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7D CINEMA

CARRARA MINI GOLF

The newest technology in Virtual Reality! Instead of just looking at a movie, you will feel like you are Part of the Movie as you Feel what you See with over 7 different special effects kicking in during the thrilling ride. Page 24.

Located at Carrara Markets. Play 36 holes of amazingly themed mini golf putt putt. With four incredible movie-like settings – the Ancient Temple, the Pirates Cove, Jurassic Forest and the glow in the dark Medieaval Castle. Both indoor and outdoor experiences. Kids play free – every weekend! Page 40.

AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR Saddle up for a remarkable journey to the snow peaked mountains of the high country where legendary yarns come alive and one of Australia’s most stirring true stories is reborn. Cover and page 125.

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CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY The largest collection of native Australian animals in the world. Over 27 hectares of landscaped bushland catering for over 1400 mammals, birds and reptiles. A unique, natural experience. Page 2.

Six separate shooting ranges, personalised instruction in safe, airconditioned comfort and Australia’s only indoor clay target range. No experience necessary or licence required. Page 10.

DRACULA’S CABARET

BEENLEIGH ARTISAN DISTILLERS

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More than just a rum, more even just as a spirit – a tribute to bold Australian enterprise and the stuff that legends are made of. Visit Australia’s oldest registered and continuously working distillery, only 30 minutes from Brisbane and Gold Coast. Page 35.

The Gold Coast’s Kids Party Palace! Deflate your jumping castle and say goodbye to Coco the Clown because Dracula’s Saturday matinee show for children, Drax 4 Kids, has become the hottest ticket in town. Page 24.

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP

Queensland’s environmentally friendly recreation and leisure Theme Park where you catch and release fish back into the water. Enjoy the Petting Zoo, Paddle Boats and Jumping Castle. Page 49.

A wonderful, happy atmosphere for your child to make their own much loved toy. Located in Cavill Mall, Central Surfers and Robina Town Centre. Page 18.

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Join us for an evening of quality dining, comedy entertainment and a thousand thrills. Ride our Ghost Train into the theatre and prepare to have fun. Inside cover.

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ILLUSION MAGIC SHOW

New, first of its kind indoor entertainment centre the whole family can enjoy. Simulators, entertainment, Military + Aviation themed bar and food. Just like a theme park but in Central Surfers Paradise! Page 36.

Witness some of the world's most impressive Las Vegas style grand Illusions with 5-time champion of magic and Australian Entertainer of the Year, Master Illusionist Matt Hollywood. Page 38.

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Brand new indoor adventure destination offering state of the art electric indoor go-kart racing, a massive adventure climbing precinct with over 18 individually themed climbing challenges. Awesome 200 square meter postapocalyptic themed laser tag arena, video arcade and café. Page 28.

GO BALLOONING World’s largest pink hot air balloon! Watch the sunrise as you gently float above the Gold Coast and surrounding Hinterland areas. Enjoy an experience of a lifetime! Create memories with your friends, family and loved ones. Page 41.

GOLD COAST EQUESTRIAN CENTRE Professional Horse Riding School based on the Gold Coast. We offer lessons and trail rides. Great idea for a family time out to experience horse riding on the Gold Coast! Page 51.

GOLD COAST HELITOURS

Mind-blowing 40 minute journey into 20 trippy, futuristic, maze-like ‘worlds of wonder’ filled with special effects and illusions that go all the way to infinity! Page 15.

JTB TRAVEL CENTRE For all your discount travel requirements. A large range of activities and entertainment options. Discount theme park tickets, day tours, Eco-Bike hire, meal deals, internet access and more. Your ‘One Stop Travel Centre.‘ Page 25.

KING TUTT’S PUTT PUTT Featuring 2 fully themed 18 hole indoor Mini Golf courses. Ancient Egyptian with Glow in the Dark holes and Jurassic with fearsome life sized dinosaurs. The longer challenging outdoor course is set amongst tropical palms overlooked by King Tutt himself. Page 12.

KINGSTON PARK RACEWAY

We cater for custom charters, airport transfers, aerial filming, fire fighting, skydives or scenic flights across the Gold Coast hinterland, beaches and attractions. Page 27.

Australia’s largest and most technically advanced Go-Karting and Amusement venue. The raceway has over 100 karts and 3 great tracks to safely test the skills of drivers as young as five. Page 16.

GOLD COAST ISLAND BUGGY TOURS

PARADISE COUNTRY

1/2-day tour including luxury cruise to South Stradbroke Island, Segway riding through bush tracks, self-drive 4wd buggy, sand boarding and more! As well as enjoying the magical scenery, you can also meet the local wildlife such as wallabies, turtles, goannas and dolphins on this fun filled tour. Page 31.

HAUNTED HOUSE Taking its fearless victims on a mind-bending journey through 5 storeys of pure Haunted House ‘thrillertainment,’ one can expect labyrinths of spooky passages, a museum of weird collectibles, leaping monsters and stateof the-art special FX. Page 23.

HOLOVERSE Family friendly tourist attraction conveniently located on the Gold Coast. Forty hologram rooms operate daily with a variety of experiences to choose from. To avoid queues book online for an adventure you will never forget! Page 1.

iFLY INDOOR SKYDIVING Whether you’re 3 or 103, iFLY is not just a thrill ride, but is the latest thing in action sports. Simply lean forward inside our giant glass tunnel into a column of air and float effortlessly into flight guided by our qualified instructors. Page 19. 34 | hellogoldcoast.com.au

The whole family will love the variety of shows and interactive experiences that a day on the farm can bring. See Sheep Shearing, Stockhorse, Sheep Dog and Billy Tea displays. Page 14.

PUTT PUTT GOLF Let the fun begin for everyone! Anytime is a great time to enjoy a game at Putt Putt Golf with 3 Fun Filled 18 Hole Putting Courses including Jungle Trail, Waterways and Fun Run. Open 7 days and nights. Page 19.

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Surfers Paradise’s most unusual and unbelievable attraction! Located in Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Ripley’s offers 16 individually themed galleries of unbelievable artifacts and interactive exhibits where you will ‘Experience the Fun‘ around every corner. Page 30.

