GWS Summit Gold Coast Queensland April 21-22 2016

Australia’s Gold Coast is a diverse city, offering action-packed days and fun-filled nights enjoyed by more than 11 million visitors each year. The 57 kilometres of sand and surf, 100,000 hectares of World Heritage-listed rainforest, award winning dining, active pursuits and an evolving events calendar and more than 300 days of sunshine annually makes the Gold Coast as a year-round destination of choice.

Delegates and and their families will all find an experience to suit any interest with the Gold Coast offering more attractions and venues than any other destination in the southern hemisphere.

The Gold Coast boasts 42 pristine beaches, each perfect in their own way, with a natural energy to revitalise the senses.

After you revitalise with the ocean, energise your body, mind and spirit while taking in the natural wonders of the Gold Coast’s World Heritage Rain forests. Springbrook and Lamington National Parks and the Tamborine Mountain township are all within a 40 minute drive from the main Gold Coast area.

There is no shortage of excitement with the Gold Coast’s choice of attractions and experiences. With theme parks offering a adrenaline pumping thrills, heart-warming encounters and nonstop action – nowhere in Australia delivers as many smiles and memories as the Gold Coast. Family favourites such as Dreamworld, Sea World, Wet‘n’Wild and WhiteWater World always please. Warner Bros. Movie World and the Australian Outback Spectacular provide their own unique Australian feel.

Everything the Gold Coast has to offer will be right on your doorstep during the Global Welfare Summit, April 21-22 2016.

For more information about the Gold Coast please visit Gold Coast Tourism:


Getting to Surfers Paradise and the Marriott Resort and Spa

Summit Address: Marriott Resort and Spa. 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Driving directions from Gold Coast Airport

Drive north on Gold Coast Highway to the north side of Surfers Paradise along Ferny Avenue to 158 Ferny Avenue on the left side.

Driving directions from Brisbane Airport

From the Airport follow the signs for the Gold Coast on the Gateway Arterial Motorway. Take the South East Freeway

(M1) exit to the Gold Coast. Exit at Southport via Smith St and follow the signs for Surfers Paradise. Turn right at the Gold Coast Highway intersection and after approximately 4 km turn right at Palm Avenue and then right into Ferny Avenue. The resort is approximately 500m on the left hand side.

On-site parking fee at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa:

Up to 2 hours $2.00
Up to five hours $5.00
24 hours $15.00

Airport Transfers

Taxi (Gold Coast Airport)

Gold Coast Cabs’ taxi rank is conveniently located outside of the airport terminal. The fare from Gold Coast Airport to the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is approximately $150.00.

For reservations call: 131 008

Or book online at:

Airport Shuttle (Gold Coast Airport)

The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle is a transport service offering door to door pick up and drop off to any hotel or other accommodation on the Gold Coast. All transfers must be pre-booked. The price for a one-way ticket is $21 and $41 for a return fare.

For reservations call: 1300 655 655

Or book online at:

Con-x-ion Shuttle (Brisbane Airport)

Con-X-ion provide the most frequent and direct shuttle transfer service to and from Brisbane Airport to any hotel or other accommodation. The price for a one-way ticket is $49 and $92 for a return fare.

Book online at:

Business Class Transfers (Gold Coast and Brisbane Airport)

Business Class Transfers offer a range of luxury services from the Gold Coast and Brisbane for the business traveller and the holidaying family.

For reservations call: 1300 763 005

Or book online at: