Guidebook for Gold Coast

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Guidebook for Gold Coast

Drinks & Nightlife

A quaint littke pub offering good food and live irish music on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Great place on cold winter night.
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Clancy's Irish Bar & Restaurant
2 Main St
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A quaint littke pub offering good food and live irish music on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Great place on cold winter night.
Outdoor markets with quality live music
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NightQuarter
1 Town Centre Dr
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Outdoor markets with quality live music
Voted as Gold Coast's #1 live music venue in 2015 http://soundlounge.com.au
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Soundlounge
165 Duringan St
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Voted as Gold Coast's #1 live music venue in 2015 http://soundlounge.com.au
Live music on the SkyPoint Observation Deck: Friday 6:00pm to 9:00pm Saturday 7:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday Sunset Sounds 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Please check out URL below for who is playing https://www.skypoint.com.au/seventy7-cafe-bar/weekends
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SkyPoint Observation Deck
9 Hamilton Ave
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Live music on the SkyPoint Observation Deck: Friday 6:00pm to 9:00pm Saturday 7:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday Sunset Sounds 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Please check out URL below for who is playing https://www.skypoint.com.au/seventy7-cafe-bar/weekends

Entertainment & Activities

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Dreamworld
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Wonderful place for families to spend the day.
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Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast
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Wonderful place for families to spend the day.
Live music and other events of interest for the whole family - Check the schedule to see what's on. http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/ broadwater-parklands-events-29755.html
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Broadwater Parklands
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Live music and other events of interest for the whole family - Check the schedule to see what's on. http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/ broadwater-parklands-events-29755.html
There is a hospital for injured wildlife. Donations to the hospital are also welcome.
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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There is a hospital for injured wildlife. Donations to the hospital are also welcome.
The way to the lake for all water sports without an electric motor.
Western Boat Ramp, Hinze Dam
The way to the lake for all water sports without an electric motor.
Great place to lie on the beach, paddle board and kayak on Currumbin creek which runs into the ocean. The Currumbin Creek waterway and the Alley, the entrance to the ocean, offer a protected and patrolled haven for all kinds of active water sports. There is good Flathead and Bream fishing off the rock wall or Taylor off the beach. Currumbin also has a gorgeous right-hand surf break which is a specialty for graceful longboard riders.
Currumbin Creek
Great place to lie on the beach, paddle board and kayak on Currumbin creek which runs into the ocean. The Currumbin Creek waterway and the Alley, the entrance to the ocean, offer a protected and patrolled haven for all kinds of active water sports. There is good Flathead and Bream fishing off the rock wall or Taylor off the beach. Currumbin also has a gorgeous right-hand surf break which is a specialty for graceful longboard riders.
Hire house boats and stand up paddle boards
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The Boatshed Currumbin
2-4 Thrower Drive
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Hire house boats and stand up paddle boards
Meditation classes, healthy living courses, large monthly events. Please refer to websitehttp://thein niteconnection.com.au
The Infinite Connection
382 Tamborine-Oxenford Rd
Meditation classes, healthy living courses, large monthly events. Please refer to websitehttp://thein niteconnection.com.au
Offering great local plays and a cute theatre showing movies
Zamia Theatre
Offering great local plays and a cute theatre showing movies
Great venue for Family offering live music and stalls during the warmer months. Follow link to see what workshops are on now http://countryparadiseparklands.com.au/index.php/what-s-on Yoga and pilates classes, folk and youth festivals, http://countryparadiseparklands.com.au Also run a fortnightly music get together at this venue and the fox and hound. Everyone welcome. Bring your guitar.
Country Paradise Parklands
Great venue for Family offering live music and stalls during the warmer months. Follow link to see what workshops are on now http://countryparadiseparklands.com.au/index.php/what-s-on Yoga and pilates classes, folk and youth festivals, http://countryparadiseparklands.com.au Also run a fortnightly music get together at this venue and the fox and hound. Everyone welcome. Bring your guitar.
Budget Friendly cinema
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Cineplex Nerang
52 Price St
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Budget Friendly cinema
Movie world, Dreamworld and White Water World, Wet'n'Wild, and Australian Outback Spectacular are all within a 15 minute drive from Nerang. Triple the excitement of your favourite theme parks with a 3 for 3 Pass! That’s entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast over 3 consecutive days before 30 June 2016, all for just $89.
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Movie World
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Movie world, Dreamworld and White Water World, Wet'n'Wild, and Australian Outback Spectacular are all within a 15 minute drive from Nerang. Triple the excitement of your favourite theme parks with a 3 for 3 Pass! That’s entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast over 3 consecutive days before 30 June 2016, all for just $89.
Gecko is the Gold Coast's peak non-government not-for-profit environment group. They offer wonderful educational day trips for children. For a list of their current campaigns http://gecko.org.au/campaigns/
Gecko Environment Council Association Inc.
139 Duringan St
Gecko is the Gold Coast's peak non-government not-for-profit environment group. They offer wonderful educational day trips for children. For a list of their current campaigns http://gecko.org.au/campaigns/

