Sanctuary Markets



Sanctuary Markets are held on The Village Green at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. With a strong focus on local and international food, plus a variety of arts and crafts, these popular Gold Coast markets serve up street food flavours including Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai, South African, Brazilian, Indian, Italian, Turkish and Greek. You can also finish your international feast with delicious desserts and pastries!

Head along and experience a relaxed vibe at these friendly markets each Friday from 4pm to 9pm. Additional to great food and arts/crafts, you can also catch great local entertainment, and wash your meal down with a range of craft beers exclusively from Burleigh Brewing. (No BYO permitted).

The wrap up -

Open every Friday from 4:00pm until 9:00pm at The Village Green, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. 28 Tomewin Street.

For more information please visit the Sanctuary Markets Facebook page.

Book Gold Coast accommodation staying with us here at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments, just a short drive, 20 minute walk or quick bus ride from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.  For rates and reservations please CLICK HERE.

Gone Fishing!



Do you love fishing? 

Beach fishing is a popular activity on the Gold Coast, and along the length of the Southern Gold Coast coastline there are many great spots to drop a line in.  From the Creek to Beach fishing, crab potting and more. 

The deep gutters that form along Bilinga and Kirra are known for being especially good, with catches of whiting and flathead common, as well as Tailor during the winter months. They say that the best time to fish is during the last of the run out tide and during the first few hours of the run in tide.

Currumbin Estuary is also a great spot to try your luck. There are two fishing platforms located along a boardwalk that winds its way across mangrove flats near Palm Beach Currumbin High School. The boardwalk connects the Thrower Drive boat ramp car park to the Gold Coast Highway Underpass on the northern banks of Currumbin Creek. Each fishing platform has a shade cover and seat. You will find them about 1km upstream of the tidal entrance of Currumbin Creek.

Fishing charters are also available - Cushy Fishing Charters and Down Under Charters to name just a few.

Hang a 'Gone Fishing' sign on your door for a few days! Book Tugun Gold Coast accommodation staying with us here at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments. CLICK HERE. 

Gold Coast Whale Watching



Some of the best whale watching in Australia can be found right here on the Gold Coast around the Coolangatta region.

From Coolangatta it’s just 15 minutes travel time to the Humpback Highway - that means that you will have heaps of time to view many pods of whales as they migrate North in the early part of the season and when they all start migrating South with their calves later in the season.

Whales have already been sighted on the coastline, and 'Coolangatta Whale Watch' commences their 2015 season on June 1st, with tours departing seven days per week.

The boat is a 50' catamaran with full walk around lower deck, large undercover rear deck, large front deck, inside cabin, toilet and kitchenette, your morning tea is included. Upstairs with seating and a fabulous view. "Whale Watcher" carries 50 people maximum including your crew - therefore no crowds with heaps of room to take those up close and personal photo's of the humpback whales as they come over to take a look at you - the boat is low to the water so you can feel  and smell!) the whales and really get that sense of being there with them.

For more information and bookings please visit Coolangatta Whale Watch.  San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are located right on the coastline, be sure to keep a look-out from your balcony or the beach for passing whales. If you're lucky you might spot a frolicking whale or whale spout! 

The whale season runs from now until November.

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Beautiful Tallebudgera Creek



Just a short drive or 15-20 minute walk from San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments you’ll find the picturesque Tallebudgera Creek.

This beautiful creek runs from the Springbrook Plateau in the west through Tallebudgera Valley to the southern slopes of Burleigh Mountain at Burleigh Heads and the Pacific Ocean in the east. Its water catchment is narrow at about 30 km in length.

There are sandy beached areas on either side of the creek and the Southern side is patrolled. You’ll also find a children’s play park and bathroom amenities here.

The creek is great for swimming, stand up paddle boarding and is also a popular fishing spot.

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Scenic Drives of the Southern Gold Coast



San Simeon Apartments are located in Tugun on the Southern Gold Coast.
This location is the perfect 'base’, with direct access to the Gold Coast Hinterland via Currumbin Valley, for you to experience Australia's Green Cauldron.

With such an abundance of natural beauty to immerse yourself in, the Drives of the Southern Gold Coast will give you plenty of options for day drives, right through to a week's worth of eco-exploration!

You can visit Mount Warning – the remnants of an ancient shield volcano that is now a living Gondwanan rainforest. Walk around the base of Mount Warning (Wollumbin) and through World Heritage-listed national parks such as Lamington, Border Ranges, Springbrook and Nightcap. Spot rare birds and animals in the sub-tropical rainforest and visit creative, new-age communities. Drive the Rainforest Way around this bio-diverse region and discover its sacred story with Aboriginal guides.

Visit Southern Gold Coast to download a self-drive map. 

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Sean Scott Photography



Sean Scott leads the way in coastal landscape and surf art photography with a unique style of his own. With galleries in iconic surf towns; Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta, Sean's work is becoming increasingly popular. He also contributes to exhibitions internationally and here in Australia.

