Aussies – Sand Safari – Marine Expo


Kirra Beach is one of the best places to stay on the Gold Coast – minutes from the airport, a picturesque and more peaceful beach (away from the hustle and bustle), the best surf spots and a wonderful café and restaurant culture – what more could you want? It’s also the epicentre of the Aussies Surf Lifesaving Championships so if you’re competing or want to cheer on our Aussie heroes, it’s the place to be. It’s also an easy drive to the Sand Safari competition and the Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo if you are looking for something different.


Aussies Surf Lifesaving Championships
Nothing is more Australian than our Surf Lifesavers, so why not show your support and cheer them on at The Aussies. Witness members from 313 Surf Clubs compete in more than 400 ocean and beach events. Held from March 25th to April 2nd on North Kirra Beach, it’s more than just Australia’s largest annual sporting competition.

Watch events like swimming, boards, boats and skis, knowing that each event also serves the purpose, to save lives. Support those who may one day save your life, or if you’re competing, make sure you are staying close to the action.


Sand Safari
If you’re lucky enough to be on the Gold Coast between the 10th -26th of February, you have to check out Sand Safari. Drawing thousands of spectators, this competition is one not to be missed. For the first two days you can watch the artists in action, and vote for your favourite.

Once the competition is over, you still have time to check out the sculptures and explore on your own. Plus, you can even get a little more hands on in various activities and workshops. This years theme is Mermaids and Mythical Creatures, and while most of the exhibits will be showcased in Surfers Paradise, there are also instalments from Tweed Heads to Loganholme – and the best part, the whole event is free! For more information, or to find specific locations and times visit the official website here:


Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo
For something a little bit different why not head to the Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo held March 17-19th. This event is renowned for attracting visitors and exhibitors from all around Australia and the world.

This family friendly event showcases all elements of boating life from kayaks to super yachts. There is even a range of live demonstrations and attractions with something on every 15mins – You could go sailing in a yacht, take a tour of the Riviera Factory, or watch the Berkley Super Fishing Tank Show.  Whether you are in the market, love the boating world, or just want to take a peak inside a super yacht you’re sure to love this event.

Tickets are free for those under 12, and a general adult pass is only $15. Parking is also free, or you can arrive by boat, helicopter, bus, taxi or train! For more info or to purchase tickets visit their website


Quicksilver & Roxy Pro
Don’t forget that the Quicksilver Pro is on from the 14th – 25th of March and encompasses both the Quicksilver Pro (men’s) and Roxy Pro (women’s) events. These events are held just off Snapper Rock, which is an 8 minute walk from Kirra Beach.


Kirra Beach Apartments is located just a short walk from Coolangatta CBD, right near Gold Coast Airport and close to all of these attractions and locations. To find out more about a short stay, or accommodation for your family holiday or business trip, call (07) 5523 7900, or email

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