SIRROMET Come visit Sirromet’s spectacular hilltop winery and relax with a glass of wine and a cheese or antipasto platter at the cellar door. Take a fully guided tour to see first-hand how our wines are made as well as purchase your favourite selection from our quality range. Page 43 and 45.


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SKYPOINT Visit the Observation Deck, located on Level 77 of the Q1 Building, or climb to the top! Rising 270m into the air, SkyPoint Climb is Australia's highest external building climb and provides 360’ views of the Gold Coast. Page 6.

SLIDEWAYS – GO KARTING Check out our brand new three storey indoor go kart track at Nerang, which caters for racing action from ages two and up! We also have outdoor karting covered, with our awesome 700m long track, Go Karting World in Pimpama. Page 20.

SLINGSHOT Climb In – Sit Down – and be prepared to be shot 80 metres into the air at 160km per hour... This is no ordinary amusement ride. It’s Awesome... Page 26.

SUPERCARS DRIVING EXPERIENCE Have you got what it takes to drive a V8 Supercar? At the Supercars Official Driving Experience, you get the chance to DRIVE a Supercar, RIDE with a race winning driver or RACE your mates! Located 30 minutes from Surfers Paradise and Brisbane. Page 33.

TAMBORINE RAINFOREST SKYWALK Set in 30 private acres of magnificent rainforest alongside a kilometre of tumbling creek and rockpools. A new eco-adventure exploring the beautiful rainforest canopies and habitat in a different and thrilling way. Page 46.

THE SHOOTING CENTRE Shoot a round at the Gold Coast’s most modern

and safest indoor range. Test your skill with a large range of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. No experience necessary. Page 22.

THE WAX MUSEUM Largest in the southern hemisphere! At the Wax Museum you can meet famous people who made history – Movie Stars, Scientists, Explorers, Villains and World Leaders all presented with startling realism and dressed in authentically reproduced costumes of their times. Page 5.

TIMEZONE The largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia. Fully air conditioned and open 7 days. A full day of fantastic fun with over 300 games and attractions including laser skirmish and mini golf. Page 8.

TOUR GOLD COAST Enjoy a unique evening adventure in the World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park. See the Glow Worms in a cave featuring a cascading waterfall. Learn about the history of the traditional Aboriginal land owners. Page 52.

TROPICAL FRUIT WORLD The home of the world's largest variety of tropical fruit. Enjoy our plantation safaris, mini train rides, jungle riverboat cruise, treasure island, fauna park and fruit tasting shows. See fold out map inside cover. Inside cover and page 32.

VOMATRON Powered by 2 huge electric motors the giant 45 metre arm rotates at 110km per hour exerting a massive 5 g’s on anyone brave enough to experience the terror. Page 26.

FROM THE EDITOR Summer is the best time of the year to visit the Gold Coast! Each year, more than 11 million visitors from all around Australia and from overseas choose to spend their holiday in the sunniest place in the country. With 57 kilometres of sand and surf, more than 40 golden beaches and 300 days of sunshine annually, there is no wonder why the Gold Coast is the number one holiday destination. Our guide offers you a wide range of ideas to spend your time on the Gold Coast, without missing out on any of the fun.

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Explore the rainforest in a different & thrilling way.

• Spectacular Elevated Rainforest Canopy Walk & Skywalk Cantilever • Eco Centre • The Birdwing Café • Gift Shop • Parking. Open Every Day (Except Christmas Day) 9.30am to the last walk at 4.00pm (closed at 5pm). Suitable walking shoes recommended. 46 | hellogoldcoast.com.au


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HINTERLAND

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GOLD COAST HINTERLAND T H E

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Just 30 minutes from the coast, the Green behind the Gold is untouched. Its lush beauty stretches as far as the eye can see and breathes in harmony with the pulse of the Pacific Ocean swells that pound our golden beaches. The Gold Coast Hinterland is equally perfect for a romantic escape or a nature-based adventure for family and friends. Be awestruck on bushwalks through subtropical rainforests that house living ancient relics and lava flows, crystal waterfalls cascading into rock pools and abundant native wildlife.

Due to its pristine condition and under-canopy diversity, the Hinterland’s national parks have been World Heritage listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The area is a hotbed for the international science and conservation community which means you truly will explore one of the earth’s best eco-experiences.

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Purlingbrook Falls, SPRINGBROOK

SPRINGBROOK

Springbrook is the highest of the easily accessible mountains perched just over 1000 metres above the Surfers Paradise skyline. Enjoy the best rainforests that the Gold Coast has to offer. There are many treks for the keen bush walker and some breathtaking views from the many lookouts accessible to all. Springbrook also has its own observatory, where you can view solar storms or simply gaze at the stars.

Purlingbrook Falls is a must see waterfall with a 118 metre drop. Canyon Lookout will give you magnificent views over the entire Gold Coast with Rainbow Falls and Twin Falls in the foreground. Words simply cannot describe the Best of All Lookout. Natural Bridge, SPRINGBROOK

Tour Gold Coast will take you on a spectacular night-time bushwalk through the forest of Springbrook National Park, to arrive in the Natural Bridge cave illuminated by the breathtakingly beautiful light of Glow Worms that cover the ceiling of the cave.

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WAT E R S PO RTS & CRUI S E S AQUASPLASH

GOLD COAST WATERSPORTS

Australia’s best open water fun park! The newest greatest most awesomest water park ever! Get ready for the time of your life. Family fun for everyone. Page 54.

Looking for a thrill seeking experience? Gold Coast Watersports is the place for you! We feature the largest range of watersports in one place on the Gold Coast with over ten unique activities available! Jet Ski hire and tours, Fly board extreme, Parasailing, Boat Charters, and more! Page 56.

DOUG BURT’S TACKLE WORLD Huge 400 square air-conditioned showroom displays the best specialised range of fishing tackle and equipment on the Gold Coast. Come and see the thousands of accessories and exclusive products, with many more categories to choose from, all situated under one roof in the friendliest shop on the Gold Coast. Page 58.

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R E STA URA NTS & NI G H TL IFE ALTO CUCINA & BAR Exciting restaurant and lounge bar in Broadbeach, offering Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on share platters and banquet style dining. Page 71.

FISHERMAN’S WHARF TAVERN Lunch, dinner, meal deals, live entertainment, TAB, Pokies, weekend breakfast, free courtesy bus and more all over the water at the picturesque marina, Mariner’s Cove. Page 60.

GEORGE’S PARAGON Sail into the Gold Coast’s Number One Seafood Restaurant. You won't find better value on the Coast than George's half price lunch. Four superb locations. Page 72.

HOG’S BREATH CAFE The home of Hog'spitality! Specialising in 18 hour slow cooked Prime Rib Steaks. The best a steak can get! Huge menu. Fully Licensed. Steaks, salads and burgers. Page 65.

MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT All the flavours of authentic, modern Italian cuisine. A multi-award winning dining experience. Come and judge for yourself why we are the best. Page 64.

SAGE CAFE RESTAURANT Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Broadbeach. Specialising in premium steaks, the freshest seafood and a mixed menu of modern Australian cuisine. Alfresco dining available. Page 61.

SEVENTY7 SKYPOINT CAFE & BAR Located on the SkyPoint Observation Deck, Seventy7 offers a menu that is attractive as its 360’ views. Delicious hot buffet breakfast, A La Carte options or lunch time treat from the all day dining menu. Page 77.

SHIRAZ PERSIAN RESTAURANT Shiraz Persian Restaurant traces its roots to ancient ingredients and recipes, and is enriched by the great tastes imported from the rest of the world! Page 63.

SURFERS RSL Surfers RSL offers excellent facilities for dining, entertainment and meetings, with live entertainment and dancing, changing on a weekly basis, plus free floor shows. Page 68.

SURFERS PARADISE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

The taste of Mexico where the locals meet to eat witha terrific Mexican decor. Authentic Mexican cuisine at exceptional prices. Page 66.

Located one of Australia's most famous and popular beaches, Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club provides an ideal beachfront dining and bar experience in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or casual drinks by the ocean with our famous value menu. Page 74.

NATURAL ARCH CAFE RESTAURANT

TAPS

Located by the Hinterland’s most famous landmark – Natural Bridge National Park with its amazing Natural Archway. It is one of the oldest and most historic cafes in the region. Page 53.

Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise. The 3rd and biggest Taps bar in Queensland. Great beer, awesome food and live music. Page 69.

MONTEZUMAS SURFERS PARADISE & THE AZTEC

PANCAKES IN PARADISE Pancakes like you’ve never tasted before. Also sweet and savoury crepes, steaks, ribs, fish, chicken, nachos, waffles and salads. Fully licensed, open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Page 66.

PANCAKES ON THE ROCKS Our aim of serving quality food, with friendly service in a welcoming atmosphere continues in all our restaurants. With the continued success of Pancakes On The Rocks in each location we plan to open more restaurants in Australia and around the world. Page 70.

TWEED HEADS BOWLS CLUB The club features bars, bistro, indoor and outdoor bowling greens, function room, gaming room, restaurants, free courtesy bus, free entertainment and kids club. Page 62.

YELLOWFIN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Only the freshest ingredients used. Sensational seafood as well as great steaks, lovely pastas and tasty desserts. Indoor and alfresco dining. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner in the heart of Broadbeach. Page 67.

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DINE IN ONE OF OUR GREAT SURF CLUBS "Any closer and wet" you'll get your feet

THE SURF CLUB SURFERS PARADISE

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2 Snapper Rocks Road, Rainbow Bay QLD, 4225

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Enjoy a relaxed beachside dining experience like no other on the Gold Coast at Seventy7 Café + Bar. Located on the SkyPoint Observation Deck, Seventy7 Café + Bar offers a menu that is attractive as its 360° views. Why go anywhere else when you can dine in a café with a one of a kind view, perfect for any occasion.

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S HO PPI NG , HE A LT H & BEA U TY ALMOND DAY SPA

SOUVENIRS WAREHOUSE

A place where time slows down and beautiful skin is just the beginning. Only $89 for a 75-Minute Pamper Package including foot bath, organic facial and massage. Page 95.

Thousands of products! Australia’s cheapest souvenirs! Something for everyone. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Page 91.

BAGS TO GO Bags to Go has been offering top quality luggage, handbags and accessories at discount prices to Australia since 2005. Whether it’s for travel, school, business or fashion, Bags to Go has the bag for you. Page 86.

CARRARA MARKETS Carrara Markets are Australia’s largest permanent markets. With over 400 stalls you are sure to find a bargain here! Open every Saturday and Sunday. Free admission, free parking and a great day out. Page 79.

CROWN CURRENCY When it comes to Australian Foreign Exchange look no further than Crown and Kings Currency Exchanges for all your holiday money needs. With the very best rates and no fees. Page 84.

JR SUNGLASSES One of Australia’s largest independent specialty sunglass shops. Most sunglass shops are small franchised shopping centre based stores or kiosks, not JR’s. We operate from a huge outlet at least 5 times larger than most of our competitors. Page 94.

SPORTY’S WAREHOUSE Australia’s largest sporting warehouse with famous brand sporting goods covering golf, fishing, footwear, football, cricket, camping and everything in between. Huge selection! The best value on the coast. Don’t miss it! Page 88.

SURFERS PARADISE BEACHFRONT MARKETS Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night year-round, locals and holiday-makers make their way along the Surfers Paradise foreshore, browsing, shopping and being entertained by more than 100 unique and diverse market stalls while live entertainers set the mood. Page 83.

SURFERS PARADISE HAIR WRAPS Surfers Paradise hairwraps and braiding has been in the business for nearly 20 years. The hairwraps are very popular with visitors to the Gold Coast and make a great souvenir to take home as they last 3 to 6 months in the hair. Page 85.

THE STRAND AT COOLANGATTA Visit The Strand at Coolangatta and experience a truly unique beachside shopping destination bringing together the best in food, dining, entertainment and convenience. Page 87.

KING OPAL

WELL-BEING

Stunning range of Queensland boulder, black, light, doublet and triplet opals, available in a range of solid yellow or white gold, sterling silver or gold plated opal jewellery. Our friendly sales staff offer exceptional service and are happy to spend the time informing you about Australia’s national gemstone and help you to choose the right stone. Page 92.

