There are two airports located near The Southport School and the conference hotels (Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa and the Hilton Surfers Paradise) in Gold Coast, Australia.
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
(formerly known as Coolangatta Airport)
Gold Coast Airport is the nearest airport to the conference (just 14 miles away). Book your flight into OOL if you're departing from the Pre-Conference Adventures hosted by The Scots College in Sydney or other Australian capital cities. A few international flights arrive directly into OOL, mainly from New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. You can opt for public or private bus service, car hire, or taxi transportation to Surfers Paradise from the airport.
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Brisbane Airport is a major international destination for flights from North America, Asia (direct flights), Europe (usually via Asia), and Africa (usually via Perth or Sydney). Located 52 miles away, BNE offers an efficient direct train service from both the domestic and international terminals to Gold Coast. If catching the train to Gold Coast, our colleagues at The Southport School recommend you disembark at Helensvale Station where you can catch the recently completed light-rail service to Surfers Paradise. There are light-rail stations within easy walking distance of both the Marriott and Hilton. BNE also offers car rentals, taxis, and shuttle buses.
The airport and hotel websites offer specific details to help you plan your trip on the ground.
Please contact us at IBSC@theibsc.org with any questions. We understand this is a big trip for many of us, and our friendly hosts at The Southport School are ready to offer us any insider tips and guidance to make travel as easy as possible.
Book your flight soon and join us in paradise!