Gold Coast Airport is located at Coolangatta, 22 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast Airport has a transport and information desk right outside international arrivals.
The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle meets all flights and takes passengers to Surfers Paradise. You can buy tickets in advance online.
You can save considerably, though, if you use the free Airport Link shuttle out to the Gold Coast Highway where you can catch bus 700, 760 or 765 into Surfers Paradise or to Coolangatta. Buses go several times an hour all day and night.
Taxis are also available immediately outside the terminal.
Address: Eastern Avenue Bilinga, Gold Coast
Phone: +617 5589 1100
Unless you are a New Zealand citizen granted visa exemption on arrival (in most cases), you will need to obtain a visa prior to visiting Australia. Citizens of all European Union countries, as well as Andorra, Norway, Iceland, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and Vatican City are eligible for an eVisitor visa, which can be applied for online. For citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, South Korea and Malaysia, the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) entry permit is available, which can be applied for online and grants holders the right to enter Australia an ulimited amount of times for stays of no longer than 3 months per visit.
Citizens of all other world countries (with the exception of Somalia) are also able to apply for a visitor visa online. For more information, visit the official website of the Australian government's department of home affairs: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/lega/lega/form/immi-faqs/what-visa-do-i-need-to-visit-australia
Best Time To Visit
If you travel between April and May, you will be able to enjoy warm weather and the lowest chance of rainfall. This is also the most affordable time to visit as there are no school holidays. Another plus is that you will avoid tourists and holiday crowds.
The Gold Coast has a range of public transport options including trains and buses. The local bus operator is Surfside Buslines, which provides regular services and a network covering most locations. Weekly tickets for unlimited travelling with busses are available. The company also provides shuttle busses between the theme parks.
Citytrain operates a rail line in the hinterland that connects to the Brisbane suburban rail network. The main stations on the Gold Coast are Coomera, Nerang and Robina.
Ferries and water taxis connect islands and canal estates.
Gold Coast Ferries
+61 4 1171 1274
Gold Coast Water Taxis
+61 4 03 58 78 04
+61 13 10 08
There a multiple Post offices located on the Gold Coast, you can find one of them in the Centro shopping centre.
Address: Cavill Avenue Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Phone: +61 4 13 13 18
Surfers Paradise Day and Night Pharmacy is located here:
Address: 14/3221 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Gold Coast
Phone: +61 7 5592 1321
Country code: +61
Area code: 07