Tronson du Courdray is to the Gold Coast what Ken Done was to Sydney Harbour, ‘a whimsical interpreter of his surrounds’. This private studio is a fund raising project of Well-Being Australia with reasonable prices negotiable and tax benefits. Return to your home or office with a piece of art that inspires the recollection of your holiday fun. Page 84.

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L I F E S T Y L E M A R K E T S

GOLD COAST FAVOURITE MARKETS If you’re after a last minute gift or just wanting to spend a good time with your family and friends, why not head to one of the many art, craft and food markets located in the most famous Gold Coast areas? The Gold Coast Markets will satisfy your every need with a fascinating range of local goods and products from the region. Including fashion, homewares, handbags, antiques & vintage products, art & photography, jewellery, plants, flowers, candles, perfume, fresh farm produce, bakery products, games, seafood, international and local cuisine, pre-made foods, beverages, massage, live entertainment; there’s something to suit everyone. See below for information on when and where to attend the most popular markets on the Gold Coast. Happy shopping!

BROADBEACH MARKETS

Where: Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach When: 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month Time: 8am to 2pm Contact: Art and Craft on the Coast Telephone: 0402 448 139 Email: info@artandcraft.com.au www.artandcraft.com.au

BURLEIGH MARKETS

Where: Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads When: Last Sunday of the month Time: 8am to 2.30pm Contact: Art and Craft on the Coast Telephone: 0402 448 139 Email: info@artandcraft.com.au www.artandcraft.com.au

CARRARA MARKETS

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COOLANGATTA MARKETS

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta When: Second Sunday of the month (plus the fourth Sunday of five Sunday months) Time: 8am to 2.30pm Contact: Art and Craft on the Coast Telephone: 07 5591 6360 Email: info@artandcraft.com.au www.artandcraft.com.au

EMERALD LAKES GOURMET FOOD & CRAFT MARKETS

Where: Emerald Lakes Complex, The Boulevard, Carrara When: Every Thursday Time: 3pm to 7pm Contact: Markets Down Under Telephone: 0417 759 777 Email: terri@marketsdownunder.com www.marketsdownunder.com

ISLE OF CAPRI MARKETS

Where: Surfers Paradise State School, 42 St Andrews Avenue, Isle of Capri When: Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month Time: 8am to 1pm Contact: Sam or Jenny Telephone: 0417 210 264 or 0403 528 539 Email: info@isleofcaprimarkets.com.au www.isleofcaprimarkets.com.au

– THE GOLD COAST MARKETS W I L L S AT I S F Y YOUR EVERY NEED –

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MARKETTA STREET FOOD – TAPAS CLUB

NIGHTQUARTER

Where: Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami When: Every Wednesday Time: 5pm to 9pm Contact: Emma Milikins Telephone: 0488 590 599 Email: miamimarketta@gmail.com www.miamimarketta.com

Where: 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale When: Every Friday and Saturday night Time: 4pm to 10pm Contact: Food Focus Australia Telephone: 1800 264 448 Email: hello@nightquarter.com.au www.nightquarter.com.au

MARKETTA STREET FOOD

SURFERS PARADISE BEACHFRONT MARKETS

Where: Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami When: Every Friday and Saturday Time: Friday 5pm to 10pm Saturday 4pm to 10pm Contact: Emma Milikins Telephone: 0488 590 599 Email: miamimarketta@gmail.com www.miamimarketta.com

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Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise When: Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday nights Time: 4pm to 9pm Contact: Surfers Paradise Alliance Telephone: 07 5584 3700 Email: markets@surfersparadise.com www.surfersparadise.com


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Sporty’s Warehouse is a must see while on the Gold Coast! You will be impressed when you walk into Australia’s Largest Sports Store and find everything under one roof. Sporty’s Warehouse is known to have the biggest range of brand name products, at warehouse prices, with friendly, specialist staff in each area. There is only one Sporty’s Warehouse and it’s right here, on the Gold Coast. You have to see it, to believe it!

TAXI FARE OFFER If you come out to Sporty's Warehouse by taxi and spend $90 in store we will pay your taxi fare back to Surfers or equivalent fare.

End Strathaird Road, Bundall

Ph: 5531 6511 OPEN 7 DAYS

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HUGE SELECTION OF . . .

Sporting Shoes Lifestyle Footwear Discount Vitamins & Supplements Fishing Sports Clothing Tennis & Squash Golf Health & Fitness Trophy Shop Hunting Hiking Boots Footy Shop Cricket Spear Fishing Roller Blades Water Sports Scuba Gear Boxing & MMA Guns & Archery Embroidery Coffee Shop

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M AP S & TRANS PORT TOUR 3:

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TOUR 1:

198km

Southport via Gold Coast and Pacific Highways, Yatala, Springwood, Kuraby. Return Pacific Highway, Kingston Road, Waterford, Logan Village, Camp Cable Rd to Beaudesert, then Beaudesert– Beenleigh Rd, Tamborine Mountain, Wongawallen, Oxenford, Southport. TOUR 2:

270km

Southport via Gold Coast Highway, Pimpama, Jacobs Well, Cabbage Tree Point, Woongoolba, Stapylton, Loganholme then through Carbrook to Redland Bay. At Redland Bay take the Riverside Venture vehicular barge over to Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island then drive north (sealed) on the island to scenic Point Lookout, Victoria Point, Cleveland, Wellington Point, Birkdale, Capalaba and back to Pacific Highway via West Mt Cotton Rd, Beenleigh, Tamborine, Bromfleet, Canungra, Mt Tamborine, Eagle Heights, Wongawallen, Oxenford, Nerang, Broadbeach, Southport. 96 | hellogoldcoast.com.au

200km

Southport through Nerang to Beechmont, Binna Burra, return to Beechmont, Canungra, O’Reilly’s, return to Canungra, Mt Tamborine, Wongawallen, Oxenford & Southport. TOUR 4:

102km

Southport, Gold Coast Highway to Broadbeach, turn right follow road to Mudgeeraba (War Museum, Boomerang Farm), Springbrook (Antarctic Beech Trees, Waterfalls), Numinbah Valley Rd to Gilston (Hinze Dam, Advancetown Lake, Pioneer Slab Hut), Nerang and Southport. TOUR 5:

140km

Gravel 5km, Southport via Gold Coast Highway into Currumbin valley, Rock Pool, Mt Cougall National Park at end of valley, return to Tomewin turn off, follow scenic road through border gate into Tweed Valley overlooking Mt Warning to Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads, Southport. Be sure to stop at the Freemans Fruit Stall on the way up or down Tomewin Mountain for fantastic local produce and the friendly service offered from Friday – Monday by the Freeman family themselves.


