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Southern Gold Coast Dives into 70s with Swinging Safari Release

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Dust off the safari suit, throw on a shift dress and get the platforms out - the 1970s retro film Swinging Safari is launching in cinemas this week and the Southern Gold Coast is getting right into the swinging spirit. ..

New Initiatives at The Surf Club Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Surf Club Coolangatta’s new General Manager, Steve Edgar, has introduced a raft of new initiatives since taking over the role from longstanding manager, Bryan Jones, in September this year.  ..

Tugun Lights Up for Christmas

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

The annual Tugun Lights Up event kicked off a month-long celebration of Christmas in Tugun with a free film night held at the Tugun Community Centre on Saturday 2 December.  ..

Santa Drops in for Coolangatta Carols

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

Coolangatta was buzzing with Christmas spirit on Sunday as Santa made a grand entrance for the crowd at the Coolangatta Christmas Carols, presented by The Strand.  ..

SGC Profile – Greg Howell, Climate Wave Enterprises

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017

Greg Howell started his path towards environmental advocacy surfing along Victoria’s coastline in the early 1970’s. In 1989 he attended his first No Nukes Rally in Sydney, and then gave into the temptation of surfing in warmer waters of the Gold Coast in 1992, where his passion flourished, and he has been an environmental campaigner ever since. ..

Opera Wows Coolangatta Crowds

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017

Opera Australia’s Opera on the Beach – Aida was a roaring success, held on the Southern Gold Coast at Coolangatta Beach over six magical nights from 21 – 30 September.  ..

CSGC and Destination Tweed Host Inbound Symposium at SCU

Posted on Friday, August 04, 2017

Connecting Southern Gold Coast and Destination Tweed have partnered with Southern Cross University to host an Asian Inbound Tourism Symposium at SCU on Thursday 7 September, 2017. ..

SGC businesses invited to Tourism and the Chinese Dream Conference

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Southern Gold Coast tourism businesses are invited to attend the “Third East-West Dialogue on Tourism and the Chinese Dream” at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Hotel from 23 to 25 of November 2017.  ..

Buskers by the Creek Announces First Artist Lineup

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Buskers by the Creek has announced the first 100 artists that will inspire and entertain at the 2017 Festival from 14 – 15 October. ..

In Focus: Photographer Brian Usher

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This month we’re taking a leap off the pages with our regular My Office photographer, Brian Usher from Ocean Road Magazine, to share more of Brian’s photography work from near and far. ..

Cooly Rocked in 2017

Posted on Monday, July 03, 2017

An estimated 85,000 festival-goers converged on Coolangatta, Kirra and Tweed for five days and nights from June 7 – 11, celebrating everything there is to love about the 50s and 60s during this year’s Cooly Rocks On™. ..

SGC Profile – Scott Chapman, Co-owner, Zambrero Coolangatta

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017

From a background in media sales and marketing to one of the fastest growing franchises on the Gold Coast food scene, Scott Chapman is part owner of several Zambrero restaurants including the Gold Coast and Queensland’s first store at Coolangatta. ..

A life from beyond the sea

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Daniel McKenzie | Tweed Daily News
Image: Scott Powick

STUCK at boarding school in the 1960s, a blonde haired, bright eyed surfer had pipe dreams matched in size only by a sport about to explode. But before lighting the flame for the evolution of surfing media and before he became Andy Mac, a young Andrew McKinnon sat in that classroom at The Southport School determined to pave his own path in the sport he loved. ..

Surf World Gold Coast Named in Top 6 Museums

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Culture Trip has announced Currumbin’s own Surf World Gold Coast in the Top 6 Best Museums to Visit in Brisbane and its surrounds.   ..

Crowds Enjoy Classic Surf Films at Kirra Hill

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Gold Coast Film Festival rolled through town in April and the Southern Gold Coast was proud to host back to back nights of outdoor cinema, screening Surf Classics at Kirra Hill Community Centre.  ..

Indigenous Locals Take Lead for WSL Opening

Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Before the pros hit the waves at Snapper Rocks for the opening round of the 2017 WSL World Championship Tour, a welcome to Country and Indigenous/Pro surfer challenge will again form part of an Indigenous opening event on Monday 13 March.   ..

My Office - Presented by Ocean Road Magazine

Posted on Monday, March 06, 2017
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Cooly Gets Set to Shake, Rattle ‘N Roll

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2017

Get ready to rock – Cooly Rocks On 2017 has officially launched with a new look and a new website in the lead up to the annual June festival. This year, Cooly Rocks On will feature everyone’s favourite events jam packed into five days of non-stop, free daytime entertainment from June 7 – 11.  ..

It’s Coffee Time Reprint Available

Posted on Friday, January 06, 2017

Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s ‘It’s Coffee Time’ brochure has been reprinted, with copies distributed across the Southern Gold Coast to Information Centres and accommodation houses, providing a comprehensive guide on where to get a caffeine fix throughout the region.  ..

Surf World Recognised with Top Award

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Surf World Gold Coast was recognised at the 2016 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) for outstanding achievement in the category of ‘Engagement: Organisations Volunteer Run’ on Tuesday 22 November. ..

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