Swingin' Safari

Swingin' Safari
Swingin' Safari
Entertainment-Surfers Paradise, QLD
Swingin Safari opened its doors in 2003 on what was supposed to be a 3 month experiment to test an idea...Fast forward 2012 the music is supplied by DJ''s, VJ''s and some of the smoothest mu..
2945 Surfers Paradise Bvd, Surfers Paradise, Qld, 4217.
2945 Surfers Paradise Bvd, Surfers Paradise, Qld, ..
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Swingin Safari opened its doors in 2003 on what was supposed to be a 3 month experiment to test an idea...Fast forward 2012 the music is supplied by DJ''s, VJ''s and some of the smoothest musicians or bands in the country. The dinner is tapas, bbq or whatever you want us to do.... Simply put Swingin Safari is a licenced restaruant that offers tapas or a La Carte dining for weddings parties anything blended with.... table tennis, free wi fi, coffee, cocktails, dressups, board games, dance the Tango or groove to classic old school funk/soul/rock ''n'' roll or live music all with the twist of the weird and wonderful... Enjoy surfing our website, we have evolved over the years with the intent of offering, this space and facilities as a platform to facilitate the emergence of a rich vibrant cultural fabric within the City of Gold Coast. This week at a glance, offers a snapshot of events & entertainment each week or just surf the galleries. The menu section changes regularly based on the seasons... always best to check... Please be our friend.......on ''Facebook'' or drop in and say Hi!
Established 2003 as a test bed for a Co-operative business model and alternative entertainment product to appeal to a broad demographic.

It started as a pop up business idea to utilise a building prior to development of the location. The landlord refused to offer a lease and only guaranteed 3 months use from September 2003 to end of January 2004 .

It still operates today over 10 years later, as the local business with construction at its doorstep now for over 3 years [ longer than any other business ]  due to the Light Rail Construction yet remains one of the few businesses still operating on the light rail track, after over 300 others have closed their doors.

The landlord had always intended to sell or develop the site, last month it sold to a group of Chinese Investors and developers with their own plans

The business established itself within a short space of time as an iconic destination for both locals and tourists and has featured in most advertising undertaken by the Surfers Alliance to promote Surfers Paradise.

It has been featured in national fashion magazines [ Grazia and GQ ] as a ‘must do' Gold Coast experience plus several inflight magazines such as Asian Traveller Jetstar and Virgin. The Restaurant Bar concept with music which now 7 years is known as a local favourite which has acted a cultural hub for Surfers playing host to various events and themes nights.

Eg: The Screen Producers Assn of Austral-Asia International Conference “ Safari World”

Various Wrap parties and events for the Film industry eg: Chronicles of Narnia, The Vine, Sea Patrol SERIES 2,3,4 , Kokoda, Mermaid, 3D, Boost Surf Show on the Beach, Big Brother Wrap Party 3 years running.

In addition to this it has hosted major product launches for all the major Surf Industry Brands, Billabong, Rip Curl, Quicksilver, Red Bull, Otis Eyewear and Oakley. In each case the client has returned for additional business.

A simple theme of ‘FUN' featured regular Entertainment and Events programme, was the first to incorporate a grass roots retro market “ The Bohemian Bazaar” a market day with Street Food, Wine tastings, Art exhibits & Cabaret . At its core was a commitment to support for the development of local original music and theatre groups and assisted in raising over $20,000 for various charities through all sorts of themed events.
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