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  • Viva Surfers Paradise

    From hit singles, to sequined jumpsuits, all things Elvis will be celebrated during Viva Surfers Paradise. Running ...

  • Childers Festival

    Free to attend, the festival on July 26-27 is set to transform the highway into an entertainment ...

  • Ormeau Lions Fair

    The event has gained a reputation as the Northern Gold Coast’s mini-Ekka, offering plenty of free entertainment ...

  • Yeppoon Tight Lines Fishing Classic

    The Yeppoon Coast Guard Tight Lines Fishing Classic is a premier fishing and fund raising event held at ...

In The Road Ahead

An ekka of a lot of fun

Nothing evokes the Queenslander spirit – excluding State of Origin – quite like the Ekka. Since its inception in 1876, the purpose of the festival has been to unite city and country in a unique celebration of Queensland lifestyle. 2014 will be no exception, with the dates of the show changed to Friday, August 8, to Sunday, August 17, to provide even more opportunities for people to experience it. “The change will make the Ekka more ...

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Winter warmers pack a punch

We’re now in the middle of the one month of cool weather that we in Queensland like to call winter, and the nights have become decidedly chilly in our little wooden house. ...

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In The Showroom

RACQ welcomes cheaper CBD parking options

The Brisbane City Council recently launched brisbaneparkingguide.com.au, designed to give motorists access to the best parking deals on offer in the CBD, Fortitude Valley and city-fringe locations. RACQ Executive General Manager ...

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Keeping your belongings secure when travelling

Before setting off on your travels, consider purchasing travel insurance to protect not only your personal wellbeing, but also your belongings – improving your chance of being reimbursed for your goods in the unfortunate event of loss or theft. Check all the zips on your luggage are in good condition ... More

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Discover the marvels of Maui

As the second largest Hawaiian Island, Maui is home to approximately 50km of pristine beaches with white, black and red sand. Some of the most popular beaches include Kaanapali Beach, Kapalu Beach and Wailea Beach. It is here where adventurous travellers can take advantage of the island’s renowned surfing and ... More

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Enjoy the natural wonders of Ireland

 For an impressive sight, go no further than one of Ireland’s most famous landmarks, the Giant’s Causeway. As Northern Island’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rock formation attracts more than 750,000 visitors each year and is popular with photographers. For a breathtaking scenic drive, travel along Ireland’s longest and most ... More

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Explore the captivating city of St Petersburg

Renowned for its lavish art and architecture, vast history, and cultural traditions, St Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday. It has many museums and galleries, including the State Hermitage Museum, which showcases a collection of more than three million works of art and artefacts, including paintings, sculptures and ... More

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Escape to New Zealand’s South Island

One of New Zealand’s top tourist destinations, Queenstown, is located on the South Island. Nestled beside Lake Wakatipu, the city is home to an array of attractions, including challenging walking tracks that twist through river valleys, breathtaking landscapes ideal for sightseeing, and wine tasting in the Gibbston Valley. Queenstown’s renowned ... More

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What is Piloxing?

It was created by Viveca Jensen, who studied at the Stockholm Ballet Company before becoming a trained boxer, pilates instructor and award-winning body builder. When an injury forced her to reconsider her career path, she decided to combine her experiences to create Piloxing. An intense cardio workout based on interval training, Piloxing aims to burn as many calories as possible while also building stamina and lean muscles. A typical class blends the power, speed and ...

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