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For more detailed information visit Gold Coast Tourism’s official website www.VeryGoldCoast.com which features updated product information, regional summaries, accommodation booking services and detailed destination maps. ncluded in this product update of the Gold Coast are! New and Diverse Go d Coas! A!!ra"!ions • "utt "utt Golf turns #$ • %reamworld tackles obesity • Conrad &upiters ' %ance of %esire • (evel )ne *arina *irage • Greyhound +dventures • Tall ,hip Cruises -co certification • .alun/ali • %reamworld’s +lien versus "redator versus 0ou • 1arner Village theme parks for free on your birthday • ,ofitel 2 *y Fair (ady • %racula’s Cabaret 3estaurant ' Vampirates • 4%eck • )’3eilly’s 3ainforest 3etreat • 3ipple *assage • .alloon 5ot +ir • ,ea 1orld Cruises • 46 Flight -7perience A""o##oda!ion • *antra 5otels • 1atermark 5otel and ,pa • ,ands Turtle .each 3esort • ,ea 1orld 3esort and 1ater "ark • ,heraton *irage 3esort and ,pa • 3+CV 3oyal "ines 3esort • )utrigger Twin Towns 3esort • 3uffles (odge • .reakFree • *antra .el +ir • 3adisson 3esort • Chevron 3enaissance • ,ands *editerranean 3esort • )’3eilly’s 3ainforest 3etreat • "ala88o Versace W$a e Wa!"$in% Season • +ustralian 1hale 1atching • ,pirit of Gold Coast • Tall ,hips • 1hales in "aradise • ,ea 1orld 1hale 1atching • +9uatic .lue Charters Dinin% • *arina Village

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Charters Towers ' Conrad &upiters Cove Caf: at 5yatt 3egency ,anctuary Cove 1aves 3estaurant at 1atermark 3esort ,urfers "aradise *arriott 3esort ; ,pa 2 Tastes of the -ast Crown Towers 2 Flu7 Caf: 3estaurant and .ar ,urfers "aradise *arriott 3esort and ,pa 2 .enihana cooking classes )utback &ack’s .ar and Grill

Even!s • *arina *irage Farmers *arket • ndulge 0ourself in .roadbeach • Gold Coast ,ports .usiness Taskforce luncheon • "rofessional .ull 3iders 1orld Challenge • ,urfers "aradise ' 3iver &a88 • )’3eilly’s 3ainforest 3etreat ' assorted events • ,outhport ,harks ' Celebrity ,ports (unch • Gold Coast +irport *arathon • %orothy the %inosaur at %reamworld • .roadbeach 3estaurant 1eek • 3uffles (odge and ,pa ' &a88 in &uly • .roadbeach .lends of &a88 Festival • )’3eilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards celebrates 6<$ years • =itro ,uperG" • *itsubishi 1orld *asters Golf Championship • >$$? Gold Coast Film Fantastic

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NEW AND DI&ERSE GOLD COAST ATTRACTIONS +s the birthplace of P'!! P'!! Go ( into +ustralia, the Gold Coast will celebrate #$ years of the recreational activity in >$$?. ,ince first opening its doors on 6? ,eptember, 6?@? at a venue in 5anlan ,treet ,urfers "aradise, "utt "utt Golf has grown to establish A> courses throughout +ustralia and =ew Bealand. +fter witnessing "utt "utt’s success overseas, Tom 1ykoff was the mastermind behind establishing and building all "utt "utt courses in +ustralia and is the current owner of P'!! P'!! Go ( Mer#aid )ea"$ on the Gold Coast, plus the 1est 3yde course in ,ydney. For a totally wild time on the Gold Coast this winter take a safari on &ungle Trail, meet colourful characters on Fun 3un or en/oy a game by the water with cascading waterfalls and lush tropical gardens on the 1aterways Course at this iconic tourist attraction in *ermaid .each. Visit www.puttputtgolf.com.au +ustralia’s biggest playground, Drea#wor d and W$i!eWa!er Wor d, has sharpened its pencil on the issue of childhood obesity and sun safety by launching a hands2on educational program aimed at raising awareness of healthy habits among adolescent school children. The Dreamkids – Healthy Habit Attack! is a self2directed half day program that encourages school students between 0ears < and ? to traverse the AC hectare theme parks and analyse three key areas of health! Fitness, ,un ,afety and 5ealthy Food 5abits. ,tudents will investigate how their well2being is influenced by personal, social, cultural and environmental factors through a series of fun and practical activities. They will be tasked with calculating the amount of energy e7pended walking from one thrill ride to another, the number of steps to climb to burn popular foods, and how to design a day in park to avoid the harshest DV rays. Dsing foods available on the theme park menu boards, they will also develop meals for different dietary and cultural re9uirements and learn how to recognise healthier options from occasional treats. The %reamworld 5ealthy 5abit +ttack program will appeal to all schools. .ookings are essential and can be made by calling $C <<EE 66E# or emailing! educationFdreamworld.com.au Conrad J'*i!ers is bringing a taste of reland to the Gold Coast announcing details of their ne7t international stage show spectacular opening &uly 6C, >$$? at &upiters Theatre. The hotel casino will roll out the red carpet for Dan"e o( Desire, direct from %ublin for its +ustralian premiere as part of their ongoing commitment to deliver high profile, world2class entertainment offerings on the Gold Coast. Twenty2five of the world’s best dancers and musicians will take to the stage in what has become reland’s hottest e7port. 5ot on the heels of the G*ichael Flatley revolution’, %ance of %esire promises to evoke an incredible feeling of energy and emotion as reland’s passion pounds the stage in a spellbinding tale that has brought overseas audiences to their feet. The show is filled with e7otic costumes, innovative choreography and original score and is a breathtaking blend of traditional and modern rish %ance, /a88, +rabian, ballet and tango. www.conrad/upiters.com.au The all new (evel )ne, Marina Mira%e is HtheI address for nternational and +ustralian designer fashion. +nd it is HtheI address for eclectic collections ranging from innovative cutting edge design, classic iconic styles and the very latest in one off couture. Fashion luminaries 5ermes, (isa 5o, Charlie .rown and &anine -dwards have forged a name for (evel )ne over generations and now they have are being /oined by +ustralian designers Tim )’Connor and sister duo Bimmermann, international designer Gail -lliott with her sassy (ittle &oe label, accessories leader *imco, lu7ury fashion stockist Christensen Copenhagen and the ever popular *a7 ; Co. George Gross and 5arry 1ho, another *arina *irage favourite, has revealed a stunning new store and still to arrive on (evel )ne during &une is a revamp for iconic Carla Bampatti and %e(isle Children’s mports. 1hile the lauded new look for -mporio Guardi is set to be revealed soon. =ew stores soon to arrive on (evel )ne include &igsaw, Via (a *oda and 5arry’s mports. The addition of parking on level one makes access easy. &ust a 9uick dart up the ramp off ,eaworld %rive and you will be discovering for yourself shopping on (evel )ne at *arina *irage really is in a class all of it’s own. www.marinamirage.com.au

