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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is the boat show?

The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo is held at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, located just behind Dreamworld on Waterway Drive, Coomera, Queensland, Australia.

Click here for details on how to get here and directions from both Brisbane and Coolangatta Airport

2. When is the boat show?

Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017

3. What are boat show's opening hours?

Friday – 9.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday – 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday – 9.00am – 4.00pm

4. How much is entry per day?

Adult General Admission – $15.00
*Children – Under 12 Free
**Student General Admission – $10.00
***Senior/Pensioner General Admission – $12.00

Family Pass – $25.00

2 Day Pass – $25.00 per adult
3 Day Pass – $30.00 per adult

Please note: All General Admission tickets are per person, per day and available for purchase online and at the gate.
All Family Passes are valid for 2 adults and 3 children under 12, per day.
All 2 Day and 3 Day Passes are per person and can be used on any of the four days of Expo, please ensure you bring your ticket each day.
*All children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
**A student card must be presented at the gate.
***A senior/pensioner card must be presented at the gate.

5. Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are now available, please click below to purchase

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6. What transport options are available at the boat show?

You can get to the boat show by car, boat, bus, taxi or train.

Click here to read full details on each transport option, including directions if arriving by car

7. Where can I park?

We offer FREE on-site parking with additional street parking also available just follow the signs

8. What exhibitors will be on display at the boat show in 2017?

Our 2017 exhibitor list will be available early next year, however click here to view our exhibitor list for 2016 to see who was on display

9. Is the event suitable for children?


There will be a range of children’s activities throughout the three day event, activities to be advised early 2017

10. Will there be ATM facilities available on-site?


ATM facilities will be available and will clearly identified on the event site map

11. Where can I stay?

Accommodation rates and packages will be available late 2016

12. Is the boat show pet friendly?


Dogs are allowed on site during the event, but must strictly be kept on a leash at all times

13. What activities, attractions and demonstrations are available at the boat show in 2017?

Our event program will be available early 2017, however click here to view our full event program from 2016.

Also as you enter the boat show you will be given an official Event Program which details all these activities, live attractions, demonstrations, and includes the timetable of events, new product releases and more.

14. What if I am injured or sick during the event?

A paramedic will be on-site throughout the duration of the event, as well as security and volunteers clearly identifiable and ready to assist

15. How long has the event been running

The first boat show was held in 2011 with 2017 marking the seventh annual event

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