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Eleanor Knight4 years ago

Love boats? Head to the Gold Coast Marine Expo

If you're a boating enthusiast, there is only one place for you this week and that is the Gold Coast International Marine Expo in Coomera. This four day extravaganza is running from Thursday until Sunday and will be showcasing a range of marine equipment from kayaks to super yachts. Whether you're a master of the sails or a fan of speed, there is something for everyone at this action-packed event. So what are you waiting for? Gather the troops, pack up your car and head down to the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera for a weekend of nautical fun!

Gold Coast International Marine Expo

So what is it that you really love about the marine world? Perhaps it’s the fantasy pirate life? Or maybe it’s the speed factor? Whatever the reason, the Gold Coast International Marine Expo is the perfect place to enjoy the weekend! This week, the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera is home to a whole host of famous marine names, keen to exhibit their latest creations. But it doesn’t stop here – take a ride on the famous Maranoa pirate ship and watch some of the world’s best jet ski stunt performers live. Don’t miss out on this fantastic family-friendly event this weekend! For more information visit www.gcmarineexpo.com.au.

So perhaps your eyes are going to be thoroughly spoilt this weekend, but what about your stomach? Luckily for you, we have found some of the best restaurants and cafes on the Gold Coast where you can rest your legs and fill your bellies.

Cafe Nineteen

Friendly location, Cafe Nineteen - Sanctuary Cove
Friendly location, Cafe Nineteen – Hope Island

If you’re feeling peckish and don’t know where to go, we recommend you head straight to Cafe Nineteen for a wholesome and hearty meal. Whether it’s time for breakfast, lunch or a mid-afternoon snack, this fantastic and friendly cafe is the perfect place to stop by. As well as serving mouth-watering food from their usual location, this week Cafe Nineteen will also be pleasing customers with two additional locations that have been set up for the marine expo, where you’ll be able to enjoy anything from a tasty lunch to a vibrant cup of coffee.
Where: 5 Masthead Way Hope Island QLD 4212

Raw Kitchen & Espresso

Scenic location, Raw Kitchen & Espresso - Sanctuary Cove
Scenic location, Raw Kitchen & Espresso – Hope Island

Haven’t had your daily dose of caffeine? Make sure you visit Raw Kitchen and Espresso for a perfectly poured cup of joe. This fantastic location is well-known for their lovely team who go out of their way to make you feel at home as you relax in their modern and welcoming location. Is food on the cards? Check out their selection of brilliant menus that all include fresh cooked meals that are perfectly presented; there’s even a doggy menu for your hungry pooch! Whether you drop in before the expo or halfway through the day, Raw Kitchen and Espresso is the perfect place visit for the whole family this weekend!
Where: Building 7b/c The Docks The Marine Village Hope Island QLD 4212

Black Angus Bar & Grill Restaurant

Delicious food, Black Angus Bar & Grill Restaurant - Sanctuary Cove
Delicious food, Black Angus Bar & Grill Restaurant – Hope Island

Feeling hungry? Head straight to Black Angus Bar and Grill Restaurant where you’ll be served one of the best meals in town. You’ve guessed it, this location specialises in fresh food straight from the grill so if you’re one for steak, you’ve come to the right place. Chill out in their modern dining area as you dive into a 300 gram Cape Grim grass fed sirloin served with your choice of sides. Love seafood? There’s a whole menu designed for your oceanic tastebuds at Black Angus Bar and Grill Restaurant so don’t miss out! Head to this awesome location for a wholesome feed this weekend!
Where: 46 The Promenade Hope Island QLD 4212

The Galley

Nautical location & atmosphere, The Galley - Coomera
Nautical location & atmosphere, The Galley – Coomera

There simply is no better location to start of a day of boating fun than at The Galley. This unique nautical inspired cafe and restaurant offers a fantastic selection of breakfasts, lunches and dinner to enjoy in a relaxing environment. If you’re popping by before the marine expo, we recommend ordering the Skipper Brekky that includes eggs, bacon, sausage, steak, grilled tomato, hash brown, mushrooms and Texas sauce; this meal will be sure to fill your boots. Take a seat in their outdoor seating area and enjoy your wholesome breakfast overlooking the water’s edge.
Where: 200 Beattie Road Coomera QLD 4209

Can’t get enough? Check out It’s a pirates life on the Gold Coast and take a trip on the Maranoa for a day you’ll never forget!

Are you off to the expo? We’d love to know how it goes!