Southern Gold Coast

Events

Live Music at Mountain Ridge Wines

Enjoy lunch and live music in a picturesque setting at Mountain Ridge Wines on the first Sunday of each month 12 noon to 3pm while enjoying lunch, wine or a cheese platter at the restaurant. Bookings for lunch are strongly recommended. Groups of 10 or more must book and pre-order. Check out Mountain Ridge Wines website and subscribe to the newsletter to be first to know who is playing. They invite a variety of South Coast bands, duos and solo artists - featuring a different band or musician each month.

Start Date:
02/10/2016 View more details

The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

A Gruffalo? What’s a Gruffalo? Find out at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary when The Gruffalo Trail launches this April. Take a journey through the deep dark wood and meet your favourite characters along the way with the new augmented reality app. This brand new interactive trail is included in your entry ticket price, along with daily photo opportunities with The Gruffalo. So visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and say hello to The Gruffalo! About the Gruffalo The Gruffalo was initially published in 1999 in the United Kingdom and this year celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The book was written by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and tells the story of a mouse, the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in a European forest. The book has sold over 13 million copies, has won several prizes for children's literature, and has been developed into plays on both the West End and Broadway and even an Oscar nominated animated film.

Start Date:
05/04/2019 View more details

Mental As Anything Live at Soundlounge

Once upon a time, a group of art students passed themselves off as a band in order to con the local publican into giving them a gig in exchange for free beer. The deception worked better than intended with the group receiving beer in return for music and came to be known as Mental as Anything. Four decades later, they are still irritating the public with their highly listenable, idiosyncratic brand of garage pop and to celebrate the anniversary of their first release, Mental as Anything Play at Your Party, the Mentals have released the seven-track EP on vinyl available exclusively at their website, as well as releasing a brand new 40 minute, hi-definition, multi camera film to celebrate the milestone.

Start Date:
19/07/2019 View more details

Aussie Wildlife Course - July/August/September

The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This is an eight week course run one evening per week.

Start Date:
24/07/2019 View more details

Australian Mammals: Our Backyard Buddies - July

Looking at a multiple species, participants will learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of our most beloved Australian natives and what to do if you find an injured animal while you get it to qualified medical help. This hands on and engaging course will leave you empowered with knowledge about our local animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
27/07/2019 View more details

Animal Training and Conditioning - August

Training helps keeps animals minds healthy and active. This course will help you learn the fundamentals of general animal training, operant training techniques and how to teach desired behaviours from animals in your care. Every animal and species is different in their training needs, which will be explored in this course. Leave with skills to try with your own pets and animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
03/08/2019 View more details

Fiona O'Loughlin Live at Soundlounge

A veteran of the Australian Entertainment Industry with a massive following both here and overseas, Fiona O’Loughlin is one of the most in demand comedians in this country. A late starter; but with an award winning career of almost 15 years, Fiona plays to packed houses in venues and festivals across the globe. Winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s (MICF) Best Newcomer Award in 2001 – her career has gone from strength to strength ever since. In 2006 she took home the coveted MICF Piece of Wood, an award for funniest show as voted for by other comedians. In 2007 and 2008 she was nominated for the MICF’s Barry Award for Best Show. And in 2013, Fiona was awarded Adelaide Comedy’s Best Visiting Comedian award. Fiona has also taken her unique story-based comedy to LA headlining the world-renowned Improv Comedy Club. In addition to repeat seasons in Hong Kong, performing at Edinburgh Fringe (the world’s largest Arts Festival) Montreal’s prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and the UK’s oldest, Leicester Comedy Festival. Most recently, the award-winning national documentary series Australian Story filmed an episode on Fiona, which rated over 1.3 million viewers (an epic achievement for Australian Television).

Start Date:
24/08/2019 View more details

Peter Asher and Albert Lee Live at Soundlounge

David Roy Williams Presents Music Legends Peter Asher and Albert Lee. Together in Australia for the first time with their songs and stories. Featuring the hits of Peter and Gordon, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and others! “A World Without Love”, “I Go To Pieces”, “Bye Bye Love”, “Crying In The Rain”, “Lady Godiva” and more. As one half of British Pop Duo Peter and Gordon, Peter Asher had numerous hits in Australia and around the world in the ‘60s. He was subsequently A & R Director for the Beatles' Apple Records, and became a legend as a Grammy-winning producer and manager of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and others. Albert Lee has been called "the ultimate virtuoso" by Eric Clapton, and is a Grammy-winning, five times Guitar Player Magazine ‘Country Guitar Player of the Year’. Albert had a 25-year run as Music Director for the Everly Brothers, has been a key band member for Joe Cocker, The Crickets, Emmylou Harris and Eric Clapton, and has worked with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and others. Peter Asher and Albert Lee’s history is one of song, and these duo storyteller shows will reflect that history and feature those songs.

