Vodafone Gold Coast 600

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Rhapsody Resort®  Gold Coast 600

START your engines, the Gold Coast 600 is just around the corner, so here's your comprehensive guide to everything you need to know from partying to getting here. The three-day event will be non- stop excitment with, live music and of course what we all came to see - racing! There will be road closures, public transport changes and support events across the Gold Coast that you will need to know about, so we've thrown it all into a handy easy to follow guide. 

VODAFONE GC 600 20-22 OCTOBER 2017

First appearing on the Australian motorsport calendar in 1991, the Gold Coast street circuit is a high speed, concrete-lined, thrill ride that was shortened for the new look event in 2010. The temporary street track has proven to create carnage in the past, particularly when drivers don’t show the patience required for victory. The Vodafone GC 600 circuit sees the track cover 2.96km. The layout allows for better spectacle, providing fans with great on-track action and entertainment value. The track layout and design means is designed to reduce disruption to the local traffic and residents.

FOR ALL RHAPSODY RESORT RESERVATIONS OVER THE DATES OF 20-22 OCTOBER 2017 ACCOMMODATION PASS

From 12.01am on Friday the 20th of October to 9.00pm on Sunday the 22nd of October 2017, the GC600 event precinct (including Rhapsody Resort), will be secured and entry will be via an Accommodation Access Pass and a valid event ticket only. There will be no vehicle access to Rhapsody Resort between 7.00am and 7.00pm. From 7.00pm untill 7.00am vehicle access is possible for Northbound traffic at Gate 6, on the Esplanade and at Gate 7, Pacific Street for Southbound traffic. The circuit will only be drivable one way so may require a lap of the circuit to get back to Rhapsody. If you are driving to Rhapsody after 12:01am on Friday you will require an accommodation access pass to be mailed to you prior to arrival, please contact the resort to arrange.

Please note: All guests staying in house during the GC600 event (Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd October 2017) will require an event ticket PLUS an Accommodation Access Pass to enter the building during race hours and the precinct after hours. An Accommodation Access Pass is not a ticket and does not grant access into the event precinct. The cost of the Accommodation Access Pass is $20 per person and includes access to Rhapsody Resort on all 3 days of the event. Accommodation Access Passes are wristbands and there is a different colour for each day therefore you will need ensure you have 3 wristbands per person (one wristband per day). Accommodation Access Pass are payable direct at the resort. For more information please call the Rhapsody Resort direct on 07 5618 8300 (International 1300 742 776).

ROAD CLOSURES - IMPORTANT  INFORMATION FOR ALL GUESTS ARRIVING 16 OCT - 23 OCT 2017

If you are staying at Rhapsody Resort between (16th - 22nd October) and are driving or being dropped off in a vehicle to the Rhapsody Resort you will be affected by the traffic restrictions around Surfers Paradise North which includes access to Rhapsody Resort.

Suburbs affected - Main Beach / Surfers Paradise North

Roads - Ferny Avenue / Gold Coast Highway / Higman Street

Description - Gold Coast Highway (Southbound) from Tedder Ave to Ferney Ave Closed. NB Changed to 2 way traffic.

Duration - 16th of October to 23rd OCT 2017

What to expect - All lanes affected in both directions - Delays expected (during active hours) - Diversions are in place

No Parking access between the hours of 7.00am-8.00pm at: Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, parts of the Esplanade (Budds Beach), parts of Main Beach Pde (McIntosh Island), Pacific St, Cable St, Hill Pde, Serisier Ave, parts of Breaker St, parts of Ocean Ave and the Gold Coast Highway eastern lanes at McIntosh Island. Resident and transit access with passes reopen 8.00pm-7.00am. The Gold Coast Highway western lanes will open for two-way traffic. There is resident-only access with passes on McIntosh Island.