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LABRADOR TO MAIN BEACH

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1/13-15 Griffith St Coolangatta Small, Medium and Large Vehicles at budget prices FREECALL: 1800 822 059 BOOK ONLINE NOW!

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RIDE THE G:

The Gold Coast light rail G:link (the G:) is the newest form of public transport on the Gold Coast and is fast becoming the preferred travel option for many locals and tourists on the coast, with more than 22,000 people using the system on average every day. Expansions to the system are being planned and built to integrate with other transport modes and provide a better-connected system for you. The G: arrives at each station every few minutes between 5am – midnight weekdays and 24 hours during weekends as part of an integrated public transport network for the Gold Coast, linking bus services east to west as well as to the south and north. Make a greener choice and make the G: your way to get around the busy suburbs of Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Southport.

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Local Roads Motorway & Highway Main Roads State Boundary Line Suburbs Things to do on the Gold Coast

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COMING E DECEMBER 2016 1st–4th DEC

3rd–31st DEC

Australian PGA Championship RACV Royal Pines Resort For more information visit: www.championship.pga.org.au Tugun Lights Up Christmas Display Tugun For more information visit: www.southerngoldcoast.com.au/event-calendar

9th DEC

Centre of Christmas Gold Coast Convention Centre For more information visit: www.gccec.com.au

9th DEC

Christmas in the Clouds Lunch at Skypoint Surfers Paradise For tickets visit: www.skypoint.com.au/events

10th DEC

Broadbeach Christmas Carols Broadbeach For more information visit: www.broadbeachgc.com/events

11th DEC

Coolangatta Christmas Carols Coolangatta For more information visit: www.southerngoldcoast.com.au/event-calendar

13th–24th DEC

Christmas in Paradise Surfers Paradise For more information visit: www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on

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S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 – 1 7

EVENTS 18th DEC

Carols on the Beach Surfers Paradise For more information visit: www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on

31st DEC

New Year’s Eve Surfers Paradise For more information visit: www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on

JANUARY 2017 14th JAN

Magic Millions Raceday Gold Coast Turf Club For more information visit: www.gctc.com.au

16th–19th JAN

Carl Barron: Drinking with a Fork Gold Coast Arts Centre For tickets visit: www.theartscentregc.com.au

20th–22nd JAN

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo Gold Coast Convention Centre For more information visit: www.gccec.com.au

20th–22nd JAN

Gold Coast Health Harmony Soul Festival Gold Coast Convention Centre For more information visit: www.gccec.com.au

26th–29th JAN

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FEBRUARY 2017 3rd–5th FEB

Summer of Surf Surfers Paradise For more information visit: www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on

10th–26th FEB

Sand Safari Surfers Paradise For more information visit: www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on

16th–19th FEB

National Kiteboarding League Main Beach For more information visit: www.nklseries.com

23rd FEB

John Farnham Jupiters Hotel and Casino For tickets visit: www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au/entertainment

MARCH 2017 9th–20th MAR

10th–12th MAR

11th MAR

15th–17th MAR

20th MAR

31st MAR– 16th APR

Quiksilver and Roxy Pros Rainbow Bay For more information visit: www.worldsurfleague.com/events Queensland Surf Lifesaving Championships North Kirra For more information visit: www.lifesaving.com.au/events/queensland-seniorstate-championships/ Bowlzilla Elanora Skate Park For more information visit: www.bowlzilla.net Somerset Celebration of Literature Mudgeeraba For more information visit: www.somerset.qld.edu.au Swan Lake Gold Coast Arts Centre For tickets visit: www.theartscentregc.com.au Bleach* Festival Gold Coast Various locations For more information visit: www.bleachfestival.com.au

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EVENTS INSIGHT

1–4 DEC Benowa

13–24 DEC Surfers Paradise

AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Experience the country’s most energetic golf tournament as the world’s best battle it out at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. Our very own Adam Scott will once again compete for the $1.75 million prize as the tournament attracts the biggest names from across the globe.

With activities for all ages, autograph signings, interactive zones and putting practice areas, this is one of the must-see sporting events on the Gold Coast calendar. For more information visit: www.championship.pga.org.au

CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE Celebrate the silly season in style as Surfers Paradise transforms into a Christmas wonderland for the Christmas in Paradise festival. Over 12 magical days, the free family friendly event promises all things Christmas with appearances from surfing Santa, Christmas

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lights and endless street entertainment, topped with the iconic Carols on the Beach and fireworks display on 18 December. Join the festive atmosphere and spirit of Christmas in the heart of the Gold Coast. For more information visit: www.surfersparadise.com


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EVENTS INSIGHT

20–22 JAN Broadbeach

31MAR – 16APR

Various Locations

GOLD COAST FOOD & WINE EXPO Indulge in three massive days of gourmet cuisine at the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year’s expo promises to be bigger and better, with more than 150 exhibitors preparing tantalising treats and delicious drops to satisfy all palates.

Whether you’re seeking tips for your own kitchen from celebrity chefs, a bottle that complements your meal or to treat your tastebuds, this expo has got everything for food and wine lovers. For more information visit: www.foodandwineexpo.com.au/ shows/gold-coast/

BLEACH* FESTIVAL 2017 The Gold Coast’s signature arts and cultural festival, Bleach* Festival returns to the coast from 31 March to 16 April. Join lively street parties and soak up the vibes as the city comes to life with outdoor concerts, unique performances and world-first commissions

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that are designed to excite and inspire. With music, visual arts, dance, theatre and film amongst the entertainment, the 17 day festival is a cultural magnet that showcases the best of the Gold Coast. For more information visit: www.bleachfestival.com.au


New High Country Special - Now Showing

A story of courage, tradition & daring Australian spirit. Commemorate the Centenary of the ANZACS and the heroes of the legendary Australian Light Horse as one of Australia’s most stirring and remarkable true stories is reborn in Salute to the Light Horse - High Country Special. With three course dinner and drinks, plus live drama and action, this show is steeped in courage, tradition and daring Aussie spirit. Seats are limited & bookings are essential. outbackspectacular.com.au or call 13 33 86 hellogoldcoast.com.au | 125 1610864

AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR Š 2016 Village Roadshow Theme Parks.


