Dreaming of escaping the rat race for a spot of rest and relaxation? Check out the sunny Gold Coast!
The region features a massive array of activities and entertainment in coming months, alongside our usual world-class attractions – theme parks, dining, leisure, entertainment and sporting options and, of course, pristine surf beaches.
Experience French culture at the Bonjour French Festival, get your share of thrills and spills at the National Kiteboarding League series or enjoy Australia’s oldest professional golf tournament, the Australian PGA Championship.
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Bonjour French Festival – November 7-8
If you’re heading to the region in November, the Bonjour French Festival, held on November 7 and 8 at Southport Broadwater Parklands, is sure to impress.
The free event celebrates French
culture and its Gold Coast migrants and will include markets, performers, exhibitors, a soccer tournament and, last but not least, a wide variety of French cuisine to get stuck into.
And if stuffing your face with croissants doesn’t float your boat, there’s always the festival’s Street Culture Hub, which will showcase a Hip Hop Dance Schools Battle.
For more information about the Bonjour French Festival visit www.bonjourfrenchfestival.com.au.
National Kiteboarding League series – November 12-15
A little later in the month, from November 12 to 15, the first national kiteboarding event series in Australia will feature at Main Beach.
Combining the speed of windsurfing with the dicey, thrilling tricks of wakeboarding, kiteboarding is a fast growing international sport finally finding its roots in Australia. And what better spot to host the National Kite League series than the Gold Coast.
If you’d like to try your hand at kiteboarding make sure to check out the Have a Go sessions, held at 10am each day throughout the series. Hosted by NKL judges, either instructors or top-tier kiteboarders, the 15 minute free intro courses provide an enjoyable entry point into the sport for the uninitiated.
For more information about the National Kite League series, including the Have a Go sessions, visit nklseries.com.
Australian PGA Championship – December 3-6
With $1.75 million up for grabs, the Australian PGA Championships is renowned as many Australian golfers’ favourite tournament. It’s also a fan-favourite event for its tight competition and illustrious history.
As well as the on-course action, snatch the opportunity to get up close with the pros at official autograph signings, get involved in interactive family-friendly zones, or take part in a high tea. In partnership with Dreamworld theme park, the championship will include bouncy castles, face painting, music, shows, wildlife, golf activities, prizes and more – and all for free!
Tickets to the Australian PGA Championship start at about $30 and more information can be found at championship.pga.org.au. Children 16 years and younger are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Members of RACV and affiliated motoring clubs will also receive discounted admission.