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Kallan Burns daily double win at Magic Millions

Snappy stallion Kallan Burns won the top fashion prize for the second week running – in the same outfit. The faux pas shocked the fashion elite and left many pondering if Mr Burns chose to push the envelope or decided to stick to his lucky outfit. But Mr Burns, a staffer at Gold Coast Suns […]

Random Acts of Dance

Random Acts of Dance

Behind the shining lights and the glitzy costumes lie brave souls willing to push limits. To navigate through doubts and insecurities so they can share what makes them complete. Random Acts of Dance is a collection of dance works created by local choreographer Ben Veitch and performed by some of Gold Coast’s finest dancers. You […]

Mick Fanning Kirra

Surfing champion Mick Fanning back from holiday to save Kirra from cruise ship terminal

Gold Coast’s current world surfing champion Mick Fanning has jumped straight off a plane from his Thailand holiday to push the campaign to save his “favourite wave in the world” from a cruise ship terminal. Leda Holdings plans to build $2 billion cruise ship port, Ocean Terminal Project, near Kirra Beach at the southern end […]


Sno-Cones & Hot Dogs on Calypso Terrace

Come check out QT Gold Coasts newest edition, Calypso Terrace Saturdays from 12PM and indulge in some Chicago style hot dogs along with sno-cones that will freeze your brain, not your bank account!

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Our people – Chris Barnes

Christopher Barnes – Manager of Audio Visual & Digital Design Mr. Barns, how long have you been with QT Gold Coast Hotel? About and a half years now And you have changed roles once or twice during that time if I am not mistaken? Yes, I was hired in September 2012 as a Night Audit […]


Our people – Aaron Jones.

NAME: Aaron Jones COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: London, England EDUCATION: St Mary University – Health & Sport Science Title: Head Bar Tender Favourite Stingray Drink: Mexican Butterfly (In relation to our Mexican Theme, this Margaritas balance of mint & elderflower combines with Tequila very well). Favourite Bazaar Meal: Moroccan Pumpkin Salad What you love about your […]

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Our people – Jarryd Goundrey.

Name: Jarryd Goundrey Title: Apprentice Chef Country of Birth: Australia Education: Lynwood High School, Perth Favourite Stingray Drink: Maple Treacle (tastes like a pancake) Favourite Bazaar Meal: The Pork Belly from the live Asian Station What I love about my job: Firstly the cool surroundings are very refreshing particularly in a kitchen environment as I get to come out and activate the […]

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Our people- Andre Horpazack Retamero

Name: Andre Horpazack Retamero Title: Dinner Host in Bazaar Country of Birth: Brazil (Baby) Education: Degree in Industrial Design Favourite Stingray Drink: Spicy Mexican Bloody Mary Favourite Bazaar Meal: Tamarind and lemon grass beef ribs What I love about my job: The amazing varieties of food stations, the aromas of spices, the friendly faces I meet, my work colleagues, learning and developing […]

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Our people- Ben Partridge

Name: Ben Partridge Title: Stingray Venue Manager & Bar Operations.   Country of Birth: Australia   Education: John Paul College Coffs Harbour. I grew up in a Pub – very educational.   Favourite Stingray Drink: It has to be tequila of course – Cabo Wabo Reposado straight up. Interesting fact- Cabo Wabo Tequila is owned […]

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Our people – Greg Benney!

NAME: Greg Benney BORN:  South Africa EDUCATION: I have studied a broad range of areas including: Business Management, Advanced Pastry, NVQ 1234 POSITION: Head Chef FAVOURITE STINGRAY COCKTAIL: I’m more of a crafty beer and cider man! Give me an apple cider any day after a long day at work. FAVOURITE BAZAAR MEAL: The new […]

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Popcorn cup cocktail at Stingray Lounge.

Popcorn Cup A lengthy serve of popcorn infused Bacardi Gold is charged with a Cola Spritz in a martini glass. Finished with a side of salted caramel popcorn.

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Fruity Lamb tagine from Bazaar Marketplace.

Fruity lamb tagine Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 500g lean diced lamb 1 large onion, roughly chopped 2 large carrots, quartered lengthways and cut into chunks 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tbsp ras-el-hanout spice mix (see tip, below) 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 200g dried apricots 600ml chicken stock […]

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Moroccan Carrot Salad recipe from Bazaar Marketplace. Too yum!

MOROCCAN CARROT SALAD 250g pearl barley 3 teaspoons coriander seeds dry roasted 3 teaspoons cumin seeds dry roasted 5 medium size carrots, peeled and sliced into 3mm thick rounds 150g pine nuts toasted 130g golden raisins soaked in warm water then drained 10 dried dates, pitted and chopped 1 lemons juice only 2 oranges juice […]

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Prawn taco recipe from Bazaar Marketplace.

PRAWN TACO PRAWN MARINADE 1 fresh habanero chilli – seeds removed 4 garlic cloves Roots of 1 bunch coriander 150ml olive oil, plus 2 tbs extra 1kg green prawns, peeled and de-veined Method: Blend habanero, garlic, coriander and 150ml olive oil until smooth. Toss with prawns. Cover and chill overnight. ALMOND SALSA  3 large dried […]

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Madrid Layover cocktail from Stingray Lounge.

MADRID LAYOVER Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, Lustau Los Arcos, Amontillado, lemon juice, simple syrup, strawberries

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