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10 Uniquely Gold Coast Must Do's.

Palm Beach Farmers Markets: Palm Beach

A must do for any local, The Palm Beach Farmers Markets are one of the best you can find.

Enjoy a coffee and breakfast from one of the vendors as you peruse the fresh produce and wares from over 80 stallholders. They’re held every Saturday from 6am-11: 30 am at Currumbin State High School.

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Photo: https://www.facebook.com/palmbeachfarmersmarket/

Sunday’s in The Garden: Broadbeach

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon in style at Garden Kitchen & Bar’s live music on the deck. Enjoy a specialty cocktail from the bar while listening to live tunes under the afternoon sun on the lawn. 

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Photo: https://www.star.com.au/goldcoast/bars/outdoor-garden-bar

Village Markets: Burleigh Heads

Trading on the first and third Sunday of every month, The Village Markets is a collaborative, creative community that brings together designers, artists, foodies, and musicians. Head down to Burleigh Heads State School to browse the mix of high-quality fashion and homewares stalls, delicious food and live local music. 

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Photo: https://www.thevillagemarkets.co/

19 Karen: Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach is home to one of the Gold Coast’s hidden gems, 19 Karen a contemporary art space. More than just an art gallery, 19 Karen hosts a range of events like book launches, music launches, solo shows and pop-up clothing sales. Keep up to date on their social media for their next event. 

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Photo: https://www.facebook.com/pg/19KAREN/photos/?ref=page_internal

Champagne Weekends at the Star: Broadbeach

Add some bubbles to your weekend at the Garden Kitchen & Bar with their ‘Champagne Weekends’. Grab your girlfriends and treat yourselves to a palatable lunch with flowing Moet & Chandon Champagne from $99 per person.

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Photo: Instagram @moetchandon 

NightQuarter: Helensvale

Visit the Gold Coast’s creative playground at NightQuarter Helensvale. Take the time to check out food from all over the world, stay up to date with emerging fashion and homeware stalls and enjoy the huge live music space. Make a night of it and head to NightQuarter on Friday and Saturday nights from 4pm. 

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Photo: http://nightquarter.com.au/precincts/

Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours

New in town?  Stay on the pulse of the Gold Coast dining scene and take a tour of the local hot spots to eat and drink. Each tour visits a minimum of 4 venues for incredible food tasting along with carefully selected drinks to match your food. 

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Photo: http://goldcoastfoodandwinetours.com.au/gallery/

Blues on Broadbeach: Broadbeach

When May swings around make sure to attend the biggest free music festival in Australia, Blues on Broadbeach. Held May 17-20 the festival boasts 20 performance areas on the beachfront and throughout the streets of Broadbeach. Enjoy the local restaurants and bars surrounding the festival while you’re there.

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Photo: Instagram @bluesonbroadbeach 

Sunday Afternoons at 8th Ave Terrace: Palm Beach

Wind down the weekend at 8th Ave Terrace in Palm Beach. Kick back on the open-air balcony and admire the ocean views on a Sunday afternoon all the while listening to some chilled live music. You won’t want to be anywhere else.

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Photo: Instagram @ 8thaveterrace

The Collective: Palm Beach

The Collective is just as the name suggests, ‘a collective’ of the best restaurant offerings in an environment where individual businesses work together as a group. One of the most special venues in Palm Beach, The Collective features 5 different menus and a delightful rooftop bar. Events like Sunday sessions, school holiday clubs, and collabs with Balter Brewing are often held here. It’s one of the best places to be in Palm Beach. 

Photo http://www.thecollectivepalmbeach.com.au/#home-section