Chermside

Chermside is unofficially recognised as the mini central business district of Brisbane's northern suburbs. The suburb is home to one of the largest shopping centres in the country - Westfield Chermside, providing shopaholics with plenty of retail therapy. It was the first shopping mall to be built in Australia and is as popular now as it was when it first opened to great fanfare back in 1957.

The shopping centre contains hundreds of speciality stores as well as major national department chains. The latest Hollywood blockbuster can be caught at the huge cinema complex, and for lunch you will be spoilt for choice by a dizzying array of food outlets, restaurants and cafes.

Outside of the shopping centre, busy Gympie Road also offers a great range of shops and stores to explore.

Chermside locals enjoy a large network of parklands along beautiful Downfall Creek. A system of bikeways and footpaths connect various areas and allow visitors to enjoy the pleasant surroundings at leisure. Picnic and barbecue facilities are provided along with a pool, children's playground and historic war memorials.

Chermside is just 10 minutes drive north of the Brisbane city centre with excellent public transport available. Accommodation options include hotels, motels and motor-inns.

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Gold Coast Film Festival

Multiple Locations
From AU$15 - 95
19 April 2017
Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and film crew. Learn from Australia's leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops. At the Gold Coast Film Festival, you will be captivated by internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, locally made indie gems, engaging documentaries, family features, anime and the scariest horror films.
27 January 2017
Ring in the year of the Rooster at The Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise! Simply come and dine with them for your chance to win. Prizes include a free cocktail, free chicken wings, a free dessert and discount off at their Rock Shop!
From AU$55 - 65
14 February 2017
Romance your special someone starting with their exclusive Valentine's Day 'Cupid's Kiss' cocktail. Indulge in a delectable set menu of your choice and delight in watching their chefs create your sumptuous dishes from locally grown produce with flair and passion.
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From AU$0.00 - 45.00
18 January 2017
Looking for the perfect way to entertain the kids these January school holidays? Culture Kids offers a range of workshops, shows, free performances and activities the whole family can enjoy. Plan an entire day out with a variety of options for mornings, lunchtime and afternoons.

Surfers Paradise Live

Multiple Locations
Free Entry
28 April 2017
Surfers Paradise Live is the biggest music festival to hit Surfers Paradise! Held over three days, they're rolling out what they do best; live music! Surfers Paradise Live will showcase a diverse, eclectic mix of music genres with multiple stages throughout the precinct, so no matter where you are in Surfers Paradise you'll hear the sounds of the best raw, live music.
Free Entry
28 July 2017
Broadbeach Country Music Festival is going international for the fifth annual Festival with the band America headlining the free event. Joining the iconic US act will be Australian Country Music stars Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Shane Nicholson, Fanny Lumsden and Traveis Collins and many more still to be announced.

Sand Safari Arts Festival

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Free Entry
3 February 2017
Sand Safari Arts Festival is a major annual event exhibiting bold works of art inspired by sand and sea, from gallery to the beach. Running over three weeks, Sand Safari will feature spectacular, life-sized sand sculptures along Surfers Paradise foreshore and throughout the Gold Coast Sand and Sea Trail inspired by the theme ‘Mystical Creatures of the Deep’, intricately carved by the country’s most talented sculptors as part of the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships.
Free Entry
18 May 2017
International superstar Bonnie Tyler, Australian legend Ian Moss, US act Slim Jim Phantom Trio, Ray Beadle, Kevin Borich, and Cash Savage and the Last Drinks are just a few of the big names set to play at the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival driven by Frizelles.

Viva Surfers Paradise

Multiple Locations
Free Entry
7 July 2017
See Surfers Paradise take a step back in time as they pay tribute to the world's greatest music legends with ten days of free classic entertainment at Viva Surfers Paradise! Viva will dazzle and delight fans with the best tribute artists from around the world gathered in one location to bring back the music of yesteryear.
19 November 2017
Ever wanted to create your own iPhone app? Ever had an awesome idea for a video game? Well now is your chance to do both! In this awesome workshop, kids will learn how to create their own smartphone/tablet game in which they can download onto their device at the end of the camp!
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