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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: LOCAL SCOOP ON THE GOLD COAST

By October 20, 2021No Comments

As the days get longer and our desire for sunshine spikes, we are itching to get out and about to eat, stay, explore, and relax. So take this as our insider guide to the always bustling, never boring Gold Coast – here’s where you can find us eating, drinking, swimming, and relaxing as the mercury rises.

EAT

For long lunches on long Summer days, we can’t go past Rick Shores. Sharing iconic views with Burleigh Beach, Rick Shores promises Pan-Asian style dining that we can’t get enough of. The perfect setting for socialising, Rick Shores invites you to step off the sand to the awaiting margaritas and bug rolls. For dinner dining, Lupo is a favourite. A totally charming neighbourhood trattoria, Lupo welcomes you with an ever-stylish bar fit for your wining and dining needs. The ambience cannot be beaten, and we can vouch for the delectable desserts and mouth-watering wines with our entire hearts (and stomachs).

STAY

A stone’s throw from The Ocean Club and nestled in the Scenic Rim lies Wander. If you’re looking to escape the everyday to a luxury, eco-aware retreat, say no more and look no further. Wander sets the serene scene through local wine, unforgettable nature walks, and enchanting vistas – ideal for a weekend getaway taken straight out of our daydreams.

EXPLORE

For a cultural experience like no other, take yourself to the Home of the Arts – or HOTA, as we know it! A true hub of artistic brilliance, you can revel in live performances, music, theatre, visual art, cinema, dance, markets, and more. No HOTA experience is complete without a lakeside wander, making it the perfect trip to get our creative juices well and truly flowing.

RELAX

Take a breather at Soak Bathhouse, our venue of choice to unplug and unwind. A harbour of wellness, this Gold Coast day spa allows you to put yourself first. Whether you’re after the Soak & Sip package to socialise or your skin is needing some TLC and a facial, Soak will look after you.