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Gold Coast

Sea Temple Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland

What is it? Opened in December, Sea Temple Surfers Paradise is the newest resort in Australia's Gold Coast. The hotel occupies floors four to 39 of the 77-storey Soul building (right, top), in the middle of the bustling Esplanade strip of Surfers Paradise.

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

Jones and Armour called up for Australia trip

Tradition Valley backs Lee Jones and Ross Armour will get their first chance to excel on the sevens stage after being named in a 13-man squad for the Noosa and Gold Coast tournaments over the next two weekends in Australia.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Resorts catch a wave

Competition among luxury properties on Australia's Gold Coast has intensified with the opening of Hilton's flagship resort in September and the completion last month of a major refurbishment at Marriott.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Intrepid ocean explorer puts his faith in the youth of today for a greener tomorrow

Tuen Mun might not be our choice of a scenic stop during an around-the-world sail, but that's where South African explorer Mike Horn docked to show the media his environmentally-friendly yacht, Pangaea, on Tuesday morning. The expedition, sponsored by watchmaker Panerai, has taken the 43-year-old over 100,000 kilometres of ocean.

1 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Model exhibits artworks crafted in lonelier times

Long before she became a canvas for fashion designers, model Cara Grogan worked on her own canvasses. The Melbourne native now has a chance to show off her hitherto unknown artistic talent in an exhibition at Lucky Brand Jeans' IFC shop. A painting and two sketches by Grogan (below) join other works in an in-store display of Hong Kong talent that went up yesterday.

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Surging prices

Investors rush to Gold Coast for luxury properties, but new projects cannot keep up with demand

Queensland's Gold Coast has an average of 277 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, but the only thing that's hotter than its climate is the coast's luxury property market.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Deadly sharks are so abundant people catch them off balconies

A species of deadly shark has become so numerous in Australia that locals are catching them by dangling a line from apartment balconies and back gardens.

Amateur anglers along the creeks and canals of the Gold Coast in Queensland have caught three-metre-long Bull sharks with nothing more sophisticated than a pork chop taken from the barbecue and attached to a hook.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Show business

Another show flat doing double duty displaying new furnishings is Sino Land's development at 1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast. Kitted out by Tequila Kola, the 1,800 sq ft apartment features the Shou bed (queen, HK$10,100; king, HK$10,345) and bedside tables (HK$1,680 each) made of Suren hardwood indigenous to Indonesia.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Pacific Fair, Gold Coast, Queensland

Australia's Gold Coast is hardly short of shops or malls, but Pacific Fair (Hooker Boulevard; www.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

Gold Coast blues

Feel pity for me. Here I am, on Australia's Gold Coast, a place I have not set foot on for a good dozen years: I may as well be an alien.

In fact, I have even tried to make that point by wearing my shorts on my head and making 'gareenk, gareenk, galosh' noises, but it seems that that is normal here as well, so something even stranger is in order.

7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am