FEATURES
  • 20 - 22 OCTOBER 2017
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship race 14 102laps
  • Lenght 2.96km
  • Direction: Anti-Clockwise
  • Average Speed: 265 km/h
  • Fastest Point: Approach to turn 1
  • Slowest Point: Turn 4 & 15
  • Qualifying Lap Record: 1:10.0480 2013 David Reynolds
  • Porche Carrera Cup
  • Stadium Trucks
  • Formula 4 
  • V8 Ute Racing Series

RHAPSODY Trackmap

Vodafone Gold Coast 600 2017 TrackMap 

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RESIDENTS LIVING IN PRECINCT INCLUDING RHAPSODY RESORT GUESTS

Residents living in the race precinct including in-house guests staying at the Rhapsody Resort will need accreditation to enter and leave their homes or accommodation. From 12.01am on Friday, October 20 to 9pm on Sunday, October 22, the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 precinct will be secured and entry will be via accreditation accommodation pass or a valid event ticket only (Ticketek, Corporate Pass etc). It is important that you carry your accreditation with you at all times, as it will be necessary to show this to security in order to re-enter the precinct.

TRANSPORT - FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Reveller who have a pre-purchased event ticket or hold official accredition passes to the GC600 event can travel free to and from the even on the G: link Trams, Surfside busses and Queensland Rain City Network trains From Friday until Sunday (inclusive). Kids 12 and under can travel for free on certain public transport services when they are with an adult who is in possession of a vaild entry ticket. Plan your public transport journey with the Translink Journey Planner available from the Translink website or by calling Translink on 13 12 30. The best way to travel to the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 event is public transport as parking is limited in areas surrounding the event.

TRANSPORT - LIGHT RAIL

Trams will increase in frequency to service stations at Main Beach and Surfers Paradise North as often as every six and a half minutes. If you are heading North, approximately 600 metres from Gate 6. If you are travelling from the North the closest station is Main Beach, the closest entry is Gate 2, the underpass. If you are travelling to the concert from the event, the closest station is Broadwater Parklands. The best option to move between the race precinct and the concert is via the pedestrian bridge on the Gold Coast Highway (Sundale Bridge)

ROAD CLOSURES

No Parking access between the hours of 7.00am-8.00pm at: Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, parts of the Esplanade (Budds Beach), parts of Main Beach Pde (McIntosh Island), Pacific St, Cable St, Hill Pde, Serisier Ave, parts of Breaker St, parts of Ocean Ave and the Gold Coast Highway eastern lanes at McIntosh Island. Resident and transit access with passes reopen 8.00pm-7.00am. The Gold Coast Highway western lanes will open for two-way traffic. There is resident-only access with passes on McIntosh Island. 

TRACK SCHEDULE

For full weekend race schedule click here!

OFF TRACK ENTERTAINMENT - Friday & Saturday Broardwater Sounds Powered By Sea FM

Date: Friday 20th & Sat 21st October 2017

Time: 6PM TO 10PM

Location: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215

Broadwater Sounds powered by Sea FM returns to the Gold Coast with two massive nights of entertainment at the Broadwater Parklands. Delta Goodrem headlines the Friday night show while Hip hop artists Hilltop Hoods, Queensland's own indie rock success story Violet Soho, Dean Lewis, Montaigne and Trials (DJ SET) will keep the crowds jumping throughout Saturday night.

Please note – Both nights of entertainment are included in any same-day Supercar ticket - Tickets can also be purchased at Broadwater Parklands on the evening of each performance at the Ticketek Box office. this is a ticketed event. #JOINTHEPARTY #SUPERFEST #GC600

Best Track Side Apartments Available

Please note: our apartments are not available for rent for Bucks or Hens groups and Parties or Large Gatherings cannot be held in the apartments. We are a residential resort property and nearby residents will complain immediately after a party starts and we will have no option than to evict all persons in the apartment including the paying guests. Strict security and eviction procedures are in place. Requests for 2 or more apartments on the same level cannot be considered, we apologise in advance We do not hold licences to allow Weddings and we do not accept Schoolies.  Minimum age to hire the apartments must be 18 years or older.