Quick Facts

Flying time from Sydney to the Gold Coast: 1 hours 30 minutes approximately
Distance from CBD: 25km
Taxi: Around $55 to CBD
Public Transport: Trains and a range of buses service the airport regularly.
Currency: Australian Dollar

When holidaying at the Gold Coast you can take your pick from a range of water sports. A popular pastime is jet skiing along the river canals that circumnavigate the Nerang River and Broadwater. If you're new to the sport, take part in a jet skiing lesson and be shown around the waters by a guide. It is also possible to hire a jet ski for the day, as well as other water equipment such as surf boards and body boards. Prefer to stay dry? Hire a fishing rod or join a deep sea fishing tour and catch your own seafood dinner.

If swimming in the surf is more your style, don't forget to swim between the flags. Most of the Gold Coast's main beaches are patrolled by life savers who are there to protect you in case you get caught in a rip. Make their job easier by swimming between the flags. These flagged areas are also where you will usually find the best swimming conditions, helping to make your day at the beach an enjoyable experience.

After your swim, enjoy a meal at the local surf club and embrace the laid back Gold Coast lifestyle.

Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

The Gold Coast is serviced by its own international airport and is also only an hour's drive from Brisbane Airport. For helpful information about getting to and from these airports as well as check-in information and more, refer to our Gold Coast Airport Guide and Brisbane Airport Guide.

Airport Accommodation: All hotels in the Coolangatta area are in close proximity to the Gold Coast Airport. Book your Coolangatta Accommodation.

Airlines that fly to the Gold Coast

As a rapidly growing holiday destination, the Gold Coast is now serviced by several different domestic airlines. These are listed below:

For more information on airlines that offer flights to the Gold Coast, see our domestic airline page.

You might also be interested in our international airline guide.

For more on Gold Coast holidays check out our Gold Coast travel guide or view our range of Gold Coast holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours or car hire.

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