THE STAR GOLD COAST

The National Retail Awards will be held at The Star, Gold Coast this year. We have arranged a special discount code exclusively for National Retail Award attendees and entrants. Please contact the team using the information below or complete your booking online.

Central Reservations

(07) 5592 8130 or 1800 074 344

Booking code: NRA270821

ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION

Meriton
4 min walk from The Star

Meriton Suites

Located directly opposite from the Star Casino as well as Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, you’ll have everything you need literally within moments, including the G:link light rail, to take you anywhere you want to go.

Peppers
6 min walk from The Star

Peppers Broadbeach

The sculpted towers of Peppers Broadbeach soar above the Gold Coast city skyline, with panoramic views to the Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast Hinterland from your Broadbeach accommodation.

Mantra
9 min walk from The Star

Mantra Sierra Grand

Soaring 30 levels above the Gold Coast is Mantra Sierra Grand, within walking distance of award winning restaurants, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, The Star Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

WHAT'S ON AT THE GOLD COAST | 27-29 AUGUST

GC show
Fri 27th - Sun 29th Aug 2021

Gold Coast Show

Running for 114 years and counting, catch all of your favourites; equestrian, side-show alley, wood chopping, baby animal farms, arts, crafts, camel rides on the beach, live music, and of course, the showbag pavilion. The 2021 Gold Coast Show will be held at the Broadwater Parklands, a short 20 minute drive from The Star. 

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Sat 28 Aug 2021 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Miami Marketta

Every Friday and Saturday night, Miami Marketta brings the backstreets of the Gold Coast to life. With street-food stalls, local artisans, bands from up and down the coast and its own gin bar, there’s a jam-packed line-up of street-food vendors each night, including a dedicated dessert hall to satiate that sweet tooth.

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Sat 28th Aug 2021 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Suave at the Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub

Located in the heart of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, Suave is the Pink Flamingo Spielclub's resident show. A first of its kind, with a touch of burlesque, a hint of Vegas and hysterical laughs in a memorable night of world class entertainment.

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Sat 28th Aug 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Comedy Underground

Every Saturday night, Based Comedy presents Comedy Underground in The Basement. It's a weekly showcase of hand-picked talent from all over the Australia and around the world. Big name acts, up-and-coming crushers and the wild, subversive and unique voices making waves in live comedy.

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Sat 28th Aug 2021 | 8:00 PM

Johnny Cash The Concert

Daniel Thompson stars in the Johnny Cash The Concert featuring the great moments of the San Quentin album plus hits & favourites spanning Cash’s entire 50-year career. After 7 National tours and more than 200 shows, Johnny Cash The Concert has become one of Australia’s premier tribute acts. 

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Sun 29th Aug 2021 | 6:00 AM

Robina Farmers Markets

The market is a one-stop shop for all things fresh – produce, organic fruit and vegetables, gourmet and global foods, meat, fish, deli products and even flowers. There will also be a sensational line-up of live entertainment to ensure your Sunday morning is off to an excellent start.

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Sun 29th Aug 2021 | 6:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Racecourse Markets

Support the local Queensland and Northern Rivers growers in a paddock to plate experience and get a little exercise as well. Patrons will be pleasantly surprised with the easy-going outdoor atmosphere and the range of exhibitors. There will be fresh fruit and vegetables, cryovac meats, specialist bakeries, international takeaway food and more. 

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Sun 29th Aug 2021 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Salsa in the Park

Salsa in the Park is an event open to everyone and is free of charge. DJs will play a variety of latin music to keep everyone dancing. There will be a free 30 minutes lesson at 3pm, followed by two and a half hours of social dancing, or just sit, relax, watch and enjoy the music and dancers go about their pace. It is held once a month at The Porch in Broadwater Parklands, Southport.

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Sun 29th Aug 2021 | 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Flamboyance at the Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub

The three-legged beauty and her cast of high calibre fierce beauties, will take over the glittering Pink Flamingo every single Sunday night. A fusion of drag, cabaret & burlesque with DJ Tiny taking you into their late night afterparty. Be fabulous. Be flamboyant. Be you.

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

Dreamworld
Theme Park

Dreamworld

Dreamworld is the perfect place for the whole family. Make movie memories with your favourite DreamWorks Heroes including Madagascar, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, while children’s best-loved television shows come to life at The Wiggles World and ABC KIDS WORLD.

Movieworld
Theme Park

Movieworld

Home to the tallest, longest and fastest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere, Movie World boasts a full day of adventure filled with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, your favourite Looney Tunes Characters plus the Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Universe.

Seaworld
Theme Park

Seaworld

Delve below surface and discover a whole new world of fun and adventure at Sea World. Join Sea World for an educational adventure in the amazing Affinity Dolphin Presentation or chill out in the shade while the kids cool down in Sea World’s newest splash pad attraction, The Reef at Castaway Bay. 

Skypoint Climb
ACTIVITY

Skypoint Climb

SkyPoint Climb takes place on the top of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise and at 270 metres in the air, it is one of Australia's highest external building walks. Starting on level 77 of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Climbers will enter the open air dressed in a full body suit and harness. 

Treetop Challenge
ACTIVITY

Treetop Challenge

The TreeTop Challenge at Tamborine Mountain is Australia’s largest TreeTop Adventure Park with more than 120 TreeTop activities including 10 ziplines! Their courses range from easy to extreme and traverse through nine acres of amazing bushland and rainforest. 

HOTA
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Home of the Arts (HOTA)

Surrounded by parklands and a lake with Surfers Paradise as the backdrop, HOTA, Home of the Arts is your place for live performances, lake-side strolls, star-gazing, cinema-watching, art and new-ideas.

Dracula's
CABARET SHOW

Dracula's Cabaret

If you want a comedy show where you laugh until your head falls off (potentially literally) as you’re wowed by a crazy live cabaret club show with singing, dancing, burlesque, magic, juggling, and aerial performances, then step inside their maniacal lair for the ride of your life. After all, you're not dead... yet.

Ripleys
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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Discover the strange, the shocking, and the beautiful at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Venturing through themed galleries, you will become immersed in incredible art, animal oddities, pop-culture memorabilia, interactive games, and stories of people and places that are hard to believe but undeniably true.

Currumbin
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore this iconic Gold Coast Wildlife Sanctuary. Immerse yourself into the wonder and natural beauty of 27 hectares of Currumbin rainforest, wandering through open animal enclosures, feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas along the way.

Burleigh
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Burleigh Head National Park

Discover a wild, natural headland that offers walks along the rocky foreshore and through rainforest. Walk the Ocean view walk around the rocky headland from Tallebudgera Creek and see the tumbled masses of six-sided basalt columns.

Natural Bridge
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Natural Bridge - Springbrook

Springbrook's Natural Bridge section features a picturesque rock formation, formed by the force of the waterfall over the basalt cave. Follow the easy one-kilometre circuit and descend through ancient Gondwana rainforest to the Natural Bridge rock arch.

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