Hydrothon Gold Coast



What is Hydrothon?

Hydrothon combines the triathlon model with the growth of ocean kayak paddling. Swim, Ski Paddle then Run … your way to a healthier you!

How long is the course?

Two race distances are currently offered.
Hydrothon 22:30 – 1.3km swim, 11km paddle, 10km run.
Hydrothon Stepin – 650m swim, 5.5km paddle, 5km run.

Where is it held?

The Gold Coast Hydrothon will be held at Greenmount Beach on the 18th of May, 2014.

How do you enter?

You’ll need to be quick! Entries close on May 1st. Head to Hydrothon Gold Coast for more information.

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Beach Bash 2014



Beach Bash obstacle challenge is Australia’s only obstacle race held on the beach!

The challenge offers three different courses: The tough ‘Challenge Course’ covering 6-8kms of sand and 17 obstacles. The ‘Adventure Course’, a better option for those just getting into obstacle racing, covering 4-5kms of sand and 12 obstacles and last of all the ‘Junior Beach Bash’ which is open to 5 to 10 years olds with a 1-2km sand course and 8 obstacles.

This challenge is sand based, so even if you are not a swimmer you can participate – but you will get wet, sweaty and very sandy!

As a reward for your hardwork you get to cool down with ‘Slideshow Bob’! The world’s biggest inflatable waterslide!

What: Beach Bash Obstacle Course
Where: Kirra Beach, Gold Coast
When: 4-5 October 2014

Book Gold Coast accommodation for the event today!

Cooly Rocks On 2014!



One of the most anticipated events on the Gold Coast calendar is almost here again: Cooly Rocks On!

This incredible celebration of hot rods, vintage clothing and rock ‘n roll music is regarded as Australia’s biggest 50s and 60s nostalgia festival.

This years Cooly Rocks On promises 1000+ classic cars, 50+ artists, 120 retro market stalls and vintage style foods from the 50s and 60s, poodle parades, the Kirra Surf Precinct, Miss Cooly Rocks On vintage glamour pageant … plus a whole lot more!

Don’t miss out on the chance to take a trip back to a bygone era where poodle skirts were all the rage and rock n’ roll music was king.

Stay tuned to our blog for another update closer to the event. Cooly Rocks On starts May 30th and runs until the final big weekend June 9th.

Check out nearby accommodation in Tugun at the beachfront San Simeon Apartments.

Currumbin Dawn Service 2014



The Currumbin Dawn Service is a great way to show your support and commemorate Anzac Day on April 25th. The service takes place at 5am at Elephant Rock on Currumbin Beach, with a stunning ocean sunrise as the backdrop.

Those wishing to attend the Gunfire breakfast afterwards can head to the Currumbin RSL on completion of the service where they can enjoy breakfast for the price of a gold coin donation.

Due to the popularity of the event and significant road closures, patrons are encouraged to use the 'Park and Ride' service. Buses will start departing from Currumbin RSL and The Pacific Pines Shopping Centre from 3:30am running until the service starts. Return buses will then return people to those locations at the end of the service.

A mid-morning service is also available at the Currumbin RSL Cenotaph. The RSL will also offer Two Up and live entertainment. Lunch bookings can be made at Alleys Restaurant.

For more information visit Currumbin RSL. Book Gold Coast accommodation in Tugun. San Simeon Apartments are situated approximately 2.1km from Elephant Rock, about a 30 minute walk.

Ripple Massage and Day Spa Service



So you’ve just returned to your holiday apartment after a full day chasing the kids around Dreamworld or hiking in the hinterland - you’re tired, your feet hurt and you really need a massage … well Ripple Massage and Day Spa services offer the perfect solution. A massage or beauty treatment that will come to you!

Relax in the comfort of your apartment and enjoy one of Ripple’s many options. Below is just a sample from their massage and beauty menu:

Massage -
Hot Stone Massage
Couples Massage
Sea Shell Massage
Pregnancy Massage
Chocolate Massage
Frangipani Massage
Blokes Massage
Foot Reflexology

Beauty -
Organic Green Clay and Cucumber Facial
Anti Aging Collagen Facial
Express facial
Express manicure and/or pedicure

Ripple also offers a range of packages perfect for special events such as anniversaries, hens parties, girls weekends and corporate events.

For more information or bookings visit Ripple Massage.

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Tugun pharmacy leading way



Chris Testa’s Tugun Pharmacy is one of the only complex Compounding Pharmacies in Australia. Above the retail pharmacy at Tugun Village, compounding laboratories are busy making tailor-made medications for individual patients Australia wide.

