Swell Festival Currumbin on the Gold Coast
The Swell Festival is my favourite event on the Gold Coast and I make sure I never miss it. Each September make sure you add the Swell Festival to your calendar.
Swell is a festival celebrating art and sculpture. The beach at Currumbin becomes the backdrop to the most amazing pieces of 3D art sculptures. Once you find a park (this can be tricky on the weekend), head to the beach and let the kids loose to explore. Remind them not to climb on the sculptures. There are a few interactive pieces and all the art will inspire. We love walking from one end of the beach where many pieces of art are then returning on the path where there are even more sculptures. The Swell Festival also can be viewed later in the evening as most pieces are lit up. Programs are available if needed with all the explanations of the art.
We love to climb Elephant Rock once we have finished walking through the art. The view from the top is incredible. The kids love climbing the stairs to the top of the world. You can see from one end of the Gold Coast to the other including Surfer’s Paradise.
There are plenty of cafes and food trucks along the beach front at Currumbin. Grab a takeaway coffee for your sculpture walk. At the base of Elephant Rock is the Currumbin Surf Club which sits right over the water – a perfect lunch spot after Swell.
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18 Replies to “Swell Festival Currumbin”
Both the beach and the sculptures look amazing, I can see why you look forward to this event! Of these, my favourite would probably be the bird: angry looking but such a realistic expression on its face it’s incredible
It does look like an angry bird
This looks like a fun way to spend the day with your family! I’d love to see it at night, all lit up.
It is so beautiful at night
What a pretty beach! It’s great seeing some of these sculptures — I’ve enjoyed the ones you’ve shared on Instagram. I can see why you go back every year!
The most beautiful beach I would love to live there
Sculptures look so cool and what a lovely beach! Definitely a great way to spend time with the family.
Such a wonderful family event
Looks amazing. Would love to see those sculptures up close.
So amazing and a unique experience
Love all the unique sculptures! Public art is one of my favorite things. I wish more places would invest in this type of attraction.
We always try and find some public art on our travels
These sculptures on the beach look so cool and a lot of fun!
Lots of fun and an easy family outing
The art looks amazing! Would love to attend this festival!
We wouldn’t miss this event for the world.
Wow that’s a really cool festival! And it is by the beach, perfect!
I hadn’t previously heard of the Swell Festival but I can see why you like it. The beach is wonderful backdrop for all the interesting art pieces.