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Southern Gold Coast Launches into Spring with Major Events

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast is gearing up for a huge season of major events hitting our region this spring, playing host to artists, musicians and elite athletes with events that celebrate our destination, our culture and this spectacular time of year. ..

Tourism Minister Releases Rocking Festival Impact

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast’s annual nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On, celebrated record growth in 2019, with Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones, releasing the official festival statistics with Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Josh Martin, last week.   ..

Registrations for 2019 Tour De Valley Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast’s biggest annual cycling event, the Tour de Valley, returns for its 8th year on Sunday October 20, with early bird entries now open. ..

SandTunes Festival Moved from Coolangatta to Carrara

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The two-day SandTunes Music Festival previously slated for Coolangatta Beach later this year has been moved to Metricon Stadium in Carrara following talks between the State Government and the promoter, TEG Dainty.  ..

Cooly Rocks On Calls for 2020 Artists

Posted on Friday, August 02, 2019

While the last ring of rock and roll has barely left town following the success of Cooly Rocks On 2019 in June, our festival team is already looking ahead to 2020 - celebrating the 10th year of our annual nostalgia festival from 3-7 June, 2020. ..

SandTunes Music Festival Announces Lineup

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019

SandTunes Music Festival has announced its lineup of international superstars heading to our shores for the two-day festival to be held at Coolangatta Beach later this year on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1, 2019.  ..

Local Business Invited to Have Say on Cooly Rocks On 2019

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Local businesses in Coolangatta and surrounds are invited to have their say on their experience during Cooly Rocks On 2019. ..

Construction Begins on Gold Coast Airport Rydges Hotel

Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Work has started on a $50 million Rydges-branded hotel at Gold Coast Airport, which is a milestone in the development and activation of the precinct. ..

Eddie's Grub House Unveil The Pink Hotel

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018

Eddie’s Grub House’s latest project has finally been unveiled as The Pink Hotel welcomes its first guests. ..

HTR Launches on Alexa Devices

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018

As a first for Australia, Hotel & Tourist Radio – HTR has launched the HTR Gold Coast skill for Alexa, which makes it simple and convenient for listeners to ask Alexa to play the only tourist focused radio station in Australia, HTR Gold Coast. ..

Approval lands for Airport Hotel

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018

The way has been cleared for work to start on the $50 million Rydges-branded hotel at the Gold Coast Airport precinct after the Federal Government approved the iconic project. ..

WSL Changes Dates of Quiksilver and Roxy Pro in 2019

Posted on Friday, October 05, 2018

The World Surf League (WSL) has released its 2019 Championship Tour calendars for the men’s and women’s surfing tours, announcing that the 2019 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks will be moved from the traditional March period to April 3 - 13, 2019 - coinciding with Queensland school holidays. ..

By the C Concert Comes to Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2018

BY THE C - a celebration of live music, food and community on iconic coastal locations around Australia - is coming to Coolangatta's Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday February 2, 2019.  ..

SGC Profile – Mike and Maggie Best – Managers, Meridian Tower

Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mike and Maggie Best took over the management of Kirra’s Meridian Tower in March 2018. With more than 20 years of industry experience behind them, the husband and wife duo have a range of knowledge in all facets of facilities management including residential high rise, hotels, motels, construction and development. ..

Eddies Takes Over Coolangatta’s Iconic Pink Hotel

Posted on Monday, July 09, 2018

It’s all looking up for the owners of popular burger bar, Eddies Grub House in Griffith St, as they take over ownership of Coolangatta’s iconic Ocean View Motel, now known as The Pink Hotel.  ..

The Iconic at Kirra Beach Opens

Posted on Monday, July 02, 2018

Several years in the making, The Iconic at Kirra Beach officially opened its doors on 1 July. The luxury apartment building has been a much anticipated addition to Kirra’s beachfront strip and will operate as The Iconic Kirra Beach Resort, with a restaurant and commercial office precinct still in the final stages of leasing downstairs.  ..

Accommodation Houses Invited to Participate in New Research Initiative

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2018

Connecting Southern Gold Coast has partnered with STR Global to encourage local operators to participate in the Free Hotel Survey Report.  ..

Nominations Open for 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards. Southern Gold Coast businesses have the opportunity to be recognised for their outstanding achievements within the state's tourism industry. ..

AirAsia to surf its way across Australian beaches

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

AirAsia and Australia’s leading surfing bodies recently announced a joint partnership that will see the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier become Surfing’s Official Airline Partner in Australia. ..

My Office - Presented by Ocean Road Magazine

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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