Chris’s father Tony started a compounding chemist in the 1960s on the Gold Coast, when 80% of scripts were handmade. In the 1960s and 1970s mass produced medicine became widespread, but Tony Testa maintained his skills, and Chris has followed in his footsteps.

Now a resurgence in public demand for personalized care and individualised medicines has led to a busy local enterprise.

The Tugun Compounding Pharmacy services the Gold Coast and also provides medicines to patients across the country. They create personalised medicine in any form, including liquid, capsule and cream, controlling the dosage and strength for any ailment. This form of medicine is particularly popular for infants and those sensitive to ingredients found in mass-produced medicines such as preservatives and additives. They even create tailored veterinary medicines to supply Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Seaworld, Dreamworld and Australia Zoo.

Chris currently has 20 staff in his employ at his state-of-the-art compounding laboratories. As the business grows they are set for expansion over the next 12 months.

The local pharmacy is also at the forefront of research and development working closely with the Griffith University to create new formulas for medicines.

Information source: Southern Gold Coast website.

Looking for accommodation in Tugun? San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are located in a prime position on the beachfront and close to public transport, Tugun Village and more!

Win 2 nights for 4 people at San Simeon



Competition time!

How would you like to spend 2 nights overlooking the ocean, in an absolute beachfront, self-contained 2 Bedroom Superior Apartment … for free?!

San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are giving you the chance to win a 2 night escape for up to 4 people!

Located on absolute beachfront in Tugun on the Gold Coast, San Simeon Apartments boast ocean views, a pool and heated spa, beachside BBQ and more! 

To enter the draw simply head to our facebook page and like or comment on the competition post and you’re in with a chance to win! Entries close April 27th at midnight.

Terms & Conditions: Entries close April 27th 2014 at midnight. Prize is 2 nights accommodation in a 2 Bedroom Superior Apartment for up to 4 people at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments. Must be taken over consecutive nights. Valid for travel until the 30th of November 2014. Block out dates apply including 20th of September to 6th of October. Subject to Availability, not valid for public holidays. Stay can be extended directly with San Simeon Apartments – charges apply. Winner will be notified on facebook. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Swell Sculpture Festival 2014



The 12th annual Swell Sculpture Festival is just six months away! From September 12 - 21, over fifty awe-inspiring sculptures built by local, national and international artists will be displayed along Currumbin Beach.

The ten day exhibition is an open all hours, free event. Visitors can experience the sculptures by day or enjoy the sculptures during twilight walks. There are also many other activities on offer including informative artist talks, kids workshops, artist master classes and the Swell Smalls Gallery.

Why not pack a picnic at your self-contained apartment on the Gold Coast and enjoy lunch or a sunset dinner amongst the sculptures! There are also cafes along the sculpture walk and the Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club at the southern end of Currumbin Beach.

Stay tuned to the San Simeon blog for more information!

Bleach and Bleach Jnr



Bleach* Festival kicks off at the end of this week, March 7th, and is set to deliver over two weeks of activities and events celebrating music, art, theatre, film and surf culture on the Gold Coast.

From street parties to outdoor theatre and pop-up art installations there is something for everyone during Bleach* Festival! Even the ‘groms’ are catered for with some specially planned Bleach* Jnr activities, including the mother of all waterslides … ‘The Big Bleach* Slide’!

The Big Bleach* Slide will be operating on the foreshore of Coolangatta Beach for three days, Friday March 7th to Sunday March 9th, kids over five years of age can ride the monster 15 metre high, 60 metre long waterslide for just $2 per ride!

Check out the full event program at Bleach* Festival.

Book your Gold Coast accommodation for Bleach* Festival staying in a fully self-contained beachfront apartment at San Simeon.

Eat Street Tugun



Come and experience the unique 'Eat Street' event which is part of Bleach* Festival, and your senses will thank you! Your tastebuds will dance and your toes will tap as you enjoy dining under the stars beneath Tugun's 88 year old Moreton Bay Fig while listening to great live music. 

Food stalls from Tugun's restaurants will tantalise you with flavours from cultures near and far. There will be roving entertainers. lantern-lit trees and a special children's zone.

Dave Dow will set the scene for the evening with his blend of roots, soul, R&B, gospel, jazz, funk and soft rock. Then the Barksdale Brass Band will get the party in full swing with their blend of New Orleans and the Balkans style.

For this lively evening of Southern Gold Coast spirit head to Toolona Street Tugun from 5pm to 9pm on Saturday March 22nd!

San Simeon Absolute Beachfront apartments are your perfect choice for Tugun accommodation. Fully self-contained with an absolute beachfront position! What are you waiting for. Book your Gold Coast accommodation today!

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