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Spring Fun At The Gold Coast

Spring has sprung and the vibe on the Gold Coast is amazing!

The sun is shining, the beach is sparkling, the cafes and bars are bustling and the theme parks have reopened just in time for the school holidays!

If you’re making your way to Surfers Paradise or “the Goldie” as locals know it to stay with us, then visit our friendly staff at the front desk to make sure you get the most out of your Gold Coast experience. We don’t want to brag or anything, but we’ve got some pretty awesome recommendations and even some discounts for you!

We’ve put together a list below of just some of the special deals that you can take advantage of over the next month.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

If you’re a nature and animal lover, then Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-do when you’re visiting the Gold Coast.

You’ll wander through open animal enclosures, feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, watch live shows and see the vets in action at the Wildlife Hospital.

Not only is Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary an amazing day out to explore 27 hectares of rainforest and see some gorgeous animals, but you’ll be supporting their conservation projects to help someamazing species from extinction including endangered Australian animals.

Book here for your special Surfers Beachside Currumbin Wildlife discount.

Warner Bros. Movie World

Calling all adrenaline junkies!

Did you know that Movie World has the tallest, longest and fastest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere? Yep, and it’s terrifying!

But don’t worry, there’s something for everyone. You can also meet some of your favourite Hollywood stars, check out the JL52 Batmobile in the Streets Star Parade, see some shows and even visit the Wild West!

Book here for your special Surfers Beachside Movie World discount.


Dreamworld is perfect for the family who can enjoy rides, waterslides and wildlife all in the one place.

There are endless things to do and see…

The kids will love The Wiggles World and ABC KIDS WORLD and learning about traditional Indigenous Australian culture at the Dreamworld Corroboree.

For the bigger kids (or your inner kid) the flying theatre, Sky Voyager, is a must. Then take your pick out of the seven terrifying thrill rides available!

Book here for your special Surfers Beachside Dreamworld discount.

Wet ‘n’ Wild

Wet ‘n’ Wild is currently operating Thursday – Sunday and then seven days a week from Thursday 17 September just in time for school holiday FUN!

The kids will love the Wet ‘n’ Wild Junior Zone which features kid-friendly water slides and the giant wave pool.

For the thrill-seekers, Aqualoops is going to give you the adrenaline fix that you need. You’ll be released down a trapdoor into a huge, vertical free-fall!

Book here for your special Surfers Beachside Wet ‘n’ Wild discount.

Sea World

Visit Australia’s number one Marine Park where you will get up close with Polar Bears, Penguins, Rays and Dolphins.

There are shows, thrill rides as well as an interactive splash zone and rides especially for the kids.

Book here for your special Surfers Beachside Seaworld discount.

Gold Coast Beaches

Our favourite attractions, of course, are the stunning beaches. There’s Main Beach, Surfers Paradise Beach, Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach. for the kids. But if you’re chasing the waves, we probably don’t need to tell you that Snapper Rocks is the place to be.

If you’re ready to have a holiday, check out Surfers Beachside for a top quality room in a convenient location.

For more information about short stays, or accommodation for your annual holiday, or business trip, call Surfers Beachside on 07 5570 3000, or email holiday@surfersbeachside.com.au

Sand Safari - Australian Sand Sculpting Championships - Surfers Paradise

Beyond the Sand Art Festival

Don’t miss out on this spectacular event.

‘Step right up’ and explore Beyond the Sand, as the Surfers Paradise beachfront is transformed into a gallery of colour, movement and music for the 10th Anniversary of the festival in March 2021. The free circus-themed art festival features eight captivating large-scale art installations, the nail-biting Australian Sand Sculpting Championship, live circus performances, interactive workshops and much more.

Families, friends and art lovers will be captivated by the immersive display of creativity and fun across the nine spectacular days and nights. Experience endless enjoyment as roving entertainment impresses even the most discerning critics and local and nationally acclaimed artists take centre stage across the Surfers Paradise precinct.

Have your say in the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships as the voting for your favourite sand sculpture goes digital. Formerly known as Sand Safari Arts Festival, Beyond the Sand has evolved beyond ‘sandcastles’, to highlight the city’s artistic flair and talented Australian artists.

