Immerse SUP and Ocean Paddle Festival



Watch some of Queensland's best SUP athletes compete at the Immerse SUP and Ocean Paddle Festival from the 29th to 31st of August, 2014 at Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast.

The Immerse SUP and Ocean Paddle Festival provides an exclusive qualification pathway for those aiming to compete at the Australian SUP Titles and subsequently, the 2016 International Surfing Association (ISA) Paddleboard and SUP Wold Championships.

Taking place on the stunning Gold Coast beaches and waterways, the festival includes a 17km and 8km Open Ocean Paddleboard Race of various disciplines including prone paddleboards, stand up paddleboards, ocean skis and outrigger canoes as well as the sprint racing titles.

Head down to Currumbin Beach to catch the action on August 29-31st. For more information visit Immerse SUP and Ocean Paddle Festival

Book your Southern Gold Coast accommodation staying right on the beach frontage at the San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun. Just a 4 minute drive, 17 minute walk, or 7 minute bus ride to Currumbin!




Congratulations to all the Australian athletes who have just competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Well done!

From the 4th to the 15th of April, 2018 the Commonwealth Games will be held here on the Gold Coast! #GameOnGoldCoast 

That's less than four years away!

The sporting venues for the games are spread across the Gold Coast and include the following: Broadbeach Bowls Club (Lawn Bowls)
- Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre (Badminton)
- Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (Netball)
- Gold Coast Hockey Centre (Hockey)
- Carrara Stadium (Athletics, Opening and Closing Ceremonies)
- Coomera Sport and Leisure Centre (Wrestling)
- Oxenford Studios (Table Tennis and Boxing)
- Runaway Bay Sports Centre (Squash and Weightlifting)
- Southport Broadwater Parklands at Southport site – includes: - Southport Broadwater Parklands (South) (start/finish for Marathon, Road Walks and Triathlon)
- Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (Diving and Swimming)
- Gold Coast Sports Arena (Gymnastics and Basketball (finals)

, Merv Craig Sporting Complex (Elanora/Currumbin Valley) (Road Cycling – 28 minutes)
- Hinze Dam (Mountain Bike – 34 minutes)
- Robina Stadium (Rugby 7s).

Exciting times ahead! Visit 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast for more information!   

San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are located in the quiet and picturesque seaside village of Tugun, just a short drive from the airport. Our location is close enough to access all the attractions of the Gold Coast but far enough away to avoid the hustle.

Free WiFi Gold Coast



San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments now offers free WiFi! The free WiFi will be available in all apartment types and for all lengths of stay - so you can now stay connected during your Gold Coast holiday! Perfect for uploading those holiday selfies and snapshots for your friends and family to see!

When you choose to holiday at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments you'll also enjoy the convenience of your own 1 or 2 bedroom self-contained Gold Coast apartment, with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, cable TV and ocean views from every apartment!

You'll also relish the absolute beachfront location of San Simeon Apartments - with no roads to cross! Plus our Gold Coast resort facilities including full size tennis court, beachfront pool and heated spa, roof top sauna and spa (reserved for adults), beachside BBQ area, tour desk and more!

Don't delay - book today!

Movie World Pyjama Party



Bust out your onesies, flannelette pyjamas and fluffy slippers for a fun evening out at the Pyjama Party at Movie World.  

Held on Friday August 8th 2014 the Movie World Pyjama Party will help support children in foster care through The Pyjama Foundation. 

Experience all of your favourite Movie World rides and attractions along with live entertainment including DJ, pyjama disco, face painting, photo booths and prizes from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

Movie World is also aiming to break the world record for the biggest Pyjama Party, so book your tickets and join in the attempt!

Early bird tickets are selling now until the 27th of July for $25. Tickets available at the front gate on the night will cost $35. Tickets are limited so get in now!

Find further information and make ticket bookings at Movie World Pyjama Party.

Seeing as though you're already in your PJ's - why not sleepover at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments and make a weekend of it! You can cook your family or friends up a big breakfast in your fully self-contained apartment or head to one of the great local cafes.

Octopus's Garden Festival Tweed River



The first ever Octopus's Garden Festival was held last year and proved to be a big hit with crowds pouring in to the inaugural event. This year the festival is on Sunday the 3rd of August, 2014 and promises to be a great day out for all of the family!

The Octopus's Garden Festival is a celebration of seafood, wine and music that takes place along the foreshore of the beautiful Tweed River, from Get Hooked through to the Ivory.

