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Our WONDER program invites you to spend time of wonder with loved ones, while being wowed by spectacular art in the outdoors – and this year, we’re proud to welcome creative team ENESS (Airship Orchestra) for the world premiere of their newest multi-sensory installation, Lost Dogs Disco.

There’s also a program of live and loud music, theatre, and some pet friendly outings for your four-legged co-pilots. The entire family is invited to WONDER 2021.

A note on opening hours

Lost Dogs’ Disco will be closed from 12noon on Sat 6 Nov, while we prepare for our ticketed concert,  Neon Remix. The installation will reopen to the public 8am on Sun 7 Nov, for the final day of WONDER.

Lost Dogs’ Disco by ENESS
Fri 29 Oct – Sun 7 Nov

Glowing with good vibes, stunning colours and sounds of disco, 16 giant interactive and inflatable large-scale dogs sit in the HOTA parklands, backdropped by the Surfers Paradise skyline.

Let’s be Friends Furever
Fri 29 Oct, 7pm
Sat 30 Oct, 2pm & 7pm

Real dogs. Real stories. Unreal theatre!

Melding documentary with video in a theatre-turned-dog-park, The Good Room invite you off-the-leash and on-the-record to witness canines and their companions in all their short-and-stubby tall-and-lanky, perfectly groomed and helplessly haywire glory.

Neon Remix
80s New Wave in the Outdoors
Sat 6 Nov, 5.30pm

Neon Remix is the pop-fuelled outdoor party you’ve been waiting for, where an 80s-flavoured soundtrack is reimaged by a line-up of the Gold Coast’s brightest neon filled musos.

Fridays on the Lawn: Doggy Edition
Fri 29 Oct, 4pm
Fri 5 Nov, 4pm-8pm

End your Fridays with cold brews (of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties), good eats, and live music…now with your four-legged best mate in-tow! We want all retrievers, collies, sausage varieties, rescued bestest boys and girls and literally everything in between.

Fri 29 Oct – Sun 7 Nov

The lost dogs have lost their bones and its your job to find them! Embark on a journey around the HOTA Precinct and hunt down all 5 lost bones to collect a reward.

Check off each bone that you find and take your completed treasure hunt to the Hello Desk (HOTA Central Box Office) to collect your Lost Dogs’ Disco sticker pack.

Top Dog Film Festival
Wed 3 Oct, 7pm

Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heart-warming stories about dogs and their people at the 2021 Top Dog Film Festival.

Keeping You Safe

To keep everyone safe while at HOTA we have a COVID Safe plan and are using the new Check In Queensland app. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at

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