'Where else but Queensland?' Andrew Winter's guide to the Gold Coast

Ahead of the 2019 TV WEEK Logie Awards, we caught up with Andrew Winter to understand his love for all things Gold Coast.

For our resident real estate expert, there is nothing better than a water view and a big ball of sunshine.

So, it's no surprise that Andrew Winter chose the sunny Gold Coast when he moved to Oz from the UK all those years ago.

Three reasons why Winty loves the Gold Coast:

  • "My number one reason has got to be the climate. You can't avoid the fact that - I believe - we literally have the best climate in all of Australia. It's never too hot, as we are by the water and get a lovely cool breeze and we don't see the extremes that other parts of Australia get."

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  • "Lifestyle is a hideously-overused word, but it's true. Because here you can do it all. You can go surfing, on a speed or sail boat, bushwalk, trial bike, go up a mountain, do any sport you like... the variety of stuff to do is all so close by. For most places in the Gold Coast it will only take you 20 minutes. Brisbane is so close by if you want a big city fix and so is Sydney on a day trip if you get a cheap flight."
  • "Of course, it's also the real estate for me. You really can buy a $250,000 unit or a $25 million beachside mansion - and everthing in between. There's affordability for youngsters and retirees, housing stock is so varied and I like those options.

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Andrew's favourite spot to soak up the sun...

"There's the rocks at Burleigh heads looking back up, but I also like Miami, where Mermaid and Miami meet. There's a headland where you can look up and down the coastline and it is absolutely beautiful!

"A friend and I share a boat and I like to go boating. I love nothing more than getting out onto the water, finding a little place to moor up by white sand - that's a pretty perfect day!"

Why he's loving the Logies in his own backyard:

"Because I fly so much, it's so refreshing that I don't have to for this year's ceremony. Especially if it's a cold, miserable winter in Melbourne! That's not my favourite time to be there! Right now on the Goldie it's heaven on Earth. Last year I can remember breakfast after the event, when everyone was in the hotel and chatting away... everyone was smiling and it was so relaxed. People were going for walks and had plans to enjoy the beach, because it was a perfect winter's morning in Queensland. 

"I think the facilities we have here are phenomenal. For an event that had been in one place for so long, and for such a positive reaction from everyone last year, it truly was a job really well done. They pulled it off perfectly!... Actually, it wasn't completely perfect, as I didn't get the Gold Logie... but at least this year we can hope Selling Houses Australia gets an award!"

There's still time! Cast your vote here for Selling Houses Australia to win Most Popular Lifestyle Program at the 2019 TV WEEK Logie Awards.

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