2014 Gold Coast Show

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

If you are going to be on the Gold Coast next weekend (Friday 29th to Sunday 31st of August) why not check out the Gold Coast Show?!

The Gold Coast Show is an annual event that was previously held at Parklands (1989-2013), but this year the event moves home to the Gold Coast Turf Club and Showgrounds.

The move to it's new location is due to Parklands being transformed into the Athlete's Village in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games that is taking place on the Gold Coast.

With it's new home they are also promising some new innovative entertainment mixed in with the traditional features you'd expect to find such as animals - show bags - carnival rides - art and craft displays - wood chopping - carnival food and fireworks. 

The Gold Coast Show 2014 is on from August 29th to August 31st
Tickets are available online or at the gate. (discounts available online) 
Gold Coast Turf Club and Showgrounds, Racecourse Drive Bundall.

Friday the 29th is a public holiday on the Gold Coast. Why not book a night or two at Southern Cross Apartments in beautiful Burleigh Heads.

A Little Birdie Told Me Burleigh Heads

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me is a women's fashion boutique located in Burleigh Heads. This Gold Coast based fashion store showcases many great designers that are established in the fashion world as well as introducing some wonderful up and coming designers and local talent.

Shop in-store for great fashion by brand names including Zed Alliance, Vege Threads, Talulah, Shona Joy, Staple The Label, ROC Eyewear, Pasduchas, Mode Collective Shoes, L'America, Jagger and Goddess of Babylon .. amongst many more. 

There are also some new brand names arriving soon including Asilio, BC, Hansen and Gretel, Ixiah, and Windsor Smith Shoes.

A Little Birdie Told Me is situated on the popular James Street (2/53 James Street Burleigh Heads) just a short walk from the self-contained and well located Southern Cross Apartments. Book your stay today!

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have now come to a close and we send a huge congratulations to all of the athletes who competed. Thank you for representing Australia!


Here on the Gold Coast we are the proud hosts of the 2018 Commonwealth Games! It's the 5th time that Australia will host the games, but the first time for the Gold Coast! All of the action will be held from the 4-15 April 2018 at various sporting venues across the Gold Coast.

Sports on the games program include Aquatics (Swimming and Diving)
- Athletics (Track & Field, Marathon, Walks)
- Badminton
- Basketball (M/W),
- Boxing,
- Cycling (Track, Road, Mountain Bike),
- Gymnastics (Artistic/Rhythmic)
- Hockey (M/W),
- Lawn Bowls
- Netball (W)
- Rugby 7s
- Shooting (Clay Target, Fullbore Rifle, Pistol, Target Rifle)
- Squash
- Table Tennis
- Triathlon
- Weightlifting
- Wrestling (Freestyle).

Pro-surfer and Gold Coast local, Mick Fanning, is also pushing for surfing to be included in the games. What better location to launch surfing into the Commonwealth Games than the Gold Coast! Fingers crossed Mick.

If you'd like more information about the games visit 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.

For your next trip to the Gold Coast, look no further than the self-contained convenience of Southern Cross Apartments in beautiful Burleigh Heads!

Pigs and Pints Burleigh Heads

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pigs and Pints Burleigh Heads is the perfect place to head for lunch, dinner, or a weekend session. The atmosphere is laid-back and fun and the menu offers a variety of different sliders (pigs) and some tasty sides. Those who prefer to share will enjoy the grazing boards. Here are some of the things from their current menu …

Sliders: all $5.00
Cheeseburger (sans beef), Pork Belly BLT, Tuna, Pickled Ginger and Wasabi, Ham Hock with Celeriac and Apple, Sobrasada with Pickled Chilli, Crispy Beef, Thai Chicken, Thai Salmon, Puy Lentil and Sweet Potato and Chargrilled Tofu and Kim Chi.

Sides: $2.50
Belly Fillers include Horseradish Gems, Smoked Potato Chips, Chick Pea Chips and Corn Chips.
Salads include Pickled Salad, Coleslaw, Greek Salad and Pub Salad.

Sauces: $2.00
Tomato Chutney, Wasabi Mayo, Hot Yemenite and Bubba Duran.

The Pints:
Asahi, Vale Ale, Vale Dark, Doss Blockos, Monteiths Pilsner, Cascade Light and Peroni Leggera.

Pigs and Pints Burleigh Heads is open from 12 noon to late, Wednesday to Sunday. Located at: 1823 Gold Coast Highway Burleigh Heads.
Visit their website at Pigs and Pints Burleigh Heads.

Pigs and Pints Burleigh Heads is one of the many great eateries in Burleigh Heads, book your escape to Burleigh staying at Southern Cross Holiday Apartments today!

