Gold Coast | Travel Information

Need to know how to get to the Gold Coast and the best way to get around. Here are our travel tips!

Gold Coast or Coolangatta Airport – International & Domestic terminals
  • The Gold Coast Airport is located at the south end of the Gold Coast and located approximately 20kms from Surfers Paradise. There are a number of ways to get to where you need to go.
  • Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle provides a door to door service from the airport to your accommodation. 
  • The public bus travels from the Airport to Coolangatta in the south all the way to Southport in the north with frequent stops. 
  • Catch a Taxi
  • Organise a group & private transfer
  • Hire a rental car
  • If Brisbane is your final destination, a shuttle service can take you to Varsity Lakes Train Station where a train can take you to Brisbane City or a coach service runs directly from the Gold Coast Airport to Roma Street Bus Terminal in Brisbane. 
Once you’re on the Gold Coast, there are a few ways to get around.  

G:Link
The G:Link light rail runs from Broadbeach to Southport with stops at most attractions along the way, including Surfers Paradise, Main Beach & Broadwater. 

Trains & Buses
Gold Coast’s buses, trams and trains to Brisbane are run through Translink. Tickets and journeys can be explored further at their website. 

Walkways and Bikeways
Gold Coast boosts plenty of walkways and bikeways whether it’s your mode of transport or a way to see the sights.
  • Adjacent to the beach you’ll find a bikeway running from Burleigh Heads in the south to The Spit in the north. Hire a bike and start exploring.
  • Let your feet soak into the sand on the best walkway the Gold Coast has to offer – the beach.  Stretching the entire length of the Gold Coast, there’s 70 kilometres of beach to be discovered. 
On the water 
Explore the Gold Coast beaches, canals & surrounding islands by boat or Jetski through a range of hiring options to suit your needs. Search below for more details. 

Road tripping

Fancy a trip inland to the Gold Coast Hinterland, hiring a car would be the best option, alternatively, there are day trips that can be organised by your hotel.


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Bray Management / Northrop and Johnson Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$1000 - 10000
Bray Management have recently merged with Northrop and Johnson, one of the world's leading superyacht companies. Northrop and Johnson, the authority on yachting since 1949, and have recently launched a dedicated office in Australia.

Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
The Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre is located on Main Western Road, Doughty Park in North Tamborine. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Redspot Car Rentals - Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Redspot operates a large Australian network of airport and downtown rental car locations with a wide variety of new age rental vehicles available at competitive prices. Redspot, founded in 1989 is the only Australian owned and operated car rental company with desks at all major Australian airports.

Lewis Auto Hire

Multiple Locations
From AU$29 - 105
Lewis Auto Hire is a small family owned and operated business based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. They strive on giving their hire car customers competitive rates and excellent service. They have a wide range of vehicles including small cars, large cars, mini vans and people movers.

Surfers Rent A Car

Multiple Locations
From AU$31 - 82
Surfers Rent A Car is your best choice for car hire Gold Coast! Surfers Rent A Car offers a range of rental cars for hire on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, from the small and zippy Hyundai Getz to the Kia Grand Carnival eight seat people mover and everything in between .

Arrive and Relax Holiday Supplies

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
After a long and tiring trip the last thing you want to do is drag cranky kids (and adults!) around the Supermarket. They should be having fun in the pool ! Arrive and Relax Holiday Supplies are in the business of helping Gold Coast holidaymakers relax and have fun.

JUCY Rentals

Multiple Locations
From AU$20 - 350
JUCY stands for fun, adventure and the spirit of travelling. They pride themselves on offering unique and exciting solutions in every market they enter. Pick up your JUCY wheels in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane or Cairns and get amazing service before you get out on the road.

Action Outdoor Hire

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15.00 - 90.00
Action Outdoor Hire is a recreational equipment hire business passionate about providing the best service and quality, supplying only top of the range products, conveniently delivered to you wherever you may be staying on the Gold Coast.

Coasting Around Self Drive Boat Hire

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$159.00 - 900.00
Coasting Around Round Boat Hire Boats feature a large table with central Ice Tray or optional barbecue, and comfortable lounge style seating for up to 10 people. There are three luxury boats in the fleet and can entertain up to 30 passengers at one time, so feel free to book one boat or the entire fleet.

Camperman Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$57 - 199
Camperman Australia is an East Coast based campervan hire company with a depot network including Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Camperman provides independent travellers the opportunity to explore Australia from any of their eight depot locations on the East coast.
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