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Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera

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Gold Coast Marine Precinct

Waterway Drive, Coomera, Queensland 4209, Australia

HOW TO GET HERE

VISITORS WISHING TO TRAVEL TO THE EXPO CAN DO SO BY CAR, BOAT, HELICOPTER, 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

TRANSFER FROM YOUR ANCHORED VESSEL IN THE COOMERA RIVER

Beenleigh II photoVolunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Jacobs Well will also be conducting transfers for all visitors anchoring their boat in the Coomera River, from their vessel to the Expo.

This service is only $2.00 per trip ($4.00 round trip) which is a direct donation to VMR Jacobs Well.

Cost: $2.00 per trip

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

Where to Anchor: All visitors wishing to come to Expo by boat can anchor within a designated area of the Coomera River, please refer to the map available below

Download Anchoring Map: Click below to download the Anchoring Map for 2016

Download Anchoring Map

BOAT TRANSFER FROM MARINA MIRAGE WITH THE M.V. MASCOT 

M.V. Mascot-Image

Morning Departure: 8.00am from Marina Mirage (Berth D11) with passengers to arrive 30 minutes before departure time

Arrival at Expo: 10.00am

Afternoon Departure: 3.00pm from Expo

Arrival at Marina Mirage: 5.00pm (Berth D11)

Duration: 2 hours one-way

Cost: $50.00 per person each way (Excluding entry to Expo which can be purchased upon arrival at Expo)

Inclusions: The cost of transfer includes a champagne breakfast

How To Book: To make a booking, enquiry or to reserve seats please contact:

  • Greg Stephens – 0409 133 008 or
  • David Jackman – 0467 660 049

Please Note: These transfers are subject to change, depending on availability.

TRAVELLING BY HELICOPTER

ARRIVE IN STYLE TO EXPO WITH GOLD COAST HELITOURS

helitourslogowhiteGold Coast Helitours and its fleet of experienced pilots and luxury helicopters are proud to offer helicopter transfers to and from Expo in 2016.

Marina Mirage Transfer: Staying at Marina Mirage or wanting to travel to and from Expo and Marina Mirage? GC Helitours are offering return transfers from $180.00 or a one way trip from $100.00. Call GC Helitours today to book.

Private Transfer: Looking to be transferred from the airport or other location? Please contact GC Helitours directly to book.

Phone: (07) 5591 8457

Location: GC Helitours are situated at their Marina Mirage Heliport:

Mirage Heliport
(D) Arm Marina Mirage
Seaworld Drive Main Beach
Gold Coast
Queensland 4217

Website: Visit www.goldcoasthelitours.com.au for more information.

TRAVELLING BY FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM MARINA MIRAGE

IN 2016 EXPO AND THE RIVIERA FESTIVAL OF BOATING ARE OFFERING A FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE FROM MARINA MIRAGE TO EXPO

As part of our exciting new partnership with Marina Mirage both the Expo and Riviera Festival of Boating (held within Expo) are offering a free shuttle bus service to and from Marina Mirage over each of the four days, seamlessly linking both boat shows.

PICK-UP & DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

We have created three designated pick-up and drop-off locations for this shuttle bus service, detailed below and highlighted in the
Shuttle Bus Service Map (available for download below):

  1. Marina Mirage pick-up and drop-off point:
    • Marinas Cove bus stop: 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach QLD 4217
  2. Marriott Hotel pick-up and drop-off point:
    • Main entrance to hotel: 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
  3. QT Hotel pick-up and drop-off point:
    • Main entrance to hotel: 7 Staghorn Avenue, Gold Coast QLD 4217
  4. Expo and Festival pick-up and drop-off point:
    • Main entrance to Expo (Riviera): 50 Waterway Drive, Coomera QLD 4209

Download Shuttle Bus Service Map

TRANSFER TIMES:

Please find the timetable of transfers below, which are also listed in the Shuttle Bus Service Map (available for download above):

Transfer One

7.50am: Depart Marina Mirage

8:05am: Depart QT

8.20am: Depart Marriott

9.00am: Arrive at Expo

9.10am: Depart Expo to Marina Mirage

Transfer Two

9.50am: Depart Marina Mirage

10.05am: Depart QT

10.20am: Depart Marriott

11.00am: Arrive at Expo

11.10am: Depart Expo to Marina Mirage

Transfer Three

11.40am: Depart Marina Mirage

11.55am: Depart QT

12.10pm: Depart Marriott

12.50pm: Arrive at Expo

1.00pm: Depart Expo to Marina Mirage

Transfer Four

1.40pm: Depart Marina Mirage

1.55pm: Depart QT

2.10pm: Depart Marriott

2.50pm: Arrive at Expo

Transfer Five

4.20pm: Depart Expo

5.00pm: Arrive at Marina Mirage

Please Note: Allow 40 minutes for coach from Expo to Marina Mirage.

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

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.

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 

FREE shuttle buses will be running in a loop from 9.00am to 4.00pm 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 3.30pm.

PARKING

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

Download Car Parking Map: Click below to download the visitor Car Parking Map for 2016

Download Car Parking Map

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

DISABLED PARKING

The Gold Coast Marine Precinct is a fully accessible venue with access ramps between sites and onto all of the marinas. Dedicated disabled parking spaces are also available.

Download Disabled Car Parking Map: Click below to download the disables Car Parking Map for 2016

Download Disabled Car Parking Map

Signs and volunteers will also direct you to the nearest available disabled car park once you enter Waterway Drive. Please ensure your disabled sticker is clearly visible to help assist the volunteers.

Disabled toilets are also available within the food court area, please refer to the site map within the official event program (handed to you on the day) as you enter the Expo.

FREE SHUTTLE BUSES

FREE shuttle buses will be running in a loop from 9.00am to 4.00pm 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 3.30pm.

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