Welcome To the Gold Coast Airport

The Gold Coast Airport is located just on the NSW and Qld border, Tweed Heads and Coolangatta are only 3klm away, and the Pacific Ocean approx 1klm away. Gold Coast Airport or "Coolangatta Airport", as it use to be called, is one of the 6th busiest airports in Australia now. Straddling one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, it has the added advantage of being within close proximity to Byron Bay to the south and Brisbane to the north.

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Gold Coast Airport Information

The Gold Coast Airport is 25km (about 25 minutes) by road to Surfers Paradise. It provides for flights from all major Australian capital cities, New Zealand and select Asian countries. Brisbane’s domestic and international airports are 95km (around 1 hour 40 minutes) by road to Broadbeach and provides for flights from all major Australian capital cities and all major international flights. If you are travelling to north Queeensland from the Gold Coast you will most likely be arriving at Cairns Airport and we have to recommend these guys http://www.cairnsairporttransfers.com.au/ as they have all your transport taken care of in Cairns.

The airport mainly sevices the Gold Coast/ Tweed tourism industry with holiday based travel the main source of traffic, being approx 75% of the ( RPT ) regular transport traffic. This page on Flights to Gold Coast lists the prices from any location in Australia.

For tours to suit your needs from Northern New South Wales, the Gold Coast, the outback or Moreton Island we have it all covered.

For Dining

Select from numerous than five hundred restaurants, fresh seafood, unquestionable cultural or Queensland culinary art. An accomplished tourism base means you will discover a solution to all your wants - admitting diners with social or spiritual dietary necessities. Dining precincts expand along the coast include Main Beach, The Spit, Chevron Island, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, and Coolangatta

Emergency Services

Emergency services may be contacted anywhere in Commonwealth of Australia through dialling 000


Every travelers to Commonwealth of Australia, other than Aussie and New Zealand citizens, is lawfully compelled to carry a validated visa or electronic travel authority (ETA). It's your obligation to assure documentation is right and complete prior to you embarking on your travel. Click here if you think you need a visa.

Gold Coast Marathon

A yearly event for the Gold Coast Airport is the Gold Coast Marathon run by the Queensland Events Gold Coast wholly owned by Queensland Government through Queensland events Corporation. The event showcases the Gold Coast providing an enjoyable and memorable time for spectators and those taking part in the race.

Taking place every year on the first Sunday in July since 1979 and has grown to have 14,000 entants from over 30 countries running and walking in the marathon, 10klm run , half marathon , 7.5klm walk and two junior dashes over 2.25klm and 4 klm. Starting in 1979 as a community project to get the local residents to become fitter it has grown to be an international event. Starting at the Gold Coast Airport and finishing at at Broadwater Events Parklands in Southport. For more information on the Gold Coast Marathon click here.

About the area

Around a far-reaching seventy kilometre clean coastline, the Gold Coast is worldwide famed for its sunshine, surf and sand. From ancient rainforests and boutique wineries to exhilarating theme parks and wildlife reserves, the encompassing regions are cram full of alternatives to explore. The Gold Coast is Commonwealth of Australia biggest regional city and famous as the nations leisure time and amusement capital. Gold Coast beaches are safe and sound for swimming throughout the year.Barely half-hour’ driving to the west of the Gold Coast are the Hinterland, a world of tropic rainforests, mountain settlements, striking waterfalls and World Heritage named national parks. Here mountains ascend to one thousand metres above sea level. The Hinterland is a charming point for the visitor to be completely absorbed in nature.
Day tour to the snug teashops, attractive galleries or prize winning wineries.

Tourist taxation refund scheme

Foreign travelers can claim back the GST (goods and services tax) and WET (wine equalisation tax) they've paid with goods purchased in Commonwealth of Australia that they're carrying with them when they depart Australia.The tax can be claimed back at foreign aerodromes and seaports under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) dependent to conditions specified an $A300 minimal amount from one store. Particulars about the TRS are accessible at www.customs.gov.au under the Travellers header. Please observe that this scheme isn't applicatory to meeting accommodation costs.

Need Help?

Call the Airport directly on:

(07) 5589 1100

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