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

GANGgajang Live at Soundlounge

Fashions come and go in the world of music. A song may be a hit for a few weeks but then it’s gone and the band is never heard of again. Occasionally, an enduring sub-culture will adopt a band, and their music becomes the soundtrack of their life. They pass on their love of the music to the next generation, the bands become legends and their music never dies. GANGgajang is such a band. Renown for the perennial Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia), GANGgajang has been part of Australia’s cultural fabric for over 30 years beginning with their debut single in November 1984. It was the mid 1980’s surf culture who first adopted the band when songs from their debut self-titled album became the entire soundtrack to Quiksilver’s seminal surf movie Mad Wax. The Surfing Round The World tour and song are dedicated to the surfers and free spirits of the world. From the grommets to the pros and to anyone who has ever waxed a board or thought about it, this one’s for you.

Start Date:
24/02/2019 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

Insight into Vet Nursing - May to June

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.

Start Date:
01/05/2019 View more details

I Know Leopard Live at Soundlounge

Sydney Art Pop Darlings ‘I Know Leopard’ are heading out for their first national headline tour since 2015! A long time coming, and they are wasting no time rolling out the red carpet on their debut album, released April 5! Whittled down from over three years of demos and written against a back drop of emotional turmoil. Love is a Landmine ultimately finishes off with new love blossoming! An unashamedly romantic record that pulls you deep into the rich gamut of emotions that love inevitably drags you through. First singles released from the album, “Landmine” and “Heather” are e earning much love from beloved Triple J and community radio. Something of an anomaly and always gloriously out of step! IKL bring a sense of luxury, glamour and brains. Love Is A Landmine is the musical equivalent of a space blanket: gleaming, shimmering, retro-futuristic and synthetic, enveloping and warming you to your very core. Produced by The Preatures’ Jack Moffitt and mixed by Luke Million (who added sounds from his legendary synth collection). Lead vocalist Luke O’Loughlin, Rosie Fitzgerald (bass), Jenny McCullagh (violin and keys) and Todd Andrews (guitar) will be going out on their furthest reaching headline tour to date.

Start Date:
26/05/2019 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:
05/06/2019 View more details

The Wet Fish – Cooly Rocks On

The Wet Fish deliver good times for all with a versatile and contagious mix of instrumental surf, spy themes, barnstorming country and classic 50's rock and roll. At a typical gig, you can expect to hear The Wet Fish play their own originals and pay tribute to the legends that are neglected by the all too predictable "classic rock" airwaves.

Start Date:
08/06/2019 View more details

BeachCare Currumbin

BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in their events; no experience necessary! It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!

Start Date:
08/06/2019 View more details

QCC Alley Classic

The three event 2019 Queensland Championship Circuit will now see Queensland Champions crowned for both the Open Men's and Open Women's divisions. For the first time in recent years the state’s best open women will now get the chance to compete at some of the most iconic breaks in Queensland including Kirra Point and Currumbin Alley. ​Surfing Queensland is proud to boast AUD10,000 in cash and prizes for both men and women over the three event series well as valuable QCC series ratings points. Based on competitors' best three-of-three results of the series' and as per the 2018 Surfing Australia Rule Book , the top 4 Men's and top 3 Women's 2018 QCC competitors will be eligible to represent Queensland at the 2019 Australian Titles.

Start Date:
29/06/2019 View more details

Billabong Occy's Grom Comp 2019

Based at Duranbah Beach (Coolangatta/ Tweed Heads, Australia) and running from Saturday 6 July to Thursday 11 July, the Billabong Occy's Grom Comp is a truly international event with competitors travelling from all surfing states of Australia along with international surfers from South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Tahiti and Japan.

Start Date:
06/07/2019 View more details

The Wet Fish

The Wet Fish deliver good times for all with a versatile and contagious mix of instrumental surf, spy themes, barnstorming country and classic 50's rock and roll. At a typical gig, you can expect to hear The Wet Fish play their own originals and pay tribute to the legends that are neglected by the all too predictable "classic rock" airwaves.

Start Date:
13/07/2019 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

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

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

Buskers by the Creek

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. A variety of singer/songwriters, artistic fire, magicians, bands and dancers will be scheduled into the multi-award winning event program, with a full schedule of acts announced closer to the event date! 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. The 'Battle of the Buskers' kicks off the festival's activities on the night of Friday October 18. The festival's top emerging talent face it off in the ultimate showdown of busking brilliance and they go guitar to banjo in a battle to take out the "Totally Talented" title. Come and 'Discover the Undiscovered'! It's a weekend of magic and marvel not to be missed!

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