Healthy Cafes on the Gold Coast

I just got back from a refreshing 24 hours on the Gold Coast with my boyfriend. He is not eating wheat or dairy at the moment and so eating out on the coast was looking like it was going to be a bit tricky – after all, healthy eating is hardly what springs to mind in the city that worships glitzy nightlife, showy restaurants, burger … Continue reading Healthy Cafes on the Gold Coast

A Food Lover’s Guide to Mt Tamborine, Gold Coast

Everybody knows everybody, the local businesses support each other and community ties are strong. Known for attracting quirky and creative residents, the villages that surround the main road weaving around the mountain have a decidely ethereal air. On one mountain you can find the oldest national park in Queensland and the third-oldest in the entire world, four wineries, a brewery, a distillery, a locally-renowned fudgerie … Continue reading A Food Lover’s Guide to Mt Tamborine, Gold Coast

Bite-sized perfection at Pigs & Pints, Gold Coast

Always on the lookout for a new favourite haunt, I am thrilled to say I struck gold on the weekend at the Gold Coast. Pigs & Pints is on Chevron Island, just a few minutes from Surfers and I am already devising ways to get back to the GC for a weekend so we can go again! They specialise in gourmet sliders, but don’t miss … Continue reading Bite-sized perfection at Pigs & Pints, Gold Coast

Pancakes in Paradise, Gold Coast

I spend way too much time at Pancakes in Paradise in Surfers. From an outsiders perspective, it looks a little cheap and nasty, a bit trash a la Surfers.┬áThe the bad tattoo count is considerably higher inside Pancakes than it is outside and it is one of the many establishments that contributes to the Gold Coast’s superficial reputation – all decked out in fun decor, … Continue reading Pancakes in Paradise, Gold Coast

Carving up the Surfers’ Skyline

Surfers Paradise epitomises the best and worst of the Gold Coast. It’s one of the few Queensland destinations truly saturated with tourists. I can see how frustrating it must be for residents of Paris, New York and London must feel, being constantly inundated with wandering crowds and bumping into people stopped dead in their tracks to take a selfie with their iPad. However, the tourists … Continue reading Carving up the Surfers’ Skyline