Experience Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy
Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy is a program that offers meaningful travel, allowing you the opportunity to create a positive impact as you explore and build deeper connections in local communities when you stay in our hotels.
With over 100 curated experiences, the program focuses on three pillars – Environmental Protection, Community Engagement, and Marine Conservation.
Discover how you can contribute meaningfully to the community engagement with us at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast.
Protecting the Gold Coast Seaway: Why it Matters
Human Impacts on Gold Coast Seaway Ecosystem
Led by local marine expert and conservationist, Ian Banks, discover the natural wonders of the Gold Coast Seaway and learn about the positive and negative impacts humans are having on these fragile ecosystems.
The Gold Coast Seaway not only acts as the main navigational entrance to the Broadwater and Nerang River from the Pacific Ocean, it is also home to over 470 species of fish and marine life. These resilient species have learnt to co-exist with the boat traffic that traverses the Seaway; at the same time they have become victim to debris that can be seen littering the Seaway shores. As neighbours of the Gold Coast Seaway our resort understands it has a responsibility to protect the local environment and marine life, and strives to contribute to the ongoing conservation of this unique landscape.
Gold Coast Seaway Conservation Experience with Ian Banks
Conserve and Contribute to the Gold Coast Seaway Marine Environment
In partnership with local marine expert and conservationist Ian Banks, be introduced to the unique marine environment of the Gold Coast Seaway and explore the underwater world that exists at the resort’s doorstep.
Guests are invited to firstly participate in Ian Banks’ Presentation at the resort, learning about the diverse and rich marine landscape that surrounds Sheraton Grand Mirage here on The Spit. Following the Presentation guests will depart Marina Mirage and travel via boat to a snorkel site to experience and explore first-hand the marine environment. Throughout the snorkeling experience Ian will educate guests about the marine life, and in gathering debris along the way, guests will contribute to conserving this unique sanctuary, leaving the landscape in a pristine condition for the marine life to continue thriving.
Learn, Discover, and Explore the Gold Coast Seaway
Flexible sessions times are available for guests convenience, however please note advanced booking are required to participate in this interesting and enriching program.
- Group Presentation with local expert, Ian Banks – start the experience with an educational presentation about the Gold Coast Seaway and the many species that call this place home, including 5 QLD Gropers.
- Gear Up for Snorkeling – be escorted to Marina Mirage where you will travel via boat to the dive centre to get geared up for snorkeling. Be fitting with flippers, wetsuits and snorkels.
- Snorkeling at Wave Break Island – back on the boat, be transported to a secluded spot at Wave Break Island where you will be immersed in the wonders of the Seaway. Swim with the fish and marine life all while conserving the landscape and leaving it in condition better than when you arrived.
Protecting the Gold Coast Seaway: The Impact
Conserving the Gold Coast Seaway to let marine life flourish
The Gold Coast Seaway conservation program offers guests a hands-on educational experience where you can fully immerse yourself in the marine environments and explore it’s beauty while making long-lasting impacts that promotes a healthy habitat for marine life to flourish.
Guests will walk away with newfound knowledge about this marine environment unique to the Gold Coast, knowing they have made positive contribution to the quality of the landscape by leaving the Seaway in a better than they found it condition. By participating in this conservation experience, the marine life can continue to flourish and thrive in an environment that promotes and sustains a healthy habitat for generations to come.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
Make your Travel Meaningful with Marriott Bonvoy
Discover the unique marine environment that inhabits the Gold Coast Seaway. Rich in diversity, disover how your small impact can go a long with with this unique hands-on experience.