MERGA Conference 2024
The MERGA conference for 2024 will be held at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Queensland 30 June to 4 July. This is the week immediately prior to ICME in Sydney, and transport to and from the Gold Coast is easy from the Gold Coast airport.
The Gold Coast is the land of the Kombumerri people of the Yugambeh Language Region. The Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest city - the nation’s favourite playground and a world-class must-visit destination. The Gold Coast's star attraction is its beaches, including the world-renowned stretch of sand at Surfers Paradise. Beyond the beaches, discover laid-back neighbourhoods, a booming culinary scene and the Gold Coast's famous theme parks. And be sure to leave enough time for a trip into the subtropical hinterland for rainforest walks and waterfalls.
If you have never been to the Gold Coast before, or haven’t been here for a while, there is always plenty to explore and discover in this place known for its historical abundance and ever-evolving opportunities. Some of the things to do on the Gold Coast include:
- Enjoy the famous beaches and surfing. They don’t call it the Gold Coast for nothing. Here you’ll find more than 70 kilometres (44 miles) of golden sand with waves to catch, sun to soak up and seaside pubs to enjoy. Check out the best of the Coast’s sun-drenched beaches..
- Get your adrenaline fix at the theme parks. The Gold Coast is a playground for all ages. Find your thrill atop rollercoasters and waterslides, and watch the kids squeal with delight as they meet their favourite movie hero. Find out which Gold Coast park is perfect for you.
- Explore the lush Gold Coast hinterland. Within the forested hinterland lies a whole new side to the Gold Coast. You’ll find charming mountain villages, epic treks and small-batch wineries and breweries waiting to be discovered. Find the best experiences in the Gold Coast hinterland.
- Visit a local brewery or distillery. There’s no better place to quench your thirst on a sunny afternoon than at a local brewery or distillery. Discover the many Gold Coast beachside brewhouses, award-winning beers and creative spirits in just about every suburb.
- Have the family engage in kid-friendly activities. The Gold Coast is one big playground. Theme parks, zipline adventures, surf lessons, glow worm caves and more will keep the whole family entertained. If you’re headed on holiday with kids in tow, here’s your kid-friendly guide to the Gold Coast.
For more information visit https://www.australia.com/en/places/gold-coast-and-surrounds/guide-to-the-gold-coast.html
Winter on the Gold Coast is generally sunny and dry with average temperatures 21.5°C (70.7°F). The Hinterland is slightly cooler with maximum winter temperatures around 16°C (60.8°F).