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The Australian Event Awards and Symposium 2018 will be held at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast.

See all the Sunshine Coast has to offer

Seductive sunsets, intoxicating views, and sparkling waters await you on the Sunshine Coast. From the moment you dig your toes into the golden sand and breathe the clean hinterland air, you’ll feel different. You will feel naturally refreshed, revitalised and relaxed.

The Sunshine Coast is a way of life. The climate is perfect for an outdoor lifestyle, which makes the area such a special holiday destination. The natural beauty and breathtaking landscape of the area is complemented by a wide selection of accommodation from camping to five star luxury. With over 100 kilometres of sandy coastline, peaceful everglades, dramatic waterfalls, lush rainforests, and colourful underwater worlds, the Sunshine Coast will delight you at every turn.

Indulge at one of the many restaurants and eateries along the coast; wander through the numerous markets which showcase local produce and handmade crafts; enjoy a coffee along the Esplanade; chill at the beach; explore the vast coastline; catch a fish; cruise the waterways; hit a golf ball. Choose from an array of activities, or simply put your feet up and relax on the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast.

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Travel Info

Flying direct from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Auckland to the Sunshine Coast is a fast trip, giving travellers a spectacular bird’s eye view over the southern Queensland coastline before landing at the beachside airport. Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer numerous daily flights, linking the Sunshine Coast to more than 55 Australian and 125 international destinations.

Air New Zealand operates services three times per week in September for any Kiwis wanting to attend and have a break in the warmth.

The Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) is well connected for the Event Awards and Symposium in 2018. Brisbane Airport is an easy hour and a half drive away. Travelling by road from the airport guests will pass the gateway to the Sunshine Coast – the majestic Glass House Mountains.

Those keen to enjoy the scenery while others drive can join one of the regular shuttle services and executive transfers that operate door-to-door.


The nearest airport is Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast.


Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar all have flights to and from both Sunshine Coast and Brisbane airports.

Airport Transfers

Novotel Twin Waters is a five minute car ride from the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Con-X-ion provide transfers between Brisbane and Sunshine Coast airports to the Sunshine Coast (and local hotels). Con-X-ion offers Australian Event Awards attendees a 10% discount when booking.

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  • On the payment page, click the ‘Add Promo Code’ button at the top before entering your payment details – apply the promo code EventAwards318
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  • The beach at Mooloolaba.

  • There’s plenty of wildlife to see and feed and on the Sunshine Coast.

  • Who wants to go for a swim?

  • The Sunshine Coast’s subtropic climate lends itself to all sorts of event venue possibilities.

  • The Sunshine Coast certainly does a good beach…or a few!

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