Day 1: BroadbeachMorning
Early riser? Elk Espresso opens daily at 5:45am. Using a house blend of beans to make heart-starting brews in a range of classic and alternative methods.
If you sleep in, make the most of the ‘Boozy Brunch’ from 10am. It includes bottomless mimosas paired with your breakfast of choice.
Upscale Japanese restaurant Kiyomi is tucked away on the mezzanine level at The Star Gold Coast. Their adventurous menu includes seared scampi with foie gras, Hiramasa kingfish miso ceviche, binchotan Wagyu and melt-in-your-mouth sashimi platters.
Afterward, wander a few steps to Garden Kitchen & Bar, which spills onto a grassy alfresco patio where glam locals and visitors play boules and sip champagne cocktails.
Social Eating House’s inspired menu heroes the finest produce you’ll find in Queensland.
Day 2: MiamiMorning
In the courtyard of the Miami Fish Market, enjoy freshly shucked oysters for breakfast, perhaps followed by a round of raw tuna and salmon from the sashimi bar.
When you’re done, wander to Piccolo Espresso on Miami Beach. Have your caffeine hit followed by a leisurely stroll along the sand.
The Greenhouse Canteen’s vegan menu is packed with healthy and flavourful dishes that will make you feel good from the inside out.
Just to the north, Nobby’s Beach Surf Club is a sun-kissed space that’s as close to the beach as you can get. Popular throughout the day serving up perfectly-chilled drinks – try the Beetroot Sour, made by Lost Palms Brewing Co, base just around the corner.
Next, visit Granddad Jacks, the Gold Coast’s first distillery based just a few steps from the beach. You can sign up to make your own gin or the bartender can create you a bespoke cocktail.
Open from 5 pm every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Miami Marketta is a creative hub for art, music, design and – most importantly – food.There’s a street-food line up, where you can sample diverse bites, all served to a backdrop of poetry slams and live music.
Day 3: Burleigh HeadsEarly morning
Begin your day at Paddock Bakery. Order delights like apple-and-rhubarb doughnut French toast, or ‘purple toast’ with roasted beetroot and zaatar puree.
Join a Jellurgal Walkabout tour around the Burleigh Headland with an Indigenous guide. Gain memorable lessons about the land with a bonus, get heart-stopping vistas all the way to Surfers Paradise.
Next stop, Jimmy Wah for a lively lunch fuelled by creative cocktails. Modern Vietnamese with dishes designed to share, order the seven-course ‘Feed Me’ menu.
Then pop into Burleigh Brewing Taphouse to enjoy a local brew. In the courtyard, they host live music on weekends. Infact, the city has a booming micro-brewing scene. There are close to 20 independent operators in addition to specialty pubs like this one.
Restaurant Labart brings a touch of European sophistication to the Burleigh dining scene. The open-plan kitchen and charcoal grill allows diners to watch them prepare delicate dishes.
End the day on the rooftop of legendary Justin Lane, where cocktails are shaken and stirred to perfection well into the night.
Day 4: Gold Coast HinterlandMorning
Start your hinterland journey at Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation, where your tour of the lush grounds is followed by stellar brews paired with a Thai crab omelette, perhaps, or wild mushrooms on toast.
This part of the Gold Coast is Queensland’s fastest growing wine region. Allocate a designated driver and sip your way around establishments like Cedar Creek Estate and Witches Falls Winery to sample local vinos.
Continue indulging at nearby Tamborine Mountain Distillery and Granny Macs Fudge Shop.
In the foothills of Springbrook (an hour away), Greenwood Farm & Co boasts paddock-to-plate dining with their own sustainable gardens.
Mudgeeraba remains relatively untouched by hinterland tourism. The original Mudgeeraba Hotel built in 1883 still remains, but its name has changed to the Wallaby Hotel. Find a booth in the bistro and look forward to classic pub fare, delivered with lashings of generous country swagger.
Read the full itinerary at Signature Luxury Travel here.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.