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By admin | January 4, 2017

With the holiday season well and truly over, we are all back to the daily grind of work, school, and study. Many of us in the ULTIQA offices are dreaming about our next long weekend and holiday time and have set our sights on Easter! Southeast Queensland is a hub of activity during the Easter holiday period and it typically features the last of the very warm weather, perfect for lazy beach days. Check out some of the exciting activities taking place around Southeast Queensland during the Easter period to start planning your next getaway!




April on the Gold Coast is one of the best times to visit. The humidity of summer is typically gone and in its place are perfect, warm sunny days and cooler nights. Theme parks, golf, and beach days are ideal for the Easter long weekend, but if you are looking for something unique and exciting, check out these two major events taking place around the holiday time.

Australian Street Entertainment Championships
When: April 14th-17th
Where: Surfers Paradise Beach
What: Featuring amateur and professional performers, the electric street entertainment performances feature the best of the best around Australia. Catch performances all day in the Marquee on Surfers Paradise Beach or be surprised by the pop up performances throughout the city. The excitement, heat, and mind-blowing abilities of the performances make this an event not to be missed.
Cost: free!
Visit www.surfersparadise.com for more details.

Gold Coast Film Festival
When: April 19th-30th
Where: Arts Centre Gold Coast (Bundall)
What: The annual Film Festival features a variety of films from around Australia and the globe. Bringing dramas, comedies, locally made indie films, and family features to one place, the Gold Coast Film Festival explores a range of genres and styles perfect for all movie buffs. Free seminars and workshops also take place across the Festival, perfect for amateur camera buffs, actors, and film students.
Cost: Adult tickets are $15 per film and Child tickets are $13. Tickets go on sale in early March
Visit www.gcfilmfestival.com for more details.


Where to Stay
For any Gold Coast bound travellers during the Easter holiday period, ULTIQA Resorts provide three, beautifully appointed and located Gold Coast properties. ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach, ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort, and ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach are all located within a stones throw to the beautiful sandy beaches, as well as restaurants, public transport, and the exciting festival locations mentioned above. All of the ULTIQA Gold Coast resorts feature self-contained apartments, each with its own amenities and style. For holidaymakers looking for a bit more nightlife action, ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach provides the perfect backdrop, with clubs, bars, and restaurants all right outside the front door. ULTIQA Beach Haven is the most desirable location for beach bums and those looking for a relaxing family vacation. For travellers looking for a little slice of peace and quiet on the glamorous Gold Coast, ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort provides just that, all within easy walking distance to the major excitement and action of the Gold Coast. Visit our properties websites to check out our rates and to book your accommodation for Easter!




The city at Easter provides a beautiful blend of culture, excitement, and fantastic weather, perfect for holidaymakers looking for a busy and active holiday. Markets, sports, and water activities are all available during the Easter holiday period. The Eat Street Markets are a definite Brisbane highlight for families and groups alike and the ULTIQA team recommends holidaymakers check out an NRL or AFL match with all of the passion and excitement that Brisbane fans have to offer. If you are looking for a bit of a different Easter holiday experience, be sure to check out Untapped, which starts just after the long weekend. ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is a must visit during Easter. The vintage, eclectic style hotel rooms and self-contained apartments are perfect for holidaymakers looking for something different. Paired with a bit of arts and culture, ULTIQA Rothbury will provide easy access to public transport and a central location perfect for sporting events, water babies, and travellers looking for a unique experience this Easter.

When: April 19th-29th
Where: Cremorne Theatre
What: Untapped is a high-octane dance, music and comedy for the entire family, direct from Broadway in New York. This rhythmic extravaganza features dazzling sight and sound, with a fair dose of Aussie humour. Tickets quickly sell out, so be sure to book yours in quickly.
Tickets: Ranging from $45-$55




Like the Gold Coast, the Sunny Coast in April sees some of the best weather of the year in Southeast Queensland. Teaming with families and couples throughout the Easter Holiday break, the Sunshine Coast is a great destination for holidaymakers looking for a relaxing, beachside holiday. Kings Beach in Caloundra is the perfect location to set your Easter holiday. Featuring child-friendly water fountains and an oceanfront saltwater pool, it makes for the best family friendly destination. What’s better, ULTIQA Shearwater Point Resort is directly across from the beach, with ultra-modern boutique, self-contained apartments. Stand up paddle board lessons and hire, a visit to the Big Kart Track for some go-karting, and dinner out in Caloundra are some of the great things on during the Easter holidays. Be sure to also check out the Easter display at Kuluin, featuring more than 100 toy rabbits and some free Easter treats for all children.



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