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Submission deadline
22 February 2019

Notification of acceptance
2 April 2019

Early bird deadline
31 May 2019

Presenter registration deadline
31 May 2019

ICSC2019
18-20 November 2019

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Experience Queensland

Beyond Brisbane there is a wealth of sun-kissed opportunities for leisure and pleasure in the state of Queensland. Road, rail and air links from Brisbane all provide easy access to some of the country’s most awe inspiring tourism treasures. From tropical islands with their lush rainforests and gleaming white beaches, to the rugged beauty of the Outback, Queensland has it all.

Gold Coast
Travel time from Brisbane: 1 hour by coach/train

Less than an hour from Brisbane is the sunshine state’s favourite beach and play location the Gold Coast. From popular surfing beaches, the adrenaline of family-friendly theme parks and premier shopping outlets
– through to the hinterland regions offering rainforest walks and idyllic mountain retreats – the Gold Coast offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Gold Coast Highlights

Dreamworld and WhiteWater World

Dreamworld, Australia’s largest theme park, includes 50 rides and attractions, as well as wildlife, within eight different worlds. Among the many attractions, Dreamworld has the tallest and fastest thrill rides in Australia, as well as precincts dedicated to DreamWorks™ and The Wiggles™, offering fun for people of every age. Dreamworld is also home to Tiger Island, the world’s largest interactive tiger facility. Co-located with Dreamworld, Dreamworld’s sister attraction is WhiteWater World. WhiteWater World complements the Dreamworld experience with 30 thrill slides and 22 lifeguards, including dedicated precincts for toddlers though to thrill seekers. For more information, and to make a booking, please visit the website here.

Movie World

Movie World – where movies come to life and everyone’s a star! Meet your favourite stars and super heroes, experience the adrenaline pumping thrill rides and watch an array of spectacular shows. For more information, and to make a booking, please visit the website here.

Sea World

Sea World is the premier marine animal park in Australia, offering amazing attractions and rides for all ages. For more information, and to make a booking, please visit the website here.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast has long been one of the most popular attractions in south-east Queensland. Get up close and personal with some of the best native Aussie and exotic wildlife at the many interactive displays and wide-open enclosures. All your animal favourites are here – cuddle and have your photo taken with a koala, get up close with crocodiles, hand-feed the many friendly kangaroos and much more. Be sure to stay around for the daily Rainbow Lorrikeet feeding – one of the main attractions! For more information, and to make a booking, please visit the website here.

Sunshine Coast
Travel time from Brisbane: 1 hour by coach/train

Escape to the naturally refreshing beauty of the Sunshine Coast. From internationally renowned tourist mecca of Noosa with its exclusive shopping and ding precincts and breathtaking beaches to the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains and lush green valleys and national parks in the tranquil and boutique hinterland region of Maleny.

Sunshine Coast Highlights

Australia Zoo Croc Express Tour

Undoubtedly a highlight of any visit to Queensland is a trip to Australia Zoo. Made famous by the antics of Steve and Terri Irwin, and their global documentaries, the Zoo is now a living legacy to Steve and his wildlife conservation efforts. For more information, and to make a booking, please visit the website here.

Fraser Island
Travel time from Brisbane: 3 hours by coach

The supremely beautiful Fraser Island is a nature-lover’s paradise. The world’s largest sand island is a must-do nature experience that embraces ancient rainforests, idyllic crystal clear lakes rainbow coloured sand clifs, and long stretches of surf beach on the world heritage listed island.

Great Barrier Reef
Travel time from Brisbane: 1-2 hour light

One of the Seven Wonders of the World with its spectacular displays of marine life and the world’s most extensive and diverse coloured coral reef system. The Great Barrier Reef is an experience of a lifetime, view it by seaplane, boat charters or snorkel and dive the turquoise waters amongst the rainbow of coral and marine life.

Whitsundays
Travel time from Brisbane: 1.5 hour light

The 74 island wonders of the Whitsundays, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef offer an idyllic paradise of tropical warm waters and sandy island archipelagos. From the luxury resorts of One and Only Hayman Island, to eco-style family friendly accommodation the island provide something for all tastes and budgets. Take a helicopter light to a secluded private island beach or enjoy some of the best sailing in the Southern Hemisphere of a chartered or bareboat yacht.

Cairns / Tropical North Queensland
Travel time from Brisbane: 2 hour light

Head to Tropical North Queensland, the only place where rainforest meets the reef. Experience the magnificent 1200km2 spread of the world heritage listed Wet Tropics of lush ancient rainforests, spectacular gorges and indigenous rock formations and culture. Inland the dramatic scenery and exotic tropical lora and fauna of the Atherton Tablelands mix with the adventure thrills of riding the river rapids or swinging through the trees in Cape Tribulation.

Outback Queensland
Travel time from Brisbane: 2 hour light

The Queensland Outback offers visitors a true Aussie Outback experience they will not forget. Epic landscapes, rugged deserts and red sunsets joining farmlands. Organised tours included Outback highlights at Longreach including the Australian Stockmen’s Hall of Fame, ancient indigenous rock carvings or the mateship of the legendary bush pub

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