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Swell 2017 Artists Announced

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017

SWELL Sculpture Festival has announced the diverse group of local, national and international creatives that will inspire and entertain the masses from 8 – 17 September, 2017. ..

Businesses Invited to Attend Guest Experience Workshops

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The innovative Be My Guest Program is driving service excellence on the Gold Coast and enhancing the guest experience. These free one-day workshops are funded by City of Gold Coast with the intention of providing to all guests a wow impression of the destination for its attractions, landscape and activities. ..

A life from beyond the sea

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Daniel McKenzie | Tweed Daily News
Image: Scott Powick

STUCK at boarding school in the 1960s, a blonde haired, bright eyed surfer had pipe dreams matched in size only by a sport about to explode. But before lighting the flame for the evolution of surfing media and before he became Andy Mac, a young Andrew McKinnon sat in that classroom at The Southport School determined to pave his own path in the sport he loved. ..

International Tourism Snapshot Figures Released

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tourism and Events Queensland have released Australia’s Tourism Industry statistics for the year ending March 2017, finding that tourism on the Gold Coast has reached a record high. ..

New Beachfront Dining Destination Opens its Doors

Posted on Monday, June 05, 2017

Coolangatta’s Baskk opened its doors to the public on Sunday 4 June as the newest addition to the Southern Gold Coast’s thriving foodie scene.  ..

Local Business Owners Invited to Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Information Night

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017

Could an intern help your business? ..

Calling on Nominations for 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017

One week remains to nominate Gold Coast Tourism Operators for the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards, with entries closing at 5pm on Thursday 1 June. ..

SGC Profile – Paul Hart & Levi Corby, Hutchinson Builders Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hutchinson Builders is a fifth generation family business and Australia’s largest privately owned construction company. Celebrating 105 years in business this July, the local office has found a new home, planting their roots in the heart of Coolangatta’s CBD. ..

Success at Sustainability Seminar

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

More than 25 local business owners attended the Secrets of Success by Sustainability seminar at Currumbin RSL today, taking away tips to give back to the planet while also boosting business. ..

CSGC Flies Flag for Southern Gold Coast at ATE

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

Last week, Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Peter Doggett, attended the annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney to represent our region. During the visit he met with key stakeholders on the national stage, including Scoot General Manager Australia, Jared Simcox. ..

Balter Brings Home Beer Awards

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Currumbin’s own Balter Brewing Company has taken out two awards at the internationally recognised Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) this month. ..

Surf World Gold Coast Named in Top 6 Museums

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Culture Trip has announced Currumbin’s own Surf World Gold Coast in the Top 6 Best Museums to Visit in Brisbane and its surrounds.   ..

Be My Guest Website Launches

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gold Coast Tourism has announced the launch of the new ‘Be My Guest’ website, designed to inspire and educate locals to be exceptional hosts. ..

Currumbin RSL Goes Green

Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Currumbin RSL is leading the way with their clean and green approach, hoping to not only inspire individuals but other businesses within the hospitality industry to implement sustainability initiatives. ..

Cooly Rocks On™ Gives Buskers a Chance to Shine

Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Reckon you’ve got what it takes to shake, rattle and roll alongside the nation’s best rock, rockabilly and swing performers? ..

Gold Coast Airport Launches Second Annual Community Benefit Fund

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2017

The Gold Coast Airport has launched its second annual Community Benefit Fund, an initiative aimed to support local groups through one-off grants. ..

Pinball Challenge Returns to Cooly Rocks On™

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Cooly Rocks On™ Pinball Challenge will make a return in 2017 from 9:30am – 3:00pm on Sunday 11 June, as the best in the country test their flipper and combo skills over one massive day. ..

Crowds Enjoy Classic Surf Films at Kirra Hill

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Gold Coast Film Festival rolled through town in April and the Southern Gold Coast was proud to host back to back nights of outdoor cinema, screening Surf Classics at Kirra Hill Community Centre.  ..

The Strand Dishes Up Great Offers in Dine Out Guide

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Strand at Coolangatta’s newest dining and entertainment guide, Dine Out, is now available in print and online, showcasing everything that the centre brings to the plate. ..

CSGC Welcomes Major Sponsors to Cooly Rocks On™

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Australia’s coolest 50s and 60s Nostalgia Festival, Cooly Rocks On™ is just around the corner, kicking off from 7 - 11 June, 2017, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of the festival’s major sponsors.   ..

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