Cheap flights to Gold Coast

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Gold Coast

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The Gold Coast includes over 50km of coastline, top to bottom. Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach are famous for offering a central location to some of the city’s best shopping, nightlife and attractions.

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Where to stay in Gold Coast

Where to stay in Gold Coast

Choosing where to stay on the Gold Coast can be a challenge. There are just so many wonderful resorts, hotels, and other options to consider. The trick to making the right decision is knowing what the neighbourhoods are like. For instance, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach have high rises and a bustling night scene. Meanwhile, Burleigh and Coolangatta are more laidback with a streak of cool. Finally, Currumbin and Palm Beach are the best areas to stay for nature lovers.

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Surfers Paradise

Looking for a place to stay on the Gold Coast that gives you a lot of fun day activities as well as a booming nightlife? Check out Surfers Paradise. This city centre isn't just for those who are into catching the waves. There are many fine-dining restaurants, art galleries, and indoor activities to explore.

Broadbeach

If you're looking for the best area to stay at in the Gold Coast, consider Broadbeach. This thriving suburb is home to Jupiters, a luxury hotel and casino, as well as the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre where you can indulge in retail therapy for hours. Want to combine business and pleasure? This is also where you'll find the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, so see if there's anything on that might interest you during your stay.

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh is one of the best places to go for a gentle swim or an invigorating surf. This is thanks to its headlands, which prevent parts of the beach from forming choppy waves. The nearby dining precinct also provides delicious food at reasonable prices. So if you want to swim all day and have great meals, book a room at Burleigh.

Palm Beach

You'll find affordable accommodation that's quite laidback but clean and comfortable at Palm Beach. It's located between the Tallebudgera and Currumbin creeks. This is a great base for chilling out between water sports or nature forays. The locals regularly plant natives and pick up litter from Palm Beach. That's why the beach has been crowned Australia's cleanest beach three times.

Currumbin

Currumbin is home to a wildlife sanctuary where you can interact with native animals and embark on a treetop adventure. You can also visit a surfing museum before trying your hand at kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding on the creek. There are a handful of resorts and other places to stay at in this nature-packed corner of the Gold Coast.

Coolangatta

Coolangatta has two things going for it as one of the best areas to stay at in the Gold Coast: the airport and its surfing beaches. Surfing competitions are held here, yet this suburb retains a quieter, slower pace. There are many hotels to choose from, and if you're lucky enough to get a view of the beach, be sure to watch out for the Gold Coast sunrise.

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The Summer & Autumn months (December to May) are generally considered to be the best time to visit the Gold Coast. The average temperatures range from about 20 to 35 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, such as exploring the city's beaches, hinterland & Theme Parks like Dreamworld, Wet'n'wild & Seaworld.


To get the best deal on a flight to the Gold Coast, it's generally recommended to book your flight at least a few months in advance. Prices can fluctuate daily, so it's a good idea to keep an eye on prices through the Flight Centre App & Website - then book when you see a good deal.


Yes! Direct flights to Gold Coast operate daily from all major Australian airports with some smaller regional airports requiring a stop on the way.


The best airport to get a connecting flight out of the Gold Coast is Coolangatta which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


Your flight will land in Coolangatta, which serves as the main airport for the Gold Coast.


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The cheapest flight season is between March to May - the summer heat is over but winter hasn't officially begun so expect less people travelling!


The best time of day to get the cheapest flight to the Gold Coast is either early in the morning or late at night - you'll beat the rush!


The closest airport to the Gold Coast is Coolangatta which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


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