Visitor Info


WHERE

does swell take place?

 

Pacific Parade, Currumbin, Queensland 4223 AUSTRALIA


WHEN

IS SWELL 2018?

 

 

We look forward to seeing you for #SWELL2018 between 14 - 23 September, 2018

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

A selection of sculptures will light up 5pm - 9pm to show a new verve.  

Visit the Hub to:

  • Purchase the $5 exhibition program - buying a program supports SWELL with all proceeds of sale reinvested into presenting the following year's exhibition. 
  • 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

FOR THE EARLY BIRDS, purchase your $5 SWELL program at the Currumbin Beach newsagent at 784 Pacific Parade from 6am.


FREE weekend PARK & RIDE TO SWELL 

On the weekends, PARK OPPOSITE THE CURRUMBIN RSL and use the FREE Park & Ride to SWELL.

The FREE Park and Ride service will operated between 9am to 4pm on both weekends.

The bus will depart approximately every 30 minutes from the car park opposite the Currumbin RSL located at 164 Duringan Street, Currumbin. The bus will drop you to Wallace Nicoll Park.

To return to your car, catch the return bus back from Wallace Nicoll Park. Last shuttle leaves at 3.45pm. 


HOW

Do I get there?

PLAN YOUR TRIP

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

use the free park and ride service or park at Currumbin Wildlife sanctuary for $10
 

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.

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

There is limited parking along the Currumbin foreshore. If you are travelling by car we strongly encourage you to use the FREE park and ride on the weekends or park at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary $10 with proceeds going to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation.

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.

On the weekends, PARK OPPOSITE THE CURRUMBIN RSL and use the FREE Park & Ride to SWELL. The FREE Park and Ride service will operated between 9am to 4pm on both weekends. Buses will depart approximately every 30 minutes from the car park opposite the Currumbin RSL located at 164 Duringan Street, Currumbin. The bus will drop you to Wallace Nicoll Park. To return to your car, catch the return bus back from this point. Last shuttle leaves at 3.45pm. 

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 Members 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. The majority of sculptures can be viewed from the path and beach areas with your dog by your side. There are exclusion zones at the northern end of Currumbin Beach so please refer to the map provided at the City of Gold Coast website. Dog are not allowed within 200 metres of the flagged patrol areas. Please pick up after your dog. For any other questions, please contact City of Gold Coast directly on 1300 465 326.

 

CULTURAL CONCIERGE

A curated pocket-size guidebook that visitors (and locals) can always have on hand to explore, uncover and rediscover the vibrant lifestyle experiences this city by the sea offers. Look out for your copy at SWELL or download here

 

WHEN IS SWELL 2019?

We look forward to seeing you in for #SWELL2019 between 13 - 22 September, 2019