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How does novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and how can I stop myself from getting it?

By |2020-03-24T18:29:32+10:00March 19th, 2020|Gold Coast, Brisbane, Uncategorized|

The most current status and information relating specifically to Queensland and released by the State Government can be viewed here: http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/217/838/novel-coronavirus The most current status and information relating to Australia and released by the Federal Government can be viewed here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert Queensland Health: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) – everything you need to know, in language you can understand Health Direct: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) World Health Organization: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)   Viruses are tiny organisms that live inside ‘hosts’ (like you!). When you have a viral infection, like influenza or novel coronavirus(COVID-19), it means that the virus is living inside your body. The virus that causes COVID-19 is called SARS-CoV-2. Every time we have a new confirmed case of COVID-19, it means that SARS-CoV-2 has spread from one person to another. How does COVID-19 spread from person [...]

What Happens on a Wine Tour?

By |2021-04-02T09:35:49+10:00July 31st, 2019|Gold Coast|

Those in the know say that the best way to get to know a place is through its people, food and wine. We couldn't agree more! If you've never been on a wine tour, you might be wondering what you can expect from your day out exploring the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland. Why Book a Gold Coast Wine Tour? Decades ago, wine tours were really only found in the most famous wine production areas - think the Loire Valley, Chianti Country and the Rhone. But nowadays, wine tours are increasingly popular in many smaller regions, simply because some wonderful pockets of the world make deliciously tasty wines.  Apart from just being a part of a region's history and culture - taking the time to learn about wine also let's you learn about the climate, [...]

Why we’re rated the best Gold Coast winery tour

By |2020-03-19T18:36:13+10:00July 23rd, 2019|Gold Coast|

We're not ones to toot our own horn…but alongside earning a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor for the service that we provide our valued customers, we're excited that we are the highest rated wine tour on the Gold Coast on Google. That means ordinary people, just like you and I, provide their reviews of our business and we are the highest rated wine tour company located right here on the Gold Coast. From everyone here at Pineapple Tours, we’d like to thank you for recommending us to everyone searching for a great wine tour in South East Queensland! Our most popular tour is our Full Day Mount Tamborine Winery Tour, offered at an affordable price with an incredibly high-quality product offering from our venues that has made us the most popular winery tour operating from [...]

Suave Will Be the Debut Show to Feature at The World’s First Spiegelclub on the Gold Coast

By |2019-07-23T20:45:55+10:00July 16th, 2019|Gold Coast|

Get ready Gold Coast because there is a new venue flocking to town. The grand opening of  the hotly anticipated Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub,  will open on Thursday 22nd August, right in the heart of Broadbeach. The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub just unveiled their debut show SUAVÉ a show-stopping masterpiece that has been exclusively cleverly crafted and created for The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub by renowned pair Sue Porrett and Anthony Ikin. “We are so excited to announce that our first show to hit The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub stage will be SUAVÉ.... a tantalising and outrageous show that l know audiences will love! We have handpicked an elite cast of performers from around the globe especially for The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub. SUAVÉ will combine a remarkable mix of daring cabaret and cirque artists from every corner of the [...]

Top 6 Red Wine Types

By |2020-03-19T18:37:09+10:00July 10th, 2019|Gold Coast, Brisbane|

Wine types derive from the sort of grape found in the wine producing process, although wine beverage labels sometime make reference to the region where the grape was produced as opposed to the grape itself. In Australia, we have a tendency to label our wines following the grape, as opposed to the region your wine is made. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon (cah-ber-nay so-vin-yong) may be the name of your wine, along with the grape, that is famous for becoming among the world's finest crimson varietals. Characteristics - Serious red in coloring, Cabernet is really a beautiful channel to full-bodied, dried wine. It includes a hearty, complex flavour evoking feelings of dark-colored currants and blackberries. Customarily, the wine is certainly aged in oak, gives it an oaky, vanilla taste. It includes a particularly smooth, great finish. [...]

Wine and Celebration – They Go Hand in Hand

By |2020-03-19T18:38:14+10:00July 9th, 2019|Gold Coast|

When we ask why wine is so intrinsically linked with celebrations and social events; more so than any other drink. Wine's place in history seems to have always been right in front of our eyes. Even in earliest recorded history, wine seems to have been enjoyed by many - from royalty to the common layperson. Early memories we may have of wine come from the bible -  turning water into fine wine at a wedding celebration, or even the Last Supper where wine accompanied the meal. In total, there are more than 235 mentions of wine in the Bible. Have you ever wondered why wine has become a drink associated with celebrations, of welcomes, of friendships and even something to be enjoyed as a quiet moment of self reward? Great people through the ages talk [...]

Best Gold Coast Rooftop Bars

By |2019-01-28T05:56:31+10:00January 28th, 2019|Gold Coast|

With near perfect weather all year round, and beautiful views wherever you look – the Gold Coast is the ideal place to enjoy a few drinks on a roof top where you can catch a cool evening breeze and see the sun set. Roof top bars are a relatively new concept to the Coast, so here are our pick of places to go.   Gotham Bar and Grill   Located in Runaway Bay to the north, Gotham offers a trendy New York style menu with sophisticated cocktails and tasty steaks. The two level venue has an indoor seating area with large glass windows for those who enjoy the view but don’t like the outdoors. Upstairs, you can take in views of the nearby Broadwater and enjoy your delicious food and drinks.   Island Rooftop   [...]

Getting around the Gold Coast

By |2019-01-28T06:01:01+10:00January 23rd, 2019|Gold Coast|

Visiting the Gold Coast and wondering how you are going to get from place to place? There are many different transport options available on the Gold Coast, and depending on where you want to go, some may be more suitable than others. The G Link Tram.   G Link has been operating for a number of years and offers connections from Helensvale to Broadbeach where the service terminates. Remember that G Link is a single link and may not cover the locations you want to travel to.   Heavy Rail Services   Queensland Rail operate train services from Varsity Lakes in the south up to Brisbane. The rail option doesn’t pass close to the beach, so you would need to transfer to the G Link at Helensvale if you want to travel to beach side [...]

Five Great Gold Coast Hotels

By |2019-01-28T05:57:54+10:00January 20th, 2019|Gold Coast|

The Gold Coast is a location with a lot of hotels to choose from, so many in fact that you may find a little confusing about where you want to when you visit the city.   Here we review five great hotels that are ideal for your stay.   QT Surfers Paradise   Although an older building, the refurbishment of QT in 2011 provided a trendy vibe to this hotel, which features the ever popular Stingray Lounge cocktail bar, and the Bazaar buffet – which is considered one of the best on the Gold Coast. QT is centrally located, just one block back from the beach and close to the Surfers Paradise nightspots.   Reflections Coolangatta   To the south of the coast, Reflections is an ideal spot for you to enjoy the laid back [...]

Tips for Arriving into the Gold Coast

By |2019-01-28T05:59:38+10:00January 18th, 2019|Gold Coast|

Arriving for a holiday on the Gold Coast and considering your transport options? Here are your options for getting from the airport to your accommodation.   Taxi Gold Coast Cabs are the local private taxi company that provide services in and around the area. Arriving at the airport attracts a surcharge, and like all taxi services, they charge by distance and time – so depending on traffic and your destination – a taxi may be a more expensive option.   Uber   The main taxi competitor has many operators on the Gold Coast, however if you have luggage, sometimes an Uber can be inconvenient as many of the smaller cars are not suitable for any amount of luggage. If you have a larger group and are thinking of taking an Uber XL – remember that [...]

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