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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #23 |

Explore our Gold Coast waterways with ease and take advantage of Hopo Ferry's Hop 2 It offer, details below.

Issue #23: School holidays are here, and we have a jam-packed activities guide to keep the kids entertained. In this week's edition, we are inviting Gold Coast school students to participate in this year's Active School Travel Art competition and bringing you details on Hopo Ferry's Frequent Hopper Pass offer.

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Calling all budding-artists

Our ART-AST competition is back! The competition is now open and we are inviting all Gold Coast students to take part by submitting artwork celebrating our active school travel themes of:

  • walking
  • wheeling
  • catching public transport
  • carpooling
  • road safety.

There are prizes up for grabs for the Junior (Prep to Year 3) and Senior (Year 4-6) category winners and their schools.

Winners will receive a Garmin Vivofit Activity Tracker and a $500 VISA Debit card for their school to put towards active travel. 

Finalists will also have their artworks featured in the 2023 ART-AST calendar available to all Gold Coast schools. Download the entry form and poster on our website, with entries closing Tuesday 19 July.

Hop 2 it with Hopo Ferry

Buy 1 get 1 free with Hopo Ferry

Experience all the beautiful Gold Coast waterways have to offer with Hopo Ferry. Perfect for locals always on the go, the Frequent Hopper Pass is a 10 multi-trip saver offering travel for just $4 per trip.


With hourly departures and stops at five iconic destinations, the ferries are ideal for hop on hop off exploring or simply soaking up the picturesque views of the Broadwater on a relaxing cruise with a drink in hand.


Whether you are commuting to and from work, want to take the scenic route out for lunch or hit up the weekend markets, this multi-day pass is an easy way to explore the city.


Normally $80, now $40. Add two passes to your cart and apply the coupon code HOP2IT at checkout to receive a $40 discount.


Grab your two for the price of one Frequent Hopper Pass today and hop around the Gold Coast waterways with ease. Get in quick, this offer is limited to the first 500 purchases.

Need some school holiday activities?

Need some school holiday activities for the kids?

It’s that time of year again, the school holidays are here. To help kick any winter boredom, we're connecting you to a range of fun and interactive activities and events.


From arts and crafts, dance workshops and bubble play, to all types of sports - there's no shortage of fun to be had with our Active & Healthy holiday program.


Or why not embrace the cooler weather and encourage the kids to explore the Gold Coast's natural environment with our NaturallyGC holiday program? Enjoy a show with the Recycleman superhero on 9 July at 9.30am-10.30am and 10.50-11.50am sessions to learn the importance of recycling and sustainability, complete with costumes, games and visual aids.


Gold Coast Libraries also have you covered with plenty of eco-friendly kids school holiday activities. Be sure to secure your place by registering for upcoming sessions, spots are limited.


Circus Workshop

Circus Workshop

26 June, 10am-2pm

The Circus Workshop is a great way to help connect kids to fitness through the fun of Circus. You could learn juggling, hula hooping, balloon twisting magic and more in a non-competitive environment.


Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Cost: Free

A&H Colour explosion obstacle course

A&H Colour explosion obstacle course

29 June, 9.30am-10.30am

Fill your day with colour and challenge yourself on an obstacle course while being sprayed with coloured powder and water. Book in, grab a white shirt and head to the park.


Where: Bim’bimba Park, Pimpama

Cost: Free

NaturallyGC Kids - Junior Wildlife Carers

NaturallyGC Kids - Junior Wildlife Carers

29 June, 10am-11am

Discover how to encourage wildlife in your own garden. Learn about biodiversity and how easy it can be to share your home with many different species, what types of homes they need, and how can you provide this in your garden. 


Where: Pacific Pines

Cost: Free, register online

Naturally Gold Coast Festival

Naturally Gold Coast Festival

2 July, 9.30am-12.30pm

Discover everything that’s essentially Naturally Gold Coast with our family-friendly environment festival.  With so much on offer from displays, interactive kids activities, native plant sales, live music and more.


Where: Robina Community Centre Auditorium

Cost: Free, register online


Road Closure Notifications

Where: Sunvalley Court between Chesterton Road and end of road


When: 20 June to 4 July 2022, 6.30am-6.30pm


To view all the road closures taking place on the Gold Coast visit our Media Centre or Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Mudgeeraba WRC closure

In preparation for the Mudgeeraba Cemetery expansion, the Mudgeeraba Waste and Recycling Centre will permanently close to the public 1 July 2022. Larger premium WRC's are available to residents, located a short drive away at Merrimac and near Reedy Creek. Both alternate centres offer additional facilities like Recycle Street and a Green Organics Drop and Go.

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