GOLD COAST Destination Guide

Bathed in sunshine from the ocean to the hinterland, the Gold Coast is Australia’s best known and loved beachside city. From ancient rainforests and world-class waves to a thriving food and culture scene and the thrill of theme park rollercoasters, the Gold Coast embodies a fresh energy that inspires visitors to play their own way.

Discover a destination where you let go and find your flow.

Rocky Trail Event Line-Up

We have got something for everyone with three events being hosted on the gorgeous Gold Coast.

  1. “Race the way you Ride” with the Fox Superflow – you pick your race day, Saturday or Sunday!
  2. Plus TWO races in our Rocky Trail Academy schools competition for the young shredders to get their skills up, both happening on a Friday.

Fox Superflow

RACE THE WAY YOU RIDE: this is friendly enduro racing without a tight schedule.

Work with your crew and other racers to figure out the best order to race, get strategic! Elite racer, grom or noob, any age, will have a blast: there are no harsh cut-off times or start orders, which means whatever category you’re in, you can ride together and each lock your own best race run in!

Get ready to have an awesome day out as you smash down our Fox Superflow® race tracks to hunt down those precious seconds for the win!

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Rocky Trail Academy

Endurance, Speed and Tech Skills for School Age Kids Year 7-12

The Rocky Trail Academy presents the Gold Coast Schools MTB Comp on 2nd June, as well as the Queensland Schools Graduation Cup on 8th September, for secondary school kids year 7-12. ​It’s is all about fostering the grass-roots development of the cycling sport. These events are part of our junior rider development program, which will be rolled out in the coming months.

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#rockytrailjourney: Gold Coast

Transport Information

Gold Coast Airport is located at Bilinga, a convenient 20 kilometres from Surfers Paradise and one kilometre from Coolangatta and northern New South Wales.

Gold Coast Airport is serviced by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas, and flights are available from Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Cairns, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, and Townsville.

Short-term and long-term parking is available. Taxis or shuttle services are available and a number of rental car companies operate from the airport terminal.

There are lots of options for organising coaches, minibuses, and transfers once you get to Gold Coast Airport. Find all the information you’ll need right here.

Don’t forget to read all about our top tips for how to travel with your bike!

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Destination Inspiration

From everything to see and do, where to eat, and areas to stay – your perfect holiday ideas and inspiration awaits!

Accommodation Deals

The Island

3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Phone: (07) 5538 8000

Set in the heart of Surfers Paradise and on the doorstep of Surfers Paradise Beach, The Island Gold Coast is a newly renovated boutique hotel and is the perfect gathering place for our riders to to stay, play and relax. Check out their ‘In or Out’ package deal – perfect for our ‘Choose Your Own adventure’ Superflow racers!

  • 2 night stay
  • Daily à la carte breakfast
  • Mini bar Island arrival cocktail
  • Guaranteed late check-out at noon
  • In or out? You decide: In — Bottle of sparkling wine with charcuterie and cheese board in-room on arrival, or, Out — $50 Island food and beverage voucher

Head to the website to book online now or call direct on (07) 5538 8000.

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
Phone: (07) 5635 5700

Peppers Soul redefines luxury accommodation on the Gold Coast. Enjoy a romantic weekend with uninterrupted ocean views, a family holiday with every comfort, or a luxury escape in one of their Signature Collection Sub-Penthouses. Dine out every night or create culinary delights in your apartment equipped with full kitchen facilities – the choice is yours.

Stay 3 nights and save up to 20%.

Our top tips for #rockytrailracers

Salute to the sunThere’s something magical about that moment the sky is lit with colour and the ocean reflects pretty pastels as the day begins. Or maybe you’re searching for the perfect place to sit and watch a golden, glowing sunset.
Currumbin Wildlife SanctuaryThis Wildlife Sanctuary is a Gold Coast icon – immerse yourself in the wonder and natural beauty of Currumbin rainforest, wandering through open animal enclosures, feeding kangaroos, and cuddling koalas along the way.
Miami MarkettaEvery Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Miami comes alive with street food from all around the world. Four onsite bars serve boutique wine and locally brewed beer, and their main stage hosts local blues, jazz, and roots independent artists. Open and free to the public from 5pm Marketta Street is the original and first street food market on the Gold Coast.
Calories don’t count on holidays…Night bites, quirky cafes, hatted restaurants, street food, alfresco wine bars, and craft beer tap houses. The Gold Coast has no shortage of foodie hotspots!
Awesome animal encountersGet the local’s guide on the top ten wildlife experiences to be had on the Gold Coast.
Skypoint ClimbTake on one of Australia’s highest external building walks – Skypoint Climb takes place on top of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise and is 270 metres in the air! Admire the stunning 360 degree views of the region including the golden beaches, city skyline, and lush green hinterland.
You gotta do a theme parkAdulting is hard, and the art of play is too often left to the kids. Theme parks are the perfect antidote for taking life too seriously, so lighten up and let loose on a rollercoaster or two!
Get amongst itThe Gold Coast is home to so many amazing dedicated cultural spaces with weekly gigs, galleries and good times, or you can check out the incredible events on offer throughout the year. Whether you love music, sports, street art or sculpture, major city-wide events or smaller shindigs, the Gold Coast has got it going on.
Get a great holiday dealCheck out the great deals and pick up an amazing offer on tours and attractions (as well as accommodation). Who says you have to break the bank?!
Fun can be freeThink you need to spend big to have a good time? Think again. From the north to the south, get some ideas for how to experience this Queensland icon with little to no budget.

There are so many experiences that await,
here are just a few to get you started:

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