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Tips for enjoying your day at Currumbin Festival

Swell Sculpture Festival is almost upon us! Every year I look forward to going, now in its eleventh year. 

The dates are 13-22 September at Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach, plenty of time to plan your trip and many opportunities to visit. Open 24 hours means, enjoying the sculptures from early morning to late at night.

Swell Currumbin Beach
With a display of over fifty sculptures created by local, interstate and international artists, there will be something you will love and things you may just wonder about… this is what sculptures are all about… right?
If you don’t like crowds but want to come, aim for an early start, not sure what time the cafes open during the festival but most are usually open before 7am for breakfast. Check this link for places to eat.
Photo Opportunities
What I like best is taking photos, very early and I mean early (Dawn) or late in the afternoon, which sometimes can be the most rewarding period, particularly if the beach is drenched in an orange hue.

Sculpture Festival Currumbin
This year there is an opportunity for all to participate in ‘Indisposable Concept’, we are all so caught up in our digital camera

world, we may have forgotten about film? Buy a disposable camera, at the Central Hub and take 24 photos of the event.

The cost includes processing together with an online gallery of your indisposable moments of the Swell. What a brilliant idea.

Tips for enjoying your day at Currumbin Swell Festival

  • Parking is an issue, but the Swell team have come up with a plan, check this link for all the options regarding buses etc.
  • Foot power is the best solution, you may have to park some distance away. (sensible shoes)
  • Buying a program is a must, it will enrich your experience on the day, finding out about the story behind the sculptures and the artist who created it is part of the experience.
  • Take a hat and wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes along with a bottle of water.
  • Don’t forget your camera; you can share your unique images of the sculptures with all your friends.
  • There are two lookouts, Currumbin Hill Lookout and Elephant Rock Lookout, make sure they are part of your Currumbin Beach experience.
  • Lunch time can be a busy time, so take note of the cafes where they are and which one you would like to try. Or check out the adjoining suburbs, Tugun or Palm Beach.

However my solution is get on those walking shoes and park some distance away. Check this map to get your bearing and for my last walking tour of Currumbin Beach.

 Where is Swell Sculpture Festival

View Currumbin Beach Walk in a larger map

Check this map to get your bearing, all the lookouts are marked.

See you at Swell!

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