The Gold Coast provides an incredible range of accommodation opportunities to suit any budget. Within an easy walk from the event location, a number of Hotels, Guest Houses, and Caravan Parks can be found.

The official event accommodation is a short walk from the waters edge at the  Broadwater Tourist Park.

Broadwater Tourist Park

169 Marine Parade, Southport, QLD 4215
Phone: 1300 672 730 or +61(0)7 5667 2730
Fax: (07) 5591 4059
Facebook: BroadwaterTouristPark
Opening hours: 7.30am – 7.30pm seven days a week

There are of course numerous alternatives within a short walks distance.


Broadwater Tourist Park boasts one of the best locations on the Gold Coast. Overlooking the stunning Broadwater and adjacent to the iconic Broadwater Parklands, the park is centrally located in Southport, only 5km from Surfers Paradise.

Within easy reach of all theme parks and many other famous Gold Coast attractions, the park is well serviced by local buses and is only 1km from the Southport light rail station and Australia Fair shopping centre. Local dining and shopping options are plentiful and only a short walk or drive from this ideal spot.

Guests can enjoy walking and cycling along the idyllic waterfront paths which extend both north and south of the park, or undertake a variety of water based activities on the calm waters of the Broadwater.

The park boasts its own boat ramp for easy access to the Broadwater, 2 pools, a tennis court, bouncing pillow, playground, recreation room, camp kitchen and BBQ areas.

A wide range of accommodation options includes 28 waterfront, waterview, pool view and garden villas (one fully accessible) and over 200 sites including waterview, ensuite, powered slab and powered grass sites.


There are of course numerous alternatives including The Ray’s Resort directly across the road from the event site and many others within short, walking distance of the event launch site.