Great Barrier Reef

With more than 100 ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland offers the ultimate personalised adventure on the world's largest and most spectacular coral reef system.

Swim with dwarf minke whales on the ribbon reefs off Port Douglas, snorkel with turtles at a sand cay, dive among colourful coral gardens on the outer reef or camp on a deserted island to watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef.

Join a live-aboard dive boat for days and nights of underwater exploration, keep your hair dry on a helmet dive or zoom along on an underwater scooter. Go under your own steam paddling to a nearby island from the beautiful Cape Tribulation beach or board a helicopter for a breathtaking aerial view of the reef.

Enjoy the seclusion of a luxurious island resort in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef where you can leisurely explore a colourful underwater world, dine with the Coral Sea lapping your toes, discover marine birdlife or gaze at the ocean while you laze in a spa.

Tropical North Queensland is the closest destination to the Great Barrier Reef. Travel to a pontoon on the outer edge of the reef, dive straight from the back of the boat or swim out from an island to see some of the 1500 species of fish, 4000 species of molluscs and 400 types of coral that live in this diverse ecosystem.

Try an introductory dive to see the reef and its colourful marine life up close or learn to dive so you can complete multiple underwater adventures as a certified diver. The enormous variety of diving experiences includes plummeting Coral Sea wall dives, diving alongside giant potato cod, joining reef sharks at night or witnessing the annual coral spawn.

Diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and island hopping are all part of everyday life in Tropical North Queensland, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

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7 June 2017
Cooly Rocks On is an annual celebration of everything 50s and 60s, bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads together for the ultimate party. More than 50 rock'n'roll and rockabilly bands will perform right beside the beach in parks, on outdoor stages, in the streets, and in pubs, clubs and venues throughout Coolangatta and Tweed.

Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold

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7 October 2017
The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold is the ultimate ironman challenge held on the Gold Coast. The event is open to the public and consists of a 32.4 kilometre Short Course and a 41.5 kilometre Long Course that can be taken on individually or as a team.
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20 January 2017
Coolangatta’s Beach Volleyball Courts will once again play host to a nationwide event as the U23 Beach Volleyball National Championships hit the Southern Gold Coast. 32 male and 32 female teams will see 128 athletes from Queensland, Australia and New Zealand flock to the region to battle it out on the sand.
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8 April 2017
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.

Jona Photography Exhibition

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6 February 2017
Jona Photography Exhibition is showcasing the beauty of Australia and it's animals that I've captured through my lens. On the night of the launch I will be displaying canvas and aluminium prints that show the beauty of Australia's coastline, rural scene, Australian animals and even the farm life that we can take for granted.

Swell Sculpture Festival

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8 September 2017
Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the fifteenth Swell Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore over 50 large and small scale works built by distinguished local, national and international artists.
21 September 2017
A royal love triangle, a fight for freedom and the famous 'Triumphal March' will light up the sky when Aida comes to the beach. Fancy a short break on the Gold Coast? Plan it for September and combine days relaxing with a spectacular outdoor production of Aida on Coolangatta Beach in the evening.
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14 March 2017
Join the world’s best surfers at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast for the opening stop on the WSL World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro. This event features the world’s best male and female surfers as they battle across high-performance waves just metres from the beach.
18 January 2017
Red alert! School Holidays are here again - time to get organised! Popular Workshops with LEGO® are the most awesome holiday activity on the Gold Coast! Themes inspired by Space and Star Wars™, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Minecraft, Pokémon and many more!

Australian Open - Bowls

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10 June 2017
After a two sensational events, the World's Biggest Bowls Festival will again hit the sunny Gold Coast in 2017. Last year's event saw the introduction of a number of new ini stoves, which are set to return in 2017, including:
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