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La Costa Rocks with Retro Street Party

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In the spirit of Cooly Rocks On, retro-themed La Costa Motel at Bilinga is hosting its own Retro Beachside Street Party on Sunday 31 May to celebrate the opening weekend of the country’s biggest nostalgia festival taking over the Southern Gold Coast.   ..

MY OFFICE – PRESENTED BY OCEAN ROAD MAGAZINE

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Our regular segment, My Office, again takes us to the different offices around the region, thanks to Brian Usher at Ocean Road Magazine. Check out the new Autumn Issue of Ocean Road Magazine here


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Singaporean Students Visit SGC

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

The first of our visiting student groups from Singapore Polytechnic have enjoyed a 5-day famil on the Southern Gold Coast this month. The students, studying hospitality at the acclaimed education institute, were immersed in local activities from barista courses to organic farming on Tomewin Mountain.   ..

CSGC Profile: Eden Health Retreat

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

As our world gets busier and we are constantly connected through devices, rest assured there is somewhere you can go to escape from it all – and it is right here on the Southern Gold Coast.   ..

Gold Coast Airport Wins Major Award

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015


The Gold Coast Airport at Bilinga has been named the Best Regional Airport Australia/Pacific in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Paris recently. This is the second time the airport has won the coveted international award, having also taken out the title back in 2011.  ..

The Aussies” Make Mark on Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

North Kirra, Bilinga and Tugun beaches were flooded with competitors from surf clubs from all over the country in this year’s National Surf Life Saving Championships – “The Aussies” – held from April 11 to 19.  ..

Tourism Operators Invited to ‘Conversations with Industry’

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ) are partnering with Gold Coast Tourism to invite local tourism businesses to a special forum ‘Conversations with Industry’ on this Wednesday 29 April at the Gold Coast Turf Club.   ..

CSGC and Destination Tweed Sign Historic MOU

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

This month, CSGC and Destination Tweed, the marketing and economic development body equivalent to promote businesses south of the border, signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding, committing to cooperative marketing efforts to benefit the entire region. ..

Buskers by the Creek to Return in 2015

Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015

Buskers by the Creek 2015 has received approval and will be back in Winders Park, Currumbin on 17 and 18 October 2015. The outdoor music and entertainment event attracted crowds of over 10,000 people in its inaugural year last year, and organisers will be busy holding various “Side Street” events at various locations throughout the year to promote the festival to new audiences. As such they are anticipating an even greater crowd in 2015.  ..

Southern Cross University Hosts CAUTHE Conference

Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Gold Coast campus of Southern Cross University at Bilinga last week hosted the 25th annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference from February 2-5.  ..

Tourism Industry to Welcome Mayor Tom Tate

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mayor Tom Tate will be the guest speaker at the Skål International Southern Gold Coast breakfast on Tuesday November 18, at the Currumbin RSL from 7am to 9am. Anyone from the travel and tourism industry on the Southern Gold Coast is welcome to attend, and tickets are $25 including a hot breakfast.   ..

Petition Closing on Stage 2 Light Rail Push

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A petition to State Parliament calling for Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail network to be developed in time for the Commonwealth Games is closing tomorrow, October 31st.  ..

Buskers by the Creek

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over 10,000 people flocked to Winders Park on the weekend of 18-19 October, to watch more than 140 performers showcase their talents along Currumbin’s creek scape for the inaugural Buskers by the Creek event.   ..

Allure On Currumbin Voted Second Best in Australia

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The accolades keep coming for the little jewel by the Currumbin Creek – French restaurant Allure on Currumbin has been voted Australia’s second best restaurant in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards, which were announced in October.  ..

My Office

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We’re pleased to announce Ocean Road Magazine will be presenting our new “My Office” segment from next month. Looking forward to having editor and photographer Brian Usher on board for this venture. In the meantime, take a look at the unique “office spaces” we recently visited around the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

Celebrate Gold Coast at Coolangatta

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The City of Gold Coast's 'Celebrate Gold Coast' festival was held on Sunday 28 September in Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta. Crowds of people came out to enjoy the sunshine on the Southern Gold Coast, with headline act popular group “Sheppard” performing their #1 single "Geronimo"

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CSGC Meets With JTB Japan

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

CSGC CEO Peter Doggett was invited to attend the Official Welcome Party for Japanese Wholesaler and Inbound Tour Operator, JTB, in Sydney on September 1 to welcome JTB World President & CEO Mr Satoshi Inoue. ..

Opera on the Beach Wins Best New Event

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

Opera on the Beach, the largest cultural event ever staged on the Gold Coast, has won Best New Event for Queensland in the Australian Event Awards held earlier in September. A great achievement for all the team from CSGC and Opera Australia who worked tirelessly to put on such a spectacular performance.   ..

Stage One Opens at The Strand at Coolangatta

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stage One of The Strand at Coolangatta, formerly Showcase on the Beach, opened on Tuesday night with a grand opening for the new Woolworths Coolangatta. Woolworths is the first major tenant to open in Stage One of the $60 million centre redevelopment, with more construction underway on the Level 1 Dining Precinct and 300-seat Restaurant Court, which will have spectacular views over the ocean at Coolangatta.   ..

CSGC Profile: Arno Schilling Wood Carver & Sculptor

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

A local resident of Currumbin Valley for 30 years, Arno Schilling is a talent in a field of his own – possibly the only person in Australia to exhibit such skill in hand carving wooden masterpieces. Born in the German city of Karlsruhe, home of the automobile inventor Karl Benz, Arno moved to Australia as a young man, building homes in Melbourne. Before long, he and his wife Trudi moved to the Gold Coast in 1969 to be closer to family, where Arno’s real artistic career began.    ..

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