Marie Anitas Gluten Free Health Cafe

Monday, September 29, 2014

Burleigh Heads is home to an array of restaurants, cafes and eateries offering a wide range of cuisines including many healthy eating options. One of these is, Marie Anita's Gluten Free Health Cafe.

Marie Anita's aims to serve food made from as much local and organic produce as possible. The menu is solely gluten free and sugar free with dairy free, vegetarian, vegan and raw alternatives.

Open 7 days, Marie Anita's serves organic coffee and gluten free artisan bread and house made healthy goodies between 7am and 5pm. They also offer breakfast from 7am to 2:30pm, and lunch from 12:00 to 2:30pm.

For more information go to Marie Anita's Gluten Free Health Cafe website, or visit 1863 Gold Coast Highway - just a short walk from us here at Southern Cross Apartments in Burleigh Heads.

Image from Marie Anita's website.

Best Burger on the Gold Coast

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Do you love a good burger? Well, you don’t have to go far to find one when you stay at Southern Cross Apartments – Ze Pickle in Burleigh Heads was recently voted ‘Best Burger’ on the Gold Coast in the Gold Coast Bulletins readers choice awards!

Opened in 2012 by three friends; Nathan Zuckerman, Aaron Wilson and Joey Day.  Ze Pickle serves up great burgers, over 30 true craft beers and also boasts an excellent cocktail list, great wines and a superb selection of Tequila’s.

Ze Pickle is located on the Corner of Park Avenue and Connor Street, Burleigh Heads. Open Tuesday to Friday from 5pm to 11pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12pm to 11pm.

Southern Cross Beachfront Apartments are your perfect choice for accommodation in Burleigh Heads. Located on The Esplanade, just across the road to the beach and a short stroll into Burleigh village where you’ll find great local restaurants, cafes, bars and boutique shopping.

Swell Sculpture Festival 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Swell Sculpture Festival starts in just a few days time! This annual celebration of outdoor art, takes place from the 12th to the 21st of September 2014.

Visit Pacific Parade in Currumbin during this time, and you'll be treated to the sight of over 50 sculptures built by very talented local, national and international artists, peppered along the coastline.

Over the 10 days the exhibition never closes, it's an all hours display so you can visit at any time. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by sculptures or visit in the evening and view them with the twinkling night sky as the back drop.

There are also informative artist talks, artist master classes and children's workshops to enjoy during the Swell Sculpture Festival. 

Why not book a few days on the Gold Coast staying at Southern Cross Apartments in Burleigh Heads?

Artist: Nemnyi _ Kim _ Believe. Photographer Daniel _ Michaud.  Photo from Swell Sculpture Festival website.

School Holidays Gold Coast

Thursday, September 04, 2014

If you are looking for a school holiday break, staying in Burleigh Heads might be just what you are looking for. Burleigh Heads offers plenty to do, but also offers a serene and relaxing holiday experience.

Locally you can enjoy the beautiful patrolled beach at our doorstep (the weather has been providing some great beach days recently), take a stroll along the foreshore or explore the Burleigh headland and walk around to the very scenic Tallebudgera Creek (you might be lucky enough to view marine life, wild turkeys, lizards and more).

Enjoy the many fantastic cafes and restaurants on offer in Burleigh Heads, or head off for a day at David Fleay Wildlife Park or perhaps embark on a cultural tour with Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Tours and Information Hub.

In surrounding suburbs you can experience the theme parks that the Gold Coast is famous for, such as Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World or Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a tour to the hinterland or perhaps go whale watching! 

Visit Surfers Paradise and spend a day visiting the various attractions including Infinity, Timezone and Dracula's Haunted House. Or 'Ride the G' and enjoy a Gold Coast light rail tram ride.

There's so much to do in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast! Book your accommodation staying at Southern Cross Apartments and enjoy the convenience and comfort of your own self-contained apartment right across from the beach!

Groove 'N' Food Burleigh Heads

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Head to the Burleigh Heads, Groove 'N' Food festival, this weekend for food, music and lots of fun!

All the action happens between August 28th and 31st, 2014 - here are SOME of the free and ticketed activities and events you could catch ...


Burleigh Brewing Up Late - 5pm to 10pm. 18+ event.


Groove Train Progressive Degustation Lunch - 11:45am - 4pm.


Burleigh Local Markets, Burleigh State School - 7am to 11am.

Music in the Park, Memorial park - 11am to 3pm. FREE event.


Arts and Crafts Market with Extra Flavour, Burleigh Beachfront. 8am to 2pm.

For the full schedule of events visit Groove 'N' Food website.

Enjoy the whole weekend in Burleigh! Book your accommodation staying at Southern Cross Apartments.

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!


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