Parks & Nature

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Lake Moogerah
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Spectacular hiking trail
Mount Maroon
Spectacular hiking trail
Mount Edwards
Wonderful bush tucker trails for children at Mount Barney Resort.
Mount Barney
Wonderful bush tucker trails for children at Mount Barney Resort.
More than a day trip. Mountains best to climb in the cooler months between April and October.
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Mount French National Park Lookout
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More than a day trip. Mountains best to climb in the cooler months between April and October.
Walking Tracks – Tamborine Mountain National Park Tamborine National Park on Tamborine Mountain (Mt Tamborine, Mount Tamborine) is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland (“The green behind the gold”). Walking tracks are provided in six sections of Tamborine National Park. Most walking tracks are short and can be walked within a few hours. The walks are relatively easy although some tracks have short, steep grades. At usual walking pace, 3km takes about an hour. If you are walking with young children, or if you are birdwatching or taking photographs, allow some extra time. Cedar Creek Falls track – 900m return to lookout, 900m return to the rock pools (Allow 20-30 minutes) Easy grade. Access to this visitor area is via Cedar Creek Falls Road (Coming from Tamborine Mountain and heading down, take Tamborine Mountain Road (Route 95) and do a right turn at the sharp left hand bend. — ** Please note that it is Cedar Creek FALLS Road and NOT Cedar Creek Road). The track to the lookout is suitable for strollers and assisted wheelchair access. The lookout o ers views of waterfalls, cascades and rock pools. The section from the lookout to the rock pools is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. For your safety, access is not permitted to some of the rock pools and parts of the gorge, as indicated by signs on site. Palm Grove Rainforest Circuit – 2.6km circuit (Allow 1 hour) Easy grade. Piccabeen palm groves and rainforest with emergent strangler gs and distinctively buttressed yellow carabeens feature on this walk. Palm Grove Avenue is the main access point and carpark for this track. Parking for buses and caravans is not available. Curtis Falls, Joalah section – 1.5km return ( Allow 30 minutes) Moderate grade. Joalah is an Aboriginal word meaning “haunt of the lyrebird”. The track starts from the Dapsang Drive carpark. It is also possible to start at the shops on Eagle Heights Road, adding an extra 800m return to the walk. On this track you will walk through rainforest and descend steep stairs to a large pool at the base of Curtis Falls. There is an impressive view of the falls and surrounding columnar basalt rockface. Swimming is prohibited at the falls. A restricted access area below Curtis Falls protects an important glow-worm colony. The track continues from the falls, along a piccabeen palm-fringed creek to a giant strangler g. Beyond this strangler g, the lower Joalah track is closed for your safety due to rockfalls. Sandy Creek Circuit,
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Tamborine Mountain
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Walking Tracks – Tamborine Mountain National Park Tamborine National Park on Tamborine Mountain (Mt Tamborine, Mount Tamborine) is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland (“The green behind the gold”). Walking tracks are provided in six sections of Tamborine National Park. Most walking tracks are short and can be walked within a few hours. The walks are relatively easy although some tracks have short, steep grades. At usual walking pace, 3km takes about an hour. If you are walking with young children, or if you are birdwatching or taking photographs, allow some extra time. Cedar Creek Falls track – 900m return to lookout, 900m return to the rock pools (Allow 20-30 minutes) Easy grade. Access to this visitor area is via Cedar Creek Falls Road (Coming from Tamborine Mountain and heading down, take Tamborine Mountain Road (Route 95) and do a right turn at the sharp left hand bend. — ** Please note that it is Cedar