Getting Here


EVENT ADDRESS

Gold Coast Marine Precinct

Waterway Drive, Coomera, Queensland, 4209, Australia, click here to view in Google Maps. 


TRAVELLING TO EXPO

VISITORS WISHING TO TRAVEL TO THE EXPO CAN DO SO BY CAR, BOAT, BUS, TAXI OR TRAIN

The Expo is located at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct within Coomera, Queensland and is centrally located to local, interstate and international transport.

It is only a 5 minute drive from the Coomera railway station, 20 minute drive from the heart of the Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise, 40 minute drive south to the Coolangatta Airport and only a 60 minute drive north to Brisbane Domestic and International Airports.

TRAVELLING BY CAR

Free on site car parking is available for all visitors attending the Expo.

Visitor car parks are located along Waterway Drive and will be clearly marked with volunteers assisting, just follow the signs.

Directions from Brisbane *

1. Take the Pacific Motorway/M1 towards the Pacific Motorway/Gold Coast

2. Take exit 54 towards Coomera

3. Keep right at the fork

4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Foxwell Road

5. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Shipper Drive

6. Turn right onto Waterway Drive.

7. Arrive at Expo

 

Directions from Coolangatta *

1. Head North on the Pacific Motorway/M1

2. Take exit 57-Hope Island Rd-Tamborine-Oxenford Rd for State Route 4

3. Continue straight onto Hope Island Road/State Route 4

4. Turn left onto Dreamworld Parkway (signs for Coomera)

5. Turn right onto Beattie Road

6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Waterway Drive

7. Arrive at Expo

 

*These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find construction projects, traffic, weather or other events may cause conditions to differ from these directions and you should plan your route accordingly. 

TRAVELLING BY BOAT

Expo visitors can travel to the boat show with so much more in style with the Maranoa operating a shuttle transfer service direct from Marina Mirage on each of the Expo’s four fantastic days.

The return trip departs at 7am daily and includes a champagne breakfast, arriving at The Boat Works marina between 8.30am and 9am, depending on the tide.

Drinks and snacks are available for the return trip, which departs The Boat Works at 5pm Thursday-Saturday and 4pm on Sunday, arriving back at Marina Mirage 1-2 hours later.

Host for your time onboard will be the entertaining Captain Jack Pirate Magician, who is sure to spice up the voyage. Cost is $60 per person and includes your one-day Expo pass ($10).

Bookings essential: 0409 133 008.

 

Also during Expo Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Jacobs Well will be conducting transfers for all visitors arriving by boat, from their vessel to the Expo.

This service is only $2 per trip ($4 round trip) which is a direct donation to VMR Jacobs Well.

Cost: $2 per trip

Service Times: Thursday – Saturday from 8.45am to 4.30pm and Sunday from 8.45am to 3.30pm

Contact: VMR Jacobs Well on radio channel VHF 82 or on 0427 461 103

Where to Anchor: All visitors wishing to come to Expo by boat can anchor within a designated area of the Coomera River

Download Map: Click here to download a map of the designated area that visitor are allowed to anchor during Expo  

TRAVELLING BY BUS

The Gold Coast has a comprehensive 24 hour public bus service operated by Translink.

Translink operates between Coomera in Queensland to Pottsville in northern New South Wales.

For more information visit translink.com.au or surfside.com.au

Download Route Map  

TRAVELLING BY TAXI

To book a taxi call Gold Coast Cabs on 131 008 or visit gccabs.com.au 

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

The Gold Coast train line runs down the city’s western side. Each of the six main stations are 10-15 minutes from the beach.

The line is linked up to the much larger Queensland Rail network and is part of the South East rail line.

For more information visit translink.com.au

View Coomera Timetable 

Download Route Map  


Car parking plan 2015

Car parking plan 2015

PARKING

Car parking is FREE to all visitors and is available on site and within surrounding areas of the Marine Precinct.

To download a 2015 car parking plan, which outlines all available car parks during this years event

>> Click here <<

Signs and volunteers will direct you to available car parks once you enter Waterway Drive.

SHUTTLE BUSES

A FREE shuttle bus will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm daily linking all car parks including a trip to the Coomera Train Station every hour on the half past starting at 9.30am and finishing at 5.30pm.

FERRY

A FREE ferry will also run from 9.00am to 4.30pm daily linking all three sites by water featuring a bar and live entertainment.

>> Click here << to download our transport plan.