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Gold Coast Guide

Top Experiences for Visitors

Visit the theme parks

The Gold Coast is known as the “theme park capital of Australia” – there are seven parks you can visit while holidaying on flights from Wellington to the Gold Coast! Movie World and Dreamworld are the perfect options if you love roller coasters and thrilling rides, while Wet’n’Wild and Whitewater World are favourites among water park enthusiasts. The other three appeal to animal lovers – you can enjoy animal encounters at Sea World, Paradise Country, and the Australian Outback Spectacular.

Explore Tamborine National Park

The beaches of the Gold Coast get most of the attention, but the region also has a gorgeous Hinterland to explore. One of the spots to have on your list is Tamborine National Park. The park is located on the Tamborine Mountain plateau and is home to rainforests, waterfalls, scenic cliffs, and native wildlife. There are 11 walking tracks through Tamborine National Park that range in length and difficulty level, with the longest route being just under five kilometres. Popular landmarks to see around the park include Witches Falls, Curtis Falls, and the Knoll.

Hike the Burleigh Headland

There are also several great hikes closer to the city. Spend some time at the Burleigh Headland while travelling from Wellington to the Gold Coast if you’re looking to spend time in nature without venturing too far. Burleigh Head is a small national park that boasts a beautiful collection of rainforest, eucalyptus forest, mangroves, and views along the Pacific. The best way to take in the sights is to hike both the 1.7 kilometre rainforest circuit and the 1.2 kilometre oceanview track. After spending some time at Burleigh Headland, head into central Burleigh where you’ll find a beautiful beach and one of the best cafe scenes in the Gold Coast.

Public Transport and How to Get Around from the Airport

The Gold Coast has a public transportation network, but it’s not very extensive. The best way to get around the area is by car. You can hire a car with Webjet after booking your flights to the Gold Coast from Wellington. Once you arrive at the airport, your rental car will be ready for you there. Having a car is great for getting around the neighbourhoods where public transport isn’t widely available like Burleigh and Coolangatta. It will also allow you to visit the many attractions located outside the city, such as Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park.

The Gold Coast has a tram line called the G:link. It makes 19 stops between Broadbeach South and Helensvale, including several stops through Surfers Paradise. The tram is a good option if you’re staying right in the CBD or in one of the inner northern suburbs. In addition to the tram, the Gold Coast has 62 bus routes that you can use to get around the city and suburbs. From the airport, you can catch bus route 777 and connect to Broadbeach South tram station.

The Cost of Visiting the Gold Coast

To accompany your cheap flights from Wellington to the Gold Coast, Webjet has great deals on hotels and rental cars. There are many centrally-located hotel options that average between $150 to $200 NZD per night. Rental car prices start from about $50 NZD per day, and cars are available to pick up from the airport.

If you’ll be catching public transport instead of hiring a car, fares are calculated based on how many zones you travel across. The majority of tram and bus rides through the Gold Coast fall into one or two zones. A paper ticket for one zone costs $4.90 AUD ($5.15 NZD), and a ticket across two zones is $6 AUD ($6.30 NZD). Alternatively, you can purchase a go card for significantly discounted rates – the card costs $10 AUD ($10.50 NZD) and can be refunded if you return it at the end of your holiday.

The amusement parks are a must-do for many visitors to the Gold Coast. Tickets to both Movie World and Dreamworld cost $99 AUD ($103.65 NZD) for adults and $89 AUD ($93.15 NZD) for children. Entrance to Wet’n’Wild costs $79 AUD ($82.70 NZD) for adults and $74 AUD ($77.45 NZD) for kids.

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and SkyPoint Observation Deck are other fun attractions to have on your radar while holidaying on Wellington to Gold Coast flights. Tickets to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary cost $50 AUD ($52.35 NZD) for adults and $40 AUD ($41.90 NZD) for children. The SkyPoint Observation Deck has an entry fee of $27 AUD ($28.25 NZD) for adults and $19 AUD ($19.90 NZD) for kids. These tickets also come with a credit to use at the observation deck’s bistro or bar – $10 AUD ($10.50 NZD) for adult tickets and $5 AUD ($5.25 NZD) for kids.


What airlines offer flights from Wellington to the Gold Coast?

You can book cheap flights to the Gold Coast from Wellington with Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Qantas. Jetstar offers direct flights while the other ones include a stopover on the way.

What is the best way to get from Gold Coast Airport to the CBD?

The most direct way to get from Gold Coast Airport into the city is by car. If you’re hiring a car for your trip from Wellington to Gold Coast, you can pick it up at the airport and drive right to your accommodation. Taxis and Ubers are also available to catch from the airport.

You could catch the 777 bus for a less direct but more affordable option. The bus goes to the Broadbeach South tram station. From there, you can catch the tram to several different stops throughout Surfers Paradise and some neighbourhoods north of the centre like Main Beach and Southport.

What is the best time of year to travel to the Gold Coast from Wellington?

You’ll get the best weather by travelling to the Gold Coast for a spring or autumn holiday. The temperatures are more mild than during the summer months with less humidity and less rain. Spring and autumn temperatures reach highs of about 24° to 28°C. Spring and autumn are also less busy than the summer high season, so you have a better chance of getting a good deal on a hotel.