Category: Special Events

2014 Gold Coast International Food, Wine & Music Festival

Once more the Gold Coast International Food, Wine and Music Festival is being held and, according to an article on visitgoldcoast.com, this year’s festival will be the biggest and best yet! Being held at various venues around the Gold Coast, the festival is a much anticipated event that showcases all the best in local food, […]

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Sydney’s 19th Biennale Celebrates Artistic Imagination

This year’s Biennale of Sydney, which is entitled ‘You Imagine What You Desire’, will focus on artistic imagination as a spiritual exploration, according to a recent article on visual.artshub.com.au. Curated by renowned Artistic Director Juliana Engberg, this year’s festival will feature an exciting and thought provoking program of events to be held at the Art […]

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Sand Sculpting Championships in Surfers Paradise

An article on visitgoldcoast.com recently reported that the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships are coming to the Surfers Paradise foreshore again, and this year’s theme is ‘Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales’. From Friday February 14th to Sunday February 16th, Australia’s best sand sculptors will battle it out to produce the most stunning creation of fable and […]

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Henry the Polar Bear Cub Stars at Sea World

Sea World’s ambitious program to breed polar bears on the Gold Coast has been documented in a recent documentary. The current star of the breeding program is Henry, a delightfully cute male polar bear cub, born in May last year at Sea World. Still very much attached to his mother, Henry is a star attraction […]

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Where to Take the Kids in Brisbane

Summer holidays with kids can be tough even in a great destination like Brisbane. Fortunately, there are lots of great, fun activities for kids in Brisbane. Some of the wonderful activities planned for children over this year’s summer holiday in Brisbane include: The Summer Solstice Light Spectacle. This natural spectacle is timed to occur in […]

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Things to Do in Brisbane on School Holiday

School holidays are here, as parents already know. Fortunately, there are now lots of fun activities for kids of all ages in Brisbane. Some great school holiday activities in Brisbane include: Beginner Rock Climbing at Mt. Barney Lodge Retreat. The retreat has three climbs specifically designed for children ages three to twelve — it is […]

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Brisbane Tennis International Draws Record Crowds

This year’s Brisbane Tennis International attracted more than 105,000 people during the eight day tournament. Queensland Minister for Tourism Jann Stuckey said that this year’s success had cemented the tournament’s reputation as a premier event on the global tennis scene. Lleyton Hewitt and Serena Williams took out the men’s and women’s titles during the event, […]

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Some Fun Things to Do Over the Holidays on the Gold Coast

It is easy to see why the Gold Coast are still one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. In addition to some of the world’s best beaches, the region contains a wide variety of activities for the entire family. Some great family activities on the Gold Coast for the Holidays include: Great Australian cuisine. There are […]

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Sydney Festival Tickets Selling Fast

Tickets to events at this year’s Sydney Festival are selling fast, with some smaller venue shows already close to capacity. With an annual turnover of some $19 million, the 17-day Sydney Festival is a major drawcard on the city’s event calendar. According to the festival’s executive director, Chris Tooher, ticket sales are tracking well in […]

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What Australians Want to Do This Summer

So what do Australians want to do for their holidays this summer? A survey by The Daily Telegraph discovered some interesting holiday plans. Some popular holiday plans included: Driving the Great Ocean Road. Many people want to take a road trip through Queensland and along the Great Barrier Reef. Popular stops include Brisbane and Surfer’s […]

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