Where is the best place to stay on the Gold Coast?

Many visitors to the Gold Coast have never heard of the Tallebudgera area, where our beautiful holiday accommodation property is located. Tallebudgera is part of the hinterland area of the Gold Coast, a part of The Coast that we think is unnecessarily neglected! There is so much to do and see in the hinterland, and…

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Accommodation for the Broadbeach Country Music Festival

The Gold Coast’s biggest country music festival is just around the corner – and the best part is that it is completely free! The Broadbeach Country Music Festival has been held every year since 2013 and brings together some of the great names on the country music scene across a number of stages in the…

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See Bend of the River from a different point of view

A friend of Justy’s recently came and stayed on the property and brought her drone and camera with her. Here is a little snippet of what she managed to capture for us! It’s quite amazing being able to see our beautiful Gold Coast holiday home from the air. We always love to be able to see why…

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We hosted a book launch!

A couple of weeks back, Bend of the River was lucky enough to host a book launch for a brand new vegan cook book, Plant Based Happy, by the lovely Ursula Hienz. Ursula Hienz, MD, DMD, is a mother of two, a physician as well as a dentist. She is maintaining a successful whole-food plant-based…

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Escape to the country

Last week posted about a koala we saw crossing our drive way at our holiday home. Today we have another sneak peak of some of the friendly neighbours we have! We managed to get this video of a couple of kangaroos using a drone. There is always so much to see and do on our…

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Our friendly neighbours

Every day we ask ourselves at Bend of the River, “can this place get any better?” and usually, the property will respond with a resounding “YES!” This week we had a visit from a very friendly, cute and cuddly neighbour: a Koala! This proves that the Gold Coast is more than just nice beaches (although they…

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Girls weekend away!

Holidaying with your close friends can be extremely invigorating for the soul. Spending quality time with your girlfriends, more often than not, will lead to some big belly laughs and leave you feeling like a new person. What a better place to organise a Girls weekend away than at our Bend of the River Gold…

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Picnic Essentials

When you are staying with us, we invite you to make the most of our 15 acres of organic fruit orchard and have a picnic. We’ve put together a list of what we think are essential for a great time!   Picnic Rug/Blanket Make sure you choose something big enough for everyone to sit on…

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Holiday Reading List

There is nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good book and what a better time to start reading than when you are on holidays! Staying at our holiday home on the Gold Coast means there are plenty of places to immerse yourself in a fictional world: the beach in summer, in front of…

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Making the most of a family holiday on the Gold Coast

  Holidaying with kids can be stressful; everything has to be planned around keeping them happy which can mean that Mum and Dad miss out on enjoying themselves! The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations – and for good reason. There seems to be an endless number of beautiful beaches and…

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