S1X things Burleigh Heads

Monday, July 21, 2014

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland.

The founders of S1X things believe that everyone should have their own wonderland, so they sourced products that they love and opened an online store, this online store then led to the opening of a bricks and mortar store in 2013, which is located here in Burleigh Heads.

S1X things describe themselves as the worlds best pop culture gift shop. Where you can shop for wacky, fun, stylish and slightly mad products such as collectibles, posters, greeting cards, home wares, office gadgets, toys, party supplies, stationery, gifts, lamps, art, stamps, cushions and more!

S1X things offer free gift wrapping - so why not stop by and pick up a special gift for a friend, loved one, or perhaps yourself.

Find them at Shop 3 / 1726 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads.

Burleigh Heads offers great boutique shopping, restaurants and cafes all in a relaxed beachside village. Book your Burleigh Heads accommodation today!


Burleigh - the gem at the end of the rainbow

Friday, July 18, 2014

Following TripAdvisor ranking Burleigh as Australia's 5th best beach it has also been revealed that bookings on popular travel site Wotif.com are up 50% on last year, no other destination increased by more than 13%.

Burleigh becoming Queensland tourisms newest gem confirms what long time visitors and locals have known about Burleigh for a long time. The destinations laid back village atmosphere combined with boutique shopping, great restaurants and cafes, and it's position just metres from a world-class surf break and golden sands of Burleigh's patrolled beaches, makes it a haven for holiday makers and residents alike.

If you are looking for a Queenland holiday destination with a real beachside community feel but without the crowds of places like Surfers Paradise, then an escape to Burleigh Heads might be just what you are looking for.

Southern Cross Apartments are located directly opposite the beach and foreshore at Burleigh Heads. It's also just a short walk to the scenic walking trails of Burleigh Headland as well as the cafes and shops of Burleigh village.

Book today!

Go YumCha, Burleigh Heads

Monday, July 07, 2014

If you are looking for affordable Chinese in Burleigh Heads take a look at Go YumCha.

This new restaurant is open for dine-in or take away and serves up a selection of Yum Cha including Fried Prawn Dumplings, Salt & Spicy Calamari, Pan-Stick Savoury Dumplings, BBQ Pork Buns, Steamed Dim Sim, and Crispy Roast Duck.

Also on the menu are vegetarian options, noodle and rice dishes.

Go YumCha is located at Shop 2/1718 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads.

Book your Burleigh Heads accommodation

staying at Southern Cross Apartments, located directly across from the beach and a short walk to the restaurants, cafes and shops of Burleigh Heads.

*Image for purpose of article only, not from menu.

California Tacos, Burleigh Heads

Monday, June 30, 2014

California Tacos is a new eatery in Burleigh Heads serving up Southern California style Mexican food. The service is friendly, the atmosphere laid back and the food well worth trying. Here are a few items on the current menu …

California Fries (pictured) - Unique to San Diego. Similar to nachos but with fries rather than corn chips. Choose from steak, chicken, pork or cactus … also comes with avocado, aioli, beans, cheese and topped with salsa fresca.

Tacos – These Tijuana inspired tacos are made with 100% handmade corn or flour tortillas! Fillings include steak, pork, chicken, fish or cactus!

Take a look at the full menu at Califorina Tacos website. Find them at 1/1718 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads.

Book your Burleigh Heads accommodation staying at Southern Cross Apartments, located directly across from the beach and a short walk to California Tacos and many other great restaurants, cafes and shops in Burleigh Heads.

Rackley Swim School Burleigh Heads

Monday, June 23, 2014

Located on the beach at the southern end of Burleigh, the pool at Rackley Swimming commands uninterrupted views overlooking the beach and surf break of Burleigh Heads.

The indoor pool facility features a lap pool, children's learn to swim pool and babies lesson pool. They have plenty of seating for spectators, pool deck showers, mens and womens bathrooms and a kiosk with a selection of swim gear and snacks and drinks available.

During the school holidays Rackley Swim School runs an intensive school holiday program. If you are visiting for school holidays why not book your kids in, and you can sit back with a coffee and enjoy the view!

For information visit Rackley Swim School.

Book Burleigh Heads accommodation staying at Southern Cross Apartments!

Woolworths, Burleigh Heads

Monday, June 16, 2014

Did you know that there is now a Woolworths open in Burleigh Heads?

Located at 15-17 Park Avenue, the new supermarket is open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:30pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sunday. (Check with store for public holiday trading).

Woolworths Burleigh Heads is within walking distance to Southern Cross Apartments, so you can pop down and pick up those toiletries that you forgot to pack, breakfast supplies, or something to cook for dinner in your fully self-contained Burleigh Heads apartment!

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