What are you waiting for? Meet you at Beyond the Sand.

For more information on a short stays or accommodation for your annual holiday, contact us today!

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

Time for a holiday well here are just a few reasons to book now

As we power through May on the gorgeous Gold Coast, Queensland, we'd be amiss not to mention the slew of exciting events just around the corner. Accompanying our sandy beaches, pleasant climate and friendly atmosphere, there's something for everyone.

This month brings the upbeat sounds of Blues on Broadbeach – a popular free event which brings some of Australia's best blues and roots artists to the centre of Broadbeach's acclaimed dining and nightlife hub. It'll be held from the 20th to 23rd of May.

Fittingly, the Gold Coast's picturesque seaside will also play host to the Gold Coast International Marine Expo and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, also from the 20th to 23rd of May. It's a real must for keen boaties in the family and it also offers hours of entertainment for the kids. It's quite a wide-ranging event and there's sure to be something for everyone.

Conveniently, an apartments at Surfers Beachside in Surfers paradise offers the perfect headquarters for those keen to soak up the sights and sounds of the Gold Coast and its premier attractions and events.

Firstly, let's take a closer look at the biggest free music festival in Australia, which certainly won't have you singing the blues – although you'll definitely get an earful of it.

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival features an absolutely massive line up this year, complete with James Morrison, Andrew Strong, The Black Sorrows, Tijuana Cartel and many more stellar artists over six eclectic stages. The Broadbeach Mall stage offers enough performances to satisfy the appetite of even the most hardcore blues aficionado, and it offers just a sample of the extensive list of entertaining acts. Importantly, the bustling event is very safe, well organised and offers all the amenities you'd expect at a major music festival, and perhaps more. It's also just a 5 minute trip on the G-link (Our New Light Rail Tram) away from Surfers Beachside Holiday Apartments.

'The Boat Show With So Much More' is Australia's only “working boat show” and it attracts visitors from across the country, and across the globe. Whether

you're a boating enthusiast, or just curious about marine craft, it's well worth a look. As a bonus, the show strongly supports local charities, with its widespread donations exceeding $68,000 to date.

Plus, this year there's a raft of new exhibits for the whole family and some interesting interactive exhibits for the kids.

One of the quirkier exhibits is the Notorious Pirate Ship, which is a painstaking, rare replica of a 15th century Portuguese caravel. It's one-of-a-kind in the Southern Hemisphere and it will be an undeniable thrill for the young and young-at-heart to step aboard this unique vessel.

There's also the Supertank Fishing Show and Super 60s Multihull Showcase to look forward to. While the Fishing Show provides a unique fisheye look at underwater life (and a glimpse at the latest fishing gear), the Multihull Showcase features the world's latest and greatest multihull boats, ranging from 55 to 65 feet. The latest luxury models from leading brands have also been confirmed as exhibits at the show. To top it off, the Southport Yacht Club Funsail offers kids the opportunity to hit the water and test out their sea legs in a safe environment.

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo is held at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, located on Waterway Drive, Coomera. Tickets, available online, are only $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/pensioners, while kids under 15 enter for free. You can also pay at the gate. Its date was changed this year to align with the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

The Sanctuary Cove show, also 30 mins drive from Surfers Paradise, showcases over 500 boats at Marine Village at Sanctuary Cove, including the latest lines. It also features a large array of exclusive conferences, boating demonstrations and more.

At the gate, a day pass for an adult is $25, while concession is $20 and kids under 18 enter free.

If you're in the market for a boat, or simply want to daydream, it's a top day out for the family, or the discerning solo traveller. If you're one of the many industry delegates attending the show, check out Surfers Beachside for a top quality room in a convenient location.

For more information about short stays, or accommodation for your annual holiday, or business trip, call Surfers Beachside on 07 5570 3000, or email holiday@surfersbeachside.com.au

(Photo credits: Blues on Broadbeach photo by Blues on Broadbeach, Aerial shot of the Gold Coast by Gold Coast International Marine Expo, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show photo by Camper Trailer Travels)

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