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What’s new on Tamborine Mountain

Behind the gold of the Gold Coast’s glistening sands, there’s a mountain of green: Tamborine Mountain. Named Queensland’s Top Tourism Town for 2023 for its “…stunning natural attractions, world-class food and wine, exhilarating adventures, and genuine village-style hospitality into a holiday destination that’s full of surprises…”, the sun was shining on the mountaintop. Little did...
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So beautifully captured by Alison Lester’s picture book ‘Are we there yet?’, the road trip brings back happy memories for many Australian ‘Baby Boomers’. Families would pile into the car stopping along the way at motels or caravan parks, an elite resort out of the question. It’s worth looking back to those times and the...
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Good food is the ‘spice’ of life. More than physical nourishment alone, great food satiates both the palate and soul. Spice Central Kitchen & Bar on the ground floor of the Novotel, Southbank, is one of Brisbane’s most popular eating spots. It not only has a five star rating from diners, but for months it...
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As we eagerly await the opening of The Langham Hotel, Gold Coast this month, we interview Craig Robertson, Executive Chef of The Langham, Gold Coast to find out more about the exceptional dining opportunities we can expect to enjoy. What are the hallmarks of a Langham experience? The Langham has a famous reputation for luxury...
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When we travel, particularly when time is limited, we may be intent on travelling to a destination rather than experiencing the journey. The places along the way are ‘in between’ spots. We often don’t bother to stop, as we are going somewhere else. Unfortunately, when we focus more on destination than experience, we miss the...
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The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa has always been the timeless ‘grande dame’ of Gold Coast hotels. Following her $35 million rejuvenation in 2020, she is the first Australian hotel to enter an exclusive club, the Marriott International’s flagship JW Marriott brand. Complete with a new name, the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort &...
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During its Forty Days of Flavour held during March and April 2021, The Star shone a spotlight on food offerings at The Star Gold Coast and The Star Treasury Brisbane. One of the specialty events was a four-course progressive dinner complete with wine pairings, showcasing signature dishes from four of The Star’s best restaurants. Think...
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For its Forty Days of Flavour from 22 March until 30 April 2021, The Star has chosen to shine a spotlight on food offerings at The Star Gold Coast and The Star Treasury Brisbane. Offering great food, drink and entertainment to celebrate autumn, dining experiences range from value offers in the Food Quarter to The...
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One day, if I’m lucky, there may be a place named after me…  A place just like Ms Margot’s, the bar and eatery at The Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences. The name of this eatery means a lot. It’s not named after one of the owners, as you might expect, but after a loyal...
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There are moments in time that are forever etched in memory. Often it’s minute details of where we were, or what we were doing that linger, such as when we heard the news of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the tragedy of 9/11, the Brisbane floods, the burning down of Binna Burra… So it...