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Explore the Gold Coast 

 

For all 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. You can rest assured that each of the below get the Gecko seal of approval for Family Fun - Check out what's happening on the Gold Coast in the next coming months!

 

  

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 keen chat about their products.

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Miami Marketta Markets

Friday & Saturday Nights 

It  could be the back streets of Thailand, Barcelona or New York City but it is right here in Miami on the Gold Coast!

Miami comes alive with foods of all nationalities, complete with a dessert hall. This family orientated outdoor dining experience has seating for 450 people all undercover.

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Chinatown Street Markets

First Saturday of every Month 

On the first Saturday of every month Chinatown transforms into a vibrant Asian inspired street food and entertainment scene as one big cultural feast takes over the streets of Southport.

Taste your way through Asia without leaving the Gold Coast.

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Burleigh Surf Pro

Friday 29th - Sunday 31st January 

The 2016 Burleigh Pro will take place at the iconic Burleigh headland on the Gold Coast January 2016.

Some of the world's best surfers will battle it out against the local talent for the prize purse up for grabs and valuable Qualifying Series points. 

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RACV Ladies Masters 

Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th February

Heat the Benowa Royal Pines, The RACV Ladies Masters, Gold Coast is one of Australia's best known professional golf tournaments. 

This world-class event has players represented from over 25 Countries and showcases the greatest in women's golf and will be played at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from February 25 to 28, 2016. 

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Sand Safari

Friday 5th - Sunday 28th February  

in 2016, the enchanted wonderland of Sand Safari is diversifying to bring new art elements to the event in Surfers Paradise. 

Now running over three weeks, Sand Safari will include the usual favourites; Kung Fu Panda and all his Dreamworks friends carved in large sand sculptures at the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships along the foreshore, plus some exciting brand new elements.

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Bleach* Festival

Friday 4th - Sunday 20th March

Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city's best artists and welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators.As the signature annual multi-arts festival of the Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival shines a light on their unique creativity and culture by presenting the city in a new way, to new audiences, both locally and internationally as they build towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond. 

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Street Entertainment Championships

Friday 25th - Monday 28th March

This Easter long weekend, Surfers Paradise will once again transform into carnival of laughter and entertainment with the return of the Australian Street Entertainment Championships.See clowns, mimes, magicians, jugglers, dancers and performers take to stages across Surfers Paradise, all vying for the crowd's attention. 

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