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 nibbles 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

Advanced Aussie Wildlife Course - March 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. Course is completed across four weeks as an evening course.

Start Date:
07/03/2018 View more details

Quiksilver and 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.

Start Date:
11/03/2018 View more details

Kenny Escapes Tour to the Symphony in the Vines - South Coast Music Event

Join them for this very special music event and wine tasting tour. Mountain Ridge Wines Cellar Door and Restaurant (one of their favourite south coast wineries) and Mosman Symphony Orchestra present Symphony in the Vines, on Saturday 14 March. Taste local wine, gourmet food and experience the vines vibrating with the sounds of classical music. This is a bucket list experience that must be ticked off! The event includes: - Return transfers to and from Wollongong, Kiama or Berry (other departure locations may be available on request). - Special music event - Symphony in the vines at Mountain Ridge Wines by Mosman Symphony Orchestra - tickets included! - Barbecue buffet lunch with your choice of three meats and selection of salads. - Glass of wine or beer with lunch. - Pre-show local cheese and produce platters. - Pre-show glass of bubbly. - Wine tasting experience at Silos Estate. - Wine tasting experience at Woodhill Mountain Wines - Boutique Winery. - Fully accredited tour operator. - Friendly and experienced driver. Tickets are limited and must be pre-purchased so don’t miss out! Ticket sales will close Thursday 14 March at 3pm if not sold out prior.

Start Date:
17/03/2018 View more details

Symphony in the Vines

Symphony in The Vines will be on in march at Mountain Ridge Wines with the Shoalhaven Concert Band on from 12pm to 1pm and the Mosman Symphony Orchestra on from 1.30pm to 3pm. This is a ticketed event and the price includes lunch: Barbecue Buffet with choice of three meats and selection of salads and a glass of wine for over 18's. Bus tours are available to the event please contact them if you would like more information.

Start Date:
17/03/2018 View more details

Reggae on the Ridge

Reggae on The Ridge is on at Mountain Ridge Wines. Revolution Inc. will be on from 12pm to 2pm and Blackbird Hum from 2.30pm to 5pm. This is a ticketed event and the entry price includes lunch.

Start Date:
18/03/2018 View more details

Bleach* Festival

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.

Start Date:
29/03/2018 View more details

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Beach Volleyball

Sweat glistens and drips off the bodies of each player. Soft golden sand squeaks under their feet as they take off. A ball is spiked over the net with ferocity and accuracy. A physically and technically demanding sport, Beach Volleyball will make its Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast. A team of two players will take the court in both the men’s and women’s competitions with only a net separating them from their opposition. Coolangatta Beachfront will provide the stage for epic encounters of high intensity serving, digging, setting, spiking and blocking. The grandstands will create a cauldron-like atmosphere in beautiful Queensland sunshine with the surf adding a refreshing backdrop. Get ready to experience close up the skill, speed and drama of a thrill-a-minute sport.

Start Date:
06/04/2018 View more details

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Road Cycling

The beauty of a Gold Coast backdrop with the beast of a challenging road course. That is what awaits many of the world’s best road cyclists as they ride for gold in both the Road Race and Individual Time Trial. Crowds will line the streets with flags, banners and cheers of support. Cyclists will whiz past with steely focus and determination. The Cycling Road Race will combine stamina with strategy as competitors plot when to make their breakaway from the pack. Will there be a telling early move or could it be a bunch sprint finish? The Cycling Individual Time Trial will combine stamina with speed as the cyclists race the clock. Who will time their race to perfection and record the fastest time? Starting and finishing at the stunning Currumbin Beachfront, spectators will have kilometre after kilometre of prime vantage points to witness the adrenaline charged racing.

Start Date:
10/04/2018 View more details

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Diving

With a calm focus and poise, the diver concentrates. With a quiet anticipation and glare, the crowd awaits. Then take off. Balance, speed, grace, flexibility and precision are all packaged into seconds. The diver pierces the water with barely a ripple or splash. The crowd erupts into cheers and applause as the diver emerges from the pool. Now the tense wait as the judges consider the dive’s degree of difficulty and execution. What will be their score? That is a glimpse of the aerobatic action set to absorb fans at the picturesque Gold Coast Aquatic Centre for the Diving competition. There will be individual competition for both men and women from the one metre springboard, three metre springboard and the daunting 10 metre platform. Adding another dynamic, pairs of divers will team up for the synchronised three metre springboard and 10 metre platform events.

Start Date:
11/04/2018 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

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim - World Series Swims 2018

Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia’s most revered surf breaks – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra. If you’re a seasoned swimmer or aspiring triathlete, the new 3 kilometre course is a great opportunity to test yourself beyond the typical open water distances. Events: Junior Giants (300 metres and 1000 metres), 1 kilometre, 2 kilometres, 3 kilometres.

Start Date:
13/05/2018 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

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

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