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.ackpacking the (and %own Dnder has never been cheaper or easier for those on a budget thanks to Gre+$o'nd A's!ra ia,s new offering. The company has launched Gre+$o'nd Adven!'res, giving visitors the chance to see the best of the country, including +ustralia’s Gold Coast. Tourists can buy kilometres to use on its coaches to any one of the 6,6$$ destinations it travels to around the country as well as e7change some of the kilometres for a wide variety of tours, day trips and adventure e7periences. Greyhound +dventures gives travellers total fle7ibility, meaning they are no longer bound by set itineraries offered by traditional tour packages. f backpackers come across an e7perience they are interested in they can /ust add it into their schedule by e7changing kilometres or paying cash. +ll people need to do is purchase a Jilometre "ass and then book their travel either online at www.greyhoundadvenuteres, visit a Greyhound terminal or call 6A$$ #CA ?#@. Tall ,hip ,ailing Cruises, *c(arens (anding Tropical sland "aradise ; 1hale 1atching Gold Coast are happy to confirm all businesses have officially gained -co Tourism certification. To celebrate this distinction a winter special offer of a full day 1hale and sland e7perience package for the price of a half day is now available. Visit www.tallship.com.au Jayaking, snorkeling, dolphins, +boriginal cultureK introducing the greatest natural adventure on the Gold Coast. )a 'n-a i.s half and full day kayaking adventures enable guestsL hands on participation in the +boriginal Culture. Guests /ourney by kayak with their guide across the tran9uil blue waters encountering wildlife! dolphins, turtles, stingrays and native birds. Then itLs time to immerse in the warm waters, snorkel, feed the colourful sub2tropical fish or soak up the sun from the golden shoreline. )n ,outh ,tradbroke island, .alun/ali guests encounter the Golden ,wamp wallabies Muni9ue to this islandN as they participate with their guide in the /ourney from past to present, gaining a deeper understanding of the +boriginalLs cultural history as caretakers of the land. To book please visit www.balun/ali.com.au Drea#wor d,s A ien vers's Preda!or vers's /o' combative e7perience drops its guests in the heat of battle against the backdrop of the cult sci2fi film, Alien vs. Predator. 5umans are the bait and their mission is to survive. Taking place in an intelligent arena that fights back, combatants earn points by engaging multi2layered targets with a %elta ,trike phaser that triggers both shotgun and rifle2effect beams and comes with (C% screens and speakers to provide real2time game play information. www.dreamworld.com.au %reamworld is also offering a special deal for a limited time where kids play free of charge following the purchase of two +dult two2day 1orld "asses. Mvalid only for 4ueensland and =ew ,outh 1ales residentsN. Visitors also have another value for money opportunity whereby with every purchase of a >2day 1orld "ass to %reamworld and W$i!e Wa!er Wor d you gain an e7tra 6> days free of charge. The > %ay 1orld "ass offers double the thrills and double the fun in one convenient location and is available until +ugust A6, >$$? for adults at O6$>.$$, children M# to 6A inclusiveNPpensioners at O@E.$$ and Families ; Friends M> adults Q > childrenN at OA$@.$$. www.dreamworld.com.au +ustralia’s favourite theme parks 2 Sea Wor d, Warner )ros0 Movie Wor d and We!,n,Wi d Wa!er Wor d have introduced a new birthday offer for kids that will have them /umping for /oyR Jids can now visit their favourite theme park on their 1ir!$da+ (or 2REE3R This special birthday offer lets kids combine their two greatest loves ' birthdays and theme parksR The offer is available for kids aged from A26A years and allows them to visit their favourite theme park within seven days either side of and including their birthday. This offer is e7clusive to *yFun members so to be eligible, parents or children with valid email addresses must /oinSS *yFun.com.au and register their birthday. +lso for a limited time only, *yFun members that register their kids’ birthdays will be able to pre2purchase up to four tickets at half price for family and friends to visit with the birthday child. That’s <$T off one day admission tickets if you register and purchase before A$ &une >$$?R Visit www.*yFun.com.au

