The Queen’s baton spent it’s final day in and around Surfer’s Paradise before making its final journey to the Commmonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Claire Boughey reports.


After travelling for 388 days, visiting every country and territory in the Commonwealth and covering over two hundred thousand kilometres, the Queen’s baton finally reached Surfers Paradise.

Sally Pearson’s participation at the Games may be under an injury cloud, but there was no stopping her involvement in the baton’s final leg.

Australian Olympic gold medallist, Cate Campbell, had the honour of carrying the baton past hundreds of supporters last night and onto the world famous beach.

Before reminding crowds of the importance of getting behind their athletes during the games.

The baton’s design reflects the boundless energy, spirit and vibrancy of the Gold Coast.

Something the locals are living up to.

Former professional surf lifesaver Trevor Hendy and his son kick-started the final day of the relay this morning in true Queensland style…

The Baton will end its journey at the opening ceremony tonight, when Prince Charles will read the Queen’s message which has been inside the baton since March last year, officially opening the games.

Claire Boughey, QUT News.