Taste, Shop and Play your way through the Gold Coast from Home

The Virtual Gold Coast Experience. Shop, Drink and Taste the GC!

Travel is on hold temporarily, but thankfully there are still ways to experience the Gold Coast from the comfort of your home!

Gold Coast Virtual Markets

Get a taste for local creative businesses with The Village Markets live virtual event ‘Insta Market’. Two successful instalments under their belt, the team will be going live again from 15 to 17 May where you can virtually browse stalls and purchase their wares.

The Village Markets are best known for their highly curated line up of Gold Coast local vendors. Normally at held at Burleigh Heads State School every first and third Sunday of the month, the event owners were forced to think outside the box to continue supporting the vendors and supplying the community with these local gems. Thankfully they came up with their Insta Markets concept!

Brewed on the Gold Coast

Get a taste of the local hand-crafted beer and cider from the team at Black Hops brewery. The three founders, Gold Coast locals of course, were pondering a new beer flavour at Mount Tamborine when they decided to test it out. Then came the naming, label, and bottling ideas and before they knew it, they had beer, a brand, two brewery locations on the Gold Coast and two Australian Awards under their belt.

Now they are delivering their large variety of mouth-watering beers and even a few ciders straight to your home. 
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Try your hand at Trivia

Gold Coast company, Time Out Entertainment are hosting free online trivia and gameshow nights with themes such as ‘back to the 90’s’, ‘Harry Potter’, and ‘Friends’ on the cards.

After hosting games and trivia on the Gold Coast for over 7 years, state manager Brad Allen told MyGC.com.au, “In an effort and spirit of keeping people connected and entertained, we have worked tirelessly over the last couple of weeks, pairing with international service and tech providers to be able to launch live, online trivia nights, which we are beginning this coming Wednesday.”

You can find all the information on getting involved on the Online Venue Entertainment Facebook page.

Pinot & Picasso your own masterpiece 

Pinot & Picasso offer the unique and trending ‘paint and sip’ experience that combines a learn to paint class with a helpful instructor in a relaxed environment with a glass of wine.

This lovely pairing of wine, good company and art is normally held in their Southport studio, but the company who have multiple locations across Australia, have posted a virtual class video for you to follow from home – BYO paint and wine.

We recommend trying this with your isolation buddy or by video calling another friend and enjoying it together.
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Catch a Scene from the Gold Coast in your Favourite Hollywood Blockbuster

The Gold Coast’s unparalleled natural landscape including kilometres of beautiful beaches, hinterland and rainforest paired with award winning TV production facilities has meant some big named movies have been filmed on the famous shores.

Settle into Thor: Ragnarok, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, San Andreas and The Shallows. There have also been several Australian productions filmed on the Gold Coast including, The Railway Man, Bait 3D and Sanctum 3D.
Of course, another way to experience Queensland while at home is to read through our articles, be inspired by our Instagram account and book a Gold Coast holiday to look forward to, when it is safe to travel! Talk to our team on 1300 788 553 to plan your next escape.  

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