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-n/oy a little lu7ury and treat yourself to your very own +udrey 5epburn style makeover when you book the M+ 2air Lad+ package at So(i!e Go d Coas! )road1ea"$. Commence your makeover e7perience with lu7ury overnight accommodation, signature cocktails for two at the award winning 3oomE6 .ar, a bottle of chilled *oUt on arrival, buffet breakfast for two at )nA poolside restaurant and valet car parking. )nce you’ve checked in it’s time to visit "acific Fair ,hopping Centre for your makeover finale. ndulge with a hair treatment, head massage and blow wave from *ichael %ib, hand spa treatment from (’)ccitane, a mini makeover and eyebrow shape from F V 5air ; .eauty ,alon and a one hour personal styling session for two with a "acific Fair stylistR The *y Fair (ady package will have you feeling and looking like a new and revitalised person in no time. "ackages start from /ust O><$S per person, twin share. For reservations, Q@6 M$CN <<?> >><$ www.sofitelgoldocast.com.au Dra"' as Ca1are! Res!a'ran! promises to blast all previous productions out of the water this winter with their new HthrillertainmentI 2 Vampirates. %racula’s new show takes the plunge into the high2camp world of Vampire "irates in this fast2paced comedy voyage of the damned. The costumes are lavish, the comedy is /et black and the acts are a feast for the senses' all set to a rockin’ song list that will have you stomping your peg leg. "repare yourself for mind2bending optical illusions, fleshy comedy, loads of puppets, mime, magic and rock music productions that H+aarrrrr ama8ingRI Vampirates, featuring every talented member of the current cast including their live /a88 trio, serve up a fast paced swashbuckling screamfest with a side order of insanity. Vampirates is the first new show to open since %racula’s spectacular O< million revamp. +dvance booking is highly recommended. Contact <<C< 6$$$ or check out www.draculas.com.au for more information. 3egarded as one of the Gold Coast’s most popular attractions, 4De"5 has become a must see attraction for locals and visitors alike. ,ituated on the CCth floor of the 1orld’s Tallest 3esidential Tower 46, 4%eck provides stunning A@$ degree panoramic views that stretch from the surf to the hinterland and beyond. (ocated in the heart of ,urfers "aradise, 4%eck is the only beachside observation tower in +ustralia, where visitors can e7perience the shimmering Gold Coast skyline at night or take in views from .risbane to .yron .ay during the day. The observation deck has fast become synonymous with the Gold Coast, much like the -iffel Tower is to "aris and the -mpire ,tate .uilding to =ew 0ork. &isi! www.4%eck.com.au For many guests winter is synonymous with a stay at O,Rei +,s Rain(ores! Re!rea! 2 with walking in the 1orld 5eritage listed rainforest at its comfortable best and with the comfort food you crave at its most tempting, Mafter all you’ve probably walked it off alreadyN. This year a winter escape to )’3eilly’s also offers the chance to indulge in some serious pampering at O,Rei +,s new wor d6" ass Los! Wor d S*a which takes rela7ation and re/uvenation to new heights 2 6km above sea levelR www.oreillys.com.au +s the winter season sets in and temperatures continue to drop, +ustralian owned mobile day spa Ri** e Massa%e and )ea'!+ is vowing to keep its clients warm with the lu7urious 7o! S!one Massa%e. ncorporating volcanic rocks with divine aromatherapy oils, this massage is designed to gently press out the tension in your body while stimulating the muscles. The hydrating essential oils used by 3ipple *assage and .eauty also help to fight the symptoms of winter and soothe dry and wind damage skin. 3ipple has also recently introduced a decadent C$o"o a!e Massa%e that leaves the calories at the door. The massage uses warmed chocolate oil from head to toe to melt away stress and rela7 muscles, providing the ultimate in decadence without the guilty afterthought. For more information on 3ipple or to make a booking please phone $#AE <@C ?$@ or visit www.ripplemassage.com.au Taking the choices of things to do at the Gold Coast, to new heights, )a oon 7OT AIR Go d Coas! has announced a new schedule of daily door to door transfers from all .roadbeach, +shmore and *ain .each apartments and hotels, in addition to their daily ,urfers "aradise service. ,eeing the Gold Coast skyline, *t Tamborine ; (amington =ational "ark from a whole new perspective, passengers can hop onboard one of the

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Hbright balloon busesI to travel to the Gold Coast hinterland to board a hot air balloon and float gently over the ,cenic 3im. +fterwards there’s a delicious hot breakfast at )’3eilly’s Grand 5omestead and Vineyard before an air conditioned coach return to your apartment doorstep. Costing /ust O>>$pPp all inclusive, for bookings or nstant vouchers online visit www.hotair.com.auPgoldcoast or call 6A$$ C@@ EEC. Sea Wor d Cr'ises have recently launched daytime and evening calm water cruises throughout the Gold Coast’s spectacular .roadwater aboard an impressive OA.# million lu7ury catamaran. The vessel features three levels of superior viewing decks and with the natural environment in mind runs on engines that comply with international emission standards and produce minimal underwater noise. + one and a half hour sunset cruise e7perience includes a welcoming glass of sparkling wine as guests view the stunning Gold Coast skyline by night. ,ee www.myfun.com.au Throughout this month 48 2 i%$! E9*erien"e is offering a recession busting ><T off all internet orders. Flight -7perience 46 offers you the opportunity to buy the ultimate flight simulator e7perience gift for a friend or partner. Flight -7perience and 46,pa packages are also very popular with the ladies and there are now two special spa packages at the famous 46 spa which you can use while your partner is flying. Visit www.goldcoastflightsimulators.com.au

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ACCOMMODATION The Gold Coast is hot value for an autumn or winter getaway with leading accommodation provider *antra offering three nights for the price of two at a range of its most popular properties valid for sale to A$ &une and for travel to A$ ,eptember >$$?. 3ates start from /ust O6<$S per room per night for a hotel room including breakfast for two daily at Man!ra S'n Ci!+, ,urfers "aradiseK O6<$S per room per night for a one bedroom apartment at Man!ra Win%s, ,urfers "aradiseK O6@#S per room per night for a hotel room at Man!ra Le%ends 7o!e , ,urfers "aradise and O6C<S per room per night for a one bedroom apartment at Crown Towers, ,urfers "aradise. Call 6A 6< 6C or visit www.mantra.com.au =estled in the midst of the "acific )cean, lush hinterland and glistening waterways, Wa!er#ar5 7o!e : S*a,s AEE plush rooms and suites capitalise on this brilliant downtown ,urfers "aradise location with sweeping windows, allowing the glorious sunlight to cascade across a distinctly modern interior. The #.< star ,uperior accommodation is newly refurbished with freshly painted walls, lu7urious carpet, curtains, bedding, mini2bars and E>cm (C% Televisions. 1arm and serene in ambience, each spacious room is distinguished by comfort and 9uality, featuring a range of contemporary timber furnishings that are complemented by a dreamy colour scheme of delicate creams and ma/estic greens. -7perience ,uperior rooms from OEES per person, per night or Club 1atermark from O6#?S per person, per night, twin ,hare. Valid to A6 +ugust >$$?. Visit www.watermarkhotelgc.com.au Sands T'r! e )ea"$ Resor! is e7cited to announce it has been named the H=umber 6 3esort #2stars and over as voted by 5olidays with Jids *aga8ine.The annual award is voted by the readers of 5olidays with Jids H+ustralia’s leading family travel and lifestyle maga8ine. The >?E room resort features a mi7 of self2contained and e7ecutive apartments winding through #.< hectares of tropical gardens with plenty on offer to guests of all ages, offering # lagoon and > lap pools including HChelonia "arents 3etreatI, an interactive 6E hole putt putt course, two playgrounds, private cinema, two floodlit tennis courts, two games rooms, two saunas, gymnasium, ? ..4 areas and a convenience store. Complementing the guest facilities are the diverse dining options including the 1oodfire "i88eria and .ar and the 3ainforest Caf:. &ust >$ minutes north of Gold Coast +irport and < minutes south of .roadbeach, ,ands Turtle .each 3esort is located at >A#@ Gold Coast 5ighway, *ermaid .each. To celebrate, ,ands Turtle .each 3esort is offering some fantastic specials to guests. For more information on these deals and to make a booking, visit the new website www.sandsresorts.com.au