Start Date:
30/08/2019 View more details

Beach Rugby Australia Festival 2019 at Kirra Beach

Beach Rugby Australia is presenting a spectacular, fast paced and exciting game based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football. It’s the game you know, but not as you know it! Men and women play with “five” players a side with up to five substitute players per team, each half takes just five minutes and everything you have. The beach arena of play is 30 metres in length and 25 metres in width. Straightforward and easy-to-understand this contact sport is a huge hit for spectators and players alike. Taking off around the world in places like Rio, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France and even England, now Australia to get on board for its second year and where better place to host Australia’s annual international Beach Rugby tournament than on Kirra Beach - beautiful Gold Coast, known for its spectacular beaches, picture perfect natural surrounds and some of the best visitor experiences in the world.

Start Date:
06/09/2019 View more details

Cooking on Country: Food Adventure - September

Be immersed in culture and refine your culinary techniques with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s brand new Cooking On Country: Food Adventure. Exploring multiple recipes, participants will get to taste and try foods everyday foods made with traditional Indigenous ingredients. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a one day course.

Start Date:
07/09/2019 View more details

Planting for Wildlife - September

Ever been camping and woken to the dawn chorus? Kookaburras laughing, magpies singing, kangaroos hopping and lizards lounging in the sun. You with your hot beverage in hand, soaking up the atmosphere wondering how you can recreate and incorporate this beautiful landscape in your own backyard? Come along to their 1 day program to help achieve these results, led by their skilled and knowledgeable horticulturist. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a one day course.

Start Date:
08/09/2019 View more details

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore works of art built by distinguished local, national and international artists. For 10 days, wander and weave amongst distinctive, thought provoking, intriguing and whimsical sculpted works. This magnificent outdoor gallery presents the occasion to enjoy guided twilight walks and artist talks. Visitors can get in touch with their inner artist and participate in artist master classes and children's workshops. This exhibition is free to the public and open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they light up under the southern sky. SWELL inspires, amuses and uplifts and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.

Start Date:
13/09/2019 View more details

Coolangatta Gold 2019

The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture over 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar. The iconic event returns to the Gold Coast on October 12 and 13, 2019, Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. Take on the ultimate challenge with the 41.8-kilometre long course or the 21-kilometre short course that will see you ski, swim, board and run your way to the finish line. Enter as an individual, or as a team!

Start Date:
12/10/2019 View more details

Insight into Vet Nursing - October to December

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a veterinary nurse? Maybe you are considering a career change, looking to become a vet nurse, or are simply interested in the daily operations of this field. This course provides an insight into the role of a vet nurse, and their importance in ensuring injured or ill animals are returned to their healthy state. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent This course is conducted as an eight week evening course. Upcoming course dates: 16 October 2019.

Start Date:
16/10/2019 View more details

Buskers by the Creek

Celebrated as "Australia's Largest Busking Festival", Buskers by the Creek is a weekend of magic, mystique and marvel. Be under no illusion and prepare yourself for the glitz and glam, vivacious energy and extravagent party! In a celebration of the old-fashioned art of busking, over 300 performers will showcase their talents along the banks of Currumbin Creek. People of all ages will soak up the atmosphere, vibe and sunshine and immerse themselves in the melting pot of creativity, culture and surprise. From samba struts to Afro-Brazilian drum rhythms, from award winning musicians and talented teens, from swing to sword swallowing, "Buskers by the Creek" this year will see even more incredible entertainment, jaw dropping tricks, daring world record attempts and waterborne magic. Due to popular demand, they're also bringing the floating half-pipe back with BMX and skateboarding daredevils preparing to ignite! Throughout the park grounds, international festival fare will be available to tempt all taste buds and artisans will be showcasing their creative wares and talents. Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October from 10am to 6pm. Free entry (but don't forget to tip). Come and 'Discover the Undiscovered'!

Start Date:
19/10/2019 View more details

Weekend Condensed Aussie Wildlife Course

Love animals? Want to learn more? The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of the community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities for example vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This course is conducted intensively across one weekend. Morning Tea and Lunch is included in the price and provided on-site.

Start Date:
19/10/2019 View more details

Australian Mammals: Our Backyard Buddies - December

Looking at a multiple species, participants will learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of our most beloved Australian natives and what to do if you find an injured animal while you get it to qualified medical help. This hands on and engaging course will leave you empowered with knowledge about our local animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
07/12/2019 View more details

Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival

Bleach* Festival is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs. Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events. Utilising the Gold Coast’s world-famous natural landscape as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival aims to deliver incredible arts and cultural experiences that challenge expectations, change perceptions and provide a unique and authentic sense of place, inspiring both locals and visitors alike. Bleach* Festival has attracted more than 470,000 people since its inaugural year in 2012. The program features work across all genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus and major public events.

Start Date:
01/04/2020 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s, 60s and 70s bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed together for the ultimate party. Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world. Bring the family and enjoy loads of free entertainment and retro markets. Watch the Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade, check out thousands of classic cars, see as many amazing artists as possible, dance every night away and have as much fun as you can possibly squeeze into your stay.

Start Date:
03/06/2020 View more details