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There’s always something happening at QT Gold Coast, be kept up to date with the latest happenings within the hotel and party like a rock star. You can also find your photos from the night here and tag your friends.

Visitors with Meg Cowell work Photo Alex Chomicz6


By Benjamen Judd   The annual Gold Coast Art Prize and all it’s cultural glory is about to launch this coming Saturday, December 7 and this year is looking bigger than all that have come before. Now in its 45th year, the popular Gold Coast Art Prize provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art […]


Sunday nights on Burleigh Heads

For all those looking for something to do on their lazy Sunday afternoon, look no further than Burleigh Heads. After a swim or surf in the waves, Sunday at Burleigh is the perfect way to cool down with the locals and say goodbye to another weekend. Located right in the centre of Justin’s Park, it is a […]

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Merry Indie Xmas

New York culture hub ANIMAL parodies the “indie Christmas cover” with spot-on results. The Christmas carol cover has become a predictable holiday treat, and not just from DMX. That’s why the fake album Merry Indie X-Mas — apart from the pitch-perfect stylistic homages — rings so true. Guitarist Adam Horn, of Brooklyn’s Bear Ceuse, created these covers, parodying the trademarks […]



By Benjamen Judd   To celebrate the release of their latest album, March Fires, our favourite boys from the mining state Birds of Tokyo are coming to the Cooly this November 30 to rock the pants of your skinny legs. Since their inception back in 2004-2005ish, Birds of Tokyo have regularly dominated the airwaves with […]

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What are we listening to?

Our current fave lobby tunes (for this week anyway) are Waiting on the World to change – John Mayer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBIxScJ5rlY   Coldplay – Princess Of China ft. Rihanna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uw6ZkbsAH8   Alpine – Gasoline http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RklMv6-M3XM   Robbie Williams – Lovelight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjzMNxidD_g   The Cure – The Lovecats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcUza_wWCfA

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No lights, no lycra, no fear

No Lights No Lycra boasts everything your average dance class does not. NLNL is a non-competitive dance space where participants are invited to burst out of the confines of modest dancing and unleash their wildest, dorky and most uncoordinated moves all in the name of self-expression. Spawned in 2009 by Melbourne dance students Alice Glenn […]

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Big Day Out Band Competition

Big Day Out and headspace, Australia’s national youth mental health foundation, have announced the 2014 headspace Big Day Out national band competition. The competition gives local bands aged 15 years+ from every Australian state and territory the opportunity to win one of four spots on the headspace stage at each Big Day Out festival in 2014. […]

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Tis the season for….. Lights! Really Bright Lights!

The 2013 Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition is now open and calling for entrants. The City is encouraging all residents, business operators and not for profit organisations to ‘light up’ and submit an entry. To check out the displays, simply download the entrants and winners list from the link below, set your GPS and head […]

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Strip-off and cool down at spaQ

spaQ are offering a cool alternative from the steamy Gold Coast days with the return of the popular ‘Turn Up the Heat’ promotion. As the heat soars over 25 degrees, you will receive the days top temperature discounted offyour treatment! So, if today hits 30 degrees, you receive a $30 discount! Offer valid Monday through […]

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Kids parties made perfect with Strawberry fundaes

Princesses, pirates and pop stars – it’s just one day on the life of a party planner! Gold Coast’s very own Party Queen, Natalie Boyd, is the creative spirit behind Strawberryfundaes…and the parties aren’t just for kids! Nat also appears in many curious costumes for corporate events. Source – http://bit.ly/17KLjYL

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The Vernons

One of Gold Coast’s favourite homegrown bands, The Vernons are a Blues Rock n Roll Band, sculpting their sound from belligerent nights out, hungover days in, and their parents old vinyl records.   We think they’re worth checking out but don’t jus take our word for it – here’s what the town have to say […]

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Surfers Paradise Turns 80?

She might look glitzy and golden but this ol’ girl is turning 80! Surfers Paradise is set to celebrate its 80th birthday with a host of festivities on the Surfers Paradise Foreshore on Sunday 1st December. Originally called Elston, Surfers Paradise was renamed by founder Jim Cavill to better reflect the suburbs amazing beach culture. […]

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Mummy Tree Christmas Markets

The Mummy Tree Christmas Markets are a little bit different to what you may expect…the market is not a second hand market or just a baby market, nor is it 100% handmade. The Mummy Tree Market is a boutique family market, providing quality, unique products and services which are not mass produced or easily found […]

Surfers Paradise Beachfront markets


By Benjamen Judd   Yay for summer! One of our favourite things to do here on the sunny heaven that is the Gold Coast during the best season of the year is spending evenings meandering along The Esplanade in the heat enjoying some of the best local foods and designs that the region has to […]



By Benjamen Judd   We dare anyone to say that they were not completely overwhelmed and uplifted by the sheer glorificous (that IS a word!) exuberance depicted in the Bacchanalian party scenes in Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby. Say what you like about the rest of the film, casting or whatever (personally, we loved it […]

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