A diverse city by the sea, Australia’s Gold Coast is as much a place to bring work as it is to come and experience the unmistakable energy and enviable lifestyle.
Each year, over 12 million visitors flock to the city, eager to soak up the sun, feel the sand between their toes and take part in the near-limitless range of attractions and experiences.
With 57 kilometres of sand and surf, 100,000 hectares of World Heritage listed rain forests, award winning dining, active pursuits and an ever evolving calendar, along with more than 300 days of sunshine, the Gold Coast is the perfect destination to add a few extra days pre or post conference.
To plan your Gold Coast experience, visit DestinationGoldCoast.com
In addition to the wide array of activities available on the Gold Coast, Village Roadshow Theme Parks are excited to offer discounts to a variety of their theme parks and activities. Find out more.
From golf to theme parks, there are plenty of activities to enjoy with your family on the Gold Coast.
- Sea World
- Warner Bros. Movie World
- Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast
- Australian Outback Spectacular
Get below the surface and discover a whole new world of fun and adventure at Sea World. Get up close and personal with dolphins, penguins, polar bears and so much more! With a brand new line-up of experiences including the Castaway Reef Splash Zone and Seal Guardians Presentation, Sea World is bigger and better than ever.
Become lost in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favourite stars and super-heroes and experience the exhilaration of world-class rides at Warner Bros. Movie World. Plus, don’t miss the new DC Rivals HyperCoaster, the longest, tallest and fastest HyperCoaster in the Southern Hemisphere!
Dive into a splashtacular day out at Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, the biggest water park in town, where summer is endless and so is the fun. With a world class line-up of pools and slides for the young and young at heart.
Experience the most breathtaking arena show ever produced under the Australian Outback Spectacular roof and delight in the new three course menu and drinks. A legend is born with the introduction of a stunning new show presented by Ringers Western. Witness the bravery, beauty and courage of the greatest Australian stories never told… High Country Legends. Only at Australian Outback Spectacular.
Australia’s first Topgolf is opening on the Gold Coast in mid-2018. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we at Topgolf believe every great time starts with play, is fuelled by food and beverage, moved by music and made possible through community. Topgolf will inspire people of all ages and skill levels – even non-golfers – to come together for playful competition. Players hit microchipped golf balls that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Whether you’re an aspiring golf pro or picking up a club for the first time, Topgolf is everyone’s game.
With the weather in October set to be between 15 – 25 degrees, why not check out some local dining venues and wineries, or head out for a bushwalk.
- Miami Marketta
- Mount Tamborine
- Walk a trail
Grab a bite to eat from one of the many street food stalls, visit the local artist stalls and see some live music under Miama Marketta’s fairylight infused outdoor laneway.
Less than an hour away from Surfers Paradise, Mount Tamborine is filled with rainforest, waterfalls and fantastic food and wine.
The Gold Coast has plenty of trails for you to enjoy. From beginner to experienced walks, there is something to suit everyone. Visit We Are Gold Coast to see the walks recommended by locals.
Take the opportunity to experience the Gold Coast food scene, or spend a Sunday afternoon visiting local bars.
Whether visiting Gold Coast alone or with others, make sure you take some time to relax.
- Endota Spa
- The Star
- Stand Up Paddle Board
Make the most of the beautiful Gold Coast weather and spend some time on the beach.
A day at the spa, or even just a quick treatment, is the perfect addition to a visit to the Gold Coast. Endota Spa is close to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Freshly renovated and ideally situated on Broadbeach Island, this slice of paradise is the perfect place to combine relaxation and free-spirited fun. Take your pick from almost 600 luxurious rooms, enjoy sweeping coastal and hinterland views and kick back poolside.
Book in for a lesson or hire a stand up paddle board to see the Gold Coast from a different point of view.