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Forget public transport and hire a car from Carter's Car Rental, this includes pick up from the Gold Coast Airport when you arrive.
Please note: Daylight Savings Time is not observed in Queensland. Adjust your itinerary as required if you are flying into the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta.
9 - 25 February 2018
Sand Safari Arts Festival
Over 17 days, the sands and streets of Surfers Paradise will come alive in a celebration of sand, sea and sport inspired art.
The popular free event features the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships, drawing thousands of spectators to admire some of Australia's and the world's most talented sculptors, as they intricately carve life-sized masterpieces over the course of the weekend. Watch as mermaids and mythical creatures line the foreshore with each sculpture encapsulating a different sporting theme.
6 March 2018
Australian Surfing Awards
The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame were first convened in 1985 by the Australian Surfriders Association (now Surfing Australia) to preserve the history of Australian surfing and honour its great achievers.
Each year the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame are presented to those who have made a significant contribution to the development of surfing in this country. The awards include a number of support categories that recognise the broad spectrum of individuals and organisations who are involved in the sport through events, business, media, photography, movies, clubs, travel, administration or pioneering new initiatives.
11 - 22 March 2018
Quiksilver & Roxy Pro 2018
The iconic Snapper Rocks point break on the southern Gold Coast makes a fitting backdrop for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, marking the opening of the men’s and women’s world championship tours.
This event will see the world’s best surfers including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright and Gabriel Medina converge on the world class wave to battle it out for the massive prize purse and valuable world title ratings points.
29 March - 15 April 2018
Bleach* Festival illuminates, reflects, beams, focuses and most importantly connects art, with community...go with them and challenge the conventional as they strive to change perceptions.
As the signature annual multi-arts festival of the Gold Coast, they shine a light on their unique creativity and culture by presenting the city in a new way, to new audiences, both locally and internationally as they build towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond.
Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city's best artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of accessible events.
Utilising the Gold Coast's world famous natural landscapes as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival is a platform for expression, curated to encourage community ownership and participation, provide legacy building capacity and ultimately play a role amongst the world's leading arts sector festivals.