Flying time from Darwin to the Gold Coast: 4 hours 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
Nothing beats fish and chips served by the beach at the Gold Coast. While there are plenty of local seafood haunts for a casual lunch, the Gold Coast is also home to a range of upmarket restaurants. For a unique view, head to the revolving Four Winds restaurant located at the top of Crowne Plaza or taste some of the best Morton Bay Bugs around at the reputable George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant found along Southport's Marine Parade.
The nightlife on the Gold Coast is known to vary from pumping night clubs to relaxed pubs and surf clubs. If you're looking for a big night, the dance clubs found at Surfers Paradise won't disappoint. Popular clubs that draw crowds every night include Cocktails and Dreams, Melbas and Shooters.
For something more relaxed, take in a live music gig at Swingin'Safari or The Avenue.
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.