March on the Gold Coast

Enjoy everything the Gold Coast has to offer

As we say goodbye to summer and we welcome in autumn we say goodbye to an average temperature of 29 degrees, as it drops to a cool 28 degrees.

That’s right, the Gold Coast is beautiful in the autumn. Why not escape the cooler months in NSW, Victoria, ACT etc… and come stay at Breakers North in our beautiful, modern, beachfront accommodation, right here in Surfers Paradise?

St David’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner

St David is the Patron Saint of Wales, and St David’s Day is a day where the Welsh, and anyone else that likes a drink, gets together to celebrate, much like St Patricks Day for Ireland. Why not celebrate St David’s Day a little differently this year with our St David’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner?

Get into character and become a super sleuth for the evening, as you try and work out the murderer amongst you. You can also enjoy a three-course meal and drinks, after all, even a detective needs to eat.

Tickets are on sale now, for the 2nd of March at the Fox & Hound Country Inn.

Chinese Street Markets

If you like Chinese cuisine, check out the Chinatown Street Markets in Southport on the 2nd of March for authentic street food, cultural entertainment, and fun for all the family.
2nd March in Southport

Circus Paradise Music Festival

On the Gold Coast we love a good reason to party, and the inaugural one-day Circus Paradise Music Festival is ticketed to become a popular annual event that will be a welcome addition to the Gold Coast events calendar. With a mix or local and international acts taking to the stage, you can enjoy electronic dance and live music.

Tickets are on sale now for the 10th of March in Broadwater Parklands.

Broadbeach Family St Patrick’s Fun Day

If you’re Irish and feeling patriotic, or if you just want a fun day out for the family, come on down to Broadbeach and enjoy a range of children’s activities such as face painting, bouncy castles, and live music to name a few.

17th of March at Kombumerri Park – Dunlop Court, Mermaid Waters

Accommodation in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

With Easter on the horizon it’s the perfect time to fit in a mini holiday in March. Why not take a look at our value for money one, two- and three-bedroom apartments, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast?

Whether you are a single, couple, or family booking, we have clean, modern and ocean facing apartments. With the beach on your doorstep, and a variety of activities to keep you entertained throughout March, plus a wide selection of bars, clubs and restaurants, there’s never been a better time to book a mini-holiday to the Gold Coast.

What’s happening on the Gold Coast in February?

So much to see and do on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast draws millions of tourists each year to its golden shores annually; not only are we blessed with a beautiful subtropical climate but an action-packed calendar full of events, free family fun days, and of course lots of fireworks.

What’s happening on the Gold Coast in February?

Sand Safari Arts Festival

Whilst many people come to the Gold Coast for the golden sand, the sand just got more interesting. Be amazed by the intrinsic sand sculptures that are larger than life at the Sand Safari Arts Festival. With sand art showcased all across the beach, you can watch simple sand being transformed into works of art. The iconic Surfers Paradise beach becomes an art gallery for the month of February, come down and see for yourself.

Chinese New Year

With all the hype of Christmas and the New Year done, you might think the celebrations are over, you’d be wrong. Chinese New Year is celebrated across the Gold Coast in many venues. Whether you head to China Town for authentic Chinese street food, cultural entertainment, live music and fireworks, or you opt to go to Sanctuary Cove for the festivities, there’s lion dancing, lanterns, fireworks and celebrations up and down the Gold Coast. Welcome in the year of the pig in style, talk to the reception desk at Breakers North Gold Coast apartments, and we will assist you with finding the right celebrations for you.

Eurovision

Do you love Pop Idol? Fancy yourself as a bit of a Mark Cowell? Why not head to the Gold Coast Convention Centre and watch some of Australian’s finest singers battle it out for the privilege of representing Australia in the Eurovision song contest.

La Fiesta Festival

Get some colour and sparkle in your life with the La Fiesta Festival in the idyllic Broadwater Parklands. Bringing the tastes, sounds, and salsa of South America to the Gold Coast, enjoy live music, dancers and a cultural feast from the local food trucks.

Apartments to Rent in the heart of the action

Whether you’re a local or you’re coming in from out of state, or even overseas, why not arrange accommodation in the heart of the action at Breakers North apartments. We have a variety of apartments for rent, so you can come alone, with your loved one, or bring the whole family.
When you are looking for an apartment for rent that has breathtaking views, is in a centralized location, with great facilities, call us for a booking, we have spacious 1, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments available.

Best tips to get sun tan, safely | Gold Coast | Breakers North

Best tips to get sun tan, safely

Everyone loves the painless, smooth glow of a natural tan. When you are feeling the summer vibes, a great sun kissed glow can look amazing.

Below are some tips for a safe sun tan

  1. Moisturising – If you want a long-lasting tan, then it’s always recommended to keep your skin hydrated by moisturising your skin twice a day.
  2. Wear a sunscreen – most people think after tanning sunscreen is not necessary, but they are wrong. Sunscreen will protect against those UVA and UVB rays, where as a baseline tan will only provide 3 – 5 % UV protection.
  3. Avoid sunbeds – sunbeds can be more harmful than the sun’s rays, so kick the habit and stay sun and sunbed safe.
  4. Exfoliate your skin –remove the dead skin and get an even looking skin tone. Exfoliating helps in removing oil and dirt and aids in preventing acne forming on your skin. The dead skin could be easily scrubbed off by using exfoliating gloves.
  5. Know your tanning time – the fairer you are the less you should tan. Don’t let your skin burn, don’t forget to always be sun safe.

The old saying, slip, slop and slap is always a good rule of thumb to follow when trying to be sun safe.

Be prepared: Tips to follow before going on the beach | Beachfront Apartments Gold Coast | Breakers North

Be prepared: Tips to follow before going on the beach

A trip to the beach can be a lots of fun and a gateway for relaxation. But before hitting the beach, you must thoroughly plan for the trip. For example- if you forget to pack the sunscreen, the trip can turn into a pain. So to prepare you for a hassle-free trip, here are a few tips for you to follow before going on the beach.

  1. Bring an extra change of cloth so that on your way back home you won’t be all wet and sandy.
  2. Put your phone in a ziplock bag to protect it from the sand and water. Don’t worry, you can still use your phone through the plastic.
  3. Bring sunscreen- but know the difference between the two common types of sunscreen to know what works for you. Chemical based sunscreen acts like a sponge absorbing the sunrays thus giving more UVA protection and physical sunscreen acts like a shield reflecting the sunrays- it’s better for you to choose if you have sensitive skin.
  4. Don’t forget to bring a sunglass. Your eyes are sensitive in the sun; a lot of people doesn’t realise it. Unfiltered UV causes damage to the retina over time, so don’t forget to check for the health/safety information when purchasing sunglass.
  5. Bring along apple cider vinegar spray for instant relief if you get a little too much sun.
  6. Make sure to bring baby powder, it takes off sand faster than anything else.
  7. Make aloe Vera ice cubes before you leave. Even if you don’t get a sunburn, your skin still need to cool down after being outside all day.

By preparing for the beach trip in advance give you the opportunity to enjoy to the fullest without being worried.

What to pack for a Gold Coast holiday | Beachfront Apartments Gold Coast | Breakers North

What to pack for a Gold Coast holiday?

If you are planning for a holiday on the Gold Coast, deciding where to stay is the first thing to do. Then comes the packing part and preparing for the exciting trip. Well, the whole process of packing and preparing can be a bit overwhelming, and to help you out, we made a list of what to bring and how to prepare for a fun and pleasant holiday experience on the Gold Coast.

List of things to pack for your Gold Coast holiday

Clothing: Depending of on the weather and your preference, pack your clothes, whilst remembering to bring only the essentials. Take: –

  1. T-shirts, short / long sleeved shirts / polo shirt
  2. Underwear for each day
  3. 2 pairs of pants / shorts / skirts
  4. Summer hat
  5. Swim wear
  6. Thongs / sandals / comfy shoes
  7. A cardigan or jacket, the nights can still get a little cool.

Choose clothes that are thin and light in order to save more room for your other items.

Important Items: We’ve listed a few items below that should be on your very important to pack list.

  1. Emergency cash, ATM and credit cards
  2. First-aid medical kit
  3. Glasses, sun glasses and contact lenses
  4. Toiletries
  5. Important documents such as passport, insurance, flight details, etc.

Electronic items:

Electronic gadgets should be kept inside your hand luggage in order to avoid them from getting crushed in other baggage. For a holiday trip, electronic gadgets that you might need are:

  1. Cameras and batteries
  2. Mobile phones
  3. Chargers and plug adaptors if needed
  4. iPods / mp3 players

Secure your packed belongings in a good quality backpack and make sure your mini padlocks are all in place. If you don’t want to carry your backpack everywhere, bring a small bag for those day trips.

Packing your items in an organised way is the best way to avoid forgetting anything essential and ensuring your outfits are nice and tidy when you arrive at your destination. A checklist is a great way to ensure you don’t forget anything.

Why choose Breakers North for your beach holiday accommodation | Beachfront Apartments Gold Coast | Breakers North

Why choose Breakers North for your beach holiday accommodation?

If you are thinking about a beach holiday, make you stay at Breakers North. The team at Breakers North, is dedicated to making your holiday in the Gold Coast a memorable one.

At Breakers North our accommodation and facilities are surrounded on all sides by the Gold Coast’s most popular cultural attractions, shopping destinations and entertainment districts. Pacific Fair shopping centre is close by as are the Entertainment Centre and Jupiter’s Casino. You’ll be steps away from Surfers Paradise Beach and 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Cavill Avenue. Your holiday with us will entail blissful beach sounds, cool ocean waves, sunny lounge areas and spacious private apartments.

We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments to suit your style. For anyone looking to add the WOW FACTOR to their stay, why not choose a top-of-the-building kind of view, with our top level two-bedroom beachfront superior apartments. We also offer three-bedroom apartments with beautiful ocean views, accommodating a maximum occupancy of six people.

We have a number of Surfers Paradise apartments available for long term stays. As well as the stunning beachfront, coastline and city view apartments for permanent rental. Each of our apartments are individually owned and uniquely furnished. Views from your private balcony also vary depending upon the type of apartment you book.

Our friendly staff at Breakers North can provide you with useful information about tours and the local attractions of the Gold Coast, as well as making your tour and attractions bookings. But if you wish to spend your day at Breakers North, we have many convenient facilities available, including a heated swimming pool and spa, sauna, outdoor BBQ area, tennis court, games room, dedicated sunlounge area by the beach and more! There’s also free self-parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

At Breakers North, we want you to experience the Gold Coast as it was meant to be experienced: in-style, stress-free and with total convenience. We truly mean to make your stay as easy and enjoyable for you and your family as possible.

5 things to do in Surfers Paradise with kids | Beachfront Apartments Gold Coast | Breakers North

5 things to do in Surfers Paradise with kids

Surfers Paradise is jam-packed with extraordinary activities. This is the place where most visitors flock to. In this blog, we’ve looked into some fun activities that you can add on to your list of things to enjoy in surfers paradise with the kids.

Things to do in Surfer’s Paradise with kids

  1. Play at the Beach– Surfers Paradise offers a beautiful, long beach straight off the busy hub of shops and cafes. So grab some food, or some toys and let the kids have a blast on the sand. You can even join them to build a sand castle.
  2. Visit TimeZone- Timezone Surfers Paradise (http://timezonesurfersparadise.com.au/) is the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia located in Cavill Mall. Why not jump on a motorcycle and race your friends, or try a spot of bowling, at TimeZone the possibilities are endless.
  3. Sand Safari Spotting– Every year the Gold Coast hosts the Sand Safari Sculpture competition, and they’re mind-blowing. Take a part in it, it’s free and the kids can even do some sand art themselves.
  4. Ice-skating– Yes, you heard it right! Planet Chill at Surfers Paradise is the coolest place to have fun with your kids. Whether it’s taking the chance to get out of the heat or heading inside for something fun to do on a rainy day, this ice-skating rink offers a great place to chill- and much more.
  5. Wax Museum– Wax Museum, at the heart of Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, is home to the largest collection of authentic wax figures in the Southern Hemisphere. There is something for everyone here in this Wax museum. So, go with your family and have some fun.

There are lots of things to do in Surfers Paradise that are perfect for entertaining the little ones in the family.

5 of the best beach destinations in Australia for Holiday | Beachfront Apartments Gold Coast | Breakers North

5 of the best beach destinations in Australia for Holiday

Australia is one of the luckiest countries to have the most beautiful beaches in the world. Feel the sand between your toes, and smell the salty air while staying in any of the luxurious beachfront hotels available in Australia. Aussies pride themselves on their beaches, keeping them clean and pollution free attracts high number of tourists from around the world. Planning a beach getaway? Let’s have a look at the top 5 beaches destinations in Australia:

  1. Nobbys Beach, Queensland (Gold Coast)
    The Gold Coast is a beautiful metropolitan area surrounded by long sandy beaches, surfing spots, inland canals and wonderful waterways. As for a beach destination on the Gold Coast, “Nobby Beach” has to be one of the best.
  2. Alongside Burleigh beach, Currumbin Creek, South Stradbroke, and many more, Nobbys beach is edged by a headland with a spectacular view and variety of bars, cafes and restaurants,, open BBQ’s and more. When you are about to explore the Gold Coast, be sure to contact Breakers North to find the most suitable and affordable accommodation with a breathtaking view of the coast, you won’t regret your decision.
  3. Bondi, Sydney
    When you think Sydney, and beach, it has got to be Bondi! You can’t have a beach countdown without Bondi beach being included. Having the long sandy beach front and as a long-time fixture, Bondi has become iconic as a surfing beach.. This beach is home to the first Surf Life Saving Club (Founded over 100 years ago). This beach is filled with people in summer and the waves are something to witness. If you love entertainment and surfing, Bondi is your best beach destination.
  4. Whitsunday Island, Whitsundays QLD
    The Whitsundays beach stretches over 9kms with the most pristine pure white sand. The extremely fine grains of white sand make it easy under foot so it doen’t get too hot. The beach has access to a sea plane, helicopter ride, and boat rides as well. If you want to see something that is picture perfect, this must be on your to do list.
  5. Kangaroo Island, South Australia
    112kms southwest of Adelaide exists this unparalleled natural beauty of an Island with long stretched beach. Walking on the coast line you will witness the dramatic contrasts in the waves from ferocious to calm, and then secluded. Kangaroo Island has the best possible scenery for everyone.
  6. Cable Beach, Western Australia
    WA’s most spectacular beach is Cable Beach, undoubtedly! This beach is home to the most spectacular sunset view over the Indian Ocean. However, this is a nudist beach, so it might not be appropriate for the under aged, but for the more adventurous why not head down, don’t forget your sunscreen.  

Australia houses the best beaches in the world, and whilst there are many to choose from we’ve included our top 5 above. If you have more time to actually go and see more, then why not, more the merrier.

How to choose the right accommodation on a beach holiday | Beachfront Apartments Gold Coast | Breakers North

How to choose the right accommodation on a beach holiday

‘Salt in the air and sand in your hair’, this is how it feels to be on a beach destination holiday. But where you choose to stay when you are planning for a beach destination can often make or break your experience. To ensure your happy long stay on your vacation, here are 5 tips on how you can choose the right accommodation on beach holiday.

Choose the area

When planning for a beach holiday, choose your destination area fist. If you’re visiting open countryside or a small beachside village, there may be fewer options for hotels, but there might be a wider selection of home rentals. If you’re visiting a large city, your options will be numerous. So keep that in mind.

Think about your Budget

The budget plays a vital role in influencing where you want to stay during a vacation. Consider the total amount of money you are able and willing to spend during your holiday. What is your budget? Perhaps you can afford a luxurious hotel experience or an entire home rental. If not then you have to check for low budget accommodations.

Think about your requirements

Different accommodations come with different amenities and services. Hotels offer amenities like in-room dining, dry cleaning services, daily servicing, medical help, etc, where apartment or home rentals might not include daily servicing, but they often include gestures from the host like wine, or a book of recommendations, in addition to basics like towels and linen. Before booking for your accommodation, think about your requirements.

Family-Friendliness

If you are travelling with your family, then you should pick an accommodation option that suits the whole family. There should be facilities and appliances that can make your kid’s stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Privacy

If you need relaxation during your holiday, then check the privacy option of your chosen accommodation. To get some time, avoid big chain hotels. Choose self-contained holiday rentals located at peaceful neighbourhoods or go for one bedroom apartments. This way, you are assured that you’ll be staying in an exclusive place and on a serene surrounding.

If you are planning for a beach holiday, make sure you’ve picked the right accommodation as it should be within the walking distance from the beach.  All in all, considering these things before you book your holiday accommodation will let you enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

As you already know the tips of choosing the right accommodation for a beach holiday, why not plan your next one? Let me tell you that The Gold Coast is world renowned for its beaches and if you are thinking about the Gold Coast, you can always rely on Breakers North for your accommodation. We are located right on the beach with no roads to cross. We can also help you with apartments for rent. We have a variety of apartments including one room apartments, two room apartments, three room apartments and even permanent rentals. Call today at 07 55388 888 and book now!

Best places to dine in on Surfers Paradise | Beachfront Apartments Gold Coast | Breakers North

Best places to dine in on Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is the major cultural hub of the Gold Coast, Australia. There is so much more to Surfers Paradise than high rises, novelty arcades and expansive beaches.  If you are looking for somewhere to eat with the family, there’s a dazzling array of cafes, diners and restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine, and visitors are spoiled for choice. Check out the best places to dine in on Surfers Paradise.

Citrique

If you are into seafood and buffet dining, then Citrique is the place for you. This place is located within the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. Their buffet contains a vast trove of oceanic treasures. They also have sushi, antipasto, yum cha, curries and Indonesian satays- all of which are cooked right in front of you. This is not the end, the Citrique team of pastry chefs are also at your service whenever you need a handcrafted dessert.

Seaduction Restaurant & Bar

Located on The Esplanade, this modern dining spot has been the recipient of the Australian Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat since 2013, so you know that what they’re creating will be fabulous beyond belief. Talking about the menu, they have deliciously unique ingredients like abalone and an extensive range of fish dishes cooked every way you can imagine. The venue is light and refreshing too. You can end the day by just watching the waves roll by with a perfectly crafted cocktail in hand.

Baazar

This place gives a tough competition to the others. Bazaar’s selection of items is nothing but eye-popping and always changing with dinner options like made-to-order steaks, seafood, an Asian station, countless salads, a lolly station and a wall of quirky desserts. They serve seven days for breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch. If you are decided to dine in to this place, one thing is guaranteed, you’ll need to be rolled out the door.

Clifford’s Grill & Lounge

This is one of the better options when it comes to hotel restaurants. Clifford’s Grill & Lounge has a sleek inner-city vibe and a grill house menu with an American twist. They have their Clifford’s signature Bombe Alaska dessert, which will make you say ‘wow’.  Once you’re done stuffing yourself, venture next door to The Walrus Social House for a nightcap, you will find a solid bar list including over 25 rums from around the world on the menu.

Elston

This is one of the best restaurants in the Surfers Paradise. Just pull up a seat to order from a menu loaded with pancakes to pulled pork, Peking duck bao, or delicate share boards to a 440-gram New York sirloin. No matter what your taste is, you will always find something, you’ll happily devour at Elston. And if not, there’s no shame in skipping dinner and getting straight into the cocktails! Cheers!

If you are planning for a beach holiday at Gold Coast and you are someone like me, who wants to explore the place and the food as well then make your stay at Breakers North. With variety of apartments including one room apartments, two room apartments, three room apartments and even permanent rentals, this is a great place to enjoy beach holiday. You can also explore the foods as well. Call today at 07 55388 888 and book now!