Melbourne Cup Gold Coast



If you are staying with us at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments on Melbourne Cup day, the Tugun Surf Life Saving Club is hosting a Melbourne Cup buffet lunch.

Enjoy a glass of champagne or beer on arrival, a buffet lunch, lucky door prizes, $1 mystery trifecta, best dressed male/female, best hat competition, raffles and sweeps.

The race that stops the nation will be live on the big screen, and TAB facilities available from 8am.

Spots are limited and bookings must be made and paid for by October 26th, 2014.

Members: $48. Non-members: $52.

For further information please visit Tugun Surf Life Saving Club Facebook page.

Coolangatta Gold



The iconic  Coolangatta Gold is celebrating 30 years this year! 

Come along for a weekend jam-packed full of action, and support the athletes as they battle it out in the ultimate endurance challenge.

The racing in on over two days, 1-2 November. But don't miss Sunday the 2nd of November when all of the entertainment will be happening, including:

Free Community Activities from 7am. 

Live Morning Show presented by Glen Hawke and former ironman Trevor Hendy. Visit the Entertainment hub and a live radio broadcast by Gold FM.

Free Live Entertainment from 12-4pm.

Visit the main stage and enjoy live music with Cole Soul and Emotion featuring Lionel Cole from The Voice.

For more information visit Coolangatta Gold.  Don't miss it! #CoolieGold

Looking for accommodation on the Gold Coast? San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are located right on the beach in Tugun.

Fresh Juice at Tugun Fruit & Flowers



Tugun Fruit & Flowers is a third generation family business that has been run by the O'Reilly family since 1975.

Operated by Katie and Garry 'Radar' O'Reilly, this father and daughter duo have recently given the shop a major make-over with the addition of a new juice and smoothie bar at the front. With the summer coming it's sure to be a hit, as the only stand alone juice bar in the area, the closest rivals are in Burleigh or Coolangatta.

Of course Tugun Fruit & Flowers still sells it's popular blooms and fresh fruit. 'Radar' purchases the flowers via online auctions the night before and has the farm fresh flowers delivered the next morning. 

And with Summer on the way so is all that beautiful summer fruit! Tree-ripened, first of season mangoes have started to arrive, and papaya and pineapples are also in season.

Tugun Fruit & Flowers are located at 4/467 Golden Four Drive, Tugun.

Tugun Fruit & Flowers is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments (or 2 minute drive) why not pick up fresh fruit & vegetables to stock up your fully self-contained kitchen at San Simeon Apartments or go for a morning walk and grab a fresh juice to kick-start your day!

Lulu Swimwear



Look Cool by the Pool (or beach) this Summer! The weather is heating up and if you need a new swimsuit for your Gold Coast holiday, then head into Lulu swimwear - located in Tugun, not far from San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments.

Lulu swimwear carry a wide range of pool and beachwear including; bikini tops and bottoms, one piece swimsuits, chlorine resistant swimwear, maternity swimmers, mastectomy, sun protection items and clothing including kaftans and beach dresses.

Visit their store at 489 Gold Coast Highway, Tugun. For further information go to Lulu swimwear website.

Dreaming of a Gold Coast getaway? Book your accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments - no roads to cross, we have direct access to the beach!

Celebrate Gold Coast 2014



Don't miss Celebrate Gold Coast this weekend! The day long festivity which is the perfect opportunity to kick-start Summer will be held on Sunday the 28th of September 2014, in Queen Elizabeth park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta. 

The day starts off at 7am and goes through until 1pm. There is a heap of activities on offer throughout the event, however the highlight of the festival has to be Live music with ARIA award-winning indie pop band Sheppard! There hit song, Geronimo, achieved platinum status in April 2014. Sheppard will be taking to the main stage at 12pm.

Also on the entertainment agenda is yoga, surfing lessons, beach volleyball, surf rescue demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, skate demonstrations, massage, markets, surfboard displays, Queensland cricket, Rock climbing wall, sand sculpting ... and more!

For more information visit Celebrate Gold Coast.

San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are your perfect choice for a last minute weekend getaway or a longer beachside holiday.

