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Sheraton Mirage Resort
Gold Coast
Queensland, Australia

Conference dates:

18th November - 20th November
Pre/Post Events:
17th and 21st November

Attractions & Features

The Gold Coast is famous for its endless white beaches, theme parks, championship golf courses, shopping and restaurants and sub-tropical hinterlands.

  • Miles of beautiful beaches
  • Major shopping centres as well as numerous boutiques, specialty shops and markets
  • More than 500 restaurants and cafes offering cuisine from around the world
  • Nightlife entertainment from nightclubs, restaurants, clubs, hotels and Conrad Jupiters Casino to Broadway musicals, ballet and theatre
  • Wildlife parks such as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and theme parks including:
    • Warner Bros. Movie World
    • Sea World
    • Dreamworld
    • Wet 'n' Wild
  • Tropical rainforest with abundant wildlife and numerous bush walks
  • World-class sporting and recreational facilities
  • Spectacular 360 Gold Coast views from atop the World's Tallest Residential Tower, Q1 Observation Deck

For more Gold Coast photos, please visit our Gallery.


Described as "beautiful one day, perfect the next", the Gold Coast boasts a pleasant, sub-tropical climate with an average 287 days of sunshine annually.

Traffic Down Under invites you to experience the Gold Coast during November, the end of Spring season, to ensure the perfect vacation conditions.

Average temperatures are from 17-26C (62-78F).

Useful links

For more information about the Gold Coast, visit

For information about other Australian tourist destinations, visit Tourism Australia.

For more information about applying for a Visa or an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority), visit the Australian Government's ETA website.

For more information about airport to hotel transfers, here are a few services.
Gold Coast Airport Transfers.
Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Hotels Transfer.
Con-X-ion - Brisbane and Gold Coast transfers.

One of Australia's favorite holiday destinations, the Gold Coast is a playground for a growing number of international visitors and the perfect location for the inaugural Traffic Down Under conference.

Explore over 40 miles of unspoilt coastline and beaches, 100 hectares of World Heritage rainforest and uncover native animals in the wild. Australia's sixth largest city invites you to discover real Australian landscapes just 20 minutes drive from the center of the city.

Where is the gold coast

The Gold Coast is in the southeast corner of Queensland, extending down to the border of New South Wales. It is located approximately 48 miles south of Brisbane, the state's capital city. It is the sixth most populous city.

How to get there

The Gold Coast region is serviced by two major airports, Gold Coast Airport and Brisbane International Airport.

Gold Coast Airport is located on the Gold Coast Highway at the southern end of the Gold Coast, only five minutes from Coolangatta.

Buses, taxis and limousines operate from Gold Coast Airport to your accommodation on the Gold Coast. You'll find the conveniently located Transport and Information Desk right outside International Arrivals, and taxis immediately outside the terminal.

Brisbane International Airport is a 75 minute drive from the Gold Coast.

Airport to hotel transfers are a comfortable and easy way to travel down to the Gold Coast. Operating 24 hours per day to meet your flight, you will be greeted by a driver at Brisbane Airport who will take you directly to your accommodation. More about Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Hotels Transfers.

Brisbane's Airtrain offers twice hourly express trains between the airport and the Gold Coast.

Passports and Visas

If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a valid passport and valid visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia. With the exception of New Zealand citizens, all foreign nationals must obtain a visa/ETA before travelling to Australia. New Zealand citizens are issued with a visa on arrival in Australia.

Visas are available from Australian visa offices, such as Australian embassies, high commissions and consulates. They are also available electronically, over the internet. Some travel agents and airlines may also assist you with visas.

Visit the Australian Government's Electronic Travel Authority site to check your eligibility for an online ETA. A service charge of $20 AUD applies for online applications. If you are not eligible for an online ETA you will need to apply for a Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456) - Please allow adequate time to arrange your visa prior to travel to Australia.