Gold Coast 500
Do you ever really needs an excuse for a long weekend in the Gold Coast? Well if so, then the Supercars Gold Coast 500 is a great reason to pop over for a few days in Surfers Paradise.
If that's not enough, here's a couple of other reasons why you should be at the 2024 Gold Coast 500; Monday 28th October is Labour Day in NZ, so one less day to take off work for the trip! Also 2024 will make the 30th Anniversary of the Gold Coast 500!
Gold Coast 500 Package Details
24 - 28 Oct
Our travel packages ensure that you've got the best seats in the house, whether it's corporate hospitality overlooking Pit Lane, premium grandstand seating or watching the racing from your hotel room balcony, we've got you sorted!
The Gold Coast 500 is one of our favourite events on the Supercars calendar and we know you'll love it too! So let us take care of your travel arrangements to Surfers Paradise this October for the 2024 Gold Coast 500.
Our packages to the 2024 Gold Coast 500 include;
- Return Air New Zealand 'The Works' airfares, departing Auckland (domestic connections available) direct to the Gold Coast on Thursday 24th October and returning on Monday 28th October
- Return airport to accommodation transfers
- 4 night’s accommodation at the 4-Star Mantra Sun City Hotel
- Boys Trip Drinks & Nibbles 'Welcome Function' on the Friday Night
- 3-Day General Admission passes to the 2024 Gold Coast 500 (grandstand & hospitality upgrades available)
- Free public transport to and from the circuit with your race ticket
- Cover More Travel Insurance
Plus there is the option to upgrade to grandstand tickets or corporate hospitality, track view accommodation or stay a few nights in Surfers or Brisbane. Just let us know what you’re after and we can sort it!
For this package you are looking at $2,900 per person, based on twin/double share, ex-AKL. Prices can vary depending on numbers, departure city and optional extras, as always you can personalise this package to suit.
If you're returning to Christchurch, there is a direct Gold Coast to Christchurch flight on the Tuesday, so there is the option to stay an extra night and return home on this flight.
Upgrade to a track view apartment
Upgrade to one of Mantra Sun City’s track view apartments and be able to watch the racing action from your balcony. Apartments only.
Starting from an extra $650 per person
Stay an extra night or two in Surfer’s Paradise and/or Brisbane
If four nights isn’t long enough for you, then we can extend your trip. Just let us know if you would like to stay extra nights in either Surfers Paradise or Brisbane.
Starting from an extra $140 per person, per night
Upgrade your event tickets
Our package includes 3-Day General Admission tickets to the 2024 Gold Coast 500, however, you may wish to upgrade your tickets to either Grandstand or Corporate Hospitality passes. Options are;
- 3-Day Flexi Fan Stands (Stands: 5, 7, 11, 18 & 19) – Extra $120 per person
These stands are positioned at various points around the track and are completely unreserved, which gives you the flexibility to choose a seat from the various flexi stands and also offers you the freedom to move around the track and change seats throughout the event. These stands are not covered and do not have a view of a big screen.
- 3-Day Platinum Grandstands (Stands: 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 22A & 23) – Extra $250 per person
Platinum stands are the only covered grandstands and have good views of a big screen.
Pit Lane Walks
This pass gives you the opportunity to walk the Pit Lane and see the teams in preparation for the day.
Extra $50 per person
Experience a bit of luxury with corporate hospitality, featuring morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and a beverage package (including beer, wine, soft drinks, tea & coffee). All in an air-conditioned suite overlooking Pit Lane.
Extra $2,280 per person (3-Day)
Extra $2,000 per person (Weekend - includes Fri GA pass)
What You Need To Know
While our package pricing is for flights departing from Auckland direct to the Gold Coast. If you live outside of Auckland, just let us know and we can add on domestic connections to/from Auckland. If you're flying out of Christchurch, there is the option to stay an extra night in Surfers Paradise and fly home direct, Gold Coast to Christchurch on the Tuesday. Our package includes Air New Zealand 'The Works’ airfares, which allows you 7kg of carry-on baggage, 23kg checked in luggage, food, drinks and entertainment. Let us know if you are interested in Premium Economy or Business Class airfares.
We prefer to use the 4-Star Mantra Sun City Resort in Surfer’s Paradise, they offer a good range of hotel and apartment style accommodation with the option of upgrading to a track view apartment (apartments only). Take your choice from;
- Studio Room (King bed or two single beds)
- 1-Bedroom Apartment (King bed or two single beds)
- 2-Bedroom Apartment (two King beds or King bed & two single beds or four single beds)
- 3-Bedroom Apartment (Queen bed & two King beds or Queen bed & 4 single beds or King bed, Queen bed & two single beds)
Our packages include 3-Day General Admission tickets to the 2024 Gold Coast 500, although we have a number of grandstand and corporate hospitality options available.
Included in the package are transfers from Gold Coast Airport to the Mantra Sun City Hotel and from the hotel back to the Airport. Free public transport to and from the circuit is also included, just by showing your race ticket.
We include Cover More Essentials Travel Insurance with our packages. If you already have made arrangements for travel insurance, let us know. If you wish to know more about our Cover More Travel Insurance, let us know and we can e-mail you a brochure.
We do have some flexibility with travel dates and package inclusions, so if something doesn’t quite suit you, let us know and we can try to cater the package to suit your personal requirements.
For all bookings we require a 50% deposit to secure your package and the remaining 50% six weeks prior to departure. For bookings within six weeks of departure, full payment would be required to secure this package. For all our terms and conditions, check out http://boys-trip.co.nz/terms.