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What’s on August 2018 – Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne & Sunshine Coast  

By admin | June 25, 2018

August is just around the corner and with it brings some brilliant events across the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast Suns v Richmond – 11th August 2018

The Gold Coast Suns take on Richmond at Metricon Stadium.

Gold Coast Multicultural Festival – 12th August 2018

Join in the fun at the annual multicultural festival at the Southport Broadwater Parklands. There will be 65 international food stalls, three stages filled with live entertainment and even arts and crafts. Keep the kids happy with rides and activities.

The Colour Run – 19th August 2018


Image: Nabo

The happiest 5km is back on the Gold Coast. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to everyone from beginners to seasoned athletes.

Burleigh Barbecue Championships – 25th– 26th August 2018

Using low and slow cooking and barbecue techniques across five categories – chicken, lamb, pork ribs, beef and seafood – teams will present their plates to a panel of 50 judges for tasting. You can check out some of the biggest smokers you have ever seen, the pit yard will be open from 9am – 4pm.



Brisbane Marathon festival – 2nd August 2018

The Brisbane marathon is a scenic 42.195km run through the city. Competitors cross the finish line in the heart of the Botanic Gardens amid cheers of support from an excited crowd.


Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) – 10th –19th August 2018


Image: The Weekend Edition

The annual show returns. Filled with all of the traditional elements including fairy floss, ice cream and rides as well as some new additions. Held at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Bridge to Brisbane – 30th August 2018

Bridge to Brisbane is an annual long-distance fun run over a distance of 10-kilometres or 5-kilometres.


Sunshine Coast

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon – 17th – 19th August 2018


Image: Raceatlas

An event for all runners to enjoy, there are five events including the half marathon, 10km run, 5km run and 2km run.

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast – 26th August 2018

The Ironman 70.3 will be held on Mooloolaba Beach and will be a great chance for the athletes to test out their endurance before competing in Kona, Hawaii in October.



Melbourne Fashion week – 31st August – 7th September 2018

The annual Melbourne Fashion week is back which ushers in the changing season and celebrates Melbourne’s fashion status. Check out the latest looks from top designers!

Mamma Mia! The Musical – Now – Till 16th September 2018


Image: Capitol Theatre

The much-loved Mamma Mia! Musical is showing at the Princess Theatre until mid-September. This is one the whole family can enjoy!


Heading to one of these great events don’t forget that ULTIQA Resorts has resorts throughout Australia including:

  • ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach – Gold Coast
  • ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach – Gold Coast
  • ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort – Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • ULTIQA Shearwater Resort – Caloundra, Sunshine Coast
  • ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel – CBD Brisbane
  • ULTIQA Little Collins – Melbourne CBD


To find out more visit www.ultiqahotelsandresorts.com.au or call 1800 4 ULTIQA.

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