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What’s on in April – Southeast Queensland

By admin | March 27, 2017

Gold Coast

8th April – The Cooly Classic Coolangatta Ocean Swim


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The Cooly Classic, offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia’s most revered surf breaks – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra. The Cooly Classic has a 1km, 2km and 3km events as well as a 300m for the little ones.
8th– 9th April – Gold Coast Triathlon, Luke Harrop Memorial

The annual Gold Coast Triathlon is back. This year’s competitors will be racing on the same course as the 2018 Commonwealth Games Athletes. Join the race action, there’s loads of festival fun for the whole family.

18th – 30th April – Gold Coast Film Festival

The Gold Coast Film Festival celebrates and promotes all aspects of film and filmmaking. From internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, locally made indie gems and family features, the GCFF offers a culturally diverse, interactive and engaging program of film, events and special guests. For filmmakers and students alike the festival runs a series of free seminars and workshops to educate, inspire and embrace the Gold Coast as a filmmaking destination. Every year there is a huge line up and this year is no exception.

Check out the program: http://www.gcfilmfestival.com/2017-program/

Looking for great accommodation to keep you close to the action? ULTIQA Resorts has three properties throughout Broadbeach – ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach, ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort, ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach.

Sunshine Coast

2nd April – Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink and Fun Run Pink


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This is a triathlon with a difference, the event raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. A woman only event which invites competitors to test their fitness in either the fun run or triathlon. The event is for all fitness levels and aims to promote NBCF and the work they do. The event kicks off at 7am at University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs.

21st – 23rd April – 2017 South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating and Fishing Expo

The 2017 South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating and Fishing Expo is one of the region’s largest events, showcasing the latest in caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, boating, vehicles, auto and 4×4 accessories, camping gear and outdoor accessories. With over 140 local and regional exhibitors all in the one place displaying the latest products and services.

This massive event all takes place at the Nambour Showgrounds on the 21st to 23rd of April 2017.

Looking for accommodation on the Sunshine Coast when attending these great events? ULTIQA Shearwater Resort is located on the beautiful shore of Kings Beach, with free onsite parking it’s the perfect spot to start your weekend getaway.


14th April – Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

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The sixty eight year history of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race has made it one of Australia’s flagship offshore yacht races. It is an icon of Queensland and the highest profile Easter Weekend sporting event, setting sail from Moreton Bay on Good Friday annually. Entrants will include the countries best Queensland based race boats as well as interstate rivals. The race starts on the 14th of April at 11am.

28th – 30th April – Buddha Birth Day Festival

Buddha Birth Day is an annual event that celebrates the birthday of Gautama Buddha. The celebrations at South Bank are the largest in the world and include free entertainment for the whole family.

Spread over three days, patrons can head along to see cultural displays, enjoy live performances (including cooking demonstrations and live music) and purchase vegetarian food from market stalls in the Cultural Forecourt. There will also be a fireworks display on the Brisbane River on 30 April.

ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel is located in the heart of Brisbane CBD, providing the perfect spot to be close to all events in Brisbane.


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