The pinnacle of Queensland’s world-class events line-up, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will marry electrifying sporting action with extraordinary arts and culture entertainment and stunning natural surroundings to create a spectacle with a uniquely Queensland flavour.
Witness greatness rarely seen as this international celebration of sport and camaraderie takes over the Sunshine State for 11 incredible days.
This is one blockbuster event where the action won’t be confined to the stadium. Immerse yourself in Festival 2018, an inspirational arts and cultural program that will celebrate the laidback Queensland lifestyle, or take a break from the trackside drama to discover the rest of this spectacular state - home to ancient rainforests, outback plains, pristine beaches and the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.
Domestic and international flights depart from Brisbane Airport which is a 40-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. The Gold Coast Airport near Coolangatta also receives domestic and international flights with nine airlines offering up to 400 flights each week. International flights arrive from Asia, Europe, USA and New Zealand. Find more travel information here.
Get active and wander through the city on two-wheels or test your mountain-biking skills in the Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area. And when you want to relax, throw down a towel on a golden beach and soak in the Queensland sun.