The Gold Coast is well known as being home to some of Australia’s most exciting nightlife options, and every year people come from all over Australia and the world to heat up the dance floors and get their party on. If you are looking for somewhere to let loose with your crew and party it up a little, the Gold Coast is hard to beat, with the following just some of the world class options for clubs you have to choose from.
Located just down the road from a whole string of short term accommodation and holiday apartments, this is easily one of the hottest venues on the entire Gold Coast, and will have you covered for the latest in local, national and international house, electro and high-energy party music. Shooters really is the ultimate Gold Coast clubbing experience, with a state of the art sound and lighting system and several party areas under the one roof, including the R&B Republic, My Bar, and the Rendezvous Members Lounge. If you have only one night on the Gold Coast (and it’s a Thursday, Friday or Saturday), head to Shooters for a guaranteed good time.
Any time you go travelling, it is important to have the right kind of luggage with you, but especially if you do a lot of travel as part of your work or business. The right luggage can make an enormous difference, and the following luggage is perfect for the corporate traveller.
Garment bags for your trip
Most corporate travellers find themselves having to attend a lot of meetings, often soon after getting off a plane. This makes it crucial that they have a way to keep their clothing always crisp, sharp and ready to go. If you would rather not have to spend so much time ironing your clothes on your next business trip, get yourself a decent garment bag. Apart from being lightweight and water resistant, most garment bags are also small enough to be carried on the plane. If you have a meeting shortly after arriving from a long flight, you will be able to change on the flight, drop your bag at your hotel or serviced apartments, and go straight to your meeting looking fresh, sharp and professional.
Sometimes it can be hard finding anything cool to do that doesn’t have a price tag attached, but that certainly isn’t the case in Brisbane, where awesome, free, cool events keep popping up year after year. If you are looking for something fantastic and free to check out in Brisbane, the following are some of the city’s best events.
Mellow Music on the Green
Whether you are in Brisbane on holidays or live there and are looking for a free way to unwind and relax at the end of the week, Brisbane’s recently developed River Quay Green area is the place to be on Friday evenings in May this year. Some of Brisbane’s best musicians will be putting on 45-minute sets for free between 6pm and 8pm, providing the perfect way to chill out and relax on a beautiful autumn evening.
While the Gold Coast is most famous for its Indy and Super Car races, some of the coolest car events here attract a significantly less attention. Even though none of these events will be able to match the glitz and the glamour of the professional events, they still offer unique opportunities to get a good look at some truly incredible machines. If you are a car enthusiast and are looking for an excuse to head to the Gold Coast, the following cool car events are more than reason enough to go.
Gold Coast Hot Rod Show and Swap Meet (May 27, 2012)
There are no more spectacular looking machines than the old school hot rods, and the Gold Coast will be swarming with them again this year in celebrating the 18th year of this impressive show. Entry is only $5 and the show will be held at Skilled Park in Robina, so if your love of cars lies with the elaborate, fast and dramatic, be sure to check out the Gold Coast Hot Rod Show and Swap Meet this year.
Sydney always has something cool going on, and the big events here always draw a crowd. The following are some of the coolest events to check out in Sydney.
Sydney Comedy Festival
Every year since 2005, Sydney has played host to some of the world’s funniest people, and holds one of the best comedy festivals in the world. In 2012, the festival went from April 24-May 12, and took place at some of Sydney’s best venues, including the Seymour Theatre, the Metro Theatre, the Enmore Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.
Whether you are a film fanatic or just enjoy the occasional documentary, the Sydney Film Festival is one of the highlights of the year every year in Sydney, and offers an opportunity to finally see something good at the movies. The following is a brief overview of the festival.
The Sydney Film Festival got its start back in 1954 when it first took place at the University of Sydney, showcasing films that included Jour de Fait and The General. Since then, the film festival has taken place every year, expanding and growing to take advantage of different venues and parts of the city. The Sydney Film Festival is now a 12-day festival that draws local, national and international attention.
There are many different styles when it comes to holiday planning and the way to do it properly, but your best way is to do whatever is going to suit you. Often, places won’t even take bookings too far in advance, though if they do, and if it is something that will be crucial to your holiday, booking early can be a smart move. The following is a brief look at how far in advance to book your holiday.
It depends on how fussy you are
If you don’t mind what type of holiday you will have, you can perhaps even get away with not booking at all. However, if you have any preferences, booking early is a must. For those who are travelling with families, pets, or even just big groups of people, failing to book early can ruin the entire trip, so booking those serviced apartments or group accommodation early is essential.
Even though it isn’t fair, things can, will and do go terribly wrong on holidays. The best thing you can do is get whatever help you need, deal with the situation as best as you can, and carry on. The following is a short guide to getting help on your holiday if it starts to take a turn for the worse.
At the hotel
If you are staying at a hotel on your holiday and experience some kind of emergency, the first thing you should do is call the front desk or go down there yourself. Whether you are staying at a hotel, serviced apartments or other short term accommodation, they have a vested interest in things going well for you, so they should be more than willing to help however they can. If you need medical assistance, they will be able to ensure that it is called, and for non-medical emergencies your hotel will be able to direct you to any of the local services you may need.
It seems that Brisbane is fast becoming the festival capital of Australia, and while it is not quite there yet, 2012 will see the Queensland capital celebrating in style yet again. The following are some of the best 2012 festivals Brisbane has on offer.
Enrich Brisbane Festival
This tasty three-day festival will be doing everything it can to get you hyped about food, health and nutrition, and will feature guest speakers, celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, food and wine knowledge workshops, and of course lots of delicious food tasting. If you are a foodie, up-and-coming chef, or just want to be able to cook creative and tasty food for yourself or your family, don’t miss this festival. Tickets range between $27-$30 per day and children under 12 can enter free of charge.
The Gold Coast really does have something for everyone, and for the car enthusiasts out there, this city puts on a show you have to see to believe with the annual V8 Supercar event. The racing is always tight and the party rocking, as car lovers from all over gather on the paradise-like strip and live it up Gold Coast style for a weekend. The following is a quick look at all you need to know to get ready for this incredible event.
Get your tickets
You don’t want to miss a second of this action-packed weekend, so make sure you get your tickets the moment they go on sale. Once you have them, then you know you are actually going, but until you do, you obviously aren’t 100 per cent ready yet.