Venue and Host City

Gold Coast, Australia

Australia’s postcard-perfect coastal playground, the Gold Coast remains Australia’s premier tourist destination (attracting more than 10 million visitors each year), and beneath the surface, the city’s culinary, musical and cultural identity is surging. Visitors can experience the Gold Coast’s glorious coastline with local trendy cafes, hotels and restaurants all along its foreshore.

Life’s worth celebrating on the Gold Coast. A packed calendar of food and wine, sport, art, lifestyle and multicultural events means you’ll find a party to join in every corner of the state, whenever you chose to visit. Raise a glass to toast new friends and be sure to share your favourite discoveries. After all, the more the merrier.

Find out what to see, where to eat and what to do on the Gold Coast.

Enjoy the Gold Coast’s breathtaking scenery and diverse natural environments on an outdoor adventure. The attractions of the Gold Coast bring smiles to people of all ages and stages. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off on hot summer days, your Gold Coast holiday offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment – from dazzling big budget Gold Coast theme parks to small, hilariously kitsch museums.

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The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC)

Located in the heart of Broadbeach, just 500 metres from the beach and walking distance of accommodation options, GCCEC is Australia’s largest regional convention centre. A premier Gold Coast venue where large-scale national and international conferences and exhibitions are held annually.

GCCEC has a massive main arena, four exhibition halls, a range of meeting rooms and outdoor spaces that capture the warm, sub-tropical Gold Coast climate.

GCCEC is proud of its reputation as a world leader in sustainable meetings and events. The team is firmly committed to the continued cultivation of environmental and social stewardship.

Sustainable Conferencing

See how attending ANZCVS 2024 means ‘no worries’ for the planet.

 

Our Must See’s on the Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise 

Since the days of the original Surfers Paradise Hotel, Surfers has always been an entertainment playground famous for its world-class nightlife venues, international events and pumping atmosphere.

Annually, Surfers Paradise hosts a series of great events including prestigious Surf Life Saving competitions, the Supercars Vodafone Gold Coast 600 race and free artistic and cultural community events throughout the precinct, including the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets operating every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night between 3:00pm and 8:00pm.

SEE MORE ABOUT SURFER’S PARADISE HERE

Theme Parks and Attractions 

With five themed worlds offering everything from hair-raising waterslides and world-record breaking coasters, to heart-warming animal encounters and nostalgic family fun. With so much choice and limited time to tick off your theme park adventure (it’s a rite of passage for any Gold Coast holiday), we’re here to help. Armed with a few handy hacks and tips up your sleeve, here’s how to get the most out of your day.

HOP ON A RIDE AT ONE OF THE GOLD COAST’S THEME PARKS

Miami Marketta 

Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Miami comes alive with street food from all round the world. This family orientated outdoor dining experience has seating for 1,200 people all undercover. The four onsite bars serve boutique wine and locally brewed beer, and their specialty cocktails.
Their main stage hosts local blues, jazz, roots independent artist.

Open and free to the public from 5pm, Marketta Street food is the original and first Street Food market on the Gold Coast.

Soak up and indulge in the tastes of the world come in pairs or come in groups, with communal tables they can cater for small to large groups throughout the open air private laneway precinct at Miami Marketta.

COME DOWN TO THE LANEWAY EXPERIENCE

Dining at the Gold Coast 

From Italian and Pan Asian eats to modern Australian, there’s something for every craving. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion or you just want to treat yourself, it’s time you booked a table at Gold Coast’s best fine dining restaurants.

FINE DINE AT THE GOLD COAST