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Queensland’s Gold Coast is known around the world as a beach-lover’s dreamland. Excellent surfing breaks, iconic white-sand beaches surf and archetypal Queensland weather beckon visitors to these golden shores all year long. Budding photographers and nature-junkies can head to the Gold Coast to take advantage of the untouched beauty of the neighbouring rainforests and hinterland region. If the big waves of Surfers Paradise or the majestic waterfalls in the Gondwana Rainforest are calling, start your trip right with cheap flights from Townsville to Gold Coast on Webjet. No matter if you’re travelling for a romantic couple’s getaway, a solo surfing excursion, or an annual family holiday, there are cheap flights to suit on Webjet.
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The best time to visit Gold Coast
Summer temperatures in Gold Coast average 21°C to 28.4°C (69.8 - 83.1°F). February is the wettest month and short, tropical storms are common in the late afternoon and early evening. Summer is the most popular time to visit for travellers heading to the Gold Coast. Book your return flights from Townsville to Gold Coast well in advance if plan on frolicking along a Gold Coast beach in summer, especially if you have your sights set on a visit over the super busy Christmas, New Years and school holiday period. The autumn months between March through May see sunny days and cooler nights. If you’re looking for cheap flights from Townsville to Gold Coast, look to travel after the Easter holiday between April and May. Hotel rates are at their lowest; temperatures are a consistent 24.6°C (76.2°F), and rainfall is limited. The winter months between June through August generally experience sunny and dry days with average temperatures between 12.5 to 21.5°C (54.5 - 70.7°F). Springtime temperatures range from 16.9 to 25.4°C (62.4 - 77.7°F) and days are usually sunny and dry. If you’re travelling to Gold Coast to take advantage of the surf, look to visit between January through July as this is when the surf is consistently up.
Departing From Townsville
Qantas and Virgin Australia offer the shortest flights from Townsville Airport (TSV) to Gold Coast Airport (OOL). The five-hour flight includes a stopover in Sydney (SYD), Brisbane (BNE), or Cairns (CRN).
Getting to Townsville Airport
Townsville Airport offers a cheap shuttle transfer service from most hotels and destinations throughout the city. Single travellers pay a $10 one-way fare; couples will pay $15, and families have a group rate. The comfortable ride will take about 15 minutes, but you will need to schedule the airport shuttle at least three hours in advance. Taxi and Uber run from the city centre to the airport. One-way fare will cost around $15 AUD.
Parking at Townsville International Airport
If you plan on storing your car at the airport for your TSV to OOL holiday, you have two parking options. Pre-booking your slot is highly recommended, especially during peak travel seasons.
Where to Park at Townsville International Airport
Townsville Airport has a Saver Car Park and the Select Car Park to fit your travel needs and budget.
· The Saver Car Park: Includes an uncovered fenced-in facility that is a short five-minute walk to the terminals. A full-day’s parking is $19. A weekend getaway to Gold Coast will cost $51 AUD.
· The Select Car Park: Includes covered parking in a well-lit, secured area with 24-hour monitoring. It is the closest car park to the terminals. A full day’s parking is $26. Your weekend escape to the Gold Coast will cost around $72 AUD.
Arriving in Gold Coast
Gold Coast Airport (OOL) is the gateway to Surfers Paradise making it a busy destination in peak seasons. Your flight from TSV to OOL may take little less than five hours.
How to Get from Gold Coast International Airport to Your Gold Coast Hotel or Accommodation
Gold Coast Airport is located 27 kilometres from the city centre. Taxis and Uber are available at the taxi rank outside the arrivals area. One-way fare from the airport to the city centre starts from $50 for a taxi and $37 with Uber. The cheapest way to get from the airport to the CBD is via the 777 bus. For a $9.20 one-way fare, you can take the 30-minute bus ride to the Broadbeach South Tram station. From there, you can walk to your hotel, or catch the G:link to Surfers Paradise, Southport, or other Gold Coast suburbs.
Things to do in Gold Coast
Avid surfers from across the world head to the Gold Coast to take advantage of the world-class surf and spectacular beaches. If you want to hit the beach as soon as you land at Gold Coast Airport, take a bus or taxi to begin your surfing, snorkelling, swimming, or sunbathing holiday. If you’re travelling to Nobby Beach, Burleigh Beach, Mermaid Beach, Broadbeach or others, be sure to pack extra sunscreen and plenty of water. While the golden shores of the coast attract beach-goers, the Gold Coast has much more to offer. Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Dream World are just a few theme parks catering to thrill-seekers. Visit one of the theme parks to spend the day on high-speed roller coasters and watching live-action stunt shows or learning and interacting with marine and wildlife exhibits. Spend some time discovering the Gold Coast’s abundant rainforest and mountainous landscape in Springbrook National Park. Look out for wildlife on the nature walks within the park, cross over the natural bridge formation, or dip your toes into the waterfalls pools along the trails. For incredible photo opportunities, head to Purlingbrook Falls.