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Cooly Rocked the QLD Tourism Awards winning Bronze for Best Major Festival and Event

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019

The team behind Connecting Southern Gold Coast are celebrating after the ninth annual Cooly Rocks On Festival was named a Bronze winner of the Best Major Festival and Event in the state at the QLD Tourism Awards held Friday November 9 on the Sunshine Coast. ..

It's Live! in Queensland 2020 Calendar Launches

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Queensland's 2020 It's Live! in Queensland events calendar has been officially unveiled by Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ), with next year's lineup featuring the Southern Gold Coast's own Cooly Rocks On..

Understand Chinese Payments at TEQ Masterclass

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Is your business prepared for Chinese payment systems to capitalise on the expenditure of this growing tourism market? Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ) is hosting a Chinese Payment Masterclass on the Gold Coast on November 21, aimed at helping small businesses to understand the importance of payment apps like Alipay and UnionPay to the Chinese market - and how to unlock the spend potential of Chinese travellers for your business..  ..

More Flights Announced Between Gold Coast and Auckland

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Gold Coast Airport and Air New Zealand have announced the airline will add more than 22,000 seats between the Gold Coast and Auckland next year.  ..

Dusk & Summer Tour Announced for Tweed in 2020

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Tweed’s Ebenezer Park will play host to a new music event in February 2020, as For The Love’s ‘Dusk & Summer’ tour lands in our region.   ..

Three Year Deal for Coolangatta to Host Australian Junior Beach Volleyball

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Beach Volleyball is set to reappear on Coolangatta Beach in an exciting new partnership between Volleyball Australia, Tourism Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast - further cementing Coolangatta as a major events destination for the city. ..

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. ..

Join SWELL Walks, Talks, Workshops and Masterclasses this September

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is just around the corner, from 13 – 22 September, 2019, and this year’s program is packed with walks, talks, workshops and masterclasses for all ages.   ..

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. ..

Adventurers Walk from Currumbin to Cooktown in 10 Days

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Two adventurers took on the ultimate outdoor challenge in July, walking the 10 Great Walks of Queensland in just 10 days.   ..

Vale Phil Villiers

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Board, Management and staff of Connecting Southern Gold Coast were deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Villiers in July. Among many other roles in promoting the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed region, Phil was the former General Manager of Cooly Rocks On Festival and was instrumental in the event’s success in the early years. ..

WATCH: Cooly Rocks On Official Sponsors Launch

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019

On Wednesday 5 June, Cooly Rocks On 2019 held an opening night launch for official sponsors and VIPs at The Pink Hotel in Coolangatta.   ..

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. ..

Airport ambassadors embrace the race

Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Gold Coast Airport’s volunteer ambassadors have jumped behind the company’s longest-standing partnership, with a 30-strong group competing in the 5.7km Gold Coast Airport Fun Run at the Gold Coast Marathon in July. ..

Coast to soar with new Seoul connection

Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Jetstar will commence a three times-weekly service from Gold Coast Airport to Seoul by the end of the year – delivering 52,000 additional visitor seats to the region annually.  ..

Gold Coast Airport takes two major titles at World Airport Awards

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Gold Coast Airport has been voted the Best Regional Airport in the Australia Pacific region for the fourth time in nine years at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in London. ..

Major Events from April to June on the Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019

Over the next three months, the best surf, cinema, youth and cultural events take over our southern coastline from Currumbin to Coolangatta.  ..

Lendlease appointed to deliver airport terminal expansion

Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2019

International property and infrastructure group Lendlease has been appointed to deliver Gold Coast Airport’s southern terminal expansion – the next phase of the $370 million airport redevelopment, Project LIFT. ..

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