The Queensland Gold Coast is where business meets leisure. Renowned for its incredible beaches, world heritage listed rainforest and plenty of family-friendly attractions, it’s versatile enough to suit any type of conference group or business event.
As Australia’s playground, the Gold Coast is not just one of Australia’s most visually astounding destinations, it offers a world-class convention centre, a huge variety of venues and accommodation options (from budget friendly to Australia’s only 6-star property), and a thriving food and nightlife scene for after-hours socialising.
But beyond the sunshine, what organisers love about the Gold Coast is that it has all the accessibility and offerings to rival any major Australian city without the CBD price tag.
The Gold Coast Airport is located only 30 minutes from the city centre offering both domestic and international services. Groups can also arrive via direct flights from every Australian capital city and many regional areas. The airport now operates almost non-stop from 4.30am with more than 420 direct flights per week.
Nearby Brisbane Domestic and International Airport is less than one hour’s drive north from the Gold Coast and services over 3,500 direct domestic and international flights per week.
Event planners are spoilt for choice from the huge range of venue spaces and conference options. Looking for a high-end incentive experience? The Palazzo Versace is the ideal spot for an indulgent afternoon of champagne and high tea. Seeking something relaxing and private? Head to the hinterland where your group can escape the daily grind surrounded by World Heritage rainforest. Need something family-friendly? The Gold Coast is bursting with theme parks and children’s activities.
Teambuilding activities can include surfing lessons, cooking lessons, heart-pounding V8 Supercar laps for the adrenaline junkies as well as lower key (but equally as enjoyable) food and wine tours and tastings.
From breakfast with the dolphins to dining with tigers, live outback antics, teambuilding activities galore, incredible food offerings and nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s hard to go wrong with this incredible destination.