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Gold Coast Show

The Gold Coast Show is the largest community event held on the Gold Coast, celebrated year after year. In 2024, the Gold Coast Show public holiday is held on Friday, 30th August 2024.

The Gold Coast Show is one of the largest community events in Queensland and, as a renowned community event, has many things for visitors to see and do.

Gold Coast Show Day 2024, Public Holiday, Rides & Ticket Prices

The Gold Coast show has something for everyone. There are plenty of rides for kids, including a Ferris Wheel & giant swing, carnival games, showbags, animal interaction, face painting, competitions and art shows. For adults, there are plenty of exhibitions and displays of art, science, history, education, culture, innovation and creativity. There are also motor cross displays, animal judging competitions, live music, and dance shows.

Visitors to the show can also discover the country culture of Australia by visiting the various stalls and purchasing some local arts and crafts. There are also art & cooking demonstrations where visitors can learn a new skill.

The Adult rides that were at the Gold Coast Show last year included: Super Nova, Cyber Party, Wave Swinger, Ferris Wheel, The Twister, Nitro Speedway, Sea Circus fun house, Ghost Train, Santa Fe Train ride, Ice Jet, Super Fun Slide, Las Vegas Dodgems, The Beast Super Machine, Crazy Cars, Mini pirate ship, Bungee Trampolines, The Hurricane, Jumbo Slide, Monster Truck ride, Bumper Boats, and many more.

The Juniors rides that were at the Gold Coast Show last year included: Kiddies Mini Jets, Kiddies Mini Cars, Kiddies Frontier Express Train, Kiddies Chair-O-Plane, Ring Toss, Catch a Monkey, Tooth Smash Game, Jumping CastleTeacup ride,  Tug and swan merry go round, Vintage carousel, and many more.

Showbags in the past have included: Bertie Beetle, Cadbury, Hubba Bubba, Yupi, Trolli, Warheads, Licorice Lovers, Ben 10, Best Friends Forever, Doctor Who, Dr Seuss, Fast & Furious, Pokemon, Powerpuff Girls, Shopkins, WWE, Assassins Creed, Captain Underpants, Girls Only, Girls Rule, Halo, Peppa Pig, Peter Rabbit, Pj Masks, Rick & Morty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thomas The Tank Engine, and more!

G:Link services are available on each Show Day (9am to 9pm) at regular G:Link travel costs. The best light rail stop to disembark for the Show is Broadwater Parklands. This is a designated park-n-ride location for the light rail service. Parking is free of charge with standard G:link travel costs applicable.

Parking is available at Carey Car Park via Marine Parade, Southport. The car parking rate is $10 per vehicle per visit – cash payment is preferred. Accessible parking is also available at no charge to users (PWD / Accessible stickers must be displayed on vehicles to permit access).

Parking is available at Australia Fair, as per standard car park rates. Accessible parking is also available at Australia Fair.

The Taxi / Uber pick-up and drop-off is located on the Gold Coast Highway between Marine Parade and Ada Bell Way.


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Each ride operator will have prices and discounts advertised at the ride ticket booth, all pay-as-you-go. Keep your eyes peeled for family discounts and happy hours.

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