Sand Safari 2018

The 2018 Sand Safari Arts Festival takes centre stage on the sands and streets of Surfers Paradise this summer when the precinct hosts its annual celebration of sand and sea-inspired art from February 2 to 25.

The popular free event features the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships, drawing thousands of spectators to admire the country’s most talented sculptors, as they intricately carve life-sized masterpieces over three days. Visitors can vote for their favourite creation each carved from 10 tonnes of sand, and will then remain on display on the iconic foreshore until Sunday 28th February.

Sand Safari will kick off with the intriguing Sand Trail, which sees the art of sand sculpting extend beyond Surfers Paradise throughout  hotel lobbies, libraries and shopping centres.

Sand Safari 2018 is a wonderful opportunity to rediscover Surfers Paradise, while experiencing the precinct’s retail offerings, restaurants, cafés and family-friendly attractions that form the Gold Coast’s playground.

With so much on offer, families can choose to stay at one of the region’s many quality accommodation options, taking advantage of convenient public transport to Sand Safari, or parking is available at Bruce Bishop carpark, located just 500m from the beach.


  • Date: 2- 25 February 2018
  • Price: FREE
  • Address: Surfers Paradise Foreshore

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