Visit Gold Coast

On the east coast of Australia, approximately 80 kilometres south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast is located within one of the country’s fastest growing regions. As Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast is currently home to more than 538,000 people and has one of the fastest growing populations in Australia. 

From Australia’s best beaches, rainforests and waterways to world class theme parks, sporting venues, convention services, events, cultural activities and hotels and resorts, the Gold Coast’s tourism assets provide an enviable platform for growth. 

GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT

As an integral part of Gold Coast, we are providing delegates of the Deafblind International World Conference 2019 with the opportunity to receive a special discounted travel offer when catching the Airtrain.

The cost of a single train ticket to any of the Gold Coast tram stations is $38.40 one-way. However, using the special offer for discounted travel, the cost for Congress delegates is $60 return to any of the Gold Coast tram stations including Surfers Paradise North which is very close to the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa.
 
Promocode: DeafBlind2019
Travel dates: 9-19th August 2019
Tickets: $60 Return to any Gold Coast Tram station
Only redeemable online at www.airtrain.com.au 
 
Instructions to purchase: 

  • Head to www.airtrain.com.au
  • Select the Book Tickets button
  • Select From destination as the Airport Domestic or Airport International
  • Select To destination as Gold Coast and choose one of the following stations: Parkwood, Parkwood East, Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University, Queen Street, Nerang Street, Southport, Southport South, Broadwater Parklands, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise North, Cypress Avenue, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Florida Gardens, Broadbeach North, Broadbeach South.
  • Select Return button 
  • Choose departure and return date between the 9-19 August 2019
  • Select the amount of passengers 
  • Enter passenger details 
  • Select Credit Card or Paypal 
  • Press Got a Promo Code? Click Here and type in the promo code DeafBlind2019
  • Enter payment details 
  • Select the check boxes and press the Confirm booking button

 
Airtrain and Tram Terms and Conditions: Valid for travel from the 9-19 August 2019. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket dates can be changed as long as travel is completed before the 19 August 2019, after this date the ticket is null and void. Your Airtrain and tram ticket is valid for travel to and from Brisbane Airport and Ormeau, Coomera, Nerang, Robina  or Helensvale station. At Helensvale station you can transfer to the G:link Tram and travel to Parkwood, Parkwood East, Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University, Queen Street, Nerang Street, Southport, Southport South, Broadwater Parklands, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise North, Cypress Avenue, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Florida Gardens, Broadbeach North and Broadbeach South tram stations. For Airtrain’s full terms and conditions visit https://www.airtrain.com.au/terms-and-conditions/.

GETTING AROUND

Public transport services on the Gold Coast include buses, trams and trains. 

The TransLink Journey Planner will help you to plan your trip and provides fare and timetable information.

Taxis on the Gold Coast can be hailed from the kerb on the street or engaged at designated taxi ranks. Gold Coast Cabs can also be booked directly on 131 008.

WEATHER

August on the Gold Coast is generally sunny and dry with average temperatures between 16.5 - 21.5°C. Clear skies and dry air average cool nights.

THEME PARKS

The Gold Coast is the theme park capital of Australia. For an adventurous day full of fun, check out DreamworldSea WorldMovie World and Wet 'n' Wild. 

In order to enhance your Gold Coast Experience, Village Roadshow Theme Parks has teamed up with the Conference Organisers so that you can enjoy endless fun during your stay.

Click here for more information: www.themeparks.com.au/conference 

HARBOUR TOWN

Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre is the perfect place to escape the formalities and indulge in some retail therapy pre or post-conference! Harbour Town’s Outlet Shopping Shuttle offers a FREE transfers 7-days-a-week with pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, including Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. On arrival, stop by the Tourism Lounge to collect your FREE Tourist Discount Card for additional savings at participating stores. For more information or to book a seat visit https://harbourtowngoldcoast.com.au/shuttle.

RESTAURANTS

Discover Queensland’s largest collection of Good Food Guide-awarded restaurants, cafés and bars on the Gold Coast. With such diverse options, the choices are endless for a group banquet or dinner for two.

Click here to view Gold Coast's favourite restaurants on the Australian Good Food Guide. 

VISIT GOLD COAST

For great tourist tips and locations, click here to view the Visit Gold Coast website.