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The venue is a world class sports centre incorporating almost all the events, some accommodation and extra curricular activities; the marathon circuit is close by. It was a training base for international athletes before the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Check out the facilities at the Sports Super Centre, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gymnasium, massage therapists, beach volleyball, cafe and sports medicine centre. Many activities will be included for free and some will be available on a user pays basis.

We suggest that you book your accommodation as soon as possible as there are 3 other large events being held on the Gold Coast that same weekend. The best priced accommodation will book out quickly. We are pleased to have been able to secure some group discounts as outlined below.

There are many motels, hotels, apartments and resorts within easy travelling distance of the “Sports Super Centre” (SSC) at “Runaway Bay”. You may plan to stay on the Gold Coast for longer than just the days of the event. Some of the closest places are listed below, but it will definitely be cheaper if you organise it as a group, so you can share the costs of booking a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. If you book a whole group in comprising several apartments, then you can ask for a discount.

If you are travelling on your own or with only 1 other person, then to reduce costs, the SSC is a great option, but their accommodation is only available from the 4th to 7th July, so you would need to move to other accommodation on the Saturday.  Please contact us about booking the lodge style accommodation at the Super Sports Centre. Most bedrooms sleep either 2 or 4 people with shared bathroom and communal living areas. Additionally each lodge building accommodates a coach/manager with an ensuite bathroom.

All other accommodation you will need to book directly yourself. Here are some suggestions.


Aquarius Backpackers

42 Queen Street, Southport QLD 4215 [7 km to SSC]


Phone +61 7 5527 1300

They have dormitory rooms from about $35 per night or $42.50 for a double.

Surfers Paradise YHA Main Beach

70 Seaworld Drive, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 [9 km to SSC]


Phone +61 7 5571 1776

It sleeps 100 people total.  Twin or double rooms from $70 per night or a dormitory bed from about $26.


Limassol Motel (3.5 stars)

109 Frank Street, Labrador QLD 4215 [4 km to SSC]

Phone +61 7 5591 6766

It has rooms that can accommodate up to 5 people from about $169 per night. The 5th person would be on a foldout bed.

Runaway Bay Motor Inn

429 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay QLD 4216 [2 km to SSC]


Phone: +61 7 5537 5555

This property gave us a good offer straight away – essentially 10% off rack rate / slightly less for quad share. Ring to discuss your options and mention Footbike World Championships.

2 person standard double normally $145 now $130.50, Family rooms Queen plus 2 singles in 1 room $195 for 4, now $180 for 4, or $153 for 3.

Harbourside Resort

132 Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215 [8 km to SSC]


Phone +61 7 5591 6666

Treasure Island Holiday Resort

117 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters, QLD 4216 [4 km to SSC]

Phone +61 7 5500 8666

They said they may discount for group booking; mention Footbike World Championships.

They have Pandanus villas that can accommodate 6-8 people which works out at $50-60 per person per night.

They also have plenty of family activities available, worth a look!

Pelican Cove Resort

Corner Back & Burrows Streets, Biggera Waters, QLD 4216 [5 km to SSC]


Phone +61 7 5537 7001

They said they were keen to discount for group bookings; mention Footbike World Championships.

Up to 6 people for $165 per night – minimum 5 nights.

Windsurfer Resort

452 Marine Parade Biggera Waters QLD 4216 [6 km to SSC]


Phone +61 7 5529 2300

They said they were keen to discount group bookings, mention Footbike World Championships.

4 people 5 nights for $475 total

There are a lot of other apartments and hotels and resorts available but you may find they are a little more expensive.

Please look at these and decide which ones you like the best.


Additionally, most of Australia’s theme parks are less than an hour by road. Please become familiar with the surroundings and check out Gold Coast Tourist Information.

If you plan to stay on after the event, depending on numbers, group tours may be arranged to the most popular destinations so please visit this website regularly for updates!

There are local shops, cafes and other facilities close by.

Map Runaway Bay


If you are flying in, you can select from 2 airports. The closest major international airport is in Brisbane, which is about 1 hour north of the Gold Coast. There is a smaller international airport on the Gold Coast, but it is only serviced by Qantas, Air New Zealand, Air Asia and Virgin Australia airlines.

There are a number of companies operating transport services from Brisbane to the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast airport is about 35 minutes south of the venue location.

If you travel in as a group, then we may be able to book a shuttle bus for everyone to travel together, at a fraction of the cost of travelling on your own. Please let us know.


Map SSC to Surfers

It is 11km down the Gold Coast Highway from the Sports Super Centre to Surfers Paradise.


Whilst there is a beach at Runaway Bay, it isn’t patrolled by surf lifesavers. Please refer to FAQ.

It is only 7km to Southport Beach which is patrolled by surf lifesavers. Please refer to FAQ.