Accommodation Suggestions

Official Conference Hotel - The Island

A Gold Coast architectural icon The Island is one of the city’s original high rise resorts. The hotel’s heyday glamour was recently resurrected in a stunning refurbishment mixing tropical luxe and vintage cool. APWT guests can book their gorgeous suites at heavily discounted rates. To book these discounted room rates, please contact the Island Hotel reception directly on [email protected] or call 07 5538 8000 and advise function date and name.

Luxury Options

Peppers Soul 5 Star luxury beachfront 1, 2, 3 suites the Peppers Soul building rising 77 floors is the tallest high rise tower on the Gold Coast and one of the newest. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise the finishes are impeccable with hand selected pieces and understated chic style. Signature restaurant Seaduction is a GC favourite.

Marriott Hotel -  This resort hotel epitomises old school charm. Famous for its lagoon style pools, Japanese restaurant and one of the city’s best days spas the Marriott is a sophisticated option. Located right on the tram line and an easy walk into the centre of Surfers Paradise.

Palazzo VersaceOne of only three Versace Hotels worldwide this elegant low rise hotel on the Broadwater in Main Beach is a great option for those who want to splurge. Opulent accommodations with bespoke Versace furnishings this hotel is pure glamour. Do note however that this hotel is not on the tram line.

Mid-Range Options

QT HotelQuirky hotel popular with the hip crowd the QT hotel oozes indy cool. With funky common areas and a luxe spa The QT also houses one of the Gold Coast’s best cocktail bars Stingray. Located on the northern end of Surfers Paradise with a tram stop close by.

Mantra Circle on Cavill A sleek series of high rise towers you can choose from 1, 2 or 3 bedroom fully equipped apartments. With sweeping views Circle on Cavill is smack bang in the heart of Surfers Paradise with lagoon style pools, Zen gardens and a movie cinema this hotel is a chic mid-range option.

Budget Options

Bunk Backpackers- Adjoining our official conference hotel The Island at Bunk you can be part of all the action for fraction of the price. Dorms and private rooms are available with ocean views from the higher floors. Bunk is party central with a pool and sun deck.

Vibe Hotel- Recently refurbished with spectacular views over the river towards the Gold Coast Hinterland Vibe hotel is fresh and funky and great value for money. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise and close to the tram line the hotel is surrounded by great bars, cafes and restaurants.

Mantra On View - A great budget option Mantra on View is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise on the tram line. With an impressive luxury foyer the rooms are fresh with ocean or city views from your private balcony.

Dining Suggestions

Paradox Café–  Located directly behind the Islander Hotel in the trendy 4217 precinct. Paradox does excellent coffee and gourmet range of breakfast and lunch options. Their leather booths are a great place to write.

Thai Republic– A local favourite located in the Chinatown style alleyways in Surfers Paradise Thai Republic is great value with authentic Thai Flavours and friendly staff. One of the best and most inexpensive options in the precinct.

Bar Italia– Our top pick of the many Italian restaurants in Surfers Paradise Bar Italia has all your traditional favourites many with a modern twist. Casual yet refined the partly open air space is beautifully fitted out with lots of greenery and shabby chic touches. Please note that Bar Italia does not take bookings.

Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.– A popular upscale burger joint in the Chevron Renaissance Shopping Precinct in Surfers Paradise which also does mean milkshakes and signature ‘concrete’ ice cream.