H O L I D A Y S N A P S

GOLD COAST’S TOP 6 HOT SPOTS ON INSTAGRAM The Gold Coast holds some of the most beautiful and breathtaking places in the world! Read through as we give you the top six photo-worthy hot spots to add to your Instagram feed. Now go and start snapping!

Make sure to tag @hello_goldcoast and use the hashtags #hellogoldcoast & #sayhellotogoodtimes for a guaranteed like on your snap!

SURFERS PARADISE MUST SEE:

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– The most visited place on the Gold Coast mainly for its shopping precinct, attractions, dinners, bars and club, all perfectly located on the beachside. – Make sure to enjoy a ride or walk with a view, along the beach boulevard. And don’t forget to start it with a photo of the famous ‘Surfers Paradise’ sign.

BROADBEACH MUST SEE:

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– Definitely the best place on the Gold Coast for dinning, where you will find any type of dinners from gourmet to bistro! – You can also try out beach volley, available for everyone at any time on the Kurrawa beach! – Also popular for its safe swimming area, Broadbeach is perfect to bring your kids. 126 | hellogoldcoast.com.au


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CURRUMBIN MUST SEE: – Check out the Currumbin Creek for a safe spot to try out stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. – The Rock Pools, only 15 minutes’ drive from Currumbin Beach, are the perfect escape for a swim and a picnic in the beautifully hidden swimming hole of the valley.

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COOLANGATTA MUST SEE:

– Undoubtedly one of the best places to surf and body board. Duranbah beach is recognized internationally for its powerful surf break and large swell which are guaranteed all year around! – If you walk up the Greenmount Hill you will find a lookout point perfect for the whale watching season.

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BURLEIGH HEADS MUST SEE: – Burleigh Heads National Park is the place to go for a breathtaking view of the Gold Coast. – The Burleigh foreshore is the best place to enjoy a picnic or barbecue with your family and friends.

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MAIN BEACH MUST SEE: – A sophisticated shopping and dining experience with a wonderful view on the harbour. Or for a delightful evening, simply enjoy the sunset by the marina with family and friends. – Visit The Spit for a great place where you can enjoy fishing and water sports.

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S P L A S H I N G A R O U N D

GOLD COAST BEACHES

The Gold Coast name says it all – 70 kilometres of sun kissed sand stretching from Cabarita Beach and Fingal North to Main Beach and South Stradbroke Island.

COOLANGATTA To the south, Coolangatta is home to some of the region’s prettiest beaches. The rugged headland of Point Danger offers superb views – look for dolphins in the waters below. North-facing beaches Rainbow Bay and Greenmount are popular with families and there’s a pleasant walk linking the two beaches. Bistros and cafes are close by and you can browse through a regular market on the second Sunday of the month. Beaches to the south include Fingal with a wonderful lighthouse walk, Kingscliff and Cabarita Beach. Duranbah is a hot surfing spot.

KIRRA POINT Famous as

a board-riding beach, Kirra produces challenging waves for the experienced surfer. It’s a

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great place to watch the experts at work. Hire a long board for the day or head for dive sites at Kirra and Cook Island.

CURRUMBIN – PALM BEACH

Gentle surf and small rock pools make Currumbin’s beaches a popular choice with families. Look out to sea to view Elephant Rock and Flat Rock or try fishing at picturesque Currumbin Creek. Capture spectacular scenes by camera or visit Rockview Public Park which offers views to Currumbin Alley and Currumbin Rock.

TALLEBUDGERA Just north of

Palm Beach, Tallebudgera has a choice of beaches – catch a wave ocean side or head to the still waters on Tallebudgera Creek estuary. Local parents use Tallebudgera’s protected areas to introduce their children to water safety.

BURLEIGH HEADS This gently curving beach is protected and offers magical views north to Surfers Paradise from Burleigh Headland. Distinctive pines and pandanus palms frame the beach and make the perfect place to cool off from strong midday sun. Burleigh Headland National Park follows the coastline. In times past, Aboriginal tribes feasted


at the headland and modern day travellers will still be stunned by its natural beauty. Famous for its tubular Burleigh Barrel waves, the beach is the venue for major surfing tournaments. There are two surf clubs, & a nearby shopping precinct.

BROADBEACH It is known for its

wide expanse of sandy beaches and adjoining parkland with picnic areas and playgrounds. Surf life saving is a focus on this fabulous beach which has been the home of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships for 10 years. There’s a vibrant shopping and dining precinct and mall within metres of the beach area and regular beachfront craft markets on the first & third Sundays of each month.

SURFERS PARADISE Situated

at the head of Cavill Mall, the very heart of Surfers Paradise. Sit back relax and take in the sights.

MAIN BEACH Popular for early

morning walks – try the scenic path from Surfers Paradise north passing

Narrowneck where an artificial reef has been created to protect the expanse of sand from big surf. Stop for refreshments at the historic Main Beach bathing pavillion or the Southport Surf Life Saving Club.

THE SPIT A magnificent open ocean beach north of Main Beach. Walk out along the 500m sand pumping jetty, go diving near the wreck of the Scottish Prince. Federation Walk meanders through littoral rainforest. SOUTHPORT BROADWATER The protected waters of the Southport Broadwater are a hive of activity with cruises, jet skis, parasailing. Motor out to the Pacific Ocean for the day or take a sunset canal cruise. There are major marinas in the area including Southport Yacht Club, Mariners Cove, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace and further upstream at Runaway Bay, Hope Island, Hope Harbour, Sanctuary Cove and Gold Coast City Marina. SOUTH STRADBROKE ISLAND

While easily accessible from the mainland via a 20-minute ferry ride from Runaway Bay Marina, the island offers a different experience with 22km of open ocean beach, melaleuca wetland and some of the least populated beaches. Boat owners can moor at the islands marina and visitors are welcome to take a day trip. There are several resorts on the island offering activities.

