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Explore Gold Coast

For all of those little Geckos that want to go exploring, our team of experienced Gecko explorers - Captain, Cleo, Dusty and Astro have ventured beyond the resort walls to bring you the lastest happenings on the Gold Coast and beyond. You can rest assured that each of the below activities get the Gecko seal of approval for Family Fun - Check out what's on the Gold Coast over the coming months


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Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Wednesday & Friday Nights 

The Gold Coast Night Markets feature a variety of premium handmade or homegrown products, including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products and home wares.

If you're looking for an unusual gift or one-off piece, the beachfront Night Markets are your one-stop-shop, with friendly stallholders always on hand to chat about the 'how', 'what' and 'why' of their wares.

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 Pet Expo 14

Gold Coast Pet & Animal Expo

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 October 2014

Step out of your backyard and into the interactive backyard display or go a little wild with the wildlife. There is something for all animal lovers.

Bring your family, bring your friends and don't forget pets are welcome!

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Gold Coast Rugby 7's

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 October 2014

Join in the fun of an enormous fancy dress party combined with a fast paced and exciting game!!

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V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 October 2014

Don't miss the Season of Endurance finale! The Gold Coast 600 is a must see on everyone's calendar with heart stopping, action packed racing by day and chart topping performances by night so buy your track side tickets online here!

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 Coolangatta gold

Coolangatta Gold

Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 November 2014

Nothing demands more from an athlete than the Coolangatta Gold. Celebrating 30 years in 2014, the 42km course is not for the faint hearted. Watching this iconic event will make for a fun Gold Coast weekend!

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