The location – like our fruit – is golden
One of Australia’s most iconic destinations, the Gold Coast is famous for beautiful beaches and breath-taking national parks.
As an added bonus, it’s also relatively easy to get to – whether you’re travelling from Far North Queensland, Northern New South Wales, Western Australia or the Northern Territory.
With so much for families, couples or solo-travellers to do, it’s the perfect location to allow you to tailor the Congress experience to your own needs.
Things to do
Whether it’s surfing, swimming or simply walking in the sand, the Gold Coast offers 21 patrolled beaches along its 57 kilometres of stunning coastline. For nature lovers, head inland to the Hinterland brimming with walking tracks, rock pools and waterfalls. It’s also famous for fun – theme parks, restaurants and vibrant nightlife. #wearegoldcoast #thisisqueensland
Why not get active during your stay?
Looking for more inspiration, visit Destination Gold Coast
Visit the Great Barrier Reef
How to do the Great Barrier Reef in a weekend
You don’t need more than 48 hours to immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef, from the Gold Coast, within a two-hour scenic flight you can find yourself 80 kilometres off the coast of Bundaberg, popping champagne on a spectacular turquoise coral cay.
Marine lovers have been flocking to the eco-paradise that is Lady Elliot Island for decades but it still remains a well-kept secret to most. By noon you can be learning to scuba dive or finding Nemo in the shallow lagoon just a few steps from the buffet.
Stay overnight to get the most out of your island escape, or return home on an afternoon flight.
For further information about Lady Elliott Island visit www.ladyelliot.com.au/content/flights.