Depending on where you are arriving from, the Gold Coast has an international airport (OOL) located at its southern end at Coolangatta, or if flights to Gold Coast Airport aren’t available the next closest airport is Brisbane (BNE). Hire cars are available at both airports.
While public transport on the Gold Coast is generally good, the event is located in a harder-to-get to location in the Gold Coast Hinterland; so a car will be your best form of transport. Getting to the event area isn’t too hard once you have one though.
Event accommodation options are outlined elsewhere on the website. If your looking to extend your stay on the Gold Coast either pre- or post- event, your options are practically limitless: hotels are spread up and down the full length of the coast, from Coolangatta in the south up to Southport in the north, and each beachside suburb has it own upside.