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USEFUL INFORMATION PAGE 126–133

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Police, Fire, Ambulance..................000 Gold Coast Police.................. 13 14 44

HOSPITALS Gold Coast University Hospital (public)........................... 1300 74 4284 Robina Hospital (public)......................... (07) 5668 6000 The Tweed Hospital (public)......................... (07) 5536 1133 Gold Coast Private Hospital .................................... (07) 5530 0300 Pindara Private Hospital .................................... (07) 5588 9888

MEDICAL Doctor...........................(07) 5592 2299 After Hours Doctor......(07) 5532 8666 House Call Doctor .................13 74 25 Poisons Info............................ 13 11 26 Family Drug Support.......1300 368 186 Alcoholics Anon............(07) 5591 2062 Kids Helpline Free Call... 1800 551 800

RESCUE & ROAD ASSISTANCE Coast Guard..................(07) 5531 1421 Marine Rescue...............(07) 5591 1300 Roadside Assistance.............. 13 19 05

TAXI SERVICE Gold Coast Cabs.................... 13 10 08 Water Taxi.......................0403 587 804 .................................... or 0404 905 970

TOURIST INFORMATION Gold Coast Tourism Visitor Information Centres.........1300 309 440

Brisbane Airport Visitor Information Centre..............................(07) 3406 3190

INTERPRETER SERVICES Interpreter Service................ 13 14 50

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Bus, train, ferry or tram........ 13 12 30

POST OFFICES Most post offices open 9am – 5pm weekdays, 9am – 12pm Saturdays: Southport ........................ Australia Fair Surfers Paradise......... Paradise Centre Broadbeach...................... Oasis Centre Burleigh Heads ........ 17 Connor Street Coolangatta................. 2 Griffith Street Tweed Heads...................... Tweed City

BANKS Banks are open from: 9.30am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 5.00pm Friday. Most Banks are closed on weekends.

SHOPPING CENTRES Monday – Saturday......9am – 5.30pm Thursday..............................9am – 9pm Sunday...............................10am – 4pm

AIRLINES Air Asia..........................(02) 8188 2133 Air New Zealand............1800 147 332 Gold Coast Airport......(07) 5589 1100 Honkong Airlines...........1300 889 190 Jetstar..................................... 13 15 38 Qantas..................................... 13 13 13 Tigerair..........................(07) 3295 2104 Virgin Australia...................... 13 67 89

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KIDS GAMES MICKEY’S MERRY MAZE Mickey’s Merry Maze

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MICKEY & FRIENDS COLOURING PAGE Mickey and Friends Coloring Page

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Answers: tail, finger, scarf tassels, scarf stripes, flower colour, eyelashes, smile, skirt and scarf gift ribbon. Answers: tail, spot finger,on scarf tassels, stripes, flower color, eyelashes, smile, spot on skirt, and gift ribbon

Find and circle the differences you see between these two Minnies.

MINNIE SPOT THE DIFFERENCES PUZZLE

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7D CINEMA 20% OFF adult and concession admission.

ABAA CAR RENTALS 5% OFF. Use CODE HGC811.

ALTO CUCINA & BAR Receive 10% OFF on presentation of this voucher.

AUSTRALIAN SHOOTING ACADEMY Hello Gold Coast exclusive 10% OFF.

BAGS TO GO Refer to page 86 for details.

BEENLEIGH ARTISAN DISTILLERS 1 FREE tour on presentation of this coupon. Conditions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Valid until 30/04/17.

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP 10% OFF Storewide. Valid until 31/03/17. Conditions apply.

CROWN CURRENCY EXCHANGE Bring coupon in to office for a special rate.

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY ADULTS @ KIDS SPECIAL! Bonus offer is for general admission only.

DOUG BURT’S TACKLE WORLD 20% OFF on presentation of this coupon. Valid until April 17. Conditions apply.

DRACULA’S CABARET RESTAURANT 10% OFF all bookings. Quote HGC 028. Valid until 30/04/17.

DRACULA’S HAUNTED HOUSE 10% OFF all entry prices. Quote HGC 029. Valid until 30/04/17.

DRAX 4 KIDS 10% OFF all bookings. Quote HGC 030. Valid until 30/04/17.

Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern

FISHERMAN’S WHARF TAVERN Purchase 2 main meals and receive a bottle of wine. 1 voucher per table.

20% OFF 5% OFF 10% OFF 10% OFF 10% OFF 1 FREE TOUR 10% OFF SPECIAL RATE ADULTS @ KIDS SPECIAL

20% OFF 10% OFF 10% OFF 10% OFF FREE BOTTLE OF WINE


FREE LAZER TAG MISSION

$100 OFF FREE SOUVENIR PHOTOGRAPH

$20

DISCOUNT

GAME OVER Free Lazer Tag Mission when you purchase any Karting or Clip 'n Climb activity. Conditions apply.

GO BALLOONING $100 OFF your next ride. Quote HGC. Conditions apply.

GOLD COAST HELITOURS Free souvenir photograph valued at $20. Direct bookings only. Valid until 30/04/17.

GOLD COAST WATERSPORTS $20 discount with this voucher.

HOG’S BREATH CAFE

20% OFF

20% OFF all main meals SUN–THU. Broadbeach, Coolangatta,

$10 OFF

Present voucher on check-in. Use code HGC_SUMMER16-17

Main Beach, Surfers Paradise restaurants. Max. discount $30.

iFLY $10 OFF iFLY INTRO PACKAGE for online bookings. Valid until 31/07/17.

$20 OFF

ILLUSIONS MAGIC SHOW

10% OFF

INFINITY

10% OFF 10% OFF $5 OFF FREE OPAL

$20 discount per ticket. Includes VIP & dinner show bookings. Must mention this offer at time of booking.

Present to receive 10% discount off adult and child normal admission. Quote HELLOGC.