3eaders of Gourmet Traveller Magazine and viewers of Channel =ine’s Getaway have votedR =aming Sea Wor d Resor! : Wa!er Par5 H.est Family -7perienceI at the >$$? Gourmet Traveller Travel +wards held at the ,ydney )pera 5ouse’s famous .ennelong 3estaurant on 1ednesday >C *ay. The win makes this a trifecta for ,ea 1orld 3esort after readers placed it Ard in the Hover # star categoryI of Holidays with Kids Magazine’s Top 6$ Family 3esorts, and in the top 6< of ut and A!out "ith Kids Magazine’s Favourite Jids Clubs in +ustralasia Mthe e7act placement won’t be revealed until the &une release of the publicationN. 1ith over >$ years in the family market, ,ea 1orld 3esort has remained at the forefront of the industry by updating its facilities and introducing new attractions ' in particular taking advantage of the theme park e7clusives that are literally on its doorstep. For the best rates to stay at ,ea 1orld 3esort ; 1ater "ark visit www.*yFun.com.au. 1inter specials start from O6$< per room per night. 3evel in some 9uality downtime and reconnect with someone special at the Gold Coast’s only < star beachfront resort, S$era!on Mira%e Resor! and S*a. .ook early to save and en/oy the Gold Coast’s best buffet breakfast... on us. .ook A$ days in advance and you could save up to #$T and pay /ust O6?< per room. -n/oy overnight accommodation in a Garden 3oom, complimentary full buffet breakfast for two, access to lap pool and gym at The Golden %oor ,pa ; 5ealth Club and complimentary undercover self car parking. Value breaks like these are what memories are made of. .ecause you don’t /ust stay here. 0ou belong. .ook today www.sheraton.comPgoldcoast or ,heraton 1orldwide 3eservations on 6E$$ $C A<A< or the resort direct on <<?6 6#EE. Get out of bed and play at RAC& Ro+a Pines Resor! this winter. ,tay > consecutive nights in a lu7ury room at 3+CV 3oyal "ines 3esort for only O6<$S per room, per night, twin share and receive a full buffet breakfast for > people daily in Jalinda 3estaurant. 3+C4 *embers can en/oy bonus offers including complimentary 6 hour tennis court hire, complimentary on2site parking, unlimited golf for an additional OC< per person including shared electric cart hire, A course dinner in 3"3’s for an additional O#?.<$ per person or book a @$ minute massage in +ngsana ,pa and receive a complimentary mini manicure. For bookings phone M$CN <<?C EC$$ or visit www.royalpinesresort.com.au for details. There’s nothing like a brand new refurbishment and a great rate to get people off the couch and onto a plush new one at O'!ri%%er Twin Towns Resor!. The prominent resort at CoolangattaPTweed 5eads, has /ust completed an e7tensive O6.> million upgrade of its hotel and delu7e rooms in the original )cean Tower, and is celebrating with a special nightly rate of /ust O6@$S in a hotel room, twin share. The rate is based on three night minimum stays, and )utrigger’s beautiful new hotel rooms offer the perfect base for guests to e7perience all the new attractions springing up in the region ranging from restaurants and bouti9ues to new guided kayak and historical walking tours or day trips deep into the 1orld 5eritage (isted Tweed Valley. www.twintowns.com.au (u7ury Gold Coast hinterland retreat R'(( es Lod%e has taken the art of rela7ation to new heights with the launch of an indulgent spa. Further enhancing the lodge’s reputation as an idyllic escape from the stresses of modern life, the decadent day spa captures the natural ambience of its pristine *ount Tamborine environment to soothe the mind, body and soul. 3uffles e7clusive spa offers rela7ing massages, beautifying facials, a tempting selection of body treatments such as the .ath ,oak 3itual and the )rganic 5oney and Cocoa .ody 1rap, pedicures, manicures, infrared sauna, steam room and more. +nd there has never been a better time than now to reward yourself with a re/uvenating 3uffles (odge escape with the property offering a lavish launch special. Guests can en/oy the restorative peace and 9uiet of 3uffles (odge from OA?<S per night per double including comprehensive breakfast menu, fruit platter, nightly turndown service including luscious chocolates and premium port, Foot .ath nfusion Ceremony and O6$$ spa credit. +s an added winter time bonus 3uffles is also offering a O>$$ complimentary ,pa voucher to put toward any treatment when booking a two night mid2week stay. www.ruffleslodge.com.au

