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It may be covered in fluoro zinc here, but that’s fine, we’ll just call it war paint. In a sporting playground defined by its sub-tropical climate, come and see the world’s best battle it out for the glory of the gold. Tacking or tackling, peddling or paddling; you can cheer on your heroes up-close and personal as they put on a show like there’s no tomorrow.
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  • From now until 11 Jun 2023

    Woolworths QLD Grom Titles Event 2

    The Woolworths Queensland Grom Titles Event 2 will feature Queensland's best young surfing talent across two divisions: U12s and U14s, competing for a Queensland title.

  • From now until 23 Jun 2023

    Australian Open Bowls

    After moving to the sunny Gold Coast in 2015, the Australian Open has become a true festival of bowls, with 14 days of action played across the 14 host clubs on the Gold Coast. Over 2,500 bowlers from across Australia, and indeed the world are expected to attend again, with entry being completely open to any registered bowler! Not only is the Australian Open the World's Biggest Bowls Festival, it is also the richest bowls event in the world with a staggering total of over AUD$270,000 prize money across the 13 disciplines. Australian Open fast facts: A completely open-to-enter event with no qualifying; Sectional rounds played in each discipline initially, with qualifiers progressing through to knockouts; Completely random draw - no seedings in either sectional or knockout play; Up to 15 hosts clubs; 14 days of competition; 13 disciplines with a total prize pool of over AUD$270,000; Over 500 prize money places across all disciplines. A true festival atmosphere, with live events and "Mega Bowl" events; Two days of finals filmed and broadcast on Fox Sports.

  • 17 Jun 2023

    BUNBURRA 2023

    COST: FreePCYC Queensland’s Indigenous Beach Touch Football Tournament. Bunburra, the Yugambeh word for ‘beach’ is PCYC Queensland’s Indigenous beach touch football tournament that provides young boys and girls aged 14-17 from twelve Indigenous communities the chance to participate in an annual competition held on the Gold Coast. Bunburra fosters sporting skills and leadership qualities and rewards motivated young people who are selected for their behaviour, and ongoing achievements throughout the year. It also provides the opportunity to meet in a context that supports pride, identity and achievement. Participants often develop the confidence and ability to play a key role in sports development and community engagement within their own communities.

  • 18 Jun 2023

    Tim Tszyu vs Carlos Ocampo | Interim World Title Fight

    Tim Tszyu is set to defend his WBO super-welterweight interim world title against Carlos Ocampo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Ocampo, is a former world title challenger from Mexico, with 34 wins and two losses as a professional, with 22 coming by way of knockout. He is the #1 ranked super welterweight out of Mexico. The card will also feature No Limit fighters Sam Goodman in a world title eliminator and the return of Liam Wilson. Read more here. Prepare for a week of unforgettable boxing and entertainment as we take over Gold Coast with additional fight week events to be revealed soon.

  • 25 Jun 2023

    AFL Round 15: Gold Coast SUNS V Hawthorn

    There’s nothing quite like footy at Heritage Bank Stadium in the school holidays! Catch all the live action as the SUNS take on Hawthorn on Sunday 25 June! Gates open at 2.45pm with pre-game carnival rides galore for you and the family! The on-field action then kicks off at 4.40pm, so be sure to arrive early with your family and friends in your best and brightest SUNS colours and enjoy the exciting atmosphere of this unmissable Sunday twilight match!. Never Say Die. Challenge Accepted. NB: General Admission tickets will go on-sale at 10am on Monday 12 June

  • 27 Jun 2023

    Coachai School Holiday Rugby League Clinic U9-U14

    Coachai are bringing you another Gold Coast School Holiday Rugby League Clinic with Corey Thompson (NRL Star) and Baden Kerr (Super Rugby Player). They have designed their Rugby League clinic for Under 9 to Under 14 year old children to come and participate. They have Corey Thompson, retired National Rugby League Player and Baden Kerr, retired International Rugby Union Player hosting the event and sharing their skills and experience with you all. Corey Thompson and Baden Kerr will be working on game skills and management, skills and techniques, defence and attacking formations and most of all, everyone is there to have a lot of fun! Coachai has been hosting clinics up and down the east coast targeting to this age bracket to improve and support grassroots development in Rugby League. You will need to get in quickly as spots are filling up fast for each age group.

  • 01 Jul 2023 - 02 Jul 2023

    UniSport Nationals Distance Running

    In 2023, UniSport Australia will be partnering with the Gold Coast Marathon to deliver the 2023 UniSport Nationals Distance Running championships. Over 200 student-athletes from 43 member universities across Australia will gather on the Gold Coast to compete in Half and Full Marathon distance events to battle it out for overall champion university status. For more information, please get in touch with your university sports department on how to get involved.

  • 01 Jul 2023 - 04 Jul 2023

    Billabong Occy's Grom Comp

    The 2023 Billabong Occy's Grom Comp is one of the most prestigious Grom events in the world, with an international field of competitors travelling from nations including South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Tahiti and Japan. The event showcases the very best young surfing talent, and quite possibly, a number of future world champions. Don't miss it.

