Which suburb do you call home?
The beautiful Banks of Coomera Waters
What makes that suburb the best on the GC?
Warm summer breezes across the water, the smell of the ocean, the sound of the sea birds and watching as the dolphins swim along our canal whilst enjoying a glass of Queensland’s own Sirromet Chardonnay whilst the sun sets over Mt Tamborine from on our back deck.
Fave place to stop, relax for 20 mins and enjoy a morning cuppa? And what treat is on the plate beside your hot bevvie?
We love taking an early morning sail across to South Straddie, with breakfast at Tipplers Resort, a double espresso and a warm spinach omelette with fresh smoked ham and cherry tomatoes.
Fave Gold Coast casual dining location? What’s on the menu?
That’s such a hard question to answer with so many amazing options from Coolangatta to Coomera, especially as the time of day makes such a difference with our choice, however for my absolute favourite evening dining experience it has to be Etsu at Mermaid Beach – the amazing range of dishes, the deep fried haloumi is to die for, the ever changing specials and the freshness of the sashimi (or is it the range of Japanese whiskies?!). This restaurant is truly an asset to the Gold Coast.
You’re planning a fun, local night out with your mates? Which three locations top your list and why?
I really enjoy Friday evenings at The Black Angus Bar & Grill Sanctuary Cove sitting out on the deck, listening to the live music, whilst enjoying amazing views over the marina, people watching and constant reminder of why we live here. Also, Broadbeach Mall during summer with the free entertainment and activities and so many choices of great food. Finally, Star Casino, with the world-class acts and entertainment and Kiyomi Japanese Restaurant
Best local spot for family hangs and why?
The Beachfront, the Broadwater, South Straddie. Isn’t that why we live here to enjoy amazing clean sea water, fresh air, sunny skies and long summer nights?
Fave Gold Coast shopping destination?
I leave the shopping centres for my wife to enjoy. My fave shopping destination has to be Bruce Lynton’s Dealership. What great customer service, range of quality vehicles and amazing after service. An amazing Gold Coast family that have looked after me for many years.
Complete this sentence: Only a Gold Coast local knows…
The real passion and pride we all share for our destination and the importance of showcasing it to the World whether that be on the golden sand beaches, out in the surf, at the theme parks or in the depths of the rainforests.