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The rumbling of waves will give way to the pounding of footsteps along the famous Gold Coast beachfronts on &uly < when marathon mania grips the tourist strip. 5ead9uartered in the heart of the action on the Gold Coast, resort operator )rea52ree E;'ino9 has the inside running on the best value accommodation deals for this year’s marathon, where studio rooms start from a low O6$<S per room per night based on minimum stays of two nights and )rea52ree S'r(ers P a<a where one bedroom apartments start from /ust O66<S per room per night based on minimum stays of two nights. 5olidaymakers can en/oy even more fun in the sun at popular Gold Coast resort .reakFree -9uino7, with the property undergoing a recent refurbishment to its outdoor facilities. The makeover includes new poolside sun loungesK new barbecues, dining tables and chairs plus new gardens throughout. .reakFree -9uino7 features tennis courts, s9uash facilities, spa, sauna, steam room, gym, games room and more. For bookings or further information phone 6A> $$C or visit www.breakfree.com.au *arathon mania is also top of mind at the Man!ra )e Air which has rates from O6@<S per room per night for a one bedroom apartment, based on minimum stays of two nights over the marathon period. Call 6A 6< 6C or visit www.mantra.com.au Get ready, get set and go to the Gold Coast +irport *arathon on ,unday &uly <. This premier event attracts thousands of competitors and supporters each year. =ow everyone can en/oy the marathon to the ma7 courtesy of Radisson Resor! Go d Coas!. 3adisson 3esort Gold Coast is offering an all2inclusive marathon package for O6<? per room, per night. t includes overnight accommodation in a 3esort 3oom for two adults and return transfers to the marathon start area. "ay an additional O>$ per adult and en/oy a hearty buffet breakfast before heading out for the day. www.radisson.comPgoldcoast %uring the forthcoming holiday season &une 6< through +ugust >$, rates at C$evron Renaissan"e are from OA>$ per night for a minimum two night stay in a one bedroom apartment, from O#$$ in a two bedroom apartment and from O<6$ in a three bedroom apartment. +ll guests receive a Chevron 3enaissance V " ,hopping and %ining %iscount Card which entitles them to many great discounts and benefits. n addition, Chevron guests receive the following offers at Chevron 3enaissance ,hopping VillageK Two spa treatments for the price of one at Fo7 5air and %ay ,pa. )ne hour massage, A$ minute body polish and use of bathhouse hot and cold plunge pools, hydrotherapy pools, steam, sauna and rasul room including hot chocolate and cookies for O>$$ at ,plash %ay ,pa. >$T off all food and beverage at Flames Gourmet Grill (icensed 3estaurant Me7cluding school holidaysN 6$T off any purchase over O6$$ at -d 5ardy menswear. >$T discount off the admission fee to nfinity, a #$ minute /ourney into a digital ma8e of special effects and illusion. Visit www.chevrontowers.com.au for off peak rates from +ugust >6 to ,eptember 6C. ,ands *anagement is proud to announce Sands Medi!erranean Resor! at beautiful .urleigh .each is /oining the ,ands 3esorts portfolio. The resort, which was formerly the .reakFree *editerranean, has been removed from the .reakFree portfolio and ,tella 5ospitality Group. ,ands 3esorts is dedicated to offering guests a personalised level of service focused on ma7imising their e7perience of both the resort and the destination! G#ele!rating $estinations, $elivering %our &'(erien)e’. To celebrate the beautiful .urleigh resort /oining its portfolio, ,ands is offering some fantastic specials to guests of the ,ands *editerranean 3esort. For more information on these deals and to make a booking, visit the new website www.sandsresorts.com.au n these tough economic times, )’3eilly’s helps make the most of your stay ' and your dollarR ' with great value new inclusions. +ll stays in O,Rei +,s Rain(ores! Re!rea! now include participation in their early morning bird walk, two hour guided rainforest walk and evening spotlighting tour ' all complimentaryR "lus, a stay at )’3eilly’s 3ainforest 3etreat now represents even better value for families as kids stay free and eat free. For further information, contact )L3eillyLs 3eservations on 6E$$ @EE C>> or visit www.oreilly’s.com.au

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The world’s first fashion2branded hotel, "ala88o Versace Gold Coast, is offering its most affordable room rates since it launched in >$$$. The new room rates have been set to meet the current market conditions but the facilities and degree of lu7ury offered at "ala88o Versace will remain unparalleled. The five2star accommodation offering provides guests with a competitive range of rates across all room categories, and includes access to the hotel’s day spa, ,alus per +9uum, internal beach, lagoon2style pool, three lavish restaurants and bars, private marina, and breathtaking views across the .roadwater. "ala88o Versace was born from the desire to combine the lifestyle of Versace with a highly lu7urious hotel concept. For this reason, the hotel regularly attracts high calibre celebrities, business professionals and royalty from all over the world. www.pala88oversace.com W7ALE WATC7ING SEASON 1hale watching on the Gold Coast provides a fantastic opportunity for you to get up close and personal with the largest living mammals on -arth. The waters along the Gold Coast are commonly referred to as the 5ump .ack 5ighway with appro7imately >< $$$ viewing opportunities during last year’s annual migration up and down the coasts of 4ueensland. The advantage of having to travel /ust 6$ minutes out to sea to witness these giants of the sea in their natural habitat, ensures a fun2filled couple of hours whale watching with plenty of time left in your day to appreciate the many other attractions of the Gold Coast. 3unning from &une through to =ovember the Gold Coast boasts the longest whale watching season in the country. The two key priorities of the Gold Coast 1hale 1atch and Conservation +ssociation nc. are to educate the public on these magnificent creatures and to raise awareness of the Gold Coast as a premier whale watching destination. Jey activities coordinated by the Gold Coast 1hale 1atch and Conservation +ssociation throughout the whale watching season include! • The blessing of the fleet ceremony in early &une to coincide with the beginning of the season • 1hale +wareness %ay which is a land2based event held in late &uly to heighten Gold Coast visitor and resident awareness of the e7perience and to reinforce the conservation message. • 1hale "rotection %ay which is a vessel2based event in late ,eptember to raise awareness and valuable funds for whale conservation. Gold Coast whale watching departure points include *arina *irage, ,ea 1orld, ,ea 1orld 3esort, The ,pit and ,urfers "aradise. The whale watching season marks the migration of the 5umpback 1hale from +ntarctica to warmer 4ueensland waters before they return with their newly born after covering a mammoth distance of E,$$$kms during their ama8ing /ourney. %uring the Gold Coast whale watching season, visitors are given the rare opportunity to spot 5umpback 1hales, whale calves, dolphins, Jiller 1hales and G*igaloo’ the famous white 5umpback, all in their natural habitat. Go d Coas! W$a e Wa!"$in% O*era!ors= +ustralian 1hale 1atching ' ph! 6A$$ #>> CE# www.goldcoastwhalewatching.com.au ,pirit of Gold Coast ' ph! $C <<C> CC<< www.goldcoastwhalewatching.com Tall ,hips ' ph! 6A$$ ?#> <AC www.tallship.com.au 1hales in "aradise ' ph! $C <<AE <>6? www.goldcoastwhalewatching.com.au

