Destination and Getting There

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Destination Gold Coast

Australia’s Gold Coast is a very unique city and one of the world’s best year round holiday destinations.

It has everything that is great about Australia, all in one easy to reach location. A spectacular coastline, World Heritage listed rainforests, exciting city centre, theme parks, shopping, restaurants and year round events!

Fun is at the heart of any Gold Coast holiday with attractions such as Dreamworld, White Water World, Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, Australian Outback Spectacular, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Infinity delivering worlds of thrills and wildlife encounters.

It is more than the man-made experiences which excite travellers to the Gold Coast; there is 70 kilometres of famous beaches, 100,000 hectares of World Heritage rainforest, unique Australian wildlife, dozens of Hinterland wineries and a network of islands in the calm Gold Coast Broadwater to keep everyone busy and active.

Natural attractions are central with legendary beaches and waterways a major feature, providing an idyllic backdrop for boating excursions, scenic flights and surf-based activities. Less than 30 minutes from the beach is Australia’s largest expanse of sub-tropical rainforest, bordered by rural farmland and bush where travellers can encounter Australia’s unique native wildlife and experience a taste of country life.

The Gold Coast is celebrated as one of Australia’s best shopping destinations, with everything from seven day late night shopping in Surfers Paradise, new retail precincts in Broadbeach and some of the nation’s largest shopping centres such as Pacific Fair and Robina Town Centre. Community markets are very popular right across the Gold Coast with farmers markets and craft markets held weekly from Main Beach to Mount Tamborine.

At night the countless city lights make for a spectacular setting and entice holiday makers onto the streets in search of evening fun in this multicultural destination. Hundreds of restaurants, cafes and bars are open late into the night when everyone enjoys a mix of local and international food, fun and music. Famous for fresh seafood, tropical fruits and the best locally grown vegetables; the region has been blessed with great ingredients for world class cuisine.

Above all, the Gold Coast presents a safe and fun destination where holiday makers can freely explore and experience the very best that Australia has to offer.


Gold Coast Airport (or Coolangatta Airport) is approx. 35 – 50 mins (23kms) from the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. There are flights into the Gold Coast from most Australia capital cities and New Zealand. For more information about Gold Coast Airport please visit:

Brisbane Airport is approx. 1 hour and 10 mins (86kms) from the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. Brisbane is a large international airport with frequent flights daily. For more information about Brisbane Airport please visit:

Use a Gold Coast Cab

You can estimate your fare here:

Pick up: Taxi Rank located at Eastern Ave, Bilinga, QLD, 4225 (Gold Coast Airport)

Drop off: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217

Catch a Surfside Bus (Route 777)

To map out your journey please visit:

Book a Hire Car

For more information for the services available from Gold Coast Airport visit:

Getting Around the Gold Coast

Surfside Buslines provides Gold Coast’s public bus service as well as the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle to help you get around the Gold Coast:

Ride the Gold Coast Light Rail System (tram). The G:Link  has 19 stations along a route from Broadbeach to Helensvale:

From Brisbane Airport

If travelling from Brisbane Airport, we do not recommend you catch a taxi. Instead use one of the following options:

Book a Transfer Bus

For a pick up from the airport and transfer directly to the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa book a seat with Con-x-ion:

Use Airtrain Connect

Catch a train to Helensvale station then be transferred via vehicle to the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. For more information or to book visit:

Book a Hire Car

For more information for the services available from Brisbane Airport visit: