News 15.06.21

AUSTRALIA’S GOLD COAST: INSPIRED BY LIFESTYLE…



Brought to you by TAG and City of Gold Coast.

You’d be forgiven if you thought that Australia’s Gold Coast was just a home to world-class Village Roadshow Studios, highly experienced crews, a range of easily accessible locations and the host of over thirty feature films and television series in the past eight years.  It is what the City is predominantly known for in the screen industry.

But that’s not all.  

The Gold Coast is one of the best places in the world that makes ‘working’ here an absolute joy.  There’s no crocodiles, box jellyfish or snakes.  Just 32 miles of uninterrupted golden beach, majestic rolling rainforests, five-star accommodation, restaurants that could tease any palate and an outdoor lifestyle at any time of year.  It is a City that has all the down-to-earth warmth and charm of a regional town, with all the vibrance and opportunity of a sophisticated city.

The Gold Coast has all the makings of a great story – whether that be on set or when you’re looking to experience something special in your down time. Below, TAG, your experienced Film and Production Travel Managers, have provided some suggestions for you to consider once you’ve booked the Studios and locked in those locations for your next production on the Gold Coast. We can’t wait to welcome you!

Beachfront dining at the Burleigh Pavilion. Courtesy of City of Gold Coast.

Hotels:

There are hotels to suit everyone and every budget on the Gold Coast.  Amongst our client’s favourites, we have picked out the following selection from Broadbeach, a short distance from the bustling Surfers Paradise.  Broadbeach boasts a world-class dining scene with an abundance of quality restaurants and social scene, becoming a favourite location for many cast and crew from international film productions.

  • Peppers, Broadbeach – High end apartment hotel which is extremely popular with international and local cast and crew.  With spectacular views and quality fit-outs, they offer spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments including their renowned 3 bedroom ‘sky homes’ – you have to get in early to secure these homes as they are very popular and booked out in advance.
  • The Darling – Located at the Gold Coast Casino, this hotel is the perfect combination of boutique design and luxury, as well as having access to some of the best signature restaurants/bars on the Coast as well as the Casino.
  • Avani – Apartment style hotel in a fantastic location on Broadbeach, often used as a more affordable property for crew and families. Light, bright and airy, your own home away from home with top-of-the-line mod cons and comforts.
Penthouse suite at The Darling. Courtesy of City of Gold Coast.

However, if it’s action you’re looking for, then look no further than the vibrant Surfers Paradise that boasts an array of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.

  • QT Gold Coast – Renowned for being the hippest hotel on the Gold Coast, this contemporary hotel is centrally located and a block from the beach.  They are very experienced dealing with A-list celebrities and no request is a problem.
  • JW Marriott – Superb hotel for families and those wishing to enjoy the Resort and Spa facilities.  They have recently finished a multi-million-dollar renovation which has made the property a showstopper.

The Gold Coast has fast become a melting pot for world-class dining experiences, whether you’ve had a busy day in the studio, or you’ve just come off the beach having taken a well-deserved day off.  The Gold Coast has culinary delights to suit all tastes.  Below is a selection of favourites our clients keep going back to.

Sky high luxury at The Star, Gold Coast. Courtesy of City of Gold Coast.

Restaurants:

  • Rick Shores – Stunning location on the water at Burleigh Heads and offering Pan-​Asian flavours, Rick Shores is one of the premier dining options on the GC.
  • Social Eating House – Centrally located at Broadbeach with a great atmosphere, Social Eating House is a casual dining experience serving modern Australian cuisine.
  • Miss Moneypenny’s – A stylish venue with relaxed atmosphere on Broadbeach with a focus on social dining, offering a diverse range of cocktails and globally influenced Modern Mediterranean cuisine.​
  • Labart – Based at Burleigh Heads with a menu that showcases the best seasonal, local produce.
  • The Cardamon Pod – The style and mode of cooking hails from the beautiful traditions of ancient India where food is cooked as an offering of love.
Labart. Courtesy of City of Gold Coast.

TAG have specialised agents based on the Gold Coast and its surrounding locations. Having that local knowledge is unbeatable. TAG’s travel managers can assist you with travelling times, special events taking place, and they have a thorough understanding of the locations that will assist in making your time on the Gold Coast more efficient and memorable. They are here to assist you with anything you need, when planning to bring your production to the Gold Coast.

When you are ready to look at your journey to the Gold Coast including booking flights, accommodation and/or car hire please contact:
Marnie Costantini
[email protected]

Should you wish to discuss the possibilities of filming on the Gold Coast, please contact:
Gabrielle Jones
[email protected]

Featured Image Credit: Gold Coast skyline from the hinterland. Courtesy of City of Gold Coast.

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