Burleigh is one of the most popular Gold Coast destinations, for visitors and locals alike. Whether you want to wine and dine, laze on a beach, or go for a walk through nature. Burleigh has it all, and best of all, it’s only a short drive to the big theme parks, and other local attractions. With events like the Coolangatta Gold, Saltfest and Swell Festival nearby, it’s the perfect place to stay!
Rio Olympic Success
We want to take a moment to celebrate the achievements of those local Gold Coasters who competed at the recent Rio Games. There were a number of Gold Coast athletes competing in the recent Rio Olympic Games – here is a list of their accomplishments.
Mat Belcher, with his team mate Will Ryan won silver in Sailing – Men’s 470 (dinghy), Ken Wallace, with his team mate Lachlan Tame won bronze in the K2 1000m (Kayak), Cameron McEvoy won two bronze medals in Swimming – Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay and Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay. Dani Samuels (Discuss), Emma Moffatt (Triathlon), Samantha Stosur (Tennis) and Thomas Fraser-Holmes (swimming) also competed and did the Gold Coast, and Australia proud with their efforts!
Castrol Gold Coast 600
The Castrol Gold Coast 600 is a must see Gold Coast event, on the 21-23rd of October – however, you may not want to be surrounded by the excitement and atmosphere your entire trip, especially if you are looking for a more relaxing holiday. Staying at Gemini Court in Burleigh is an excellent choice; you’re close to the action – but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet.
While you’re checking out the action – be sure to watch the test races, as well as the main events! Soak up the atmosphere, watch one of the many music acts (The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Peking Duck and The Rubens are all playing),
and when you’re done head back to the beautiful Burleigh Beach
for some R&R and some time on the beach.
Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold
For the sporting and surf life saving fans, why not check out the Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold – with most of the action taking place around Burleigh, you can view the action from your balcony. Depending on your room at Gemini Court you might be able to see the ski, swim, run or board section of the competition before they head back to Coolangatta for the finish line! This event is held on the 15th of 16th October, so if you’re in town on those dates – try and get a room with ocean views so you can watch the action!
Swell & Saltfest
This month the Gold Coast was host to the Swell Sculpture Festival on Currumbin Beach – It’s a series of incredible art installations on the beach, and Saltfest, which was a community event catering to surf lovers. With surfboard shapers, surf artists and photographers, yoga classes, food trucks, surf gear and apparel! Keep these two brilliant events in mind for your next Gold Coast adventure.