Monday, December 09, 2013
Get your glow candles out! Here is a round up of some of the Christmas Carol events happening on the Gold Coast:
Broadbeach Christmas Carols, Kurrawa Park, 14 December 2013.
Join Marina Prior, Dennis Walter and other great entertainers for a night of family fun! Kids activities from 3pm including jumping castle and clowns. Carols from 6pm, followed by fireworks!
Coolangatta Christmas Carols, Queen Elizabeth Park, 15 December 2013.
Enjoy the Christmas spirit with family and friends with markets, amusement rides and carols featuring Mitchell Anderson (The Voice). Word is that there might even be a visit from Santa! 5pm-7pm.Carols on the Beach, Surfers Paradise, 22 December 2013.
Spend a night of magic under the stars as host Shelley Craft leads an all Australian line up including Frankie J Holden and Justine Clarke! The night will culminate with a fireworks display lighting up the Surfers Paradise nightline.
More even information and Christmas what's on activities can be found at Carols on the Gold Coast.
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Monday, December 02, 2013
Currumbin beach on the Southern Gold Coast was recently awarded as the ‘Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Clean Beach 2013’.
Currumbin Beach, ‘The Alley,’ is a well known surfing spot with a surfbreak across the river mouth. The calmer Currumbin Lake is a great place for swimming. There are covered picnic areas and BBQ facilities and the area is also good for fishing and walking.
Other finalists in the category were: Huskisson, NSW. Frankston, VIC. Godfreys Beach, Tasmania. Holdfast Bay, South Australia.
Currumbin is located just a hop, skip and a jump away from our Southern Gold Coast accommodation in Tugun.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Join the street party on November 30th from 5pm-9pm. The night will be full of loads of family friendly activities including roving entertainers, buskers and carolers, markets, food, kids entertainment including face-painting, a kids concert and a visit from Santa!
The main street of Tugun Village will be lit up from the 30th of November to the 31st of December.
Monday, November 18, 2013
The Gold Coast has an array of markets to satisfy your every need - fashion, art, craft, gifts, food and more! Check out some of the markets you could visit on your next stay at San Simeon ...
Details: 2nd Sunday of month. (Plus 4th Sunday of five Sunday months) 8am to 2:30pm. Marine Pde Coolangatta.
What you might find: art, craft, homemade biscuits, jams etc, candles and other gifts, photography, clothing, jewellery and more!
Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Market.
Details: Every Saturday. 6am to 11am. Palm Beach Currumbin State High School.
What you might find: Handmade pickles, jellies and jams, organic and conventional fruit and veg, freshly ground coffee and herbal teas, gluten free goodies, olives, cheeses, bakery items, cupcakes, beauty creams, soy candles ...
Details: 2nd Friday of month. 4-10pm. Rabbit and Cocoon precinct Miami.
What you might find: Fashion, art and design from talented Gold Coast locals. Live music on the main stage, food and bar open from 5-10pm.
There are many more to explore take a look: Gold Coast Markets.
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Monday, November 11, 2013
With Summer looming and fantastic beach weather already happening on the Gold Coast, it's a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of Beach safety.
Our Gold Coast beaches are world-class with kilometer’s of golden sand and fantastic swimming and surfing opportunities. But when visiting the beach it's important to be aware of some water safety basics. (beach safety tips provided by the Gold Coast city council website)
Swim alone or surf at beaches not patrolled by Lifeguards or Lifesavers
Bathe outside the red and yellow flags that mark safe swimming areas
Bathe directly after a meal or under the influence of alcohol
Bathe when the beach is closed. (Observe the sign "Danger- Reserve closed to bathing" and the red flag)
Bathe when there are no safety flags
Panic if caught in a current or undertow, but raise one arm straight up and float until help arrives
Struggle if seized with a cramp, but raise one arm for help, float and keep the affected part of the body still
Go out far when a yellow flag is flying- it means the surf is dangerous
Bathe if unsure of safe conditions, but seek advice of the nearest Lifeguard
Struggle against a rip or current, but swim diagonally across it.
