The Australian Sand Sculpting Championships, Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland

Each year, fantastic forms line the promenade along the Pacific shore in Surfers Paradise and several other of the whimsically named communities, like Mermaid Beach and Paradise Island, along the Gold Coast waterfront… CONTINUE READING >> 

Huge thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland for providing this adventure! As always, all opinions are our own.

Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Each year, fantastic forms line the promenade along the Pacific shore in Surfers Paradise and several other of the whimsically named communities, like Mermaid Beach and Paradise Island, along the Gold Coast waterfront in Queensland, Australia.

Wait. What? That’s Made out of SAND?

Artists at work at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Troll under the bridge at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Entries are judged in several categories including Australia against The World. In that competition two teams of invited artists, one from Australia and the other from around the globe vie for king of the sandbox.

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All in all, over 180 tons of sculpted sand became temporary masterpieces.

Whimsical horse at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Work in progress at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Trojan Horse at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Mermaid at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Emperor at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Dinosaur at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Fans at the Sand Sculpting Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

It seemed a shame that someday these whimsical works of art will be washed away.

David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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Watch us skydive above beautiful Queensland – yikes!
Follow us into the Australian Hinterland and kayak the Noosa Everglades!
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Huge thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland for providing this adventure! As always, all opinions are our own.

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