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The Gold Coast
Mention the Gold Coast and various images come to mind... stunning beaches, a surfing paradise, exciting theme parks, sun-kissed locals, sophisticated style, the list goes on. It's a place where you can let loose and feel free, all with a smile on your lips and the sun on your cheeks.
With its signature 52 kilometres of golden surfing beaches, world class accommodation, award-winning dining, amazing shopping and thrilling attractions, the Gold Coast has something for everyone
Vibrant and eclectic, Surfers Paradise provides non-stop action. With an abundance of theme parks and family attractions all in easy access, you're never short of finding things to do. The trouble instead may be finding enough time to do everything.
Surfers Paradise invites exploration. Whether it's through the winding streets lined with alfresco dining restaurants or the art galleries that showcase local artists' works and Aboriginal exhibitions. There's the unending shopping options from top-end designers to outlet bargains and night-time beachfront markets. And when nightfall comes, Surfers bursts into action with 24-hour excitement. Bars and nightclubs start pumping with live music and dance beats, while non-stop events keep you entertained.
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Several bus companies operate including those who provide door-to-door transfers between the Brisbane and Coolangatta airports and your accommodation. Travel will usually be in mini coach vehicles with a trailer for luggage. Airport pick-ups and drop-off are in the designated coach zones.
A door-to-door rail and road service that transfers visitors to and from the Brisbane airports (domestic and international) and their Gold Coast accommodation. The road portion of the transfer uses sedan limousines.
Surfside Buslines provides Gold Coast's public bus service as well as the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle to help you get around the Gold Coast.
Considering a day trip to Brisbane? Queensland Rail will get you there.
Ride the Gold Coast Light Rail System (tram).
The G:Link has 16 stations along a 13 kilometre route from Broadbeach to Gold Coast University Hospital.
Car parking is available at QT Gold Coast Hotel at a cost of $8 per car per 24 hours. Valet parking is also available at the hotel at a rate of $15 per day. There are two levels of basement car parking, located just off the hotels main entrance (7 Staghorn Avenue). Upon arrival, the boom gate will open automatically. Car parking is subject to availability and guests will need a key to exit the car park.
Guests should present to reception to arrange payment and collection of their car parking pass prior to exiting the car park.
Guests with Accommodation
Upon check-in guests will be asked if they require parking. Their room key will be programmed to allow exit from the car park.
Surfers Paradise offers several public car parking options. The closest pay and display parking is located at 106 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise at $1 per hour or $5 per 12 hours. There are 250 parking spaces. For more information please visit: http://www.surfersparadise.com/about/getting-here-and-parking/parking
Street Parking is available on Staghorn Avenue and The Esplanade. This is a mix of free and pay and display parking.
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QT Surfers Paradise
A designer hotel, an experience in style
7 Staghorn Avenue,
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast
This city-centre hotel is located in Surfers Paradise, close to Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Beach.
QT Hotel - Ocean View Room
QT Hotel - Mountain River View Room
Spacious rooms with stunning views
If food, wine, music, design, fashion and art are your thing, QT Gold Coast is the place for you. Walk in to our Surfers Paradise accommodation and be welcomed by an inspiring open-spaced setting with beautiful artist-crafted features and bold custom lighting. Our 297 designer Gold Coast guest rooms offer splendid views of the coast’s famous scenery plus all the glamour and style you’d expect from Australia’s party playground.
Australian Visa Information
Visitors to Australia must have a valid passport and the appropriate Australian Visa https://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/Find-a-visa.aspx. Overseas visitors seeking to attend or participate in a conference or event in Australia should visit www.immi.gov.au/visitors/_pdf/general-events.pdf. You must apply for your visa early to ensure that details are confirmed prior to your departure for the conference.
Information about this important requirement can also be found on the Australian Government website at www.immi.gov.au. Some participants will be able to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). You can apply for an ETA via the Internet www.eta.immi.gov.au or through a travel agent, an airline office or a specialist service provider to arrange an ETA on your behalf.
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