Next time you're staying with us at San Simeon why not pop along to one of his galleries and take a look! You might just find a piece of the Gold Coast to take home with you!

Find Sean Scott's work at his flagship gallery - 21 James Street, Burleigh Heads.   And also at Ocean Art Cafe - Shop 3, 110 Marine Parade, Reflections Tower Two Coolangatta QLD 4225.

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Image: Sean Scott photography website.

Dining in Tugun



Tugun boasts some great local restaurants, cafes and eateries featuring cuisines from all over the globe.

Take a look at just some of the options for dining in Tugun:

Groove Café -

‘Get into the Groove’ with ‘Tugun’s Singing Barista’ café owner James Park. James will warm your heart with a song and your belly with great coffee! Open for breakfast and lunch.

JJs on Golden Four -

This store was previously trading as ‘the 25 hour shop’, JJ’s on Golden Four offers take away foods like burgers and fish and chips with the choice of dining in or take away. Perfect for grabbing a quick dinner to eat on the beach!

Luna Rossa -
Freshly made Italian food using quality ingredients, head to Luna Rossa for pizza, pasta, risotto and more!

Crazy Bull -
Find all your Mexican food favourites at Crazy Bull. This licensed restaurant is open for dine-in or take-away.

This is just a taste of the restaurants in Tugun

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Valentine's Day Gold Coast



Valentine's Day is fast approaching. This year the romantic holiday falls on a Saturday, so you can celebrate the occasion all weekend!

If you are looking for something to do with your loved one this February 14th, why not spend Valentine's Day on the Gold Coast. 

San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are your perfect choice in Gold Coast accommodation for Valentine's Day. Staying in the comfort and privacy of a self-contained apartment you can spend the whole weekend indoors or venture out. The choice is yours!

There are plenty of romantic things to do on the Gold Coast. You could pack a picnic and take the short walk outside to the beach at sunrise, take a sunset stroll along the sand or visit one of the many great local restaurants.

The Tugun SLSC have a great Valentine's Day offer. Choose two main courses (from a set menu that includes a chicken, salmon, salad or steak option) for just $50, plus you'll receive a complimentary bottle of club wine to enjoy with your meal.

Our Gold Coast accommodation facilities also include; ocean views from every unit, full size tennis court, beachfront pool and spa, rooftop sauna and spa - reserved for adults, beachside BBQ area and free wireless internet (limits apply). Just what you need for that romantic weekend away.

Why not check out our current specials and book your Gold Coast accommodation for Valentine's Day today!

Gold Coast Indoor Trampoline Centres



Looking for a rainy day activity or something to do out of the midday sun? Indoor trampoline centres are the latest family friendly activity to 'spring' up on the Gold Coast.

Air Factory Trampoline Park is located at 5 Sunlight Drive, Burleigh Waters. Offering six great zones, including Free Jump, Slam Dunk Dodgeball, Monster Air Bag, Bubble Soccer and Pro Zone. 

Free Jump is the main arena and spans 33 metres in length and is 16 metres wide. 40 interconnected trampolines of different shapes and sizes with long tumble tramps and flat and angled tramps, allowing you the freedom to jump and leap.

Open 9am to 9pm daily.

Another trampoline centre close to our location in Tugun is Flip Out. Located at Unit 16 Enterprise Avenue Tweed Heads NSW.

Both Air Factory and Flip Out offer classes and trampoline birthday party options.

San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are located in Tugun, perfectly positioned for you to enjoy all that the Gold Coast has to offer. There are lots of things to do on the Gold Coast!

Allure on Currumbin



Allure on Currumbin is a top Queensland restaurant that is currently trending in number #1 spot on Trip Advisor for the Gold Coast.

The restaurant offers elegant casual dining and were recently nominated for 'Best Fine Dining Restaurant on the Gold Coast', the voting stages still in progress! 

Allure on Currumbin offer a classic French menu with an Australian touch, and some of the dishes you may discover when dining their include entrees such as 'Blue swimmer crab bisque' or 'Classic escargot in garlic butter encased in golden puff pastry'. 

The long list of mains offers 'Chicken breast filled with lobster and tiger prawns, roasted garlic, chives, and peppercorn sauce, with sautéed potato, snow peas and truffled carrot.' or 'Eye fillet mignon, kasher bacon wrapped with roasted mushrooms, potato gratin, broccoli and red win jus' - to name a few!  

Complete your dining experience with a dessert, how about 'Crepe Suzette with flamed orange and cointreau sauce and vanilla bean ice-cream' or 'Chocolate creme brûlée with pistachio and macadamia wafter', or perhaps you'd like to finish with a 'cheese plate - choice of brie and blue, crisp lavish wafers, dried fruits and blueberry chutney'?

Allure on Currumbin are located at 136 Duringan Street, Currumbin and are open for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday.

Book Gold Coast accommodation staying at nearby Tugun, at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments.

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