Your Gold Coast 500 travel experience starts here.
Join us at the Party in Paradise with an Official Travel Package including hand-selected hotels, official tickets, Grandstands, Hospitality Packages and optional travel services. Explore the packages below or download the brochure for a more in depth look.
Speak to a Travel Expert when you’re ready to start your journey. We’re looking forward providing you with an unforgettable travel experience to the Gold Coast 500 in 2021!
Join us at the Party in Paradise and enjoy sun, surf and supercars by day and chart-topping performances by night. The 2021 race will be the first on Surfers Paradise since 2019 and will be the finale of the Supercars Championship — you’ve simply got to be there!
The Gold Coast 500 (traditionally a 600) is one of Queensland’s biggest events. The race takes over the streets and beaches of Surfers Paradise on the sunny Gold Coast each October (December in 2021). It’s only on the Gold Coast where fans can combine a passion for high-octane Supercars with long sandy beaches, blue waters and non-stop entertainment.Read moreRead less
The race takes place on one of the toughest circuits on the Supercars calendar. The street circuit winds through the busy Gold Coast skyline with tight corners, a bumpy surface and beachside chicanes demanding the most from drivers. Enjoy the many attractions of the Gold Coast by day before watching the Supercars hit the streets and party into the night. The Gold Coast 500 is renowned for post-race concerts with major international and local acts taking to the trackside stages. Such artists in past years have been the Hilltop Hoods, Lil Jon, The Thundamentals, Cold Chisel, The Living End and many more.
For many years, as an Official Partner of Supercars, we’ve been helping fans travel from around Australia and New Zealand to the Gold Coast to watch the action live. Our Official Gold Coast 500 Packages include official tickets, grandstand upgrades, hospitality packages and hand-selected hotels with other optional travel services including flights, transport, sightseeing and more available. To really treat yourself for your race weekend choose an elevated grandstand or premium hospitality package, the latter offering fantastic track views, gourmet food, drinks and hosted service. Many of the grandstand seating options have beach and ocean backdrops, making for a scenic viewing experience.
No matter what style of traveller you are or what you’re looking for, our Travel Experts can create a customised package with services to meet your needs. Whether you’re getting away with friends, family or treating someone to a special occasion, the Gold Coast 500 will offer a fantastic travel experience and we look forward to making that happen in 2021.
Join us as the Party in Paradise.
Director, Events Travel
First appearing on the Australian motorsport calendar in 1991, the street circuit located on the Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise, is a high speed, concrete-lined, thrill ride that was shortened for the new look event in 2010.
The temporary street circuit has created carnage in the past, particularly when drivers don’t show the patience that is required to come out unscathed. The race is 300km long on a circuit that’s 2.96km in length. Drivers complete 102 laps. The short track allows for better spectating, providing fans with great entertainment value. For 2021 the race will be 250km long.
Average Speed: 146km/h
Top Speed: 265km/h
Fastest Point: Approach to Turn 1
Slowest Point: Turn 4 and Turn 15
What’s on offer from Events Travel?
The glimmering Gold Coast is where high rise apartments meet the sea. It’s an iconic Australian holiday destination with a youthful spirit and startling beauty. Visitors will be amazed by vast stretches of white sand, pumping surf breaks, stunning sunsets and blissful weather. Surfers Paradise, in the heart of the Gold Coast, is home to malls, mega-clubs, fancy restaurants and laid-back bars; making the scene a tropical oasis by day and party paradise by night. Intrepid travellers need not venture far from Surfers Paradise into the subtropical hinterlands where adventure activities and natural beauty is aplenty.
December on the Gold Coast is summer, where average high temperatures are 28ºC and lows are 20ºC. Rain is expected on 9 days of the month and we don’t expect rain to hamper the race weekend. The general climate is tropical and warm at this time of year.
Head south to Burleigh Heads where Burleigh Pavilion offers a great dining experience overlooking the beach. Enjoy modern eats, experimental cocktails and a laid-back atmosphere where you people watch the afternoon away
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
The ultimate holiday activity and the most popular tourist attraction on the Gold Coast. Enjoy interacting with unique Australian wildlife with educational elements, animal encounters and plenty of amazing photo opportunities
This unique attraction is a funhouse where visitors are immersed in illusion-based special effects with music suited to all ages
The Gold Coast is widely known for it's many theme parks including Dreamworld, Movie World amongst others suitable for all ages
Head east into the Gold Coast hinterland where you can immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the pristine beauty of the lush rainforest, try the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk to enjoy views above the canopy floor or head to Curtis Falls (pictured)
Deposit is 25% plus any upgrades in full.
Balance is due 1 October 2021, bookings made after this date require full payment to confirm.
We accept bank transfers, credit card payments and cheques. For domestic bank transfers to our Australian bank account there are no fees. For international bank transfers to our Australian bank account, there is a A$20 transaction fee. We accept payment via Visa and Mastercard with a 1.5% merchant fee. Payment instructions will provided after booking and if you have any queries, please get in touch.
Speak to a Travel Expert today to start your journey. At this time, we recommend adding extra nights, ticket upgrades and extra travel services to access best rates and availability.
After making a booking, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and invoice with payment instructions. Once payment is made, your booking is secure.
In the lead-up to the event, we’ll be in touch to share important travel information with you, to ensure you get the most from your event experience and can travel with confidence. If you have any questions along the way, our Travel Experts are always available to assist.
Two weeks before the event begins, we will send you a Travel Documents email, which contains information about your booking, services and personalised information. If you require physical items (e.g. tickets, merchandise etc.), these will be sent by post or courier at this time.
If you depart from your postal address earlier than two weeks before the event begins, please let us know, as we’ll need to arrange alternative delivery of your physical items. We may deliver your physical items to your hotel for collection on check-in or make them available via a collection point.
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