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

Aussie Wildlife Course - May/June

Love animals? Want to learn more? 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 course is conducted as an eight week course.

Start Date:
02/05/2018 View more details

Women Like Us - Comedy - Currumbin RSL

Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls. They have had more than 50 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival and are constantly touring to country halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around the Australia. Described as a ‘two Tena pad show’. These are untold, laugh out loud, women’s stories. Few sacred cows remain unmilked by these two smalltown Showgirls, with seven children, four husbands and 35 years stage time between them, their material is hilarious first hand account of parenting, beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird television shows, obsessions, frustrations and most importantly, who unpacks the dishwasher. Mandy Nolan, a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes for Mamamia, with appearances on ABC's Q&A, SBS's Mums The Word and About Women and is a corporate and club performer nation wide. Ellen Briggs, a national Finalist for RAW comedy and winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel's Be A Comedian.

Start Date:
24/05/2018 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s and 60s, 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:
06/06/2018 View more details

Wild Adventures: Animal Trainer For A Day

Animal Trainer for a Day will allow participants to learn all about the training techniques used at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary both for animal health checks and behaviours for the shows. This brand new and exciting school holiday program puts participants right in the heart of the action at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Attendees will participate in activities exclusive to the Wild Adventures school holiday program including enrichment feeding, behind the scenes access and up-close and personal animal encounters. Two age groups (ages 6 – 14 years old) per day allow for tailored and specific content to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day. If your children’s ages sit across the two programs, and they want to be in the same group, please call to discuss. If you are older, please consider their Aussie Wildlife Program and Community Course series! With five different, action-packed days, there is even more to see and explore. Please bring along a packed morning tea and lunch.

Start Date:
09/07/2018 View more details

Wild Adventures: Paws and Claws

This fun day focuses specifically on interactions with the furry and feathered members of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Their brand new and exciting school holiday program puts participants right in the heart of the action at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Attendees will participate in activities exclusive to the Wild Adventures school holiday program including enrichment feeding, behind the scenes access and up-close and personal animal encounters. Two age groups (ages 6 – 14 years old) per day allow for tailored and specific content to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day. If your children’s ages sit across the two programs, and they want to be in the same group, please call them to discuss. If you are older, please consider their Aussie Wildlife Program and Community Course series! With five different, action-packed days, there is even more to see and explore. Please bring along a packed morning tea and lunch.

Start Date:
10/07/2018 View more details

Wild Adventures: Keeper for A Day

Take a walk in the boots of a keeper and see exactly what it’s like to be a wildlife keeper. From cleaning, to food preparation, health checks, enrichment and more. A brand new and exciting school holiday program puts participants right in the heart of the action at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Attendees will participate in activities exclusive to the Wild Adventures school holiday program including enrichment feeding, behind the scenes access and up-close and personal animal encounters. Two age groups (ages 6 – 14 years old) per day allow for tailored and specific content to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day. If your children’s ages sit across the two programs, and they want to be in the same group, please call to discuss.If you are older, please consider our Aussie Wildlife Program and Community Course series! With five different, action-packed days, there is even more to see and explore. Please bring along a packed morning tea and lunch.

Start Date:
11/07/2018 View more details

Wild Adventures: Slimy and Scaly

You never know what lies below the surface! Get eye to eye with reptilian friends and up close with aquatic acquaintances. A brand new and exciting school holiday program puts participants right in the heart of the action at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Attendees will participate in activities exclusive to the Wild Adventures school holiday program including enrichment feeding, behind the scenes access and up-close and personal animal encounters. Two age groups (ages 6 – 14 years old) per day allow for tailored and specific content to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day. If your children’s ages sit across the two programs, and they want to be in the same group, please call to discuss. If you are older, please consider the Aussie Wildlife Program and Community Course series! With five different, action-packed days, there is even more to see and explore. Please bring along a packed morning tea and lunch.

Start Date:
12/07/2018 View more details

Wild Adventures: Vet for a Day

Participants will learn about rehabilitation and rescue, release techniques, veterinary equipment and their uses and conduct health checks on animals throughout the Sanctuary. Their brand new and exciting school holiday program puts participants right in the heart of the action at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Attendees will participate in activities exclusive to the Wild Adventures school holiday program including enrichment feeding, behind the scenes access and up-close and personal animal encounters. Two age groups (ages 6 – 14 years old) per day allow for tailored and specific content to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day. If your children’s ages sit across the two programs, and they want to be in the same group, please call them to discuss. If you are older, please consider their Aussie Wildlife Program and Community Course series! With five different, action-packed days, there is even more to see and explore. Please bring along a packed morning tea and lunch.

Start Date:
13/07/2018 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:
25/07/2018 View more details

Avian Course

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is pleased to offer the Avian Husbandry Community Course. This course is designed specifically for the bird enthusiast or zoo professional who wishes to expand their knowledge in aviculture/avian husbandry, rehabilitation and hand rearing. Course Includes full delivery of program, student study guide, hands on activities, certificate and photo, morning tea and lunch daily.

Start Date:
11/08/2018 View more details

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 16th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore over 50 large 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. The SWELL experience extends with festivities such as performance art, music, yoga amongst the sculpture and culinary delights. 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:
14/09/2018 View more details

Coolangatta Gold 2018

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 6 and 7, 2018, Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. Take on the ultimate challenge with the grueling 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:
06/10/2018 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 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 course is conducted intensively across one weekend. Morning Tea and Lunch is included in the price and provided on-site.

Start Date:
13/10/2018 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 program, with a full schedule of acts announced closer to the event date! Known for Australian and World First attempts! Throughout the park grounds, international festival fare will be available to tempt all tastebuds 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 12. 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:
13/10/2018 View more details

Aussie Wildlife Course - October/November/December

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 course runs one evening per week over eight weeks. Please see their website for information sheet and booking form.

Start Date:
17/10/2018 View more details

Advanced Aussie Wildlife Course November Course

Following on from the Aussie Wildlife Course comes the new Advanced Course, presented by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s veterinarians and hospital staff. Using the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital facilities, the advanced course will explore the unique anatomy and physiology of Australia’s wildlife, and how it relates to caring for wildlife and for re-releasing back into their natural habitat. Must have completed the Aussie Wildlife Course or have Prior experience. The course is completed across four weeks as an evening course.

Start Date:
07/11/2018 View more details

Reptile and Amphibian Course

This course is designed for those with a keen interest in seeking knowledge and understanding in the areas of identification, legislation and relevant government interests, basic taxonomy, captive-husbandry needs and maintenance, health, nutrition and the reproduction of reptiles and amphibians. Program includes full delivery of program, student study guide, hands-on activities, certificate and photo, morning tea and lunch daily.

Start Date:
24/11/2018 View more details