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The Gold Coast is a city with a population of over half a million people. With access to two international airports, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned. Situated in the south east corner of the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline.
The Gold Coast welcomes close to 12 million visitors each year, with its long list of attractions and things to do and as Australia’s premier tourist destination.
The Gold Coast has approximately 1000 kilometres of bikeways that link neighbourhoods, schools, parks, and interconnect with major transit routes. Cycling is becoming increasingly popular for commuting and recreation with bikeways incorporated through the city both on-road and off-road.
The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle Freedom Pass provides door to door airport and theme parks transfers and also entitles you to unlimited access to the local buses.
The Freedom Pass includes Return Airport transfers, unlimited Theme Parks transfers and unlimited local bus travel. This is the ticket for your entire trip. Travel to all the amazing tourist destinations, shopping centres, beaches, casino, restaurants, entertainment venues and much more.
The Gold Pass includes everything in the Freedom Pass except the Airport Transfer, ideal for when you're not flying in and out of the Gold Coast!
Getting around central Gold Coast has now been made simple with G:link, Queensland’s first light rail system. Trams connect 16 stations along a 13 kilometre route from Broadbeach to Gold Coast University Hospital. Fourteen air-conditioned trams operate every 7.5 minutes at peak times, from 5am to midnight on weekdays, and 24 hours at weekends (Friday and Saturday nights).
As well as providing dedicated space for wheelchairs and prams, trams also include a very Gold Coast feature - surfboard racks. Unfortunately at this time only fold up bikes are permitted on board trams (when folded and in a carry case). Bike racks are available for bike storage at or near every station. City of Gold Coast has also provided bike sheds at the following tram stations:
A range of ticket and fare options are available, including using a prepaid gocard.
Visit the G:link website to find a route map, station and destination information, timetables and live service updates.
Catching a train around the Gold Coast is a great way to cheaply and easily visit Brisbane and get to some of the Gold Coasts biggest attractions.
There are six train stations on the Gold Coast - Ormeau, Coomera, Helensvale, Nerang, Robina and Varsity Lakes. The line is linked up to the much larger Queensland Rail network and is part of the South East rail line.
The train line runs down the western side of the coast (closely following the M1 motorway) and each train station is a 10-15 min drive from the beach where most holiday accommodation providers.
Park and Ride Bike facilities offer greater flexibility as you can cycle to a station and securely park your bike before continuing your journey on public transport.
TransLink offers a number of bike racks and facilities for public use at bus stations and park 'n' rides.
The Gold Coast region is serviced by Gold Coast Airport, with frequent direct domestic services to/from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart and Cairns, and direct international services to/from New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.