjoy olive oils & antipasto platters with your wines on your tour of up to 5 gorgeous, boutique wineries. Pick up and drop off anywhere in GC or Brisbane. Many options are available for you personalised tour e.g. microbrewery, distillery, cheese co., Gallery Walk, and rainforest walks including Skywalk. Tours are all-inclusive with a great lunch; afternoon tea; AND our 'Gold Esky' full of fruit, cheese, snacks, drinks (non alc) & chocolate for your trip! Enjoy the comfort of ESQ's luxury Land Rover Discovery (2 - 6 guests) or new minivan (7 - 11 guests).
Jupiters Celebrity Pool Parties
Following the epic success of the Snoop Dogg as DJ Snoopadelic Poolside event, Jupiters Hotel & Casino's Pool Parties return in time for summer 2011/12. The newly branded "Glisten Pool Party at Jupiters" series will feature an incredible line-up of internationally renowned artists including Flo Rida (October 16), Vanilla Ice (November 13), Salt 'n' Pepa (December 4), Wynter Gordon (January 7, 2012) and The Veronicas (January 26).
Hilton Surfers Paradise Food, Beverage and Recreation
The Hilton Surfers Paradise has tailored its food, beverage and recreational facilities to specifically cater for the sophisticated traveller with the acquisition of; the Salt grill restaurant which is overseen by acclaimed chef Luke Mangan who also facilitates all room service and in-house catering requirements; the Food Store which is a gourmet marketplace and European style delicatessen offering an exclusive range of cheeses, charcuterie and small goods that are not readily available anywhere else on the Gold Coast, plus artesian breads baked on site, organic yoghurts, natural ice creams and a delicious retail offering including, a range of wines, olive oils and hand-made pastas; the Hilton's first purpose built eforea Spa in Australia, that combines three distinct ranges of treatments for men and women drawing from the best elements and practices from Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and the Americas to create a unique spa experience; The Deck is a vast 1500 square metre space with four stylish pools, a spa, sauna, private day beds, shaded picnic areas, an outdoor terrace, and BBQ pavilions, all serviced by a team of 'Poolside Valets'.
Free Outdoor Cinema At Sanctuary Cove
Sanctuary Cove's Village Green will be transformed into a picturesque outdoor cinema during the second and fourth Friday of each month as an addition to its night time entertainment options. Come and relax on the lawns to eat, drink, chat and enjoy a truly unique night out. Pack your deck chairs, cushions and blankets and leave the hustle and bustle behind to settle in for the ultimate outdoor cinema experience. Dine on the lush green with a pre-packed picnic hamper or personally selected goodies or visit one of the many Marine Village restaurants, bars or cafés before or after the screenings. The moonlight cinema is free to the public however spaces are limited, so arrive early to secure your place and soak up the peaceful Village Green atmosphere while you socialise with family and friends.