Sand Sculpting Australia in Caloundra


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  • Location: Kings Beach, Kings Beach 4551 Queensland

Sand Sculpting Australia, the largest sand sculpting event in the Southern Hemisphere, is coming to Caloundra in September 2004.

The world renowned event that has wowed audiences in Victoria and New South Wales in 2003 and 2004 is set to do the same on the Sunshine Coast with more than 1,200 tonnes of sand carved into scenes and characters from classic Disney and Disney Pixar films.

The exhibition will feature the finest master sand sculptors from Australia and around the world including a number of current and former world champions working on a variety of sculptures.

As well as the amazing sculpture exhibition the events include a range of activities for the whole family such as screenings of Disney and Disney Pixar films, a "how to" sand sculpture presentation that shows how the experts create their masterpieces, Disney story-telling for the kids, hidden Mickey competition, sand workshops, Disney activity area and plenty of rides.

Each display will feature scenes from new and classic Disney and Disney Pixar films including Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin, Home on the Range, The Incredibles and classic Disney characters such as Cinderella, Mickey Mouse and friends.

Location
Kings Park and Lions Park, Kings Beach, Caloundra.

Dates and Times
Friday 17 September - Sunday 2 October 2004
from 10.00am - 9.00pm. During School Holidays.
Monday 3 October - Sunday 31 October 2004
open Sunday - Thursday 10am - 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am - 9pm

Come and chat to the sculptors and see the work-in-progress until 20 September 2004 or visit the completed exhibition from 21 September to 31 October 2004.

Activities
As well as the amazing sculpture exhibition the event will include a range of activities. Information for some of the activities (indicated with an * in the list below) will be available on an Information Board at the event. Activities will include:

    * How to build a sand sculpture video presentation *
    * Sand Sculpting Workshops - make your own amazing creations at our hands-on display
    * Resident sculptor - see a sculptor at work throughout the entire event and ask questions about sand sculpting
    * Disney movie screenings *
    * Disney story telling *
    * "Find the Hidden Mickey" competition
    * Disney animation classes *
    * Disney activity area
    * Rides for the children

Proceeds from this event go to Vision Australia Foundation to assist them to provide services to Australians who are blind or vision impaired.

Ticket Prices
All day passes: Ticket type  Price
Adults  $8.50
Children up to (4-15 years)  $5.50
Children under 4  Free
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)  $25.00
Family (2 Adults, 3 Children)  $28.00
Concession  $6.50
Group bookings of 20 or more  $4.00

Event and Unlimited ride wristbands (suitable for children only):
Children 4 - 15yo : $17.50
Children under 4 : $12.00

Public Transport Information

Car
Roads within Caloundra and on the Sunshine Coast are easy to navigate with good signage. A range of rental car options is available in Caloundra or from the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Airport. Contact the Visitor Information Centre for maps and car rental options.
Rail

QLD rail operates a regular service to and from Brisbane, which stops at the hinterland townships of Beerburrum, Glass House Mountains, Beerwah, Landsborough and Mooloolah. Sunbus operates connections to coastal areas. Glass House Country Coaches provide connections from Landsborough station to Maleny on weekdays.
Bus

Sunbus provides frequent services throughout the Caloundra coastal area and the Sunshine Coast.
For timetable information call Transinfo - 131230 or Sunbus (07) 5450 7888
For more information

Call 1800 644 969 or email lynda@sandstormevents.com.au
http://www.sandstormevents.com.au/events/caloundra.htm

Sand Sculpting Australia, the largest sand sculpting event in the Southern Hemisphere, is coming to Caloundra from 17 September to 31 October!  

The world renowned event that has wowed audiences in Victoria and New South Wales in 2003 and 2004 is set to do the same in Queensland with more than 1,200 tonnes of sand carved into scenes and characters from classic Disney and Disney Pixar films.

Event Organiser, Sharon Redmond, said the team of sculptors that will work on the display is the biggest and most experienced to ever work in this country.

"The exhibition will feature the finest master sand sculptors from Australia and around the world including a number of current and former world champions working on a variety of separate sculptures," she said.

As well as the amazing sculpture exhibition the events include a range of activities for the whole family such as screenings of Disney and Disney Pixar films, a "how to" sand sculpture video presentation that shows how the experts create their masterpieces, Disney story-telling for the kids, a Hidden Mickey competition, sand workshops, Disney animation classes, an activity area and plenty of rides.

Each display will feature scenes from new and classic Disney and Disney Pixar films including Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin, Home on the Range, The Incredibles  and classic Disney characters such as Cinderella, Mickey Mouse and friends.

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Kings Beach, Kings Beach




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