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Cross Border Cooperation Sees Destination Reach New Heights

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Connecting Southern Gold Coast met with directors and key stakeholders from Destination Tweed in June to discuss common opportunities for building the strength of our adjoining destinations. ..

Scenic Flights Take Off Again for Cooly Rocks On

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

Helicopter joy flights will again be on offer at the year’s Cooly Rocks On Festival, thanks to local operator, ABC Heli. The popular activity has now been running for three years, taking off from the groyne at Kirra. This year you’ll be able to get a birds eye view of the action and scenic beauty of the Southern Gold Coast on Saturday and Sunday on both weekends of the Festival.    ..

Give it Your Best Shot to Win a Trip to China

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Gold Coast locals are being invited to join a nationwide photography competition to showcase why our city is one of the best places in the world to live.  ..

Engaging the China Market

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gold Coast Tourism is inviting its members on the Southern Gold Coast to express interest in participating in their “Gold Coast Engaging the China Market Program” in 2016. ..

SGC Joins Leading Destinations of the World

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

The Southern Gold Coast has been invited to join EarthCheck’s Leading Destinations of the World program, a global network of destinations, research centres and organisations that share a vision and passion for achieving improved sustainability outcomes.  ..

Australian Tourism Exchange Brings Benefit to SGC

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015


The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) – the largest annual travel and tourism business event in the country – was held in Melbourne from 21 – 25 June.   ..

Southern Gold Coast Arts and Culture Trail

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

With a growing arts and cultural scene establishing its roots on the Southern Gold Coast, CSGC is developing a new brochure called the Southern Gold Coast Arts and Culture Trail. The brochure will be available shortly, and will be free to the general public as well as accommodation providers, restaurants, coffee shops and tourism businesses across the region to promote this growing cultural space.  ..

Singaporean Students Visit SGC

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

The first of our visiting student groups from Singapore Polytechnic have enjoyed a 5-day famil on the Southern Gold Coast this month. The students, studying hospitality at the acclaimed education institute, were immersed in local activities from barista courses to organic farming on Tomewin Mountain.   ..

New website for queensland.com

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Tourism and Events Queensland’s website queensland.com is getting a revamp. Launching in early December the new queensland.com will be a global site promoting Queensland's destinations and experiences in 8 languages. ..

Southern Gold Coast Website Launch

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au was launched by CSGC CEO Peter Doggett with the help of Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins on Friday 8 August at the Currumbin Vikings Surf Club.  ..

CSGC Launches New Website

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Our new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au has officially launched this week. All Southern Gold Coast businesses are encouraged to view the website and check the details of their free Business listing courtesy of Connecting Southern Gold Coast, or contact us to be added to the database.  ..

ATE Showcases Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Southern Gold Coast was again represented at the annual Australian Tourism Exhange (ATE) this month. Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event was held in Cairns from 11 – 15 May, attracting some 1200 industry delegates and 600 buyers from around the world.  ..

Nominate Your Business - 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

The 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards are now open for nomination until 5pm Monday 19 May. CSGC is encouraging businesses from the Southern Gold Coast to enter the awards to gain valuable insight into their own business, and lift the profile of our region as a destination.  ..

New Day Tours Through Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014
Regional day tour operator, Southern Cross Tours, has created a new luxury coach tour that will take visitors through the picturesque Currumbin Valley and Tomewin Mountain as part of a Byron Bay route commencing in January. Targeted at the international inbound market, the Byron Bay, Bangalow and Green Cauldron Tour will transport tourists in a luxury, air-conditioned Mercedes van equipped to seat 16. The route will operate on two days a week (Wednesday and Friday) initially, with a view to operating daily tours. Travelling back from a half-day of activities in Byron Bay, the route will take tourists up through Murwillumbah and the Tweed Valley sugar plantations before returning home via Tomewin Mountain and the Currumbin Valley. This will be a great boost to local visitation, while helping to spread the word about our beautiful scenic destination to key international markets.

New Tourism Network for Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
CSGC’s CEO Peter Doggett has proposed to launch a Southern Gold Coast branch of international tourism network, Skål, with interested parties meeting at the Currumbin RSL on January 21 to discuss the formation of a new tourism networking group for the region. A new Skål International branch is set to commence on the Southern Gold Coast. Around 40 local tourism professionals came together on January 21 at Currumbin RSL to express interest in forming a new branch. Skål is an Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals, encouraging a network of business and friendship around the world. Founded in 1932, today the organisation has approximately 18,000 members in over 400 clubs across 90 nations, with 21 clubs in Australia alone. CEO of CSGC, Peter Doggett, a longstanding member of Skål, said a local Skål branch would benefit the local industry and community. “Having a local Skål branch for the Southern Gold Coast will unite and galvanise travel and tourism operators from Burleigh south to Byron Bay,” he said. “You can see the world with Skål, travelling to Skål conferences, events and meetings in almost any country. It opens up tourism networks around Australia and internationally.” The group is expected to meet on the 3rd  Tuesday of each month at 7am for 7.30am start each month.

Bleach* Festival Launch

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Bleach* 2013 Wraps up

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Promote your product

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Veterans Rugby QLD Event

Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

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SGC in Auckland

Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012
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