How to experience the Commonwealth Games in style

Commonwealth Games 2018 Surfers Paradise
The Queensland Life
The Eventful Life

Soak up the atmosphere of the Commonwealth Games by immersing yourself in luxury Gold Coast experiences and VIP treatment. We show you how to live the #intercontinentallife and go for gold during the big games.  

VIP tickets to the opening ceremony

On 4 April 2018, the Gold Coast will welcome thousands of sports fans, athletes and officials for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, set to be the Australian spectacular of the year. Sit front-row at this historic event by securing Category A tickets; this way you won’t miss a moment of the breathtaking theatre, visual effects, dancing and music. This is the premium way to take in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with exclusive views for $495.

Bespoke picnics designed by InterContinental’s Executive Chef, Matt Hart

Don’t miss a moment of the action by spending time waiting to food-truck queues; the Resort’s Executive Chef Matt Hart can design bespoke picnics for you to take to your sporting session. Think canapes of your choice, Beluga caviar, a bottle of 1996 Dom Ruinart Rose champagne and much more. Luxury is all in the details. 

Be serenaded by ARIA-nominated Australian star, Kate Miller-Heidke

The Gold Coast 2018 multi-arts festival is designed to complement the Commonwealth Games sports program from 4-15 April. Multi-platinum selling artist Kate Miller-Heidke has been announced as the first headline act to perform on the Queensland Music Stage. Miller-Heidke will treat audiences to her new set, accompanied by a full string quartet and followed by Queensland’s best and emerging musical talent.   

Travel in style with InterContinental’s private chauffeur service

Our Concierge team can arrange a private chauffeured transfer to the Games in a luxury car of your choice. From Bentleys to Mercedes, Rolls Royce to Aston Martin, the team can ensure you skip the public transport queues and arrive at the stadium in ultimate style.

From sidelines to centre stage: rub shoulders with golfing elite

Celebrated both locally and globally as one of Australia’s premier golf courses, The Pines offers amateur and professional golfers a truly elite experience. As Australia’s only Arnold Palmer signature course, The Pines is strictly a members-only club. Resort guests receive exclusive non-member access to the course and country club for a must-do experience. With a course rating of 74 off the black tees and 72 off the blue tees, the course offers a very special golfing adventure. At this time of year you’ll be rubbing shoulders with golfing elite.

Insider Tip: If you have full day ahead, you can enjoy a relaxing nine holes in just a few hours. Let our concierge team book a golf cart for your game to make your game even more leisurely. 

Birds-eye helicopter view of the action

A 45-minute helicopter tour departing and arriving from the Helipad at Sanctuary Cove will take you over the biggest multi-sports festival held in Australia outside the Melbourne and Sydney Olympics. Take in the best of Queensland while admiring the packed-out stadiums and Gold Coast festivals from overhead.

February 1, 2018