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5 luxurious ways to spend your downtime on the Gold Coast

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Living on the Gold Coast can feel like a dream. Especially in our latest Mater Prize Home lottery No. 299. Waking up to beach views outside your bedroom window then walking out onto your balcony to watch the waves crash below is the perfect way to start every morning. Life in this Palm Beach Penthouse is pure luxury.

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So, when it comes to ways to spend your spare time, it makes sense to match that level of indulgence. These five Gold Coast experiences are the ultimate extravagance to suit your new lifestyle.


Nurture yourself at Gwinganna

There’s an art to learning how to slow down and Gwinganna Health Retreat has the formula down pat. Book in for a mini retreat here and find out why life is better when you stop to appreciate the little things. Gwinganna is a world-class wellness retreat set in Tallebudgera Valley on the Gold Coast that will help you recharge, reset, and reconnect with yourself. Between the spa sessions, sunrise Qi Gong meditation mornings, organic inclusive menus, wellness seminars, low-tech environment, and the overwhelming sense of calm you’ll feel here, you’ll walk away a healthier, more intentional version of yourself after just a few days. It will set you up to be in the perfect mindframe to appreciate all the good things you have going on in your new mortgage-free and stress-free beachside life.

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Splurge on a helicopter wine tour

There’s no denying winery tours are a wonderful way to spend a weekend, but you can do so much better than getting around on a mini bus tour. A helicopter wine tour is the epitome of luxury and allows you to spend less time driving from winery to winery and more time sampling the goods! The winery scene is surprisingly impressive in the South East Queensland area, but it is wide-spread, which is why getting around via helicopter is the perfect way to experience all the best vintages in the Scenic Rim, Somerset Regions, greater Brisbane and beyond in one day.


Indulge in a Lost World Spa Day

Surrounded by the lush rainforest, the Lost World Spa at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is the ultimate way to unwind and pamper yourself. The drive from your place is a relaxing and scenic treat through the Gold Coast Hinterland (especially in your new Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV, included in the prize lottery). Then there’s the breathtaking canopy views from inside the spa—you will have no trouble switching off from the real world as soon as you enter here…and you haven’t even started your spa treatments yet! The spa menu has everything you need for a day of indulgence, from hot stone massages, radiance-inducing facials, mud wraps, and salt body scrubs. Or, for a full day of spoiling yourself, you can’t go past the Vinotherapy Ritual. It includes a warm steam, aromatic soak, head-to-toe exfoliation, scalp massage, aromatic yoghurt wrap, and a full body massage to send you into pure pampered bliss.

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Dine at a chef hatted restaurant

You may not be in the big city anymore, but that doesn’t mean your palette can’t be treated to fine dining fare. The Gold Coast is home to 17 chef hatted restaurants so you’re spoilt for choice. If you’re in the mood for beach views (we’re talking so close you can practically touch the waves crashing beside you) and share plates of Pan-Asian flavours, then book in for an indulgent spread at the iconic Rick Shores. For a bowl of handmade pasta that tastes just like Nonna’s – only with a refined twist—paired with a glass of the best Italian or Australian wine to match, go to Orzo in Broadbeach. Mermaid Beach’s Etsu Izakaya will whisk your taste buds to Japan with its ultra fresh sashimi and sushi to its heartier robata grill dishes and unmissable twice cooked pork ribs in spicy miso bbq sauce and signature fried chicken.

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Trade your penthouse abode for a weekend of glamping

Camping—even the trend for ‘glamping’—may not make your usual list of luxurious things to do, but you haven’t spent a weekend at Nightfall in the Lamington National Park. First of all, the scenery is hard to beat (ok, it’s probably on par with that spectacular view from your Mater Prize Home penthouse balcony, but when you’re in the mood for a change of scenery, this one doesn’t disappoint!). You’ll be completely immersed in the glorious wilderness of the ancient Gondwana Rainforests but with all the luxurious you long for during a getaway: fireplace, vintage bath with stunning views of the surrounding dense forested landscape, rain-head shower, organic bedding on your plush king bed, and a fully-catered escape with fire-cooked organic food. You’ll never look at camping the same way again.

Ready to live in luxury on the Gold Coast? Buy your tickets today to win this home lottery and put your $50,000 in cashable gold bullion to good use with indulgent experiences just like these. Plus, for every ticket purchased, you will be helping support life-changing medical research and patient care at Mater.

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