PACDEFF 3-5 September 2019 – Accommodation

PACDEFF is pleased to offer you an excellent accommodation deal at the Crowne Plaza, which is outlined below.

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise


The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia.

The hotel is situated adjacent to the beach in Surfers Paradise, just 5 minutes from downtown Surfers Paradise, 20 minutes from Gold Coast airport and 60 minutes from Brisbane Airport.

Accommodation will be available for booking once registration opens on the 1st of March. Please note that accommodation at the hotel will be limited and our block allocation will start reducing from July, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Accommodation will be able to be cancelled up until 8 days prior to the conference at the cost of one night’s accommodation.

To book accommodation at the Crowne Plaza please contact the hotel reservations department directly, quoting the PACDEFF rate, or book a room online through the normal IHG site.

Bookings can be made direct with the hotel by phoning 07 5592 9956 during business hours or via email to Please advise the hotel you are attending the PACDEFF Aviation Human Factors Conference 2019 event to obtain the conference rate.

Room Rate:

Superior Room  $159

Situated just a 5-minute walk from the beach, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise boasts 2 pools with spa and sundecks, 3 restaurants and a 24-hour fitness centre. The property is located directly opposite G:Link Florida Gardens tram station, offering a 2-minute tram ride to the heart of Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach.
Crowne Plaza features spacious guest rooms, with most rooms offering ocean views and large marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower. All rooms have a furnished balcony, mini-bar, work desk, cable TV and air-conditioning. Crowne Plaza also offers a selection of self-contained apartments. Free WiFi is offered throughout the resort.
Set in lush tropical gardens, other facilities include a tennis court, laundry, spa and hire bicycles. Guests can also enjoy the 2 bars and located on floor 26 is the award winning Four Winds 360 restaurant, Queensland’s only revolving restaurant. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel also has an onsite private Wedding Chapel and a number of conference, social and event spaces.

The Star Gold Coast Casino is less than 1.5 km from Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, and you can enjoy a day at one of the Theme Parks, most located within a 30-minute drive from the property. Sea World is just a 10-minute drive away.

Full Buffet Breakfast is available in the Restaurant charged on consumption.

All rooms are subject to current availability at the time of booking.


Location and Transport


Shuttle Bus

Various Shuttle operators offer a Door to Door service from Gold Coast and Brisbane Airport. Group discounts are often available.

Taxis are a convenient way to get to and from Gold Coast airport. There is a designated taxi rank located out the front of the terminal.  Total taxi cost to the hotel is approximately $30-$40.

Rental Car

Hiring a rental car at Gold Coast or Brisbane Airport gives you the freedom control your own schedule and explore what Queensland has to offer. Car rental desks are located on the ground level of the terminal adjacent to the baggage claim area.

The following companies have desks at the airport:

Budget |
Europcar |
Hertz |
Thrifty |
RedSpot Sixt |