Things to Do During the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games is just around the corner. And you know what that means; it’s time to get ready for a trip to the Gold Coast.

One of the best things about the Commonwealth Games is that it’s a great excuse to book a holiday at work, get your things together and make it into a road trip with your friends and family. Not only is it a great way to spend time together, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to try out some activities in between the games.

So, if you’re planning that trip and looking for something to do, here are a few that would surely make your stay more enjoyable.

Queen’s Baton Relay

The Olympics have the torch; the Commonwealth Games have the Queen’s Baton. The Relay is a tradition of the games wherein it celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, community pride, and it builds up the hype for the games.

In essence, the Queen’s Baton is said to carry a message from Queen Elizabeth II which calls the Commonwealth’s athletes together for a friendly competition.

What’s more, the GC2018 relay is scheduled to be the longest and most accessible in its 60-year history.

Free Spectator Events

If you’re out to see the Commonwealth Games, you’ll be happy to know that there are free spectator events available. You can watch four high profile GC20187 Gold Medal events for free, and the Road Cycling, Cycling Time Trial, the Marathon and Race Walk will be held in various areas where you can watch the athletes give their heart and soul into the sport.

These events are expected to pass Currumbin Beachfront and Southport Broadwater Parklands.

Bleach* Festival

The Bleach* Festival and Festival 2018 come together to bring forth their most thought-provoking program in ages. They aim to present to the world the region’s incredible arts and cultural scene and hopefully promote its appeal to others old and young.


Take a load off and head on down to the NightQuarter. The NightQuarter is a market space with more than 50 food stalls to choose from. It’s a great way to end a night of celebrating wins and losses and just having a grand time with a tummy full of food.

Watch the Sunrise or the Sunset from a Gold Coast Lookout Point

Start and end your day on the Gold Coast by stopping by one of its many lookout points to check out the sunrise and the sunset. Bask in the golden hour with your loved one and appreciate how life is just beautiful and is worth living.

Window Shopping

Want to take something home to your loved ones? Go window shopping at Surfers Paradise Night Markets and see for yourself the variety of items being sold. You can find all sorts of items for great prices. If you’re lucky, you won’t just be going window shopping, but purchasing something as well.

Gold Coast City Gallery

If you want to see some great artwork, then head down to the Gold Coast City Gallery. Here, you can check out a variety of artworks that showcase the culture and creativity of the people. It has free admission so you can come as long as it is open.

These are just some of the many activities you can try when you come see the Commonwealth Games this April. And as you prepare for your trip, make sure that your vehicle is up for the long drive to the venue and back.

TIP: If you don’t have a car and still wish to witness Australia dominate, then consider a full-size SUV car rental so you and your friends can drive up to the Gold Coast in style and comfort.