September is going to be a great month here in the Southern Gold Coast. And the Sanctuary and Wildlife Hospital can’t wait to start the festivities. Experience a wondrous display of over 50 sculptures built by local, national and international artists at the 12th annual Swell Sculpture Festival along Currumbin Beach 12 - 21 September, 2014.
The free exhibition is open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they are lit up under the southern sky. Over 10 days, visitors can experience the sculptures, enjoy twilight walks, informative artist talks, discover new perspectives, wander through the Swell Smalls Gallery and participate in artist master classes and childrens' workshops.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a National Trust of Queensland property, encourage visitors to use their car park and it's just a short 400m stroll to Swell. A flat rate parking charge of $8 will be collected, valid for a full day at Currumbin with all proceeds going to support the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation - Swell Sculpture Festival’s Charity of Choice. For more information on the festival visit
Other than hanging out with their Aussie wildlife, kids love nothing more than to visit a splash park! And Turtle Beach Resort has been gearing up with the new development of their very own water wonderland for children. To celebrate the launch, Turtle Beach will donate $3 per family check-in during August to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The initiative could potentially raise around $2,500 for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, which cares for over 8,000 native animal patients annually. Be sure to visit the new splash zone in Mermaid Beach and help support Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation.
We are pleased to announce that Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will host a weekly night markets commencing on the 5th of September.
Local stall holders will be providing street food flavours which include Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai,
Brazilian, South African, Indian, Italian, Turkish and Greek representing the multi culturalism of the
Gold Coast. There will be a bounty of mouthwatering pastries and desserts prepared with real Gold
Coast pride available from the expanses of The Village Green from 4pm to 9pm every Friday.
Food will be available to take away or eat on site with those staying relaxing under the cover of the Sanctuary’s new deck and enjoying live local music as well as craft beers from Burleigh Brewery and wines from Sirromet Wines.
We would like to introduce the newest member to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary family, a baby emu chick! The emu chick was hatched here at the Sanctuary on Sunday morning after the father emu "Curly" spent 58 days carefully incubating the egg. During this time he is so devoted to the eggs that he did not eat, drink or poop. Our Australian ratites, the emu and cassowary, both require a doting father to see the eggs through the incubation process as well as the rearing of the chicks. Mother emus and cassowarys however are free of all baby raising duties! Our new emu chick, which we have named 'Thunderbolt', is the first emu ever bred here at Currumbin! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less