Creek FALLS Road and NOT Cedar Creek Road). The track to the lookout is suitable for strollers and assisted wheelchair access. The lookout o ers views of waterfalls, cascades and rock pools. The section from the lookout to the rock pools is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. For your safety, access is not permitted to some of the rock pools and parts of the gorge, as indicated by signs on site. Palm Grove Rainforest Circuit – 2.6km circuit (Allow 1 hour) Easy grade. Piccabeen palm groves and rainforest with emergent strangler gs and distinctively buttressed yellow carabeens feature on this walk. Palm Grove Avenue is the main access point and carpark for this track. Parking for buses and caravans is not available. Curtis Falls, Joalah section – 1.5km return ( Allow 30 minutes) Moderate grade. Joalah is an Aboriginal word meaning “haunt of the lyrebird”. The track starts from the Dapsang Drive carpark. It is also possible to start at the shops on Eagle Heights Road, adding an extra 800m return to the walk. On this track you will walk through rainforest and descend steep stairs to a large pool at the base of Curtis Falls. There is an impressive view of the falls and surrounding columnar basalt rockface. Swimming is prohibited at the falls. A restricted access area below Curtis Falls protects an important glow-worm colony. The track continues from the falls, along a piccabeen palm-fringed creek to a giant strangler g. Beyond this strangler g, the lower Joalah track is closed for your safety due to rockfalls. Sandy Creek Circuit,
Great walks from 20 mins to 4 days. Wonderful drive via Lower Beechmont and Beechmont.
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Lamington National Park
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Great walks from 20 mins to 4 days. Wonderful drive via Lower Beechmont and Beechmont.
Secret swimming hole on 20 minutes drive from Currumbin Beach
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Currumbin Rock Pools
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Secret swimming hole on 20 minutes drive from Currumbin Beach
Great day out for families
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Thunderbird Park
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Great day out for families
Stunning views and waterfall. Small cafe's and wonderful walking tracks.
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Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook National Park
35 Carricks Rd
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Stunning views and waterfall. Small cafe's and wonderful walking tracks.
A wonderful cave formation that is home to a waterfall and glow worms at night.
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Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park
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A wonderful cave formation that is home to a waterfall and glow worms at night.
World class work with views of Tallebudgerra Creek, Gold Coast Hinterland and Palm Beach Ocean view circuit is 1.3 kilometres one way The rainforest circuit is 2.3 km return http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/burleigh-head/pdf/burleigh-head-webmap.pdf
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Burleigh Heads National Park
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World class work with views of Tallebudgerra Creek, Gold Coast Hinterland and Palm Beach Ocean view circuit is 1.3 kilometres one way The rainforest circuit is 2.3 km return http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/burleigh-head/pdf/burleigh-head-webmap.pdf
Lovely park along the river with walking tracks that begin at the end of the street - across the other side of Mclaren road and continue onto Swift Park
Swift Park
18 Paladin Ct
Lovely park along the river with walking tracks that begin at the end of the street - across the other side of Mclaren road and continue onto Swift Park
There is a cafe in these gardens overlooking a lovely setting.
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Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
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There is a cafe in these gardens overlooking a lovely setting.

