True Queenslander - born and bred. I love living and working as a Financial Adviser on the fabulous Gold Coast, in my own business, Wealth Planning Partners. Our team loves assisting people take control of their financial futures, leaving them in charge of their finances, lives, family's protection and legacies.
Joined 19 October 2007 Burleigh Heads, QLD
Stayed here recently for work for a couple of nights and had a comfortable stay.
Like the kitchenette facility and bathroom / laundry was clean & tidy.
Room cleaned daily by friendly staff.
Sofa in lounge uncomfortable and bed a bit old (or has body sized indents from lots of prior guests) but otherwise good, and walking distance to central Maitland.
Lovely setting and the breezes even on a hot day are nice here. You can sit outside under the trees or more under cover inside.
I enjoyed my chicken & avo melt with a ginger beer, but was on the run to catch a flight. Staff kindly popped it in a takeaway container so I could eat it on the way.
Nice little Indian in Maitland, very popular for Takeaway.
I ordered a regular size, medium spiced lamb and mushroom which more than adequate for me with the basmati. A friend enjoyed the medium rogan josh and neither were hot.
Friendly staff and can bill back to the Quest hotel when staying in town.
The QAG Cafe is a great place to stop for lunch when visiting the Qld Art Gallery.
Sometimes there's a special deal with an installation, like recently the California exhibit and lunch special of burger, fries and drink. Great value!
Nice setting, friendly service.
Seraphine is a lovely cafe that forms part of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
It's just behind the gift shop, is very cosy and is always busy.
The food and service are great, so even if you're not into art, stay for a feed or a cuppa.
I really enjoyed the smashed avo on sourdough with a side of salmon and my friend devoured the chocolate crepes with strawberries and cream!
A work colleague will often meet with clients here, as it's well known and very central.
MRAG is a very nice little Art Gallery in Maitland. It's free to have a wander, there's a lovely cafe on site: Seraphine, a gift shop and often installation art works too.
Definitely worth dropping by.
Lovely little cafe as part of the Quest in Maitland. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Coffee available in house or to go and small dining area to enjoy a light feed inside.
Can also bill back to the room if staying at Quest.
Happy Herbs is a Byron institution. The shop has been there forever, is well laid out and easy to navigate around the areas herbs or supplements are offered for.
Staff are friendly and knowledgable and happy to help out with everything from the common cold to back pain to increasing energy levels.
Lovely little local at Treetops, Burleigh. Happy hour on Friday from 4-6. Great tapas and pizza available. Limited but fine beer & wine menu. Fast and friendly service and a very cool setting. Will have to head back!
The view and location is great, tapas lovely, but mains and sauces sadly average at the club.
Gaming room available, bar area, kid friendly and good for families to catch up and watch the beach.
Best to book if you want tables by the windows tho.
If you're looking for any health foods, organic fruit & veg, carob treats or herbs, spices and supplements, Fundies is the place to go. It's a bit pricey, but the quality seems good. Also attached is a vegetarian cafe so kick back, enjoy, then top up the groceries.
Always love to get the fresh almond or peanut butter when you know it's 100% nuts, and the raw honey too. You can take and refill your own jars for this, or there's containers available.
This is a large Apple store in RTC and is always busy. For lots of reasons you need to visit, an appointment is required, but for some you can just wander in and chat with a local 'Genius.'
For genuine accessories, this place has it all, but at Apple prices too.
For Macs, iPads, iPods, headphones, iPhones, covers and lessons on how to use it all, head here.
Staff always greet you on entry and try and point you in the right direction.
If you're looking for a seriously unique Australian gift, this is the place to go. Mostly Aboriginal style arts, crafts, music, boomerangs and giftware. If you can't find something special and quintessentially Aussie for your overseas friends here, you're not looking hard enough!
The kids always want to grab a kebab from here when we visit Byron. They're a meal on their own and incredibly filling. I love the lamb and tatziki combos.
My daughter loves the chicken with sweet chili.
This is a lovely airport, very clean and easy to navigate your way around. Very importantly, good coffee and news agents on site to while away time when waiting for flights.
Blue Illusion and Chololaterie also there so plenty to keep you occupied.