The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games held from 4 – 15 April brought several high profile events to the Southern Gold Coast which were attended by tens of thousands of spectators.
One of the most anticipated events of the Games, the Beach Volleyball lived up to the hype as the ‘party venue’, welcoming thousands of spectators into the temporary stadium in Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta over seven days of competition.
A special visitor even came in from the air – with Archie Jamieson from Gold Coast Skydive creating a spectacular entrance arriving by parachute during one of the sessions.
Road Cycling event organisers reported the events held through local roads in Currumbin, Elanora and Currumbin and Tallebudgera Valleys were all extremely well received by spectators and locals.
Similarly, the Race Walk held at Currumbin beachfront attracted huge crowds to the free event, with aerial shots of Currumbin Alley making for spectacular Games scenery that was beamed all around the world.
Games infrastructure is now well on its way to being dismantled, and access to Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta will be returned to the public by 31 August, 2018.