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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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.

Gold Coast Express Airport Transfers

Pacific Pines, Gold Coast Area
Gold Coast Express Airport Transfers provide Coolangatta, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane Airport transfers. They service transfers to all hotels, holiday apartments and residences in Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Brisbane.

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.

Spinway Gold Coast

Multiple Locations
From AU$11 - 33
Hire a bike from Spinway Gold Coast and see the sights at your own pace. Bicycle hire is available from automated stations at various hotels around the Gold Coast, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Limozeena

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$80 - 250
Limozeena specialises in Airport Transfers for Gold Coast and Brisbane , you can travel in style and comfort at an affordable price. They pride themselves on excellent customer service. Limozeena transport you to your destination with comfort and style and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Redspot Car Rentals - Gold Coast Airport

Bilinga, 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.

Gold Coast Jet Ski Safaris

Multiple Locations
From AU$50.00 - 390.00
With over 15 years experience Jet ski Safaris are the Gold Coast Jet Ski specialists. Because it is a family owned and operated business, their first commitment is to their customers, offering value packed fun, excitement and adventure. Gold Coast Jet Ski Safaris specialise in serious fun and adventure as they weave and snake along the hidden islands of paradise on your own Sea Doo 1500cc Jet Skis. Gold Coast Jet Ski Safaris are the original and the best Jet Ski Safari option for visitors to the Gold Coast. With a fleet of 16 skis this company ensures your safety as well as your adventure on a 20 kilometre, 40 kilometre or 80 kilometre Safari. The Safaris are fully guided offering a ratio of one guide to every two to three skis so that you can travel at the speed you desire, very fast or more leisurely. Large groups welcome.

Redspot Car Rentals

Multiple Locations
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.

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.

Gold Coast Family Car Rentals

Multiple Locations
From AU$19 - 69
Gold Coast Family Car Rentals offers the widest possible range of current models, recent models and older vehicles including small sedans and hatches; medium sedans and hatches; family sedans and wagons;
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