Arts & Culture

Stunning paintings by local artist. Her works are hanging in private collections around the world.
Maki Horanai @ Mountain Dreams Art Gallery
314-332 Macdonnell Rd
Stunning paintings by local artist. Her works are hanging in private collections around the world.
Great selection of movies, live entertainment, comedy house, jazz, cafe/restaurant. In the process of being refurbished but still operating.
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Gold Coast Arts Centre
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Great selection of movies, live entertainment, comedy house, jazz, cafe/restaurant. In the process of being refurbished but still operating.
the Queensland Cultural CentreOn South Bank, just over Victoria Bridge from the CBD, the Cultural Centre is the epicentre of Brisbane’s cultural confluence. It’s a huge compound that includes a concert and theatre venue, an enormous conference and convention centre and a modern concrete edifice containing three museums and the Queensland State Library. Right next to this is yet another art mecca, the Gallery of Modern Art. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/queensland/brisbane-1336826/sights/museums-galleries/queensland-cultural-centre#ixzz4CNB4VWVW
Brisbane's Cultural Precinct
the Queensland Cultural CentreOn South Bank, just over Victoria Bridge from the CBD, the Cultural Centre is the epicentre of Brisbane’s cultural confluence. It’s a huge compound that includes a concert and theatre venue, an enormous conference and convention centre and a modern concrete edifice containing three museums and the Queensland State Library. Right next to this is yet another art mecca, the Gallery of Modern Art. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/queensland/brisbane-1336826/sights/museums-galleries/queensland-cultural-centre#ixzz4CNB4VWVW
Set on a historical piece of land, the museum contains a nationally significant collection of the Gold Coast's early days. The site itself was an Aboriginal gathering place and in the late 1800's a cemetery for local pioneer workers and family. A few of the museum's attractions include, a reproduction of an early settler's cottage, the original studio of artist Vincent Sheldon, a display of Aboriginal artifacts, equipment used in the Southport cable station, a large collection and display of photographs, a collection of Paula Stafford bikinis and many more items that inform the Gold Coast's heritage and past.
Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum
8 Elliott St
Set on a historical piece of land, the museum contains a nationally significant collection of the Gold Coast's early days. The site itself was an Aboriginal gathering place and in the late 1800's a cemetery for local pioneer workers and family. A few of the museum's attractions include, a reproduction of an early settler's cottage, the original studio of artist Vincent Sheldon, a display of Aboriginal artifacts, equipment used in the Southport cable station, a large collection and display of photographs, a collection of Paula Stafford bikinis and many more items that inform the Gold Coast's heritage and past.

Sightseeing

Gold Coast Hinze Dam is just 15 kilometers south-west of Nerang on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road. Cafe with views. Great for Kayaking/canoeing
Hinze Dam
Gold Coast Hinze Dam is just 15 kilometers south-west of Nerang on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road. Cafe with views. Great for Kayaking/canoeing
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Tamborine Mountain
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Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night from 4pm to 19pm
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Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
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Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night from 4pm to 19pm

Food Scene

Wonderful pastries and cakes
Montmartre French Patisserie
Wonderful pastries and cakes
Cute pasta pad with a harmonium player on Friday and Saturday nights. In winter book a table close to the outdoor heater.
Freddy's Cafe de Paris
41 Lavelle St
Cute pasta pad with a harmonium player on Friday and Saturday nights. In winter book a table close to the outdoor heater.
Cosy country pub atmosphere with fireplace.
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Fox & Hounds
7 Elevation Drive
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Cosy country pub atmosphere with fireplace.
Great for Breakfast on the Beach - Entertainment Friday 7pm until late Sunday 4pm-7pm
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Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club
741 Pacific Parade
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Great for Breakfast on the Beach - Entertainment Friday 7pm until late Sunday 4pm-7pm
A lovely outlook on to the Golf course and surrounds. Breakfast good value with buffet available or a glass of wine in afternoon. Lunch specials simple fare.
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Emerald Lakes Golf Club
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A lovely outlook on to the Golf course and surrounds. Breakfast good value with buffet available or a glass of wine in afternoon. Lunch specials simple fare.
Food made with love for the planet
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Govindas Burleigh Heads
20 James St
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Food made with love for the planet
Gourmet vegetarian
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The Cardamom Pod
2685-2689 Gold Coast Hwy
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Gourmet vegetarian

Essentials

My Centre Nerang has everything you need in one single level, convenient location just off the highway at Nerang – Exit 71 off the M1 Pacific Highway. Coles Supermarket and ALDI Food Store. 40 retail stores, as well as a number of essential services including a bulk-billing medical practice with QML Pathology.
My Centre Nerang
57 Station St
My Centre Nerang has everything you need in one single level, convenient location just off the highway at Nerang – Exit 71 off the M1 Pacific Highway. Coles Supermarket and ALDI Food Store. 40 retail stores, as well as a number of essential services including a bulk-billing medical practice with QML Pathology.
Less than 5 minutes drive from the house Earle Plaza offers a Newsagency, Post Office, Cinema, Japanese Food (day time), Chemist, Fish and chip shop, coffee shop and bakery. The Newsagency at Earle Plaza offers a laundering service and next to the Japanese cafe is a seperate laundromat.
Earle Plaza
52 Price St
Less than 5 minutes drive from the house Earle Plaza offers a Newsagency, Post Office, Cinema, Japanese Food (day time), Chemist, Fish and chip shop, coffee shop and bakery. The Newsagency at Earle Plaza offers a laundering service and next to the Japanese cafe is a seperate laundromat.