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Get involved with Hopo and explore our exciting events!
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2024

Dragon at Southport China Town

Chinese Lunar New Year

6 February - 20 February

From February 06 until February 20, hop on Hopo and hop off at Broadwater Parklands and explore the vibrant food and culture at Chinatown Southport.

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Clean Up
Australia Day

Sunday, 3 March 2024

Step Up to Clean Up with FREE ferry travel! All participants will receive a complimentary cleaning kit and a free Hop On Hop Off Day Pass.

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Hop On Hop Off Easter Hunt

30 March - 31 March 2024

Hop on the Gold Coast ferry service this Easter and Enjoy FREE easter eggs and a FREE downloadable DIY Easter Basket to carry all that yummy chocolate.

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Marine Life of the Broadwater

Saturday, 8 June 2024

Join NaturallyGC aboard Hopo Gold Coast Ferry and explore the marine life of the Broadwater with Marine Biologists from Ocean Connect.

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Birds of the Broadwater

Saturday, 11 May 2024

Join NaturallyGC on Hopo Gold Coast Ferry to explore Gold Coast’s diverse bird species. Discover, learn and have fun on this bird watching experience.

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2023

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Birds of the Broadwater

Sunday, 5 February 2023

Join NaturallyGC on Hopo Gold Coast Ferry to explore Gold Coast’s diverse bird species. Discover, learn and have fun on this bird watching experience.

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Clean Up
Australia Day

Sunday, 5 March 2023

Step Up to Clean Up with FREE ferry travel! All participants will receive a complimentary cleaning kit and a free Hop On Hop Off Day Pass.

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Hop On Hop Off Easter Hunt

Sunday, 9 April 2023

Hop on the Gold Coast ferry service this Easter and Enjoy FREE easter eggs and a FREE downloadable DIY Easter Basket to carry all that yummy chocolate.

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Monster Machinery Day

Sunday, May 21 2023

Check out everything that digs, scoops, cleans, and beeps! With over 40 city vehicles on display, including excavators, tip trucks and even a boat, it’s a great family day out!

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Three dolphins in the Gold Coast Broadwater

Marine Life of the Broadwater

Saturday, 13 May 2023

Join NaturallyGC aboard Hopo Gold Coast Ferry and explore the marine life of the Broadwater with Marine Biologists from Ocean Connect.

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Three dolphins in the Gold Coast Broadwater

Marine Life of the Broadwater

Thursday, 6 July 2023

Join NaturallyGC aboard Hopo Gold Coast Ferry and explore the marine life of the Broadwater with Marine Biologists from Ocean Connect.

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Birds of the Broadwater

Saturday, 7 October 2023

Join NaturallyGC on Hopo Gold Coast Ferry to explore Gold Coast’s diverse bird species. Discover, learn and have fun on this bird watching experience.

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2022

Free travel to Aus Day Celebrations

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Travel free with Hopo to the Australia Day Celebrations. Turn drab traffic to fab water travel as you soak in sweeping views as you leisurely cruise to the festivities.

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Clean Up
Australia Day

Sunday, 6 March 2022

Step Up to Clean Up with FREE ferry travel! All participants will receive a complimentary cleaning kit and a free Hop On Hop Off Day Pass.

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Hop On Hop Off Easter Hunt

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Hop on Hopo this Easter and enjoy FREE easter eggs and a FREE downloadable DIY Easter Basket to hold all your chocolate goodies!

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Monster Machinery Day

May, 29 May 2022

Check out everything that digs, scoops, cleans, and beeps! With over 40 city vehicles on display, including excavators, tip trucks and even a boat, it’s a great family day out!

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Gold Coast Marathon Service

Saturday, 3 July 2022

The Hopo Ferry is running a special event service for the Sunday race between 4.30 am and 9 am between Marina Mirage and  Broadwater Parklands, Southport.

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Three dolphins in the Gold Coast Broadwater

Marine Life of the Broadwater

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Join NaturallyGC aboard Hopo Gold Coast Ferry and explore the marine life of the Broadwater with Marine Biologists from Ocean Connect.

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Birds of the Broadwater

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Join NaturallyGC on Hopo Gold Coast Ferry to explore Gold Coast’s diverse bird species. Discover, learn and have fun on this bird watching experience.

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2021

Mayor's
Christmas Carols

Saturday, 4 December 2021

Enjoy FREE Hopo Gold Coast Ferry travel to HOTA, Home of the Arts for everyone’s favourite annual Gold Coast Mayor’s Christmas Carols.

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Free HOTA
Express Trial

4 November - 4 December 2021

Hopping around the Gold Coast waterways is about to get even easier with the launch of a new service by Hopo between Surfers Paradise and HOTA.

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Free Hopo
Commuter Trial

4 November - 4 December 2021

Gold Coasters will soon have more ways to get to and from study and work with a free commuter trial to take place on the city’s ferry network, Hopo.

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50,00th Passenger Celebration

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Want to try Hopo Gold Coast Ferry? On Thursday, 29 April 2021, ​Gold Coast locals will be able to travel for free to celebrate the service’s 50,000th passenger.

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Small Pet
Dog Trial

1 August - 31 October 2021

Following a three-month trial, the initiative is now a permanent fixture on the Gold Coast’s water transport service. All dogs under 7kg travel free with every ticket.

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