Why You Should Couran Cove’s Great Australia Day BBQ.

The traditional celebration for Australia Day: the sun, swimmers, sombrero, pool or beach, time-honoured BBQ with snags, onion rings and BBQ sauce, all topped off with classic tracks, from Cold Chisel’s Khe San to Ice House’s Great Southern Land. There’s nothing better than The Great Australia Day BBQ. And on Sunday January 25 for Australia Day celebrations, Ramada Couran Cove Island Resort elevates the backyard Aussie BBQ to the ultimate island cookout by the pool.


Fifteen minutes from the commotion of Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise, lush accommodation, resort pools and gourmet dining is the perfect destination to escape the humidity of the city and the madness of the coasts for a full day with The Great Australia Day BBQ for a full day of local entertainment featuring fun family sports by the pool.

Make Australia Day celebrations extra special and comfortable with special accommodation packages. From $220 a night (based on one night stay) relax poolside before and after lunch, postpone the trip home and enjoy friendly island resort services where Australia Day dreams come true. All accommodation booking details here with FAQs here.


It’s a day of cool tunes by the pool when DJ Darren James thrashes out the Top 100 Ozzie Tracks from behind the wheels of steel on The Lagoon Deck. Chris Palmer flaunts his skillful talents on vocals and guitar, performing live from The Marina Deck. Aussie family favourites of Beach Cricket, the Thong Olympics and the Mud Crab Classic means a day of fun for all the family.


Executive Chef Chris McIntyre
shines the spotlight on our favourite Australian dishes.

From The Lagoon Deck, Chef Chris introduces his world famous signature Junee Gold Lamb Sausage infused with roasted macadamia nut, native pepper berries and garlic infused roasted onions, available all day.

Indulge in a three-hour Australia Day BBQ luncheon with a full buffet of mini dampers and salads, using the freshest in organic garden vegetables, and all the Aussie treats of a BBQ Grill and Carvery.

A smorgasbord of meaty delights sees the time-honoured lamb and rosemary sausage with grilled sweet potato, juicy grilled chicken with roasted macadamia nuts, sautéed beans and thyme jus, Wagyu beef rissoles with onion gravy and The Carvery Selection of Bryon Bay roast pork and apple sauce and herb crusted Junee lamb with mint jus, complete with all the trimmings of buttered peas, baked pumpkin and roasted potatoes. An Australian table isn’t Aussie without seafood, so relish succulent barramundi fillets on a bed of sauté greens and bush pepper sauce or crispy lemon myrtle squid and battered fries.

End this Aussie feast with dessert: sweet tooths will savour mini lamingtons and classic pavlova with the Chocolate Fountain and tropical fruit skewers taking centre stage as an all-time favourite.


Check details for daily ferries from Hope Harbour here
Water taxis are available from any where on the Gold Coast here.

Great Australia Day BBQ
From 10am Sunday January 25 Ramada Couran Cove Island Resort

From the archives: This is from our original site, MyCityLife, posted back on 18 January 2015


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