Gold Coast

WHERE TO GO? WHAT TO SEE?

All about this
beautiful city!

A sun-kissed city by the sea, Australia’s Gold Coast is a place defined by an unmistakable energy.

Things to do on the Gold Coast

Skypoint Observation Deck

SkyPoint Observation Deck is a must-see for all Gold Coast visitors. With unrivalled 360 degree views from the coast to the hinterland, mini-theatrette and informative feature zones and displays that provide all the information you need to plan your holiday hit list.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore this iconic Gold Coast Wildlife Sanctuary. Immerse yourself into the wonder and natural beauty of 27 hectares of Currumbin rainforest, wandering through open animal enclosures, feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas along the way. Experience the wild lorikeet feeding, free flight bird shows and Aboriginal performances.

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Pacific Fair is the Gold Coast’s unmissable shopping and dining destination, offering an expansive collection of luxury, iconic global brands and leading Australian retailers. With 400 stores, Pacific Fair offers a captivating blend of the world’s best brands, set amongst tropical landscapes and a unique outdoor ambience.

Eat & Drink

Seascape Restaurant + Bar

Seascape Restaurant + Bar is perched on level 1 and 2 of the Soul Boardwalk directly opposite the iconic Surfers Paradise beach. With incredible ocean views and exceptional seafood cuisine, it boasts some of the best vantage points the Gold Coast has to offer.

Hurricane's Grill and Bar Surfers Paradise

Hurricane’s Grill and Bar Surfers Paradise is famous for their flame grilled steaks and ribs. With an emphasis on fresh premium quality produce, their menu features Australian grain and grass fed beef, pork, lamb, chicken and seafood. There are a multitude of simple combinations to choose from, along with a variety of fresh healthy salads, burgers and sides.

Burleigh Brewing Company

Burleigh Brewing Company is built on Balance, Character and Soul. After all, when they began in 2006 the Queensland beer and brewing landscape was pretty much devoid of all three. They don’t do stunt beers. They don’t brew to fads. They simply exist to create great, honest, world-class local beer and to make a difference while they’re doing it.

Accommodation

Attendees of the Symposium can book their accommodation either by contacting the hotel directly on 07 5592 9956 or groups.surfersparadise@ihg.com or via the online portal. Please state you are attending the Australian Biosecurity Symposium to obtain delegate rates. Room rates for delegates start from $169, per night, room only. A breakfast package can also be added to the reservation, at the rate of $22 per adult, per morning.

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Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

Settle in to the Gold Coast and relax at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise. Towering over one of Australia’s favourite stretches of coastline, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise is neatly nestled between the Surfers Paradise entertainment strip and Broadbeach’s local dining scene.

Climate

Each year, over 13 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 rainforests, 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

Culture

The Gold Coast has evolved into a city buzzing with an eclectic energy and revitalised cultural scene. Uncover the natural friendliness of our locals, enjoy endless sunshine and connect with our wilderness and environment. Endless choices to find moments that move you and discoveries that inspire you – you can have it all and we’ve saved you a seat.

Explore

From pure adrenaline-packed fun to natural indulgence, the contrasts of the Gold Coast unite to deliver every holiday experience you could wish for in one place. Revitalise the mind in the lush rainforest of the hinterland, or enjoy landscapes unmatched anywhere in Australia.

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