Swim between the red & yellow flag on patrolled beaches
Read the Flags and Safety Signs and understand what they mean before entering the water.
And, don’t forget to ‘Slip-Slop-Slap’ and drink plenty of water on those hot summer days! Enjoy your Summer!
Looking for Gold Coast accommodation for a beach getaway? San Simeon is located on absolute beachfront in Tugun - no roads to cross!
Monday, November 04, 2013
Cooly Rocks On 2014 will be held from the 30th May to the 9th of June 2014. This annual event is the largest 50s and 60s nostalgia festival in Australia and promises a fun packed line-up for rockabillies of all ages.
The event features pre-1969 car shows, the Miss Cooly Rocks On pageant, vintage market stalls, live music, dance competitions, street parades, Kirra surf precinct and a family fun zone.
Book your accommodation now for a lively weekend (or week) of 1950s and 60s nostalgia. San Simeon Apartments located in Tugun are your perfect Southern Gold Coast accommodation option.
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Monday, October 28, 2013
Fright Nights: Hurry! Tickets are still available for Halloween!
Movie World is holding the most terrifying of Fright Nights yet … the dead, demons and psychopathic maniacs have woken and are lying in the shadows waiting for you. Will you escape the darkness from the most horrifying mazes you’ll ever experience?
You will also have access to ride Arkham Asylum, Green Lantern, Scooby Doo, Batwing Spaceshot and Superman Escape!If being thrown into the middle of a zombie apocalypse is your kind of Halloween fun then visit Movie World Fright Nights!
San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are located in Tugun on the Gold Coast, approximately 30 minutes drive to Movie World. Our serene beachfront location is the perfect place to wind down after a fun filled day (or terrifying night) at Movie World.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Located in Mount Cotton, approximately a 1 hour drive from Tugun, Sirromet Winery was opened in 2000 and has won 44 gold medals and more than 650 awards.
Sirromet recently opened their new Tuscan Terrace outdoor dining and hospitality precinct. Offering outdoor seating for almost 300 including 150 on the new deck which partly overlooks vineyards out to Stradbroke Island.
The menu includes breads, snacks, light meals, salads, past dishes and desserts. There are a selection of vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free meals. Tuscan Terrace also offers a kids menu.
Sirromet Winery also regularly host events with some of the upcoming events including -
A day on the Green: Bernard Fanning - 3 November.
Melbourne Cup at Sirromet Winery - 5 November.
Christmas Day at Sirromet - 25 December.
A day on the Green: Hunters & Collectors - 2 February 2014.
Book your Gold Coast accommodation at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments. Boasting an absolute beachfront location in Tugun and situated perfectly to enjoy all the attractions of the Gold Coast and surrounds.
Monday, October 14, 2013
The Kirra Kite Festival is back! The event will be held from the 14th to the 17th of November 2013.
Here is an overview of the festival:
Thursday 14th Nov -
Charity Night at Bread n' Butter. 6:30pm to 10pm.
Magic Family Night at Kirra Hotel. 5pm till late.
Friday 15th Nov -
Sunset Film Jam in Roughton Park, Kirra Foreshore. 6:30pm to 9:30pm. (The theme Freedom… ‘Freedom to travel, freedom to surf, what does freedom mean to you?’)
Saturday 16th Nov -
Flavours of Kirra in Roughton Park, Kirra Foreshore. 5pm till late. (food from local restaurants and entertainment including glow in the dark kites!)
Sunday 17th Nov -
Family Fun Day in Roughton Park, Kirra Foreshore. 10am to 6pm. (a celebration of kite culture, music, multicultural arts, gourmet food and street performance including markets, kids activities, entertainment and more!)
Monday, October 07, 2013
On Tuesday the 5th of November 2013 Tugun Surf Life Saving Club is hosting Melbourne Cup celebrations.
Entry includes a 3 course meal consisting of bread plate, main and dessert. You will also receive a glass of champagne or beer on arrival and there will be lucky door prizes, raffles, sweeps and more.
TAB facilities will be available and the race will be showed on the big screens. Members price is $33 and non members pay $38.