What's on for the Gold Coast September school holidays

Goodtimes and sunshine surfing accomodation package

Swell Sculpture Festival

Currumbin Beach transforms into a vibrant outdoor gallery with Queensland’s largest, free outdoor exhibition SWELL Sculpture Festival. Open all hours, you can enjoy twilight walks, informative artist talks, discover new perspectives, wander through the Swell Smalls Gallery or participate in artist master classes and children’s’ workshops. The artworks are lit at night for a totally different perspective.

When: 14 to 23 September, 9am to 4pm
Where: Currumbin Beach
Cost: Free

Naturally Gold Coast Wildlife Encounters

Take a family trip out to Labrador and curb your curiosity about the natural world, which is brought to life through face-to-face encounters with some of Australia’s stunning wildlife. You will meet snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes.

The City of Gold Coast NaturallyGC program connects the Gold Coast community to nature through workshops, activities and events including guided bushwalks, nature play, tree planting, citizen science, environmental educational workshops, nature photography and wildlife shows.

When: Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM 

Where: Labrador

Cost: Free

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Hide & Seek Children’s Market

If you have tiny humans in your life, you need to know about Hide & Seek Children’s Market at Miami State High School. Held on the fourth Saturday of the month, each stall has been hand selected to offer something unique and different, whether it’s handmade leather shoes for little feet or ridiculously adorable linen rompers.

Hide & Seek Children’s Market showcases skilfully hand-crafted or designed by artistic and independent locals who are passionate about creating high quality children’s products. It will be loved by those who enjoy rare finds, one-of-a-kind’s and keeping on trend. It is for those who want to indulge a little or find something special for their tiny loves.

When: Saturday 22 September, 9.00am to 1.00pm   

Where: Miami State High School

Cost: Free

Theme Parks   

Whether you’re an actual kid or just a big kid at heart, the world-famous theme parks are a must-do when on the Gold Coast. Promising wild rides, heart-thumping thrills and wilderness adventures, stepping into these parks take punters to a whole new world of fun and fantasy. Here, we provide the low-down on what to do and see at the top four to guarantee a top time. Move World, Seaworld, Dreamworld and Wet n’ Wild are without doubt the top four – and you can read more about what goes on at each here.

Surf lessons

Why not add a little bit of skill-building fun into the school holidays with a surfing lesson on the Gold Coast. There are loads of different surf school companies on the Gold Coast offering two-hour or half day lessons and are held at beaches such as Currumbin and Coolangatta Beach.

At Coolangatta, complete beginners can experience the rush of catching their first wave in a beautiful location which is renowned as a perfect spot to learn. Beginners will start on the beach where a professional surf instructor will take them through the techniques required to get you riding a wave. Lessons are run by fully qualified Surfing Australia or International Surfing Association Surf Instructors who also hold first aid and lifeguard qualifications to ensure everyone is in safe hands. 

Click here for some highly recommended surf lessons at Currumbin and Coolangatta.


July 27, 2018