All eyes will be on Queensland this year, with the Commonwealth Games coming to various locations across the Sunshine State. The action will be centered around the Gold Coast. Sporting events are also planned for Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns. For visitors, this will be an exciting opportunity to see some of the best sights in Australia, while watching world-class athletes compete in the Games.
For both visitors and locals, there is some important road and public transport information to know before travelling. VroomVroomVroom has put together a guide to help you navigate the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
It will be busy on the Gold Coast during the Commonwealth Games, but that doesn't mean you can't hire a car and explore some of the sights. Driving is the easiest way to reach a lot of the Gold Coast's surrounding attractions.
If you are a ticket holder, you can take advantage of the temporary Park n' Ride's that will be set up across the Gold Coast. These are provided at no cost to ticket holders, however they will need to be pre-booked. Locations like Beenleigh High and Varsity Lakes will service all venues, with smaller Park n' Ride's also servicing selected venues.
If it is your first time driving in the Gold Coast, or if you are planning to visit Brisbane as well, you can read VroomVroomVroom's guides to these cities. We have put together some driving tips and car rental advice, however be aware that there is likely to be changes to the road
If it's your first time driving in the Gold Coast, or Brisbane, VroomVroomVroom has put together guides to help you with driving tips and car rental advice. Be mindful that changes to central parking is likely in these locations.
The following changes will affect travellers in South East Queensland:
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