Gold Coast, Queensland

A diverse city by the sea, Australia’s Gold Coast is as much a place to bring work as it is to come and experience the unmistakable energy and enviable lifestyle.

Each year, over 12 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.

To plan your Gold Coast experience, visit Destination Gold Coast.

Here are some useful links to help you best plan your time when you are visiting the Gold Coast:

SkyPoint Observation Deck

The SkyPoint Climb is a must-do adventure on the Gold Coast. Treat yourself with a 360 degree view from coast to hinterland and take postcard pictures yourself! The Q1 Resort Building is 270 m high and offers you a stunning view of the scenic Gold Coast as well as delicious refreshments while spotting whales along the coast! For the ultimate experience, plan your activity ahead as you can choose between different Climbs such as Night Climbs, Twilight Climbs and Day Climbs!

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Sea World Marine Park

Sea World Marine Park Gold Coast is an oceanarium, marine mammal and theme park all at once and offers you fun, adventure and education. Explore Polar Bears, Tropical Fish, Penguins, Dolphins, Rays and many more up close! Enjoy a day with animal exhibits and theme park rides at The Spit a prime location just north of Surfers Paradise.

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Movie World Theme Park

Experience first-class rides, action-packed shows, and join a world of fun on Australia’s Gold Coast at Movie World. Become lost in a world of fantasy and fun as you meet your favorite stars and super-heroes and experience the exhilaration of world-class adventure rides and movie attractions. 

You won’t want to miss the magical Star’s Parade where you can see all on your favorite characters on Movie World’s famous Main Street. Enjoy plenty of live action throughout the day with a variety of live shows and character appearances the whole family will love. Experience Hollywood on the Gold Coast in true star style at Warner Bros. Movie World! 

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Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads, or simply Burleigh to locals, sits like a cool comma between Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south. It’s a picturesque punctuation mark along the Gold Coast and most definitely somewhere to pause. 

Let’s start with the beach, which enjoys dual popularity with those who like to swim in her protected waters and those who love to surf around the headland. On a day when it might be a little choppy everywhere else along the Coast, you can bet your bottom dollar there’s a protected corner at Burleigh in which to dip. Even strict landlubbers will adore this destination for the Burleigh Heads National Park which wraps around the headline like a fashionable head scarf, offering views of the ocean on the left and a number of walking trails and wildlife to experience. 

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Mount Tamborine

Some say this is the green behind the gold, which makes the Gold Coast so seductive, and it’s easy to see why Tamborine Mountain is in tune with tourists. Let’s start with the rainforest, in the third oldest National Park in the world, which celebrates the remnants of the former Mount Warning volcano. There are numerous walks and lookouts from which to enjoy Mother Nature at her most blindingly brilliant, including the mysteriously-named Witches Falls or charming Cedar Creek.

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Currumbin is an inspiring beachfront community where the epic Currumbin Creek waterway links to the pristine rainforest mountains of the region when heading west. Currumbin Creek and the Alley, the entrance to the ocean, offer a protected and patrolled haven for all kinds of active water sports, particularly stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking.

There is good Flathead and Bream fishing off the rock wall or Taylor off the beach. Currumbin also has a gorgeous right-hand surf break which is a specialty for graceful longboard riders. The Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club is worth a stop to experience absolute beachfront dining, and of course, just metres from the beach, you’ll find the famous Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Key Dates

Abstract Submission:

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Early Bird Registration:

Early Bird/Author Registration Deadline:
12 June 2019

Standard Registration Open:
13 June 2019

Conference Dates:
12 – 14 August 2019

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Conference Managers

Arinex Pty Ltd
DAA 2019 Conference Managers
Arinex Pty Ltd
ABN 28 000 386 676
Level 10, 51 Druitt Street, Sydney
NSW 2000
Ph: +61 2 9265 0700
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