There's variations on what the word Kirra actually means, but some believe Queensland Aborigines named it after a boomerang. Which makes sense as Kirra wraps evocatively around the bend separating Coolangatta and Kirra beaches and in front of Kirra Hill.

Surfers still flock to Kirra bend for its world-class breaks despite beach erosion issues changing the game and nature of the surf spot a bit. Still, there's plenty of character to be had in one of the Gold Coast's most laid-back beach destinations and home to Kirra Surf which surfies consider the one-stop shop for surf gear. This is not a place for glitz and glamour, you'll still find plenty of weatherboard beach shacks here among the burgeoning apartment scene.

There's also a cute café scene emerging here but for a true taste of Kirra, head to the iconic Kirra Beach Hotel which has been trading for more than 50 years. There's even accommodation upstairs in this pub offering views of the ocean and the Gold Coast foreshore. There may be variations on what Kirra means, but like a boomerang, you'll just keep coming back.

Musgrave Street
Kirra Beach, Gold Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Mon Repos Turtle Season

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2 November 2017 – 30 March 2018
The Mon Repos Conservation Park, within the Southern Great Barrier Reef, supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the Eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant Loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific.

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24 February 2018
Come on kids - hound mum and dad to come and enjoy some great family fun as the region welcome’s in the Year of the Dog at Bundaberg’s Chinese New Year Celebrations. From 3pm a variety of events will be unleashed on Bourbong Street featuring performances by artists direct from Nanning, Lion and Dragon dancing, Taiko drumming, lantern parade and fireworks.

The Bundy Easter Roundup - Country Music Festival and Talent Search

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30 March – 1 April 2018
The Bundy Easter Roundup is a well established weekend event of Country Music and with on-site camping in a quiet bush setting situated in close proximity to many local tourist attractions. The talent search is open to non-professional performers of all age groups.

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Bundaberg West, Bundaberg Area
6 – 15 July 2018
Winterfeast is back for another year of tantalising treats, enticing events and farm-fresh produce. These 10 delicious days are set to spoil food lovers with an abundance of premium quality produce, first-class dining experiences and family-friendly events.

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Free Entry
7 July 2018
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