The iconic Kirra Beach Hotel is set to shut its doors for more than two years while the site is redeveloped into a two-tower resort, rooftop bar and ground level retail laneway. ..
Next year’s Global Wave Conference has announced climate change champion Sophie Taylor-Price will make the opening address to local, national and international delegates at the conference to be hosted at Southern Cross University on the Southern Gold Coast. ..
Parents of Schoolies will be celebrating on the Southern Gold Coast with their own new event while their school-leavers party in Surfers Paradise later this month. ..
Beach Volleyball is set to reappear on Coolangatta Beach in an exciting new partnership between Volleyball Australia, Tourism Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast - further cementing Coolangatta as a major events destination for the city. ..
Bendigo Community Bank® branches on the Gold Coast have joined forces with former Ironman Champion, Surf lifesaver and Defibrillator Ambassador, Guy Leech from Heart180 to install 14 life-saving community defib units in Gold Coast businesses and community clubs. ..
The Southern Gold Coast is gearing up for a huge season of major events hitting our region this spring, playing host to artists, musicians and elite athletes with events that celebrate our destination, our culture and this spectacular time of year. ..
Surf Life Saving Australia has announced a new event, Beach Warrior, is coming to Coolangatta and Kirra Beach on Saturday 12 October during the 2019 Coolangatta Gold - giving the general public a fun and exciting opportunity to be involved in the athletic celebration of the Coolangatta Gold weekend. ..
The two-day SandTunes Music Festival previously slated for Coolangatta Beach later this year has been moved to Metricon Stadium in Carrara following talks between the State Government and the promoter, TEG Dainty. ..
The 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is just around the corner, from 13 – 22 September, 2019, and this year’s program is packed with walks, talks, workshops and masterclasses for all ages. ..
Next year’s Global Wave Conference has been given a huge international boost with the addition of Mark Taylor the Ocean X Submarine Man for David Attenborough’s Blue Ocean documentary series. ..
Registration is now open for teams to apply for Australia’s 2nd annual International Beach Rugby Australia Festival from 6 – 8 September on Kirra Beach. ..
SandTunes Music Festival will hit Coolangatta Beach on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, 2019 with organisers on track to deliver a music festival that will showcase the beauty of the iconic Coolangatta Beach to the world and deliver significant economic benefit to the Southern Gold Coast. ..
Queen Elizabeth Park came alive on Saturday 2 February as more than 6000 concert-goers rocked out at the first By The C. ..
Travelling from Tugun to Bilinga has never looked so good as the missing piece of the Currumbin to Coolangatta Oceanway is now officially open.
The 1.7km path commenced construction last July and was officially opened by State Government Minister Mark Bailey (Minister for Transport and Main Roads), Acting Mayor Donna Gates and Cr Gail O’Neill at a free community celebration in January.
Costing $4 million, the shared path provides an oceanfront link for pedestrians and cyclists between Toolona Street, Tugun and the Bilinga Surf Life Saving Club.
Full details about the project can be found online here. ..
Kirra’s iconic boardwalk will be closed to the public from May 2019 as it undergoes major upgrades. ..
A new promotional video has been made, highlighting all there is to love about the Southern Gold Coast regions of Coolangatta and Kirra. ..
SWELL Sculpture Festival is calling for artists to apply for the 17th annual event to be held along Currumbin Beach from 13 – 22 September, 2019. ..
Queen Elizabeth Park will come alive with the spirit of Christmas on Sunday 9 December as the iconic free Coolangatta Christmas Carols returns. ..
After meeting at a Plastic Pollution Solutions trivia night a few years ago, Mitch Longhurst and Liz Lemieux had an instant connection due to their love of the ocean, surfing and passion for the environment. ..