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,ea 1orld 1hale 1atching ' ph! 6AA AE@ www.seaworld.myfun.com.au +9uatic .lue Charters 2 www.a9uaticbluecharters.com.au DINING ,urfers "aradise is about to get a lot more sophisticated with the introduction of a new waterfront restaurant, Marina &i a%e. (ocals and visitors alike can chill out to the sublime sounds of modern /a88 whilst en/oying a 9uiet drink on the terrace overlooking the =erang river or satisfy their appetite with a delectable meal. 1owing guests with its spectacular /ungle2themed decor, the new restaurant, *arina Village, features hand sculptured trees and vines wrapped intricately around mahogany beams, a fireplace disguised as a tree trunk lies at the heart of the venue and a fish tank completes the stunning surrounds. (ocated on the river end of Cavill +venue, ,urfers "aradise, ne7t door to Temple (ounge .ar and 3estaurant. Further information call $C <<C$ @$@$. >$$E Gold Coast 3estaurant of the 0ear, C$ar!ers Towers, has launched a brand new %usk %inner *enu representing e7ceptional value for a premium a la carte e7perience. =ewly appointed ,ous Chef, %avid Fryer has launched a clean and diverse new menu at the award2winning restaurant incorporating +ustralian products with new world -astern influences. The dusk dining concept is a first for Conrad J'*i!ers and the e79uisite range of contemporary dishes on offer already has guests lining up to paint the town orange. From <.A$om to C.A$pm, Tuesday to Thursday, guests can dine on enticing entr:es, mouthwatering mains and a delectable dessert for /ust O#? per person. .ookings are highly recommended and can be made by calling Conrad &upiters’ 3estaurant 3eservations on <<?> E##A. www.conrad/upiters.com.au Times are tough and the purse strings have been tightened, however there’s no need to compromise en/oying a fabulous lunch with a friend. Cove Ca(> a! 7+a!! Re%en"+ San"!'ar+ Cove is the ideal place for friends still wanting to indulge and from now until the end of &uly, you can take a friend to lunch for free. For /ust OAA you and your friend can en/oy the Gpan to plate’ service and mouthwatering cuisine from the live hot and cold cooking stations at Cove Cafe. From fresh seafood and salads, to cold meats and cheeses, the deli station is a good place to start. Cove Caf: is located within the five2 star 5yatt 3egency ,anctuary Cove 3esort located within ,anctuary Cove on the northern end of the Gold Coast. GTake + Friend for Free’ offer is available *onday to ,aturday lunchtime only until A6 &uly Me7cluding ,anctuary Cove nternational .oat ,how from >62># *ayN. For more information on Cove Caf: at 5yatt 3egency ,anctuary Cove visit www.hyatt.sanctuarycove.com or for bookings, call $C <<A$6>A#. Waves Res!a'ran! a! Wa!er#ar5 Resor! is all new and boasts the Gold Coast’s largest show kitchen where you can order curries, delicious stir2fries and authentic pastas ' straight from the pan to your plate. +ll the restaurants’ culinary treats can be en/oyed for /ust O>? per person for breakfast and O#? per person for dinner. .ookings are available on <<EE EA$# or www.watermarkhotelgoldcoast.com.au (et your taste buds travel throughout +sia without having to leave the Gold Coast, as the S'r(ers Paradise Marrio!! Resor! : S*a launches its Tas!es o( !$e Eas! buffet. +n array of Chinese inspired dishes will be featured at the award2winning (agoon 3estaurant alongside the spectacular seafood buffet. Dsing a variety of fresh ingredients, the *arriott chefs will prepare a selection of popular dishes including "eking duck pancakes, Chinese roast pork cha shiu and colourful +sian2inspired salads. Tastes of the -ast will be available until &une A$ and bookings are recommended. "re2dinner beverages can be held in the resorts elegant (obby (ounge .ar or &apanese2inspired ,ake bar, located within the resort. .ookings can be made by phoning the 3esort on $C <<?> ?E$$. www.marriott.com.au "remier Gold Coast resort Crown Towers has become an even tastier option for a cool and casual coastal escape, with the launch of a new in2house restaurant. The *antra2 managed property is delighted to announce the opening of 2 '9 Ca(> ? Res!a'ran! 6 )ar which features a mouth2watering menu of modern +ustralian cuisine, changing

