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Gold Coast Airport Marathon accommodation

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The Gold Coast Airport Marathon has truly become an international event. It brings many overseas competitors to the Gold Coast with the magnificent scenic course showcasing the iconic coastline. The event is held over the first weekend of July with Saturday catering for the shorter 5km & 10 km races and Sunday the 21km and 42km races. With more than 20,000 people competing over the weekend the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is the biggest annual sporting event held on the Gold Coast.

Many competitors choose to make a full weekend of the event and stay for a couple of nights on the Gold Coast. Staying somewhere within walking distance of the start line is certainly the preference as the staging of such a big sporting event brings many road closures and diversions. Blue Waters Apartments is located in Labrador, 2 km from the start/finish line making it one of only a handful of accommodation places within easy walking distance. If you’re planning on running the marathon and want to stay in a comfortable fully self contained apartment close to the start then Blue Waters should be on your list.

As you can imagine the demand for accommodation is huge so you really do need to plan ahead and book well in advance. We are usually fully booked within a month or two of the race finishing. If you have ever contemplated having a go at the half or full marathon then the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is the perfect event for your first go — it is flat, the race is held during winter and the course is spectacular. Plan ahead and book well in advance for your Gold Coast Airport Marathon accommodation.

Family Accommodation near Southport Gold Coast

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

For Family Accommodation near Southport Gold Coast Blue Waters Apartments in Labrador is the perfect choice for your next family holiday to the Gold Coast. Our goal is to make your apartment feel like a home away from home so you can really relax and enjoy your holiday.

The main benefits of choosing a self contained apartment for your family accommodation:

  1. Full kitchen facilities including a full size fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Keep the holiday costs down and eat in.
  2. Full laundry facilities including a dryer so the wet towels and dirty cloths don’t have to wait until you go home. You can pack less.
  3. Two bathrooms so you won’t have to share amenities with the kids.
  4. A lounge room and dining room allowing you to have meals together and sit down as a family and watch the latest from Foxtel. We also have a DVD library so you can catch up on some leisurely viewing. This also provides a real haven if the weather turns ordinary — imagine a hotel room or studio.
  5. Sporting equipment/game sets — we have a store of sports equipment including footballs, cricket sets, frisbees, botchy sets, noodles for the pool, skipping ropes and for indoors — cards, duplo and board games. All of this is available free of charge and is a great way for kids and adults to have a fun filled afternoon over the road at the Broadwater Parklands or indoors if the weather turns sour.
  6. Location – Blue Waters is close to the Broadwater playgrounds, beaches, theme parks, movie theatres, shopping centres, and dining establishments galore — from fine dining to family restaurants.

For Family Accommodation near Southport Gold Coast book at Blue Waters Apartments. You won’t be dissappointed.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Accommodation

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Some very exciting changes are afoot with the winning Gold Coast bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. There will be a huge upgrade for the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. This will turn an already outstanding facility into a world class swimming venue. The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is located in a spectacular position on the shores of the Broadwater which is within easy walking distance of Blue Waters Apartments. For visitors who have a passion for watersports then Blue Waters Apartments really are your first choice in Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Accommodation.

Southport Broadwater Parklands Games Venue

The Southport Broadwater Parklands will provide a unique hub for a variety of sports throughout the Games.

At the northern end of the Parklands a temporary venue will be constructed. The venue is designed to seat a minimum of 7,500 spectators to accommodate the sport of Gymnastics and to host either the finals of the Basketball or Netball competition. Following the Games and due to its modular capacity the venue will be deconstructed and relocated to provide for a variety of community activities within Gold Coast City providing a valuable legacy for the Gold Coast City community.

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre will undergo a major redevelopment to provide for both the Swimming and Diving elements of the Games sports programme. Redevelopment will include the construction of a new 50 metre, 10 lane swimming pool for competition purposes, while the existing 50 metre pool will become the warm up pool in Games mode. Seating for 10,000 spectators (swimming) and 2,500 spectators (diving) will be provided on a temporary basis for the Games. In legacy mode this venue will include additional change rooms, meetings rooms, permanent seating for 1,000 spectators and the flexibility for Gold Coast City Council to incorporate a variety of community sport and leisure activities.

South of the Aquatic Centre and still in the Southport Broadwater Parklands will be sites for the start and finish of the Marathon event, Road Walks and Triathlon. The Southport Broadwater Parklands will also be the location for one of the Game’s live sites where people can visit and watch the action on the screens provided while enjoying the atmosphere of the Games.

Book your Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Accommodation at Blue Waters Apartments on the Broadwater now, and get a sneak preview of things to come with the 2018 Commonwealth Games.