Gold Coast Schoolies 2019

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What is a Schoolie?

For those of you that have absolutely no idea what a Schoolie is let me educate you (pardon the pun). In Australia when you finish your last year at school and have completed all of your exams it’s time to celebrate. It has become a tradition, almost a right of passage to gather a group of you and embark on a week or two holiday. This holiday normally involves a lot of drinking, dancing and having fun knowing that school isn’t just out for summer but it’s finally over for good.


Where do Schoolies go to celebrate?

There are many locations that Australian School leavers tend to choose for their end of school celebrations. The Sunshine Coast, Airlie Beach, Torquay, Rottnest Island, even Bali, Vanuatu and Fiji.

The most popular destination without a doubt is here on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Every year tens of thousands of Australian school leavers flock to Surfers Paradise to enjoy the party nightlife, golden beaches and the many activities like Scuba Diving, Jet Boating, Aquaduck or Theme Parks.

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More info about Gold Coast Schoolies

Gold Coast Schoolies started in the 70’s with just the single-sex private school pupils meeting at the Broadbeach hotel. The event became organised in 1980 and has grown bigger each year since.

While tens of thousands of school leavers are partying and having fun this leaves many parents at home worried sick for the safety of their children. Despite the news coverage Gold Coast Schoolies is generally a safe place without any major incidents. The Gold Coast city council ensures that extra police and ambulance staff are on the ground in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Plus every year the fantastic Red Frog Organisation has over 1500 volunteers walking the streets helping to keep all our young people safe.

The number of Gold Coast Schoolies is estimated to be over 50,000 each year and they boost the local economy by about $60million.


Things to do at Gold Coast Schoolies 2019

At the official event organised by, there is heaps of entertainment provided. To find out more visit their website.

Some other local activities that we highly recommend are:

  • Aquaduck – 1 hour Gold Coast city tour and river cruise in an amphibious vehicle. Duck about.
  • Jet Boating – 55min spinning and sliding across the Gold Coast Broadwater. Fast & Fun.
  • iFLY – Indoor skydiving in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Feel the freefall.
  • Jet Ski Safaris – Up to a 2.5hr jetski safaris with no license required. Get wet N wild.
  • Parasailing – Fly high above the Gold Coast Broadwater. Get High with a friend.
  • Infinity – An unbelievable adventure that cannot be described. You have to do this!
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Our Gold Coast Schoolies 2019 Special offer

We are not biased at all 😉 but obviously the absolute best thing to do on the Gold Coast is scuba diving and snorkeling with us here at Qld Scuba Diving Company.

For both our Gold Coast Scuba Dive and our Gold Coast Snorkel Adventure you do not need any experience at all.

Our tours are designed for complete beginners and we provide free return transfers to and from your hotel and all equipment is also included in the price.

Our Gold Coast Schoolies special is our half-day snorkeling tour.

For only $49 all 2019 Schoolies can take a snorkel trip that you will never forget.

To book just click on the link below and at check out enter the promo code “Schoolies just remember to bring your schoolies ID on the day. 

To all our schoolies, Congratulations, we hope that you all have a fantastic time. Stay safe, play nice and have fun. If you have any scuba diving or snorkeling related questions feel free to contact us.

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Schoolies Snorkel Tour ONLY $49 – Enter the promo code schoolies 
Schoolies Snorkel Tour ONLY $49 – Enter the promo code schoolies 
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