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Sand Sculpting Australia 2024

A unique festival where sculptors represent their skills embodied in one of the most fragile materials—sand

Dates: January–April 2024 (unconfirmed)

Sand Sculpting Australia
Sand Sculpting Australia

Majestic castles rise under your hands, the fairy-tale heroes smile, and magnificent landscapes flaunted! But not only children like sculpting fanciful sculptures. Often it is created by adults to get into the Guinness Book of Records.

The Sand Sculpting event used to be held in Frankston, one of the districts of Melbourne. In 2018, it moved to the Boneo Maze, about an hour drive from Melbourne. Known today as Dino in Sand, the event takes place at Boneo Discovery Park. Sand sculptures usually take over the area at the height of the Australian summer (December–April). Sculptors from all over the world are turning tonnes of sand into masterpieces. The size of the sand figures is very different, from the size of a soccer ball to truly gigantic figures.

The theme of the Sand Sculpting Australia changes from year to year: toys, fairy tales, dinosaurs, famous personalities. For children, organisers provide master classes where they can learn how to cut out sand. Adults and kids form sand castles and participate in fun tournaments and interactive games held during the festival.

During the festival time, Dino in Sand experience is included in general admission to Boneo Discovery Park. Adults above 16 pay $20, child tickets cost $15, seniors are charged $15 likewise, and families can benefit from a special offer at $70. You can book your tickets and find all additional information on the event's official website (see External Resources).

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Authors: Olha Savych