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FREE things to do on the Gold Coast this SUMMER!

Posted in Activites / Attractions @ Dec 2nd 2016 4:16pm - By Manager
Free Gold Coast Things To Do

Coming on a holiday to Surfers Paradise and want to make your dollar go further? Check out our list of things to do for FREE on the Gold Coast this summer!


This FREE program runs from September through early April each year. Pack a picnic and blanket and head out for a FREE flick!
Gold Coast Movies Under the Stars December schedule:

Day/date Time Location Movie
Friday 2 December 2016 7pm Coomera Rivers State School Fred Claus (PG)
Saturday 3 December 2016 7pm Central Park Oval Elf (PG)
Saturday 10 December 2016 7pm Bill Thomson Park The Peanuts Movie (G)
Saturday 10 December 2016 7pm Ernie Tebb Park Elf (PG)
Saturday 17 December 2016 7pm Broadwater Parklands Elf (PG)
Saturday 17 December 2016 7pm Paradise Point Parklands Frozen (PG)


The Gold Coast hosts a number of FREE events and festivals all through-out the year. Here's a few coming up this summer 2016/17: 

Queensland Beach Volleyball Series - see top players sizzle on the sand from September 16 to March 17. Entry is FREE.
Where: Surfers Paradise Beach Volleyball Courts, end Hanlan Street.
2016/17 Season Rounds:
10-11 September 2016
12-13 November 2016
3-4 December 2016
20-22 January 2017
18-19 February 2017
25-26 March 2017

Christmas in Surfers Paradise 
13-24 December 2016
FREE activities and photos with Santa.

Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach
18 December 2016
FREE entertainment and kids activities!

Magic Millions Barrier Draw
Surfers Paradise Beach
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Free entertainment

Summer of Surf
Surfers Paradise Beach
3-5 February 2017
Free entry to watch the action

Sand Safari 2017
Surfers Paradise foreshore
10-26 February 2017
FREE to attend!

For more information about the above events visit Surfers Paradise Gold Coast.


Of course it wouldn't be a FREE list of Gold Coast activities without including a visit to our famous beaches!
Take a stroll along the long stretch of golden sand, cool off with a dip (between the flags) or hit the surf!  A day on the beach is fun and FREE!


If you're visiting with kids then a visit to a local neighborhood playground is probably in order.  Let the kids burn off some energy at one of the free local playgrounds.  Some of our favourites include:
Macintosh Island Park - Surfers Paradise
Kurrawa Park - Broadbeach
Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens


Pack a picnic lunch and hit the road for a short drive into the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland, this scenic section of the coast boasts 12 walking tracks to discover, waterfalls, and even glow worm caves! 

Check out the UnSeenGC Summer 16-17 exhibition. Open from Friday the 25th of November until 31st March 2018! The exhibition is a mobile 3D augmented reality (AR) art experience, designed to introduce the Gold Coast community and our city’s visitors to some of the world’s best in AR art. Entry to this exhibition is FREE.
Gold Coast Arts Centre is located at 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise.

The Gold Coast hosts many markets at locations all over the city each month.  Soak up the atmosphere, with many markets offering live entertainment. Entry is FREE ... but you might want to take a couple of dollars to buy yourself a treat or two.  Some of the markets include:
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets - 4pm to 9pm - each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Broadbeach Art and Craft Markets - 8am to 2:30pm - First and Third Sunday of the month.
Bundall Farmers Markets - 6am to 11:30am - every Sunday.

Book your affordable Surfers Paradise Gold Coast accommodation staying at St Tropez Holiday Apartments, located right in the heart of Surfers Pardise. To view rates and make reservations ... CLICK HERE.