2014 ACAL Conference Gold Coast 2-4 October

Things to do

Brisbane - Australia's New World City

Welcome to a city where you are free to be whoever you want to be! Where you can escape to the natural splendour of Moreton Bay and Islands or the Scenic Rim and Country Valleys, experience world-class exhibitions at Australia's largest Gallery of Modern Art and indulge in the country's premier live music scene, The Valley… all in one day!

You’ll love our buzzing urban villages with live music, the coolest cafes and an eclectic array of the finest restaurants. Keep an eye on Brisbane’s events’ calendar for huge international sporting events, exciting and unique festivals as well as live performances on Queensland’s premier shopping precinct, the Queen Street Mall where you can let loose and discover world-class retailers and heritage-listed arcades with over 700 specialty stores.

Imagine being right in the heart of the city, surrounded by skyscrapers, as you experience your own river adventure – go kayaking, roller-blading or hold your breath as you abseil 20 metres down the 20 million year old Kangaroo Point Cliffs… there’s a memorable Brisbane experience for everyone.

Gold Coast

With over 70 kilometres of pristine coastline, 300 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 25 degrees, the beaches of the Gold Coast are the still the city's most famous features.

The tourism destination spans Beenleigh and South Stradbroke Island to the north, Cabarita and Kingscliff to the south, west to Beaudesert including World Heritage Listed national parks.

The Gold Coast is Australia’s 6th largest city, with a population of over 550,000 and Gold Coast City has been identified as one of the most desirable places in the world to live ranked on political, social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health. It also offers one of the largest choices of themed attractions in the southern hemisphere with interactive experiences.

Serviced by two international and domestic airports, the Gold Coast is the international gateway to 26 destinations worldwide provided by 30 airlines. The Gold Coast is located less than one hour’s drive south from Brisbane - a rail link and Pacific Motorway connects Brisbane to the Gold Coast.

Queensland Tourism

Brisbane Tourism

Gold Coast Tourism