About

Must Do Gold Coast is the guide for the discerning Gold Coast resident or visitor who thinks that life's too short to eat bad food, drink bad coffee, shop exclusively in malls, watch endless TV or waste time trawling the web for what the alternatives might be.

Be it where to eat and drink, take a walk, a bike ride, see a show, shop, visit a gallery or a market, take in some history, entertain the children or roam with the dog, we have the Gold Coast covered, with hundreds of unique, great and latest things to do and see, many of all tried and tested independently and anonymously by myself and a trusty co writer. And plenty of what you’ll find here you won’t find anywhere else.

How

Every week, rain, hail or humidity we trawl the streets of inner and outer Gold Coast, on foot, bike, public transport and car, leaving no stone unturned and no tunnel un-burrowed to find the great stuff we know is out there, before reviewing and categorizing it so it's all only 2 clicks away. For the easily bored, this means new things are added to the site all the time.

Why

As a totally independent, non-government, tried and road tested website, Must Do Gold Coast is a bit unusual (and possibly a bit troppo) but what motivates us is a love for the Gold Coast and an unwavering keenness to share all of the great things we know are out there. All of our reviews are the real deal, with most venues visited anonymously and paid for by us (unless otherwise labelled) so as to get the genuine user experience. Occasionally you'll find a venue sponsoring a post, but we still have to love it - we can't be bought!

Who

I'm Jodi Panayotov, the creator, editor and writer of Must Do Gold Coast and in a past life a flight attendant, intrepid world traveller, author and freelance writer. 

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