Sand Sculpting Championships – Gold Coast Relay for life

In early 2016 the Gold Coast’s sandy shores will come alive for the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships, featuring a Disney theme which is sure to impress the whole family. One thing’s for sure: The kids will go nuts for this quirky spectator sport!

Sand sculpting on the Gold Coast

Located a short distance from The Grand Apartments in Labrador (and held from Friday, February 13 to Sunday, March 1) the hotly anticipated championships will scatter a trail from Robina Town Centre to Westfield Helensvale, alongside the main event at The Foreshore, Surfers Paradise.

Australian Sand Sculpting Championships                                                                                 Feb – March, 2016
This year’s Sand Safari will see the Surfers Paradise coastline fill with 12 sculptures of your Disney friends, ranging from a whopping 10 to 25 tonne in weight! Sculptors will be keen to take home the crown, so expect mind blowing works of art created in a flurried bid for the win. The Sand Safari will also feature an interactive Disney display where you can a photo taken, as well as interactive sand art and bottle workshops.Surfers Paradise

You’ll be able to view the sculptors at work daily from 8am to 6pm from February 13 to March 1, as well as the build of the Disney Interactive Sculpture, held from 9.30am to 6pm daily from February 18 to 22. Nevertheless, all sculptures will remain open for viewing until March 1, giving an ample opportunity to peruse the stellar sand creations.
10 mini sculptures will also be dotted around the coast for you to discover, and locations range from The Oasis Shopping Centre to Soul Boardwalk, Australia Fair and many locations in between.

Sand sculpting - Wheres Nemo
For more information about the free Australian Sand Sculpting Championships visit or email

Gold Coast Relay for life                                                                                                                         March 2016
Meanwhile, March will also bring the Gold Coast Relay for Life to the region, which attracts teams from far and wide to fundraise for the Cancer Council. The Gold Coast often rallies round the well-regarded run, with hundreds of thousands raised for cancer research last year alone.
The Grand Apartments in Labrador offers a brilliant base for participants, right around the corner from the expected starting location.Relay for life
The Cancer Council and participating teams are yet to finalise details, but you can visit to keep up to date with all the latest information as it arises.
While staying in the region in early 2016 why not enjoy our massive range of surfing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, jetskiing and other waterborne experiences found a stone’s throw from your accommodation? Combine beautiful beaches, top-rated dining and leisure venues and our and renowned laid-back atmosphere, and you won’t find a more appealing holiday location than the Gold Coast, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, family escape or sneaky solo sojourn.Surfing on the Gold Coast

For more information about short stays at The Grand Apartments, or accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5552 6000, or email