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constantly to stay fresh and e7citing. )ffering a casual, rela7ed dining atmosphere, Flu7 Caf: ' 3estaurant ' .ar is open from Cam until late serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for visitors and resort guests. Call 6A 6< 6C or visit www.mantra.com.au The award2winning team of chefs at the S'r(ers Paradise Marrio!! Resor! and S*a are back again to teach, trick, tantali8e and tempt taste buds at the popular )eni$ana "oo5in% " asses. The .enihana &apanese ,teakhouse, located within the resort, is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular teppanyaki restaurants and is renowned for its teppan trickster chefs. The cooking classes teach guests how to utilise &apanese2style cooking in their own homes while making the most out of fresh, nutritious ingredients. .ookings for the Teppanyaki Cooking Class are essential and can be made by phoning the 3esort on $C <<?> ?E$$ www.marriott.com.au Jids continue to eat free of charge on Tuesday and 1ednesday nights at the Gold Coast’s three O'!1a"5 Ja"5,s )ar and Gri l outlets. )ther deals include free buffalo wings with your ribs purchase on *onday night, +ll you can eat buffalo wings on Tuesday night for /ust O6?.?<, Grid locked menus on 1ednesday where one low price of O>C.?< gets you entr:e and main or main and dessert 3eceive a five dollar voucher on Thursday’t to redeem on your ne7t visit to )utback &ack’s. Three big stores at 5elensvale, ,outhport and Collangatta. www.outback/acks.com.au E&ENTS Fresh produce, gourmet foods, specialty items and luscious skin products, the Marina Mira%e 2ar#ers Mar5e! is a premier market which has it all. (ocated along the beautiful .roadwater in the Gold CoastLs top dining and fashion centre at *arina *irage, these markets are a must see on your visit to the Gold Coast. *arket stalls include products for those seeking something special whether thatLs food, a treat for yourself or even a gift. "roducts include gourmet roasted coffee and chai blends, a wide range of freshly made spices and baked items as well as a whole range of delicatessen items such as stuffed olives, cold meats, pates and dips. Great gift ideas include the ,warovski crystal nail files, organic body scrubs, white .elgian chocolate and macadamia confectionary and personalised wines. The *arina *irage Farmers *arkets are open from C!$$am 2 6>!$$ noon all throughout the centre and the ground floor car park. 8s!, @rd and A!$ Sa!'rda+ o( ever+ #on!$22rain, hail or shine. www.marinamirage.com.au %oes the cold winter weather get you downW %o you fancy a long massage or dinner in a top restaurantW 1hat about shopping Gtil you drop in some of the best shops on the Gold Coast then going home to a lu7urious hotel room or ocean view apartmentW %o you want to go to a show or see live entertainment and be given it all at special V " pricesW Then BInd' %e /o'rse (, in )road1ea"$ will be held throughout the month of &une, where .roadbeach on the Gold Coast is celebrating with a month full of bargain prices, irresistible offers and a whole heap of free entertainment. .roadbeach is on sale Visit the website www.broadbeachgc.com The Go d Coas! S*or!s )'siness Tas5(or"e 'n"$eon on 1ednesday J'ne 87 will feature +F( legend Lei%$ Ma!!$ews as guest speaker. The man voted best player of the >$th century will share the stage with Gold Coast Football Club coach Guy *cJenna and Chief )perating )fficer ,cott *unn to discuss the business of sport, the building of our own football club and the long term future of +F( in the region. To find out more about the luncheon or the Gold Coast ,ports .usiness Taskforce, please contact 5ickson*edia on $C <<?6 ><<@ or email hicksonmediaFgmail.com The 1orldLs toughest bull riders versus the most elite animal athletes in the Toughest ,port on %irt..........and itLs returning to +ustraliaLs sun, surf and sand capital..........the Gold CoastR T$e Pro(essiona )' Riders Wor d C$a en%e will return to the Gold Coast on 89 and CD J'ne >$$? at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Ti)*ets start from +ust ,-.!! +n +ustralia vs the 3est of the 1orld format will kick off proceedings on Friday night, in a territorial battle known as /irst 0lood /riday. )n ,aturday night, ten of the

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".3Ls richest bull riders competing, on the elite .uilt Ford Tough ,eries in the D,+, will line up against a field of thirty top +ustralian 9ualifiers from the 0unda!erg 1um P01 Touring Pro series, each of them vying for a slice of the O<$,$$$ in pri8e money and the opportunity to take home the -..2 P01 "orld #hallenge event buckle. www.pbr.com.au )n &une >$, S'r(ers Paradise will be home to the first ever BRiver Ja<<,, a free event which is set to become an annual on the ,urfers "aradise -vents Calendar. Featuring an incredible line up of some of the /a88 world’s hottest home2 grown acts, 3iver &a88 has all the notes necessary to provide the perfect music e7perience in a fantastic outdoor setting. .ased in pictures9ue (ionel "erry "ark, the river bree8e, gentle sway of the huge palms and warm westerly winter sun all create the perfect backdrop for a swingin’ and soulful afternoon with fellow /a88 lovers. www.surfersparadise.com To celebrate the nternational 0ear of +stronomy, O,Rei +,s Rain(ores! Re!rea! is hosting a S!ar%a<ers Wee5end M&une >@2>CN. -n/oy presentations and night viewings hosted by =oeleen (owndes, "resident of the ,outhern +stronomical ,ociety on the Gold Coast and =+,+’s representative for the ,aturn )bservation Campaign. 1alking is the central focus of the %iscovery "rogram over the cooler months at )’3eilly’s, with the annual GO(( !$e )ea!en Tra"5, program M+ugust A 2 C and 6$ 2 6#N offering e7perienced bushwalkers the opportunity to visit some of the spectacular areas of (amington and surrounds that can’t be accessed by graded pathways. The recent opening of the Go d Coas! 7in!er and Grea! Wa 5 offers new opportunities for the more dedicated adventure walker. The >>km section linking )’3eilly’s MGreen *ountainsN to .inna .urra can be comfortably walked within C hours, providing a great introduction to the overall walking e7perience on offer for those tackling the entire A2day, <#km Great 1alk linking Green *ountains to ,pringbrook via the scenic =uminbah Valley. www.oreillys.com.au t’ll be a who’s who of the sporting world at ,outhport ,harks on &uly A when the club hosts the Carlton *id Celebrity ,ports (unch. Guest speaker is none other than renowned +F( legend Jevin ,heedy who’ll provide great insights developed during his five decades involvement in the game as a player and coach. .ack by popular demand is renowned funny man and fellow VF( stalwart ,am Jekovich who’ll be /oined by the likes of champion ronwoman 5ayley .ateup, inaugural Gold Coast Football Club Coach and 5all of Famer Guy *cJenna and VE ,upercar ace &ames Courtney, while entertainment will also be provided by +ustralia’s number one ventrilo9uist, %arren Carr. Visit www.southportsharks.com.au or email infoFsouthportsharks.com.au n one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world is an event that motivates and challenges tens of thousands of people of all ages and abilities. t is the Go d Coas! Air*or! Mara!$on to be ne7t held on S'nda+ A J' +, featuring a marathon, half marathon, 6$ kilometre run, community walk and /unior dash. =ow in its A6st year, runners and walkers of all ages will come from all over the world to e7perience the magnificent running conditions and beautiful course that runs alongside the "acific )cean surf beaches and .roadwater. www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au 1iggles 1orld will e7plode in a rainbow of roses, tutus and tiny cups of tea from &une >C to &uly 6C when Doro!$+ !$e Dinosa'r and her dearest friends take to the stage in a brand new show choreographed by The 1iggles e7clusively for Drea#wor d. For three weeks only, The %orothy the %inosaur ,how will be included in %reamworld’s general admission fee along with a free garden tea party and a special edition of %orothy’s %reamworld %V% ,ampler featuring si7 1iggles songs and 1iggles 1orld footage. -ntry to %reamworld for kids under four is free. www.dreamworld.com.au )road1ea"$ Res!a'ran! Wee5 87 ? CE J' + CDD9 The concept is a hit in =ew 0ork, (ondon and *elbourne and now you can e7perience, the inaugural .roadbeach 3estaurant 1eek in what is fast becoming the dining *ecca of the Gold Coast. 1hat better place to cater for a world class dining festival than right here at the centre of it all. Customers will have the opportunity to dine in participating .roadbeach restaurants which will all offer three course dinners with a set price across