  • 01 Jul 2023 - 02 Jul 2023

    Gold Coast Marathon

    This world-class event, Australia's favourite holiday marathon is staged annually on Queensland's Gold Coast. This internationally famous event features a fast and flat course that follows the magnificent Gold Coast Broadwater, the golden beaches of the Gold Coast from Main Beach to Burleigh Heads. It starts and finishes in the iconic Southport Broadwater Parklands. Featuring eight races over two days, this event has appeal for runners of all abilities, including two kilometres and four kilometres junior dash events, the five-kilometre Fun Run, and the ten kilometre Run, the Half Marathon (21.1kilometres) and the Gold Coast Marathon (42.195 kilometres). Seasoned runners can combine events and complete one race on Saturday and another on Sunday.

  • 01 Jul 2023

    AFL Round 16: Gold Coast SUNS v Collingwood

    COST: 12 - 64 AUDThe school holiday fun continues at Heritage Bank Stadium as the Gold Coast SUNS take on Collingwood in an unmissable blockbuster clash! Be sure to arrive early with your family and friends in your best and brightest SUNS colours and enjoy the electric atmosphere of live footy against the Pies at Heritage Bank Stadium! …and Kids Go Free*! Never Say Die. Challenge Accepted. Free public transport is included with all pre-purchased tickets including all Surfside Bus services, Queensland Rail City network trains, G:Link services and shuttles from Broadbeach South Event Bus Stop, Nerang Railway Station and Boowaggan Road Park’n’Ride.

  • 06 Jul 2023 - 08 Jul 2023

    Junior State Cup

    The Junior State Cup is the premier junior affiliate touch football competition in Queensland. Queensland Touch Football is excited to announce the 2023 event will now be held in Rockhampton at the Cyril Connell Fields, home of the Rockhampton Touch Football Association. The event is held in July annually and provides the platform for junior touch football players to compete to the named the champion affiliate in their age division. The event is open to affiliate teams across Queensland and is a fun, safe event for Junior Touch Football lovers!

  • 15 Jul 2023 - 16 Jul 2023

    Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge

    Join the Kokoda Challenge on July 15, and test your physical and mental limits by walking through the Gold Coast Hinterland over a distance of 30km, 48km, or 96km. This endurance event is Australia’s toughest team challenge and will push you to the brink of your capabilities. With over 4,000 meters of elevation and 39 hours of walking through the day and night, regardless of weather conditions, you will experience a test of strength and determination. The challenging course includes inclines, mud, and creeks, and pays tribute to the sacrifices of the Diggers who fought in the 1942 Kokoda Campaign. Take on a personal challenge and give back to your community. The funds raised support Kokoda Youth Foundation programs to help kids in the local community. The Kokoda Youth Programs provide disadvantaged and disengaged youth with the tools to realise their full potential by instilling the values of the Kokoda Spirit; Courage, Endurance, Mateship, Sacrifice. Past competitors have called this event “physically and emotionally exhausting, but also the most incredible and inspiring thing we completed.” Every step is worth it as you prove to yourself what you are truly made of.

  • 15 Jul 2023 - 16 Jul 2023

    Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's | Mt Joyce QLD

    Fox Superflow is Enduro racing with five runs per stage for pros and pinners! This is Australia’s most popular gravity enduro series, because you can Race the way you Ride! This race takes you to Mt Joyce MTB trails. Ride up untimed with the crew, then pick whatever track you want. Drop in with your buddies, do a reccy lap or pin a race run. It’s about doing party trains, railing berms and racing all in one day. Make it a cruisy day out mountain biking or treat it like an EWS. Elite racer, grom or noob, any age, will have a blast: there are no harsh cut-off times or start orders, which means whatever category you’re in, you can ride together and each lock your own best race run in! Get ready to have an awesome day out as you smash down our Fox Superflow® race tracks to hunt down those precious seconds for the win! For this event they offer an additional fifth PRO STAGE for highly experienced Elite, U21 and Master racers who choose to participate in this additional classification. Full-face is required. Check the blog on the website for more details!

  • 15 Jul 2023

    AFL Round 18: Gold Coast SUNS v St Kilda

    COST: 11 - 60 AUDCelebrate Gold Coast Footy at Heritage Bank Stadium as the Gold Coast SUNS take on St Kilda! Be sure to arrive early with your family and friends in your best and brightest SUNS colours and enjoy the exciting atmosphere of this action-packed Saturday arvo blockbuster! …and Kids Go Free*! Celebrate Gold Coast Footy. Challenge Accepted. Free public transport is included with all pre-purchased tickets including all Surfside Bus services, Queensland Rail City network trains, G:Link services and shuttles from Broadbeach South Event Bus Stop, Nerang Railway Station and Boowaggan Road Park’n’Ride.

  • 16 Jul 2023 - 22 Jul 2023

    Sanctuary Cove 4-Ball

    A week-long event at the 5-star Intercontinental Hotel, Sanctuary Cove, playing with teams in a social and entertaining environment. This event is a favourite for those looking for an incredible week of fun, quality golf.

  • 16 Jul 2023 - 22 Jul 2023

    Sanctuary Cove 4 Ball

    The Sanctuary Cove 4 Ball, it's luxury, it’s social, it’s fun, and with Go Golfing’s signature event organisation, the event runs like clockwork. All you have to worry about is your game. It’s been a winning combination for years. Restricted to just 100 golfers, this event has a friendly, relaxed and intimate vibe. With everyone staying at the 5-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, you’ll bump into golfers just like you everywhere – lazing by the pool, at breakfast, hunting for a bargain in the pro shop or, most likely, at the bar. And then there are invitations for you to join a group for dinner, well, it just happens.

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Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. 
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.