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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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Shiro Gelato is like a tiny part of Japan dropped into a little shop in Nerang Street, Southport. Shiro is home to some of our favourite Japanese creations: the elastic texture of freshly made mochi, and the smooth, unmistakable flavours of matcha and black sesame gelato. Combined together, they form dessert heaven, Daifuku. Shiro is...
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Some of the best foodie news we’ve heard this year was that Chloe Watts had taken over the former Saltwater Restaurant on Currumbin Creek, one of the Gold Coast’s favourite locations. After a full renovation, the impressive Parisian-style pâtisserie opened on August 10. “This has been my dream spot for years,” says Chloe, the former...
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After two years of selling her unique pastries at Palm Beach Markets, to the delight of customers, in July 2023, Maki Jinno opened her own shop at Crestwood Plaza, Molendinar. Calling her store Bake House Gozen, translated as Morning Bakehouse, the bakery is tucked away in an unassuming row of shops, marked only by a...
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Perched on a rooftop in Robina, Green Fields Bar + Restaurant is an atmospheric casual fine dining restaurant. Its beautiful décor, including handmade artisan tables and recycled telegraph pole flooring crafted by local artisans, speaks of the surrounding landscape that the restaurant overlooks. Open since August 2022, Green Fields has already gained several awards, including...
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For the best falafel on the coast, look no further than Falafels. Their handmade falafel is the tastiest we have eaten in years. Crunchy on the outside, soft and textured inside, they’re ‘out of the ball park’ fabulous! Once you try one, you’ll be asking for more. So, what’s the secret? Well, let’s back up...
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With 52 kilometres of coastline and 860 km of sparkling waterways, the Gold Coast has access to an abundance of fresh seafood. Seafood forms an integral part of our dining culture. From Sunday night fish and chips to freshly cooked prawns straight off the trawlers, we can enjoy a casual meal of seafood at home...
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In April 2023, a Gold Coast business was awarded Australia’s premier food prize, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS NSW) President’s Medal. It was a huge honour for Rice Culture, a small single owner business that makes organic miso by hand using traditional methods, when their Organic Vintage Miso was judged the best food...
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The Hunter Valley, birthplace to Australian wine, has much to offer tourists, from weekend getaways to concerts, and family activities to fabulous food experiences. For city dwellers, the two-hour drive from Sydney is the perfect driving distance for a weekend away. They can enjoy this beautiful region, with country views of mountain ranges, pasture and...
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There are few more iconic beaches in Australia than the pristine white sands of Surfers Paradise. The birthplace of the bikini, it represents Queensland’s casual outdoors-driven lifestyle. The Paradise Centre, just across the road from Surfers Paradise Beach, offers diners a beachside shopping location, entertainment, enhanced by its new $40-million dining precinct opened in September...