Enjoy live entertainment, market stalls, kids activities, river cruises, wine tasting, roaming performers and more! Here is just some of the line-up for the day:

*Sparky Do Dah's Pop-Up Playground for the kids

*Libby Moon will make her debut, performing at Afex Park at 9am

*Berger Houseboats will have a number of houseboats for you to view.

*Golden Swan seafood lunch cruise (bookings required visit link below)

*Performances from Coolangatta Ukulele Players

and much more!

Visit Octopus's Garden Festival for more information!

Looking for accommodation? Check out San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments located in Tugun, just a short drive from the Tweed River.

Dreamworld News



Dreamworld, home of the BIG8 thrill rides, is adding another adrenalin packed ride to it’s fleet this year! The BIG9 thrill ride is due to start putting visitors on the edge of their seats from September 2014.
The Big8 thrill rides currently at Dreamworld include Buzzsaw, Tower of Terror11, The Cyclone, The Giant Drop and Wipeout.

Also in September the theme park will be introducing Gourmet Pizzas and a new Coffee Shop.

They won’t be missing out next door at Whitewater World, with a new waterslide due to open in Spring.

For more information visit Dreamworld. Book your Gold Coast accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments!

Loren Food and Wine Tugun



There are lots of great places to eat, in and around Tugun, Loren Food and Wine is one of them...

Loren Food & Wine has an exciting menu that speaks for itself, here are just a few of the tasty and tempting dishes that you'll find on the menu.

Breakfast: Spanish omelette Salumi Chorizo, spring onion and feta or how about Italian baked eggs in a pork sausage ragu with Parmesan and toasted ciabatta.

Brunch: Spanish sardines 'CUCA' canned sardines with salad leaves, lemon and sourdough toast.

Lunch: Bagel with smoked salmon creme fraiche dill and cappers or Calamari fritti with rocket, aioli or Wagu burger with vintage cheddar, zuni pickles, house tomato sauce, cos.

Dinner: Osso buco con risotto Milanese or Porchetta; roasted pork loin stuffed with apple, date, sage and sauteed greens.

For the full menu and more information visit Loren Food and Wine Tugun.

Book your Tugun accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments!

Image: Loren Food and Wine Tugun website

Multi-million dollar surf museum for the Southern Gold Coast



Are you interested in the evolution of surfing? Then you'll be interested to learn that a multi-million dollar surfing museum may be built on the Gold Coast. Kirra has been chosen as the preferred location. The project has the mayor's backing and if built it would be a state-of-the-art building .

The Gold Coast City Council flagged the surf museum redevelopment as part of a plan to double tourism numbers by 2020.

Of course you can still visit SurfWorld museum in Currumbin until the development. SurfWorld is a unique museum housing exhibits and surfing memorabilia displays including surfboards, artworks, movie posters and historic photos.

SurfWorld Gold Coast is located at 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin QLD 223.  Book your Gold Coast accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments. 

Famed Kirra Reef Returns



Almost 13 years since it disappeared, the renowned Kirra reef has been resurrected. 

Around 100m of coral reef has been exposed off the Kirra coast and while the Kirra groin extension six months ago is playing a role in better surf conditions, controlled sand pumping is believed to be the major reason for Kirra reef's return. 

The reef disappeared in about 2001 due to sand pumping filling in Kirra Beach.
Divers noticed the buried reef coming through about a month ago a since then the dive site have become more popular, with 20-50 divers per week wanting to dive there. Ashley Walker, a Kirra Dive Instructor, has said that divers willing to brave the chilly conditions could expect to see plenty of bait fish, turtles and groupers around the reef.

The return of Kirra Reef is also good news for surfers, with deeper conditions generating more powerful waves.

Information source: Gold Coast Sun Community Newspaper. Image source: Shutterstock, for editorial purposes only.

Looking for Southern Gold Coast accommodation. Book your stay at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun.

Dining at Tugun SLSC



The Tugun Surf Life Saving Club boasts a beachfront position with views over the golden sands and surf. The surf clubs 'Tower 9 Bistro' offers great meals at affordable prices and they are open daily for lunch and dinner, plus breakfast on Sunday.

Head in for lunch and enjoy a daily special from just $12.50, or catch one of these evening specials ... Monday night - $12 steak night ... Tuesday night - Two 4 Tuesday (buy one meal, get one free) ... Wednesday night - Pizza and pasta night (members $12.90, non-members $13.90) ... Thursday night - $12 Chicken parmigiana.

You can also order from the menu for seafood, steaks, salads, burgers and more.

Tugun SLSC are located at 29 O'Connor Street, Tugun.

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