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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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If there’s ever a place to shake up our perception of Surfers Paradise as the Glitter Strip, it’s Bobs, AKA Best of Beers. A family-run business, Bobs was opened by Melbourne cousins Karambir Khanijou and Dhi Vig together with their friend, experienced brewer Ryan Fullerton (ex-Victoria’s Red Duck, Bad Shepherd and Clifton Hill breweries). It’s...
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Noosa is probably the most famous settlement on the Sunshine Coast. Seen as a blissful summer holiday destination, a lot of the focus centres on Hastings Street, a leafy boulevard where the rich and famous wine, dine and shop. Hastings Street, however, has other significance. It’s symbolic that the street leads to the Noosa National...
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The Lucky Squire, the Gold Coast’s own James Squire brewhouse extraordinaire, opened in mid-June after three years of construction, transforming the ‘west wing’ of the Oracle precinct from a bunch of shops to an awesome venue catering for over 400 revellers. A collaboration between the Mantle Group and Lion (who also own The Charming Squire...
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Luke Ridden is a bright star in the world of spirits. Australia’s youngest commercial distiller, co-owning Granddad Jack’s with his father David, Luke is the youngest person in the world to win a gold medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Not only was Granddad Jack’s Barbershop Coffee Liqueur awarded World’s Best Coffee Liqueur,...
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A new online craft beer trail and map has launched featuring 18 local breweries from across the Sunshine Coast, Hinterland and Noosa regions. The ‘Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Trail’ – which went live on Friday 1 May, 2020 – is a collaboration between Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours owner Josh Donohoe and Visit Sunshine Coast....
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Nestled on a hilltop west of Kingscliff, Red Earth Brewery is aptly named in honour of the Tweed’s rich volcanic soil. In November 2019, the huge wooden doors of the repurposed packing shed swung open for the first time, letting in a stream of thirsty locals eager to try the selection of beer on offer...
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From its beginnings in 2008, Stone & Wood Brewery has been fiercely local. It’s a brewery that “didn’t just supply fresh beer to the locals, it was the meeting place and it could also be relied upon to support the wider community.” With its continued success, Stone & Wood have consolidated their operation into larger...
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Get on your ‘little Japanese dumplings of happy’ and get down to Harajuku Gyoza in the Broadbeach Mall. If the combination of beer and gyoza is not enough to put you into a spin, add the zany elements of ‘Harajuku’ and you’ll be doubly happy! The largest of seven outlets of the phenomenally successful chain...
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Ipswich, the ‘grande dame’ of Queensland, is being reborn, her stately buildings and houses undergoing rejuvenation as the city takes on new life. There are lots of attractions in Ipswich if you take time to look: road and rail events, heritage walks, funky cafés and a load of owner-operated niche interest, vintage and gift shops....