Your guide to summer events at The Star Gold Coast

Make the most of the balmy weather and those summer feels with our guide for what’s on at The Star Gold Coast.

The sun is out, the events calendar is filling back up and we all have a whole lot of lost time to make up for. Revel in the warmer weather with our guide to what’s on this summer at The Star Gold Coast.

Hang out on The Lawn

Thanks to the Gold Coast’s year-round sunshine, The Deck at Garden Kitchen & Bar is never a bad idea, but over the summer months The Lawn becomes the place to be. Until 17 January, take a sneaky trip to the Riviera with the French-themed pop-up delivering beach club vibes. After that, it’s on to So-Cal.

A group at The Lawn GKB
A group at The Lawn GKB
Spa, swim, repeat

Pool or spa? Spa or pool? Now you don’t need to decide, with The Star Gold Coast’s Summer Bliss Package. The session includes two hour-long Effective Touch Massages at Azure Spa & Fitness, plus two hours’ private cabana rental beside the resort pool. Float out of your massage and back to your cabana to enjoy the included bottle of Chandon poolside. If you don’t feel like moving on once your experience has ended, don’t worry, the pool bar delivers direct to the poolside all day long.

Poolside cocktails at The Star Grand
Poolside cocktails at The Star Grand
Azure Spa
Azure Spa
Make like a millionaire

Kick off 2021 with one of the year’s hottest events – The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival. Frock up and head to Cucina Vivo, Nineteen at The Star or The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar on 16 January for Magic Millions Raceday and enjoy the fashions and frivolity of the day, with all-inclusive packages and live acts taking to the stage all day at The Lawn.

If you’d like to take a punt, brush up on our guide to placing a bet during the carnival. 

Magic Millions Carnivals 2020
Magic Millions Carnivals 2020
Brunch with the best

Sunny summer mornings are made for long, lazy brunches, and the best brunch in the Gold Coast is beside The Darling pool nineteen floors above Broadbeach. Brunch at Nineteen at The Star offers an indulgent menu by executive Chef Uday Huja with upscale brekkie classics such as souffle pancakes daubed with Chantilly cream or decadent morsels from the grill like Moreton Bay bug with a garlic, butter crumb (best combined with the two-hour Champagne package). Oysters for breakfast, anyone?

Launch into Lunar New Year

With Lunar New Year falling on 12 February this year, it’s the perfect excuse to celebrate a second new year this summer. Chef Song captures the essence of regional Chinese cuisine at Imperial at The Star, so there is no better place to ring in Chinese New Year. Order up big on dishes like whole steamed coral trout, lobster and foie gras dumplings and rainbow shrimp spring rolls (all auspicious dishes to chow down on during Spring Festival) and welcome the Year of the Ox.

Lobster with Thai Chili Sauce from The Imperial at The Star
Lobster with Thai Chili Sauce from The Imperial at The Star
Have a summer vacay (or stay-cay)

Okay, so we might not be jetting off overseas for a little while yet. But when you have a backyard like ours, the summer holiday feels are easy to achieve. The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s favourite playgrounds for good reason – and our Summer Starcation packages will help you make the most of it. Ring in Valentine’s day with your honey on the Lov’d Up Summer Starcation or luxuriate over five days of the Extended Summer Starcation. You don’t need a passport to find paradise.