Visitor Info


WHERE

Does swell take place?

 

Pacific Parade, Currumbin, Queensland 4223 AUSTRALIA


WHEN

Does the Exhibition Operate?

 

The exhibition is open all hours so you can enjoy the sculpture at any time. There are Info Huns along the 1km walkway where you can obtain information. They are open daily from 9am - 5pm.

Visit the Hub to:

  • Purchase the exhibition program and SWELL caps.
  • Obtain information about the children’s weekend activities, masterclass, twilight sculpture walks and artist talks.
  • Vote for your favourite sculpture in the People’s and Kids’ Choice Award - place your entry in the barrel at The Hubs.
  • Enquire about purchasing a sculpture.

HOW

Do I get there?

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Choose to walk, cycle or catch a bus to SWELL and you will be contributing to a cleaner, greener Gold Coast.

TRAVEL BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Use the Translink journey planner or download the MyTransLink app to help you reach your destination. Visit their website here - https://translink.com.au/plan-your-journey or call 13 12 30.

TRAVEL BY BUS

Bus stops in the area:

  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary stop at the corner of Tomewin Street and Teemangum Street
  • At the northern end of Currumbin Beach opposite the Rocks Resort
  • Centrally opposite the Elephant Rock Café

TRAVEL BY TRAIN

From the Varsity Lakes Train Station, ride the 761 Bus to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. A short walk from the bus stop here will have you at the Swell Sculpture Festival bus stop in no time.

TRAVEL BY CAR FROM THE M1 MOTORWAY

FROM BRISBANE
Heading south along the M1 Motorway, take exit 95 at Currumbin, follow this road and veer left at the traffic lights onto the Gold Coast Highway. Follow to the lights at the bottom of Currumbin Hill, turn right into Tomewin Street. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Car Park is on your left with a short walk to Pacific Parade, Currumbin.

FROM NSW
Heading north along the M1 Motorway, take exit 95 at Currumbin, turn right at the lights, follow this road and veer left at the traffic lights onto the Gold Coast Highway. Follow to the lights at the bottom of Currumbin Hill. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Car Park is on your left with a short walk to Pacific Parade, Currumbin. 

TRAVEL BY CAR FROM THE GOLD COAST HIGHWAY

FROM THE NORTH
Follow the Gold Coast Highway to the bottom of Currumbin Hill, turn left into Tomewin Street. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Car Park is on your left with a short walk to Pacific Parade, Currumbin.

FROM THE SOUTH
Follow the Gold Coast Highway to the bottom of Currumbin Hill, turn right into Tomewin Street. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Car Park is on your left with a short walk to Pacific Parade, Currumbin.

 

PARKING

PARKING along the Currumbin Beach foreshore is limited and busy during SWELL.

PARK AT CURRUMBIN RSL with FREE Park & Ride to SWELL. Currumibn RSL will be running a FREE Park and Ride service from 9am to 4pm both weekends of SWEL. Buses will depart every 30 minutes from the car park at Currumbin RSL located at 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin.

PARK AT CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CAR PARK - $10 ALL DAY PARKING*
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a National Trust of Queensland property, encourages visitors to use their car park - it's just a short 400m stroll to SWELL.
 
*Proceeds from parking support the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation with National Trust Green Guardian or RACQ member enjoying free parking. Join NTQ Green Guardian

OTHER PARKING OPTIONS  

  1. The Currumbin Alley car park at the northern end of Pacific Parade on weekdays
  2. Palm Beach Parklands car park on the Palm Beach side of Currumbin Creek
  3. Surrounding streets for parking include: Teemangum Street, Tomewin Street, Duringan Street, Thrower Drive

ACCESS

The majority of the exhibition can be seen from the path along the foreshore. There is limited access to sculptures positioned on the beach and on Elephant Rock for wheelchair or pram users. The best option for access is midweek with better parking accessibility and reduced visitor numbers for ease of manoeuvring. Disabled parking is available near the Information Hub (adjacent Murraba Street), the Alley car park and the southern end near the Surf Club.


STAY

Plan your accommodation and leisure activities around your visit to SWELL. Stay a little longer to experience all we have to offer - over 10 days there are over 50 sculptures to explore, photograph and wander through plus workshops, activities forums and night lighting.  Visit Our Accommodation Page


TOILETS

Public toilets are located in the Wallace Nicoll Park at the northern end of Pacific Parade along with temporary toilets in The Green. Additional public toilets are located at the Currumbin Nippers Club at the southern end of Pacific Parade (south of Elephant Rock Café).


FOOD & DRINK

You are most welcome to bring a blanket and a packed picnic lunch, sit amongst the sculptures and enjoy the exhibition!  The walk is 1km in length so a bottle of water is a good idea for each member of the family. There are several cafes along the sculpture walk and the Currumbin Surf Club at the southern end of Currumbin Beach.

Currumbin Vikings Surf Life Saving Club
Elephant Rock Café
The Deck Cafe
The Beach Shack Cafe and Restaurant
Sanctuary Cafe at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


DOGS AT SWELL

Your on-leash dog is welcome at SWELL.  There are exclusion zones at the northern end of Curumbin Beach so please refer to the City of Gold Coast website. Dog are  not allowed within 200 metres of flagged patrol areas.  For any other questions, please contact City of Gold Coast directly on 1300 465 326.

 

WHEN IS SWELL 2017?

SWELL Sculpture Festival will celebrate its 15th year in 2017. Please visit Currumbin Beach from the 8 - 17 September.