Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi! It's time to find your green & gold, Australia Day is just around the corner!
To save time, money and energy, let's take things out of the house. Luckily, if there's one place that
can host a great Australia Day outdoors, it's Surfers Paradise. Grab the tongs, togs and flags, and prepare for Australia Day 2016 in a city that reflects all we love about Australia.
Park and beach picnics
There are various parks in Surfers Paradise that offer spacious and picturesque barbeque and picnic facilities for you to cook up a storm.
Eileen Peters Park (2 Trickett St)
Named after the Gold Coast's 'Mother of the Meter Maids', safety advocate and community member Eileen Peters, this small, shaded park provides free barbeques, picnic tables, water and bathroom facilities, as well as a peerless view of Surfers Paradise Beach.
Surfers Paradise Esplanade (The Esplanade)
To picnic along the Surfers Paradise Foreshore provides the ineffable feeling of having stumbled into a postcard. Urban coastal architecture erupts to the west, while an aquamarine pane of water stretches to the east. This area provides picnic tables, walking paths and direct access to the beach.
Surfers Paradise Beach (In front of The Esplanade)
Umbrella? Check. Towel? Check. Esky full of cold drinks and fresh fruit? You betcha. On the warm stretch of the Surfers Paradise beach, Australia Day is going to look like a local tourism ad, with families, friends and bronzed Aussies rotating between swims, games and kicking back.
Lionel Perry Park (Cnr Peninsular Dr & Remembrance Dr)
Lionel Perry Park is a green haven set before the winding waterways of Surfers Paradise. This park has
a number of pine and palm trees (for that much needed shade), a playground and picnic tables.
Located a stone's throw from Cavill Avenue and bordered by a ribbon of aqua blue water, the salty summer breeze still manages to reach the park - a pleasant reminder that a beach swim is only minutes away.
Australia Day at Evandale Parklands
City of Gold Coast is all about putting on a good Australia Day for its multicultural, fun-loving community. Held at the Evandale Parklands next to the Arts Centre Gold Coast, bring your family to celebrate our
sunburnt country with live music, games, food and entertainment, including wood chopping, cooking demonstrations and water play!
Evandale Parklands is a fantastic location for any day spent outdoors, with barbeques, playgrounds, picnic shelters and tables, scenic viewpoints and a walking track. Its swimming lagoon makes for a safe and
peaceful Australia Day outing, while shower facilities allow you to freshen up before heading home or heading out.
10.00am – 4.00pm
135 Bundall Road