Sand Trail

Sand Safari Arts Festival extends beyond the Surfers Paradise precinct and stretches the length of the Gold Coast with our Sand Trail! Follow the trail from Helensvale to Burleigh and go in the draw to win a $3500 GIFT VOUCHER each time you visit a different location! The more locations you visit, the more chances to enter. See competition details below.

As part of Sand Trail, various locations such as community libraries and shopping centres are hosting talented artists creating 10 tonne intricate sand sculptures on-site. The giant piles of sand turned sporting sea creatures will be available for public view every day from 2nd - 25th February.

See the trail map below to find out which locations are hosting sculpts and which are hosting awesome children's activities such as...

FREE Book Readings by Sandy the Sand Safari mermaid. No booking is required for these events. See locations and dates on the Sand Trail map below.

Or how about enrol your kids in Mermaid Swim School? These events are also FREE but places are limited so please enquire at the relevant locations detailed on the map below to book your child's spot!


Sand Trail Competition

Go in the draw to win $3500 gift voucher to spend at a Sand Trail location!

Visit a Sand Sculpt, attend a Mermaid Book Reading or Mermaid Swim School* at any of the Sand Trail locations throughout the Gold Coast. When you visit the location you will need to –

1. Take a photo

2. Upload to Instagram and add the location

3. Post using #sandsafari2018

Competition details are signposted at each location - just ask a staff member when you arrive!

(Click here for the T&Cs.)

*Available Mermaid Swim Schools are pre-booked activities and have limited spaces. Contact must be made directly with the Swim School location to pre-book this activity.

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Sand Trail Map

See what each location has on offer during Sand Trail below! Or download your copy of the map here!

1. Helensvale Library
Sand Sculpt & Mermaid Book Readings - 9.30am & 10.00am Wed 21 Feb
Lindfield Rd & Sir John Overall Dr, Helensvale

2. Southport Sharks
Sand Sculpt
Olsen Ave & Musgrave Ave, Southport

3. KDV Sport
Sand Sculpt & Mermaid Swim School - 4.30pm Thur 15 Feb
221 Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara
Fully booked!

4. RACV Royal Pines Resort
Mermaid Swim Schools - 4.30pm Fri 9 & 16 Feb
Ross St, Benowa
Fully booked!

5. Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
Mermaid Swim Schools – 10.00am Sun 11 & 18 Feb
158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
Fully booked!

6. Paradise Centre
Mermaid Book Readings - 1.30pm & 2.00pm Sun 11 & 18 Feb
Level 1 Entertainment Zone, 2 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

7. Soul Boardwalk
Mermaid Book Readings - Daily (refer to page 28 of the Event Guide for times)
4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

8. Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
Mermaid Swim School – 1.00pm Sat 17 Feb
2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
Fully booked!

9. The Oasis
Mermaid Book Readings - 11.00am & 1.00pm Sat 10, 17, 24 Feb
Level 1 (near Cotton On Mega), 75 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

10. Broadbeach Library
Mermaid Book Readings - 10.00am & 10.30am Wed 14 Feb
61 Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters

11. Stockland Burleigh Heads
Sand Sculpt & Mermaid Book Readings – 1.00pm & 1.30pm Sat 24 Feb
149 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Waters

12. The Strand at Coolangatta
Mermaid Book Readings - 10.00am & 10.30am Fri 9, 16 & 23 Feb
72-80 Marine Pde, Coolangatta

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