WE ARE GOLD COAST

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. THREE LO­CALS WEIGH IN ON WHAT THEY LOVE ABOUT OUR CITY

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PETER CUM­MINS Nobby Beach What’s your per­fect week­end plan?

An early morn­ing walk on the beach with the dog, then a surf if it’s good or a SUP ses­sion. Cof­fee and a catch-up with the neigh­bours, an af­ter­noon nap and din­ner with friends. Jimmy Wah’s at Burleigh is al­ways good for a spe­cial oc­ca­sion and Itoshin at Mer­maid is an old fam­ily favourite. On Sun­days, it’s an early morn­ing cy­cle fol­lowed by cof­fee then the beach. We’re so lucky where we live.

Your best break­fast tip?

I can’t go past the cof­fee at Hide n Seek Espresso at Mi­ami. They do more gra­band-go style food but the cof­fee is well worth fore­go­ing the big sit-down brekkie.

Best venue for live mu­sic?

I still miss the Play­room but nowa­days it would have to be Mi­ami Mar­ketta. It’s got a nice re­laxed at­mos­phere and the whole fam­ily can en­joy it together.

Share your fit­ness favourites …

KX Pi­lates at Mi­ami gets me work­ing and you can’t beat Mi­ami Fit­ness for the clas­sic gym ex­pe­ri­ence. Oth­er­wise it’s cy­cling up Talle­budgera or Cur­rumbin val­leys, surf­ing at Mi­ami or stand-up pad­dle­board­ing on Talle­budgera Creek.

GLENN TOZER Mudgeer­aba What’s your per­fect week­end plan?

A good bush­walk with my sons, a game of Cluedo, an af­ter­noon basketball game, and a steak and bot­tle of red for din­ner with my wife Jude in front of the fire.

Your best break­fast tip?

Ba­con and eggs with avo and maple at the Oak Cafe, Mudgeer­aba.

Best venue for live mu­sic?

Sound­lounge and NightQuar­ter. Tivoli re­ceives an hon­ourable men­tion.

Share your fit­ness favourites …

The Mudgeer­aba Parkrun on Satur­day morn­ing from 7am. Start­ing at D’Arcy Doyle Park on Som­er­set Drive, it’s 5km — flat and fast.

What’s some­thing only a lo­cal would know about the Gold Coast?

The view of the city lights from the top of the old quarry be­hind the Mudgeer­aba ceme­tery is pretty amaz­ing. And the fire­flies com­ing out at the Bono­gin Ru­ral Fire Bri­gade is spec­tac­u­lar.

AN­DREW HUTCHIN­SON Talle­budgera What’s your per­fect week­end plan?

Surf at Burleigh Point, break­fast at So­cial Brew in James Street, drive up to the rain­for­est at Spring­brook for lunch, watch Colling­wood win the footy with my daugh­ter Lola, then stick a fork in me, be­cause I’m done.

Your best break­fast tip?

Keep it sim­ple — a ba­con and egg roll and a ba­nana smoothie. Note: if there isn’t real ba­nana and ice cream then it’s a milk­shake and should be boy­cotted.

Best venue for live mu­sic?

Mi­ami Mar­ketta — good live bands and great food equals a 90 per cent chance of a good time, ev­ery time!

Share your fit­ness favourites …

Cy­cling up Spring­brook to the Best of all Look­out will make you a leg­end, even if you wear Ly­cra. Duck­div­ing waves is the equiv­a­lent of push-ups and far more re­ward­ing.

Some­thing only a lo­cal would know?

The best time of year to visit the beach is dur­ing win­ter — clear, crisp weather and light winds make the waves great and you will of­ten find them un­crowded.

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