• Cafe & playground,  Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Gold Coast Botanic Gardens

    The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens have something for everyone! Free to visit, you can smell, touch and taste plants in the Sensory Garden; discover butterfly friendly plants in the Butterfly Garden; check out the Bush Tucker gardens; grab a coffee in the cafe or let the kids play on the playground!

  • Festivals & events,  Free to do

    SWELL Sculpture Festival 2019

    Looking for a great family beach outing without getting wet? Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition is on now at Currumbin Beach! This year marks its 17th year running and they expect nearly 300,000 visitors, so it’s definitely one of the most popular beach festivals around and not to be missed.

  • Cafe & playground,  Free to do,  Nature play

    Currumbin Valley

    Images: Pasture & Co Images: Must do BrisbaneImage: Brisbane Kids Only a short drive inland from the golden sands of the beaches that the Gold Coast is best known for, is another world that the Gold Coast keeps hidden – Currumbin Valley. Being only 40 minutes from the northern Gold Coast where we live, we decided to head there one Sunday mainly to check out a café I had heard plenty about, but also to take in the beautiful scenery and rediscover this little corner of the Coast. Currumbin Valley is mainly known for two things – the Currumbin Valley Rockpools, and the Eco Village. Visiting both of these places…

  • Gold Coast eats

    Oh My, Waffle!

    Photo: florencejamesfinds Photo: MrsLardeedah Photo: florencejamesfinds Photo: Oh My, Waffle! Photo: Oh My, Waffle! Photo: Oh My, Waffle! My favourite place on the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads has welcomed its first dedicated dessert bar – Oh My, Waffle! Yep, the home of the bikini body is now tempting us with high-sugar, high-calorie goodness, and I couldn’t be happier! With a menu that includes names such as ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Kinder before Tinder’ and my favourite, ‘Straight outta Burleigh’ (golden waffle topped with strawberries, brownie pieces, melted Whittaker’s Creamy Milk chocolate, ice cream & whipped cream), the hardest part will be deciding which one to sample! Vegans are also catered for,…