Discover the ultimate destination for incentive groups and conferences in the Asia-Pacific region. With its stunning coastal location, the Gold Coast offers a quintessential backdrop for any business event. Unique experiences, impeccable weather all year round, a diverse food scene and a range of accommodation options make it an attractive choice for both domestic and international events.
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Here are 7 great reasons to bring your business event to the Gold Coast.
1. Range of accommodation
From five-star luxury to relaxed coastal charm, the Gold Coast has every style of accommodation covered. Newcomer The Langham Gold Coast, features luxurious beachfront sophistication, while RACV Royal Pines has recently been refreshed. The city offers more than 21,000 accommodation rooms, with a Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis still to come – arriving in 2026 and 2027 respectively.
2. Wellness experiences
Connect mind, body and spirit with a multi-day reset at Eden Health Retreat, or reward your team with an indulgent day spa experience at the Gold Coast’s newest luxury wellness destination, Spa by JW. Alternatively, enter a new era of wellness at Native State located in the heart of Kirra Beach. This peaceful sanctuary comes complete with an infrared sauna, heated vitality pool, cold plunge pool, steam room, traditional cedar sauna and meditation lounge.
3. Indigenous experiences
Exposing team members to new cultures and ideas can help break down barriers and promote innovative thinking. Team members can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of a different culture with fishing, yabby pumping and mud crab catching on the Tweed River or experience a guided beachside rainforest walk along the magical Jellurgal mountain, led by a local Indigenous guide.
4. Unique venues
Take hosting to new levels with a venue that transforms your event into an experience of a lifetime. Wherever you gather on the Gold Coast, you can be assured of an electric atmosphere. From Gala Dinners on Main Street at Movie World to themed extravaganzas at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and lavish welcome dinners aboard YOT Club – the World’s first Super Yacht entertainment venue – there’s a show-stopping option for every occasion.
5. Water experiences
Hit the Gold Coast waterways in a luxury sports-designed water-propelled jetcar, Arro Jet Boats, the city’s newest and most exhilarating jet boat adventure or dive into the Pacific Ocean and visit Wonder Reef, the world’s first floating reef, rich with fish, coral and a cornucopia of Australia’s marine life. End the day with front row seats to the best waterfront and sunset views on the coast, as the city lights set a backdrop for your celebrations with Sailing In Paradise’s private charters. It really is all about the water in the Sunshine State and there’s something for absolutely everyone!
6. Dining options
Eat your way around the world, without leaving the Gold Coast. International cuisines abound across the city, with halal options widely available. Looking for an extraordinary seafood experience? Make your way to Broadbeach’s new kid on the block – Blowfish Ocean Grill + Bar. Succulent lobster, tender salmon and mouth-watering oysters are just part of the allure of this world-class dining experience. Or, for a gastronomic journey of ‘fire-kissed’ dishes, make your way to Kōst Bar and Grill for whole lobsters, dry-aged steaks, whole market fish and champagne trolleys. This is your chance to taste the very best of the Gold Coast.
Christian Louboutin, Gucci and Hermes are just a few of the big names joining Australia’s Zimmerman and Camilla to draw shoppers to the largest shopping centre in Queensland and the fourth largest in Australia – Pacific Fair. Alternatively, for big brands and even bigger sales, Harbour Town Premium Outlets (also Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre) is the place to be.
Ready for a business event that ticks every box? Whether you’re looking for an intimate creative space to inspire and ignite ideas or want to deliver experiences that wow and excite your delegates, we can help. We’re here to share our intimate local knowledge of the Gold Coast and introduce you to our network of over 500 venues and suppliers.