Winner of the inaugural Scoot Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition, Tait Whitelaw is no stranger to the Southern Gold Coast. The Elanora local spends plenty of time shooting local scenes and landscapes, and was generous enough to share his story and some more photos with us this month. ..
The Southern Gold Coast is gearing up as the place to be throughout the month of October, as the coastal paradise plays host to some of the biggest and most exciting events on offer. ..
The Southern Gold Coast is set to host the inaugural International Surfing Symposium in 2017. Confirmed for 13 - 17 March, 2017 at Currumbin RSL, the Symposium is organised by Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve Inc. to follow in the wake of the ocean conservation theme 12 months after the Gold Coast was endorsed as the 8th World Surfing Reserve. ..
The inaugural ‘Scoot’ Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition winner has been announced. Tait Whitelaw is off to Singapore with two return flights flying Scoot, and $500 spending money thanks to the Tugun Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, for his stunning image of Currumbin Alley on a crystal clear, Southern Gold Coast day. ..
Several new businesses have popped up around the region in the last month, adding to our growing café culture on the Southern Gold Coast. Welcome to Mervyn Roy’s on Golden Four Drive in Bilinga, Garlic Kiss at Kirra, located under the Pure Kirra building, and Chalk St Espresso in Coolangatta. ..
Helicopter joy flights will again be on offer at the year’s Cooly Rocks On Festival, thanks to local operator, ABC Heli. The popular activity has now been running for three years, taking off from the groyne at Kirra. This year you’ll be able to get a birds eye view of the action and scenic beauty of the Southern Gold Coast on Saturday and Sunday on both weekends of the Festival. ..
In 2017, The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, the ‘Aussies’, will return to North Kirra Beach from 25 March until 2 April. Across 9 days, over 7000 Surf Life Savers from 313 surf clubs will compete in over 400 events from Youth, Open and Masters categories. ..
With a relaxed beach lifestyle and a penchant for more informal dining, it’s no surprise the Southern Gold Coast is one of the coast’s top destinations for authentic and fresh Mexican cuisine. Burritos, tacos, nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas – whatever takes your fancy, you’ll find it all here, made fresh with top quality produce and ingredients from around the region. ..
It's been a real pleasure representing the residents and business community in Division 14 for the last 11 years and I thank everyone for their support. When you have such a wonderful community, full of caring people who volunteer their time and are willing to put up their hands to make the area a better place, it certainly makes the job a lot easier and I think we have had some wonderful outcomes.
Ocean Road Magazine Photographer and Publisher, Brian Usher, has again been out and about photographing our local business owners across the region. Enjoy our first edition of My Office for 2016
Connecting Southern Gold Coast has partnered with Southern Cross University at Bilinga to host a free forum on Thursday March 10 to ‘Meet the Candidates’ for Division 14 in the upcoming local government election. The forum will allow each candidate to discuss their priorities for the region. Registrations are essential. ..
The Kirra Hill Community Centre in Garrick Street, Coolangatta, is seeking local artists to exhibit their work at the Centre's free Art Gallery space. ..
Connecting Southern Gold Coast has launched a YouTube channel, creating a visual storyboard to promote our beautiful region. ..
Gold Coast Tourism has released a new Southern Gold Coast promotional video featuring local 3-time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning. The video showcases the Southern Gold Coast's best assets - from the relaxed lifestyle and unique culture to the iconic surfing beaches and natural wonders that line the region. ..