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the board. 1hich will mean you can dine around and know e7actly what you’re paying. For more information visit the website www.broadbeachgc.com ,erenity, sumptuous food and swinging /a88 tunes will combine in perfect harmony this winter when lu7ury Gold Coast hinterland retreat R'(( es Lod%e : S*a hosts Ja<< in J' +. 3uffles (odge ; ,pa has set the stage for a memorable weekend from J' + CF6CE bringing together the musical talents of *ood ,wing and the mouth watering creations of the retreat’s talented chefs in a pristine *t Tamborine environment. +s the lead vocalist of /a88 troupe *ood ,wing, rene .artlett will take 3uffles guests on an e7citing /ourney /ust as she has thrilled audiences at ma/or +ustralian festivals and 1isconsin’s .lack &a88 Concert ,eries to earn international recognition as a leading contemporary voice specialist. The rela7ing e7perience includes delicious canap:s on arrival and a gra8ing dinner on the Friday, gourmet breakfast on ,aturday morning, time to admire the beautiful surrounds and perhaps indulge in a pampering spa treatment then a five course degustation dinner and fine wines accompanied by the into7icating melodies of *ood ,wing. Visitors round out the weekend with a leisurely brunch on the ,unday. Two night packages for two people start from O6,>A$S including evening turn down service and chocolates. For bookings or further information call M$CN <<#@ C#66 or visit www.ruffleslodge.com.au

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The .roadbeach ) ends o( Ja<< 2es!iva is a three day free music festival from A'%'s! C8 !o C@ featuring an abundance of live /a88 music throughout .roadbeach on the Gold Coast. The festival showcases live musicians on outdoor stages and venues throughout the .roadbeach precinct. www.broadbeachgc.com From humble beginnings as a *agistrate’s 5ouse in 1arwick over a century ago, the historic GJillowen’ homestead at )’3eilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards will be celebrating in style as it turns 6<$ on ,aturday 6$th )ctober. (ike any fine wine, the beautiful 4ueenslander has matured grandly, possibly thanks to the Gheavenly’ help of its resident ghost. The homestead was moved from 1arwick to its present location /ust outside Canungra, where it became home to the %evine family, and it seems one of them has stayed on long after the tenancy e7pired. +nd the reasons to celebrate don’t end there. This year the vineyard also celebrates 6$ years since first opening. + special anniversary event is scheduled at the Vineyard for ,aturday, 6$th )ctober. Visit www.oreilly’s.com.au >$$? sees the start of a new street racing era on the Gold Coast, with the Ni!ro S'*erGP. The >$$? =itro ,uperG", )ctober >>2><, will be one of the first rounds of the >$$?P6$ +6G" 1orld Cup of *otorsport "owered by Ferrari and -vent 66 of the VE ,upercars Championship ,eries. Fans will see some of the finest cars and drivers race around the #.#Ckm track with the world’s greatest coastline and high rise skyline as the backdrop, while +ustralian %efence Force aircraft soar overhead, sporting and entertainment celebrities come out to play, the crowd soaks up the atmosphere, bands rock the stage and the whole Gold Coast comes alive. Tickets for this year’s event are on sale now through Ticketek on 6A$$ A$A 6$A. For all the latest ticket information visit the event’s website www.,uperG".com The Mi!s'1is$i Wor d Mas!ers Go ( C$a#*ions$i* is +ustraliaLs biggest and richest amateur golf tournament. This week long celebration of golf and social events attracts more than 6,$$$ golfers from around +ustralia and throughout the world. The 1orld *asters Golf Championship is hosted on 4ueenslandLs Gold Coast, the 6#th annual *itsubishi *asters runs from CA !o @D O"!o1er. )pen to all male and female golfers over A<, competition is played in age and handicap conditions so you compete with golfers your own age and standard. The four round tournament is played on the Gold CoastLs premier resort courses including The Glades, (akelands, "alm *eadows and 3obina 1oods. www.gogolfing.net.au n =ovember Gold Coasters will be able to e7perience and participate in a brand new film program at the CDD9 Go d Coas! 2i # 2an!as!i" which will have a significant and direct effect on local filmmakers. (ocal ,howcase! Films *ade in 4ueensland will be a

program of up to five feature films produced in 4ueensland which are currently seeking local andPor foreign sales or distribution deals. The initiative is designed to foster and promote 4ueensland filmmaking talent and is presented by .ond Dniversity. The (ocal ,howcase program is funded by the 3egional +rts %evelopment Fund, and is presented by .ond Dniversity. The 3egional +rts %evelopment Fund is a 4ueensland Government and Gold Coast City Council partnership to support local arts and culture. Filmmakers interested in participating in the (ocal ,howcase are asked to submit their full length feature films for consideration by 6 &uly >$$?. For submission details please email adminFfilmfantastic.com to e7press your interest and to re9uest an application form. The Gold Coast Film Fantastic will be held =ovember 6626< in ,outhport on the Gold Coast.
Go d Coas! To'ris# is avai a1 e (or "o##en!= &ohn Jaarsberg on $#66 <66 $>? or /ohn.kaarsbergFgctourism.com

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