Australian Longboard Surfing Open
Held annually, at Kingscliff on the wave rich Tweed Coast, the Australian Longboard Surfing Open is the premier World Surf League longboard surfing event in Australia. Over 5,000 surfers and spectators alike are attracted to this celebration of longboard surfing. The age demographic is diverse, as the event caters for 10 year old grommets to grandparents in their 70's. They all share a love of the ocean and the surfing lifestyle that promotes a sport powered by the clean raw energy of nature, to active families in a friendly festival atmosphere that is a celebration of the surfing lifestyle.
Start Date:28/02/2018 View more details
Australian Surf Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Australian Surf Festival will take place on the Tweed Coast. The annual event will see over 500 competitors from around the nation for a shot at being crowned an Australian Champion. Many prestigious Australian Titles will be decided across multiple surfing disciplines joint to create a full surfing festival. The surfing disciplines include short board, longboard, loggers and body board. This is a "mobile surfing event" to ensure the competition is hosted each day in the best waves. Call the event hotline to find the event location and running schedule each day. During the festival, visit the event website for live scores, results, daily photos, video highlights, and event news.
Start Date:28/07/2018 View more details
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The spirit of cycling in the Tweed is ready to get recharged at the Battle this September. Race with your mates, boost the recovering Tweed economy and challenge the Tweed Valley as four stage tour or opt in to individual races. The purpose of the not-for-profit Battle Recharge is to bring the cycling community together for some great country laneway racing and to support the return of sports tourism in the region. A weekend all about the bike, featuring some of the most challenging riding in Australia set amongst an idyllic mountain backdrop. Battle Recharge is Australia's most sought after weekend of cycling; bringing together racing, riding, dining, and glamping in a remarkable location. For 2017 they are excited to be welcoming the National Road Series for both men and women, the classic Battle graded tour, and a new Challenge on the Border age group program. New for September is the option to opt-in to individual races within the full tour.
Start Date:26/09/2018 View more details
Boxing Day Cruise: Watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Boxing Day on Sydney Harbour is the place to be. The harbour comes alive with activity to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. With Spirit Fleet you get front row seats to see all the action. Their knowledgeable skippers keep up with the action and you get the best views for your Boxing Day cruise. Spirit Fleet offers private boat charters on Boxing Day for small groups. Choose from Silver Spirit’s spacious comfort for up to 40 guests or Free Spirit’s action packed trip with her off shore license follows the yachts outside the heads being part of the action for longer. Enquire now about packages available for both boats. This is a prime date and books in advance.
Start Date:26/12/2018 View more details
Chinderah Chilli Festival
Celebrate Flavour and Fire. This fundraiser is the hottest Chilli Festival in northern NSW. Tweed SES will collect the AUD1 entry to go towards their volunteer training and the Chinderah Scouts will run the raffle to help with a new fence. Receive a free Keens Chilli Sachet on arrival. An easy day trip from Brisbane and Gold Coast or stay over in the Tweed shire. You can sample everything from chilli chocolate to mild and wild sauces, chutneys and jams, buy chilli plants and seeds and stock up for winter. Free entertainment and fully licenced bar to cool the big kids down. Enter the Seatonfire Chilli Chocolate Challenge at 2pm and the Extreme Meatball Challenge at 3pm. Come along and support small business and local charities and buskers while enjoying a fun family day out in the Tweed Shire.
Start Date:03/03/2018 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
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
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 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
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
Kingscliff Markets are held in Jack Bayliss Park on Marine Parade Kingscliff the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 7am to 1pm, with the picturesque backdrop of Kingscliff Beach. There is plentiful parking with public toilets. With a beautiful beachfront location and an array of local produce, Kingscliff Markets in Northern NSW Australia are truly enjoyable for all ages. Spend a relaxing Saturday morning strolling through the vast array of gourmet food, produce, craft, artwork, fashion, jewellery, flowers, gifts and food stalls. Why not pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables and have an afternoon feast or swim after browsing through the stalls?
Start Date:14/10/2017 View more details
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
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
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
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
The Murwillumbah Art Trail
Murwillumbah becomes the gallery for art, performance, sculpture, film, projection art, dance and workshops as they celebrate the region's art and artists. Themed 'Moving On', the ten-day event invites artists and the community to examine what this means, particularly in light of the catastrophic flood in early 2017. Moving on to better things, moving on to new lives. Pop-up galleries, street events, a sculpture park, interactive events, awe inspiring performance mingled with a sense of beauty tempered by a bit of humour. Murwillumbah invites you to experience what a small town arts festival should be.
Start Date:18/05/2018 View more details
Uki Buttery Bazaar
Uki Buttery Bazaar runs every third Sunday of the month. Come along and enjoy the wonderful village atmosphere that is Uki. Just a country drive away - 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, less than an hour from Byron Bay. Half the fun is getting there - leave the populace behind, breathe fresh air, and take in the spectacular mountain scenery. The village Bazaar keeps buzzing all morning. Stay for a scrumptious lunch from one of the 'foodies' or just mellow out under the shade trees, river side with a quality beverage from 'coffee oasis'. If you're lucky, you can listen to the hillbilly sounds of the local but famous 'Perch Creek Jug Band'. Cruise the trash and treasure bargains, take home a plant or two, and meet the friendly locals. It's a great morning out, but better still, come for the weekend and enjoy Ukitopia - a weekend experience!