November 16, 2023

Sand Safari Arts Festival

The Sand Safari Art Festival takes sandcastle building to a whole new level! This event is hosted on the Gold Coast each year and artist travel from all over the world to showcase their creative artworks and thousands of people come to watch them in action.

This free event runs on the Gold Coast from Feb 9 – 25, 2018. You can check out all of the event details here on their website. You might even like to book your child in for a Mermaid Swimming lesson! My daughter loved swimming with Sandy the mermaid.


We filmed this Facebook LIVE video at the event showcasing the artists creating their sculptures.

How amazing is this Sand Throne!! The perfect photo opportunity!

Looking for somewhere to stay whilst visiting this event? We were hosted at The Island Hotel and would highly recommend it. They’ve done an amazing job of renovating this iconic hotel, you can’t help but feel relaxed as you enter the foyer and dining areas. The rooms were freshly decorated and located just a short stroll to the main beach at Surfers Paradise. You can book a room at The Island Hotel here.

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We took the kids to dinner at a family friendly restaurant in Cavill Circle called Knox Dining. We shared the Chef’s Tasting Plate and a couple of sliders for the kids. The meals were delicious, fresh and flavourful. We loved the relaxed atmosphere and the kids enjoyed playing on the outside climbing frame. You can book a table at Knox Dining here.

This is the awesome climbing frame located just outside Knox Dining!

We hope that you get to experience this fun festival. I know we’ll be adding it to our annual family events list!

Lou x

Our stay was hosted by The Island Hotel & Visit Surfers Paradise. 

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