If you are considering a Gold Coast stay, now and in the upcoming months is such an exciting time to be on the GC, with such a stunning lineup of events coming up, as well as the ability to take full advantage of all the warm weather activities available for you to enjoy in our gorgeous Queensland coastal locations.

Learn to surf, play catch on the sand, swim in the ocean and bodysurf, or get the kids catching waves on their body boards or building sandcastles to their heart’s content. Now is the perfect time to explore the array of water based attractions on the Gold Coast. Head to the water parks Wet ‘n’ Wild or White Water World and enjoy full days of sliding, floating, splashing, and diving.

Take on the challenge of the GC Aquapark at the Broadwater Parklands, and see if you can outperform your friends or family in getting to the finish line. Little kids will just adore the rockpool splash zone and waterfall, or wading into the calm waters of the sectioned off swimming area just off the parklands themselves.

Of course you won’t be able to resist the luxe outdoor resort swimming pool at Ipanema where the kids can enjoy hours of fun, andthe parents can relax and soak up some vitamin D, soak in the spa or roman bath, or cook up a storm with the outdoor guest BBQ facilities for alfresco dining and serious summer vibes.

So what is there to do that you won’t want to miss, and which exciting events will be coming up that could tempt you into planning a Gold Coast holiday? We are glad that you asked.

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

The Cooly Classic Ocean Swim is back again this year! On 26th April swimmers of all ages and fitness levels will take on the waves and tides, starting at the famous Snapper Rocks and finishing up on the breathtaking Kirra Beach. Swim courses range from 5km down to a more manageable 1km that’s ideal for less experienced ocean swimmers. Head for a short drive south from Surfers Paradise, and enjoy joining in the fun with the Cooly Classic in 2020.

Gold Coast Running Festival

The Gold Coast Running Festival is such a popular event every year, and your opportunity to lace up your running shoes and join with the community on 26 April for fun and fitness. Events include courses for all fitness levels, with a half marathon for the athletes, 1km running events for those looking for fun and joining in, and everything in between. Runners start and finish at CBUS Stadium and will take over the streets for this fantastic local event that you won’t wan to miss!

Serious fun with the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival

Watch as the streets of Surfers come alive when the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival hits town from 19th to 22nd April! Four days. Roving performers. Shows. Entertainment. Spectators will be delighted with everything from toe-tapping music to impressive acrobatics. Comedians will have you giggling, dancers will astound you with their talent, and magicians will baffle you. You’ve got every base covered, and family fun is a given when you head into the streets of Surfers Paradise in April! Check out Cavill Mall and Surfers Paradise Esplanade between 1pm and 8pm each day, and enjoy an experience you don’t want to miss a minute of!

Looking for somewhere to stay?

Want to make the most of your Gold Coast visit? Stay at Ipanema holiday resort on the Gold Coast just moments from the best local attractions and within easy reach of events, theme parks, wildlife parks and so much more. You can enjoy an indulgent stay in our stylish, spacious, and affordable self-contained holiday apartments this summer or autumn. Book direct and take advantage of our Easter stay rates, or find out more about our accommodation offerings here.

We know that you will love every second of your stay with us, and our friendly reception team are here to answer any questions that you may have. Contact us to find out more.

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