Travel Gold Coast.

Our play­ground up north is en­joy­ing a mo­ment in the (sport­ing) sun

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Stellar - - Contents -

Need a vi­ta­min-d hit? The Com­mon­wealth Games ar­rive here next month, but there’s plenty for non-sports lovers too: free cul­tural events, a hot food scene, luxe spa ex­pe­ri­ences and, of course, those glo­ri­ous beaches.

MINTED

Lo­ca­tion, lo­ca­tion: Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise is just op­po­site the beach, mak­ing it the ul­ti­mate spot for sunrise swims and watch­ing stun­ning sun­sets from its lux­ury apart­ments and pent­houses. Or com­bine a dip with a killer view at the swim­ming podium perched high above the beach. From $359 per night; mantra ho­tels.com/peppers-soul.

MID

For the cost of a bot­tle of wine, you can watch the world’s finest ath­letes reach their PBS – the fi­nal re­lease of GC2018 tick­ets, in­clud­ing some of the most in-de­mand events, are on sale now; gc2018.com.

MOD­EST

You don’t need a cent, or an in­ter­est in sport, to en­joy Fes­ti­val 2018 – two days of free cul­ture tak­ing over the Gold Coast from April 4–15 to cel­e­brate the 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games. Ex­pe­ri­ence mu­sic, the­atre, cir­cus, dance, ideas, vis­ual arts and film from around the globe.

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