JETBOAT EXTREME 10% OFF full adult price ultimate jet boat ride. Direct online bookings only. Quote JBX10.

JR SUNGLASSES MERMAID BEACH 10% discount. Mention Hello Gold Coast.

JTB AUSTRALIA $5 OFF with any purchase over $100 in a single transaction. Valid until 30/04/17.

KING OPAL FREE opal pendant with every purchase over $100. Limit set of opal pendant per costumer per day. T&Cs apply. Valid until 30/04/17.

$2 OFF

KING TUTTS PUTT PUTT

$1 OFF

KING TUTTS PUTT PUTT

$2 OFF DISCOUNT ADULTS on presentation of this voucher.

$1 OFF DISCOUNT CHILD on presentation of this voucher.


KING TUTTS PUTT PUTT $5 OFF DISCOUNT FAMILY PASS on presentation of this voucher.

KINGSTON PARK RACEWAY Buy any Go-Karting Adrenalin Pack and get a BONUS OFFER (valued up to $25). Valid until 22/01/17.

MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA Receive 10% OFF on presentation of this voucher.

MERMAID BEACH S.L.S.C. 10% OFF Food Bill. Hello Gold Coast Exclusive .

MONTEZUMA’S Purchase 1 main meal and receive 2nd free (lesser value). Max. 1 coupon per table. Valid until 30/04/17.

PANCAKES IN PARADISE Purchase 1 main meal and receive 2nd free (lesser value). Max. 1 coupon per table. Valid until 30/04/17.

PUTT PUTT MERMAID BEACH ADULTS @ KIDS PRICE. Not valid with any other offer

PUTT PUTT MERMAID BEACH $10 OFF Family Pass. Not valid with any other offer

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! $2 OFF adult admission. $1 OFF child admission. Present this coupon to redeem for up to 6 discounted admissions.

SAGE CAFE 40% OFF Food on selected menu, 12–1pm or 5–6pm. 25% OFF Food on selected menu, valid any other time.

SHIRAZ PERSIAN RESTAURANT Free house-made hummus, yoghurt or Persian tea upon arrival. HGC exclusive. T&Cs apply.

SLIDEWAYS GO KARTING 10% OFF 2 RACES with race licence. For up to 6 people, at any Slideways venue. Conditions apply.

SLINGSHOT $10 OFF Conditions Apply. Valid before 6pm.

SOUVENIRS SOUVENIRS WAREHOUSE WAREHOUSE 10% OFF. Excludes sales items.

$5 OFF SPECIAL OFFER

10% OFF 10% OFF BUY 1 GET 1 FREE BUY 1 GET 1 FREE ADULTS @ KIDS PRICE $10 OFF

FAMILY PASS

SPECIAL DISCOUNT

40% OFF FREE HUMMUS, YOGHURT OR PERSIAN TEA

10% OFF $10 OFF 10% OFF


FREE T-SHIRT

SPORTY’S WAREHOUSE Free T-Shirt with every purchase over $100 in a department, not valid with any other offer or sale item.

FREE IN CAR VIDEO

SUPERCARS EXPERIENCE

FREE BRACELET

SURFERS PARADISE HAIR WRAPS AND BRAIDING FREE BRACELET with each hair

ADULTS @ KIDS PRICE

SURFERS PARADISE MINI GOLF ADULTS @ KIDS PRICE

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FREE in car video. Mention "Gold Coast Guide" when booking.

wrap, max. 1 per person. Valid until 30/04/17.

Mini Golf only, valid before 6pm. Conditions Apply

SURFERS RSL $10 per person breakfast with this voucher. Includes a complimentary continental buffet, 7.30–10.30am.

THE AZTEC Purchase 1 main meal and receive 2nd free (lesser value). Max. 1 coupon per table. Valid until 30/04/17.

THE SHOOTING CENTRE SHOOT 5 DIFFERENT GUNS for only $110 on presentation of this voucher

THE WAX MUSEUM SPECIAL DISCOUNT $2 OFF per adult. $1 OFF per child. Conditions appy.

10% OFF

TIMEZONE

20% OFF

TIMEZONE 20% OFF TEN PIN BOWLING

10% OFF

TOUR GOLD COAST

$5 OFF

VOMATRON

40% OFF

YELLOWFIN SEAFOOD

25% OFF

YELLOWFIN SEAFOOD

10% OFF ANY SINGLE PACKAGE on presentation of this voucher, promo code HG007. Valid until 30/06/17

at Coolangatta on presentation of this voucher, promo code HG009. Valid until 30/06/17

10% OFF ALL TOUR PRICES. Except family package. Use code 15HGC.

$5 OFF Conditions Apply. Valid before 6pm.

40% OFF FOOD ONLY. Orders between 12–1pm or 5–6pm.

25% OFF FOOD ONLY. Valid anytime.


ARE YOU ‘STORM READY’? Our city welcomes around 12.7 million visitors annually. Hello Gold Coast is here to give those visitors an insight in to what’s happening in this dynamic and vibrant city we call home. Equally, media has a key role in ensuring our visitors, and residents, are well informed should a natural disaster strike our community. Right now, storm season is looming, meaning the 550,000 Gold Coasters need to ‘get ready’. Recently, I packed our family home emergency kit as I know the best protection is to be prepared. This year, some small businesses are partnering with City of Gold Coast to encourage disaster readiness. These stores sell many of the items needed for an emergency kit.

As Mayor, I’m committed to ensuring our city is as prepared as possible for storm season. As a community, we all have a role to play in keeping ourselves, our families, pets and homes safe. Visitors can obtain all the latest information during a disaster at: facebook.com/cityofgoldcoast or by tuning in to local radio (ABC Coast FM, HOT Tomato, 4CRB, SEAFM, GOLDFM or JUICEFM). For more information on disaster readiness and a list of retail partners visit: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/ getready

TOM TATE Mayor

ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR KIT ARE: - Non-perishable food & water - Personal hygiene items - Medications - Torch with extra batteries - Communications (radio & batteries) - A phone charger - Pre-paid phone cards - Important documents - A first aid kit And remember, in a flood situation, there is no such thing as taking a calculated risk as conditions can change very quickly. So if it’s flooded, forget it. hellogoldcoast.com.au | 143



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