Queensland Instameet



The Queensland Instameet is an event that is happening on October 4th, 2014 in a state-wide attempt to break the world record for biggest Instameet.

There are pre-selected locations throughout Queensland that you can go on the day to be part of the world-record attempt, and some of them are here on the Southern Gold Coast.

Queensland Instameet at Currumbin Creek with Steel Wool. Thrower Drive, Palm Beach. 7pm. Learn how to take creative shots at night!

Queensland Instameet at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Meet at the Lorikeet Arena at 8am (free entry to Lorikeet Arena).

Book accommodation on the Southern Gold Coast staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments.

Zoo Run Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary



Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the first ever ZOO RUN for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital! This fun run isn't just any run, you get to run through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary!

There are two courses on offer - 

The 5 km course for more serious athletes, this challenging course includes very steep hills, and narrow windy bush track with some great obstacle and challenges!

The 2km course is a family fun run/walk (you can even bring prams onto this course - under 3 are free!), and a prize will be given for best-dressed entrant. So dress-up if you want to!

This awesome event will occur on Sunday the 23rd of November 2014. Starting at 6:30am and finished by 8am! So you'll be up with birds, and before the park opens for the day.

The ZOO RUN for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital costs $50 for the 5km and $40 for the 2km. 100% of profit will go to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation.

Places are limited - secure your spot today! Zoo Run

Book accommodation for the weekend staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in nearby Tugun, and relax your muscles in our heated spa after your morning run!

Swell Sculpture Festival 2014



It's almost here! The annual Swell Sculpture Festival will be bringing art to the Currumbin foreshore very soon. The sculpture installation has already begun!

Swell Sculpture Festival starts on the 12th of September and runs through until the 21st of September, 2014.

During those ten days you can visit the Currumbin foreshore and view the fantastically creative sculptures that have been made by these incredible sculptors.

The exhibition is open all hours, so you view the sculptures at the crack of dawn, with the sun rising behind them or perhaps make an evening visit and take a twilight walk between the works of art.

Additional to the sculptures there are other events on offer such as workshops and masterclasses. For all the information visit the Swell Sculpture Festival website.

Book your Gold Coast accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments.

Quad Bike Safaris Gold Coast



Enjoy an adventurous and picturesque guided tour through the Gold Coast Hinterland in Numinbah Valley, with Gold Coast Quad Bike Safaris.

These 2 hour quad bike tours will lead you as you navigate your way through creeks and river,s and climb to new heights to experience some of the best views that the Gold Coast has to offer.

All safety gear is provided for a safe and enjoyable tour, plus the quad bikes are automatic so you can enjoy the stunning views and experience, rather than worrying about the gears.

Gold Coast Quad Bike Safaris run tours at 9am in the morning and 1:30pm in the afternoon. 

To drive the quad bike you must be at least 16 years old. $130 per driver. Adult passengers cost $80 (16 years+) and child passengers cost $49. (7-16 years). Prices correct at time of writing.

For more information visit Quad Bike Safaris with ATV adventures.  Image is from ATV adventures website.

Book your Gold Coast accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun. Located on the Southern Gold Coast, it's the perfect base to explore all that the Gold Coast has to offer.

Gold Coast Show August 2014



What: Gold Coast Show

When: Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August 2014

Where: Gold Coast Turf Club and Showgrounds, Racecourse Drive - Bundall

Carnival rides, side show alley, showbags, animals, visual arts and crafts displays, stage shows, roving entertainment, wood chops, Australiana displays, rings events, a FREE family circus and fireworks displays!    

If that sounds like your idea of a good day out then head along to the Gold Coast Show for a fun and family friendly event.

The Gold Coast Show has a new home this year at the Gold Coast Turf Club and Showgrounds after 25years at Parklands Showground. The move comes to make way for the building of the Athletes Village for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate on the day. But you'll get discounts if buy online ... visit Gold Coast Show 2014 for more information.

Looking for Gold Coast accommodation? San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments offer the comfort and convenience of fully self-contained apartments - perfect for couples, groups of friends or the whole family!

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