Yeppoon War Memorial

Yeppoon, Capricorn Coast, Livingstone Area

A simple white obelisk, its four faces reflecting the role Yeppoon's men and women played in international conflicts, the first being WWI, provides an integrated precinct of remembrance in this coastal central Queensland town. Look a little further and other traces of the grief and national pride felt by this community after WWI can be found.

Trees, symbolising continuing life, were planted two metres apart in 1921 along The Esplanade (now called Anzac Parade), Normanby Street and James Street. Commemorative plaques for individual lost soldiers were originally installed under the trees.

Mature hoop pines, chosen for their longevity and suitability to withstand seaside condition, have flourished along Anzac Parade. They extend around the corner into Normanby Street.

James Street's plantings didn't fare so well. The coconut palm trees with small concrete cairns at their base are more recent plantings. Only two brass plaques commemorating individual servicemen survive in place.

When the obelisk and surrounds were restored in 2010, a marble tablet listing the 68 townsmen who enlisted in WWI, was incorporated on the eastern face.

Plaques commemorating the enlisted for WWII, Korea and Vietnam have been added.

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Gold Coast Film Festival

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From AU$15 - 95
19 April 2017
Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and film crew. Learn from Australia's leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops. At the Gold Coast Film Festival, you will be captivated by internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, locally made indie gems, engaging documentaries, family features, anime and the scariest horror films.
27 January 2017
Ring in the year of the Rooster at The Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise! Simply come and dine with them for your chance to win. Prizes include a free cocktail, free chicken wings, a free dessert and discount off at their Rock Shop!
From AU$55 - 65
14 February 2017
Romance your special someone starting with their exclusive Valentine's Day 'Cupid's Kiss' cocktail. Indulge in a delectable set menu of your choice and delight in watching their chefs create your sumptuous dishes from locally grown produce with flair and passion.
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From AU$0.00 - 45.00
16 January 2017
Looking for the perfect way to entertain the kids these January school holidays? Culture Kids offers a range of workshops, shows, free performances and activities the whole family can enjoy. Plan an entire day out with a variety of options for mornings, lunchtime and afternoons.

Surfers Paradise Live

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Free Entry
28 April 2017
Surfers Paradise Live is the biggest music festival to hit Surfers Paradise! Held over three days, they're rolling out what they do best; live music! Surfers Paradise Live will showcase a diverse, eclectic mix of music genres with multiple stages throughout the precinct, so no matter where you are in Surfers Paradise you'll hear the sounds of the best raw, live music.

Sand Safari Arts Festival

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3 February 2017
Sand Safari Arts Festival is a major annual event exhibiting bold works of art inspired by sand and sea, from gallery to the beach. Running over three weeks, Sand Safari will feature spectacular, life-sized sand sculptures along Surfers Paradise foreshore and throughout the Gold Coast Sand and Sea Trail inspired by the theme ‘Mystical Creatures of the Deep’, intricately carved by the country’s most talented sculptors as part of the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships.

Viva Surfers Paradise

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7 July 2017
See Surfers Paradise take a step back in time as they pay tribute to the world's greatest music legends with ten days of free classic entertainment at Viva Surfers Paradise! Viva will dazzle and delight fans with the best tribute artists from around the world gathered in one location to bring back the music of yesteryear.
16 January 2017
Ever wanted to create your own iPhone app? Ever had an awesome idea for a video game? Well now is your chance to do both! In this awesome workshop, kids will learn how to create their own smartphone/tablet game in which they can download onto their device at the end of the camp!
From AU$68 - 68
27 January 2017
They are celebrating the Year of the Rooster over five nights at Waves Restaurant. Indulge in a special buffet featuring an array of Asian inspired dishes and delicacies including live cooking stations of Peking duck and Dim Sum.

Superbowl - The Avenue

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6 February 2017
Come and watch the NFL Superbowl on the massive HD screen. Doors open 9am. Enjoy an all American Menu of Buffalo Wings, Ribs, Burgers, Dogs and Bagels, and American Beers. NFL Balls and snap back caps to be won.
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