Stay active this Summery:Gold Coast activities guide
As summer heats up, what better place to be than the popular beachside hotspots of Queensland’s Surfer’s Paradise and the Gold Coast! But, the Queensland lifestyle is not all about surf and sand with so many exciting events and activities heading to the region over the next few weeks. Whether you’re looking for kids’ activities or something to keep the adults entertained, here’s our pick of some of the best things to look forward to over the coming weeks, from international sporting events to sand art and Eurovision.
Sand Safari Arts Festival
Where: Surfers Paradise
When: 8-24 February
Do you enjoy the coastal lifestyle? Featuring international and local artists, this beachside exhibition showcases 10-tonne sand sculpts of ‘Treasures of the Sea’ including crabs and full-scale pirate ships.
(Source: Destination Goldcoast website )
Where: Surfers Paradise Beach
When: 1-2 February
Soon, the world’s best lifesavers will battle it out for the Round Five champion title across a range of events including beach sprint, paddle board, ocean6 ski and surf swim.
Let There Be Rock
Where: 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
When: Now-17 Feb
An opportunity to relive the legendary music of the Gold Coast live rock scene, Let There Be Rock brings you an exhibition of memorabilia, stories, photos and footage.
Under The Southern Stars
Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport
When: 19 January
Enjoy Queensland’s open-air lifestyle. A huge line up of some of Australia’s best rock bands including Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I will be returning to Broadwater Parklands as part of this year’s summer rock festival, Under The Southern Stars.
Australia Day Celebrations
Where: Broadwater Parklands
When: 26 January
With an impressive line-up of local talent, live music, kids activities and a spectacular fireworks display, Broadwater Parklands will host the Gold Coast’s biggest and most popular Australia Day Celebrations 2019 for all the family.
(Source: City of Gold Coast Website)
Gold Coast Superfoiler Grand Prix
Where: Main Beach, Surfers Paradise
When: 1 February
Back for series 2, the world’s best sailors will fly across the water at 80 kilometres per hour as they compete for the Regatta trophy in an international circuit combining three domestic venues and three international venues.
Eurovision – Australia Decides
Where: Broadbeach, Gold Coast
When: 8-9 February
The first Eurovision show on Australian soil, Australia Decides on the Gold Coast will feature some of the country’s best performers – one of which will be chosen to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.