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By Benjamen Judd   Canberra house duo, The Aston Shuffle, are coming to the Gold Coast this coming Valentines Day so prepare to get your love on along with your dancing shoes. They will be playing at the iconic Elsewhere Bar down on Cavill Avenue, only a short skip and jump from the hotel. Which […]



By Benjamen Judd   We respect the courage it takes to be a stand-up comedian. Especially in a country like Australia where everyone is a smart-arse who uses sarcasm like it’s a second language. So to those taking part in this years Raw Comedy Festival at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast we say – […]



By Benjamen Judd   There is nothing worse than waiting and knowing that the newly reformed Wolfmother is set to release an album any day now is killing us slowly in the extreme. But at least we know for sure that we will be able to catch them live at the Cooly on next month […]

Slam volleyball

Get involved in the biggest beach volleyball festival in the Southern Hemisphere!

Entering its 14th season, SLAM Festival is hitting the road again touring the best beaches in Australia.  A mix of amateur social beach volleyball and music on the beach, SLAM Festival is the perfect day out with your mates! This year it will be stopping off in Surfers Paradise Saturday, February 1st.   Visit the […]

Big day out review

Big Day Out, Gold Coast Review

Happy to bring together the excitable Hives, spellbinding Arcade Fire and relaxed Pearl Jam veterans, BDO has come of age   Big Day Out has aged. But whether it was going stale or ageing gracefully has been unclear to fans. The festival has battled within an increasingly dense market of festivals around Australia that jostle […]

Surfing dolphins

Surfing with dolphins

It’s not every day a pod of dolphins joins you for a surf, but that’s exactly what happened to these lucky two surfers at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta. The pair were surfing at around 1pm when the dolphins appeared, seemingly not bothered by the men as they swam under their boards. Only on the Gold Coast…. […]

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Dreamworld rated in top 5 of the world’s best theme parks

Turns out you can visit one of the world’s best theme parks without leaving the Gold Coast. Online travel company Adioso has rated Dreamworld No.4 in a list of the world’s best theme parks, beating some of the planet’s most ­famous attractions. Dutch venue Efteling Park tops the list, with Dreamworld slotting in just behind […]

Flickerfest 2014

Flickerfest 2014

Flickerfest, The 23rd International Short Film Festival is returning to The Art Centre Gold Coast in 2014. The festival will take place in a newly unveiled Arts Theatre Cinema featuring state of the art digital projection and surround sound – the only way to experience Australia’s only Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival. […]

Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga is so hot right now!

Looking to burn off some of those holiday KG’s without burning a hole in your pocket? Head down to the merry-go-round beside Broad beach mall Saturdays at 7:30 am for a free 1 hour Flare Yoga session put on by the friendly folks at Fire Shaper. The hour long sweat fest is described as “a […]

Currumbin rock pools

Currumbin Rock Pools.

The rock pools in Currumbin are the perfect way to chill off during the stifling summer on the Gold Coast.  Natural rock slides, a rope swing, and no park rangers nagging at you for doing something a little dangerous.  It’s a magical place to kick back with friends, reconnect with nature, and escape from the […]

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 […]

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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 […]



By Benjamen Judd   Happy New Year to our lovely collective friends, guests, random readers, fellow internet nerds and general community. And no, we’re not a bit late. We’re wishing a happy Chinese New Year of which the celebrating begins today. As part of the Chinese New Year Celebrations, this year the Gold Coast City […]

Avicii 4_ credit Alex Wessely

Win tickets to see DJ Avicii this Australia Day long weekend.

Win tickets to see DJ Avicii in Sydney or Melbourne! AVICII’s huge #TRUETOUR is about to hit our shores!!  To celebrate, Future Music and Frontier Touring are giving away one double pass to the show in Melbourne and Sydney. Featuring amazing outdoor venues, massive concert production and an epic fireworks display, don’t miss out on THE party […]

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