2016 – The biggest-ever Expo enhances the Festival fun

2016 – The biggest-ever Expo enhances the Festival fun

Festival guests will have VIP status at the biggest-ever Gold Coast International Marine Expo, to be staged on the same dates as the Riviera Festival of Boating in May.

Recognised as 2015’s Best Exhibition at the Australian Event Awards, the Expo will be an amazing experience for real boating enthusiasts, with everything you and your family need to get out and enjoy life on the water.

There will also be a vast array of family fun attractions and live demonstrations every 15 minutes across Expo’s giant 3km display circuit … on land, on water … and even in the air, so tell your family and friends and get a group together for an incredible four-day boating experience.

You will definitely need a multi-day pass to see everything that there is on offer.

The not-for-profit and charity-fund-raising Expo’s single-day ticket price is just $12, while tickets for all four days are just $30. Additionally, everyone who purchases their Expo tickets online goes into the draw to win an awesome $40,000 boating package.

If you would like to purchase your tickets to the Expo, please click here >>

VIP parking for Festival guests

Riviera Festival guests will enjoy free on-site VIP car-parking at the Festival. Please show your Festival Registration Certificate or Riviera Owners Card to our friendly team at the Riviera VIP welcome gate just south of the main Riviera entrance on Waterway Drive.

Collection of your Festival registration pack

The main Expo welcome gate will be at the main entrance to Riviera. Once you have purchased your Expo tickets, we ask that you proceed to the Festival Registration Hub near the main administration building (just look for the red carpet) and check in with the “I Love Riv” team. Once you have registered at the Registration Hub, you will be presented with your Festival VIP pass that will enable smooth access to all your selected workshops, along with your official Festival Program and venue map.

Riviera & Belize Owners Courtyard Lounge

We invite you to enjoy our Owners Courtyard Lounge at any time throughout the four fun-filled days of Festival and Expo. Here, you can meet up with friends, enjoy a complimentary coffee from our barista, a cool water or just relax in comfort with fellow members of the Riviera and Belize family as you plan the rest of your fun, or await your next workshop.

VIP reserved seating at the Riviera Restaurant & Bar

Members of our valued Riviera and Belize family will enjoy reserved seating at the Riviera Restaurant & Bar overlooking the Riviera Marina. Enjoy the restaurant’s dining delights or a cool, refreshing drink whilst admiring stunning $20 million showcase of 12 of our latest, luxurious motor yacht designs. Simply show your Riviera Owners Card upon arrival.

  • If you are a Riviera or Belize owner and do not have a Riviera Owners Card, please click here to register >>

Speak with our key supply partners

Riviera and Belize owners will be able to speak directly with our key suppliers in a special display area within the Expo precinct, located at the northern entrance to the Riviera Marina. Riviera’s professional and friendly Aftermarket and R Genuine Parts teams will also be on hand to provide expert advice.

Accommodation and special offers

Riviera has arranged special accommodation packages at selected Gold Coast resorts for our Festival guests, as well as discounts on a range of activities to enhance your enjoyment throughout your visit. Please click here for further details.

Courtesy transfers

As a registered Festival guest, we invite you to take advantage of our free shuttle bus operating daily to and from the Riviera festival, with designated pick-up and drop-off points in Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Labrador. For further details and approximate times, please visit FestivalofBoating.com.

Arrive in your Riviera or Belize

There are a limited number of marina berths available at Riviera for those family members who prefer to come by water – please contact the Aftermarket team to book your berth now to avoid disappointment. Please contact Corinne Johnston on cjohnston@riviera.com.au to secure your berth.

Each guest disembarking on the marina will still require tickets for the Expo. You can buy your Expo tickets online here >>

Expo is providing free anchorage within the Coomera River with transfers available for a donation to the Jacobs Well Volunteer Marine Rescue.

Come by train, or ferry

Free transfers will be operating to and from the Gold Coast International Marine Expo for those coming by train, and there will also be options to come by ferry from Marina Mirage. Please click here to view your transport options to and from the Festival.

Extend your stay and play a little longer.  Please click here to view exclusive accommodation and activity offers for Festival guests.

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