Gold Coast Attraction Transfers

Gold Coast Attraction Transfers To Theme Parks And Tourist Attractions

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Getting to and from Gold Coast attractions and theme parks can be easily overlooked when planning your holiday. Although there are many things to do and see around Surfers Paradise, the popular attractions and theme parks are actually quite a distance from the main tourist areas of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

There are several options for getting to Gold Coast Theme parks and attractions including self-drive with a hire car or your own car, taxi, public transport or using the shuttle bus services which pick you up at your accommodation and drop you at the attraction or theme park.

Whilst public transport can appear to be the cheapest option, you will spend alot more time travelling than if you use one of the other options and it is alot less flexible. I find most visitors either hire a car so they can enjoy the flexibility of driving themselves at the times they want to go, or use the shuttle bus packages.

Theme Park Shuttle Bus Transfers

A fast and efficient way to get to the main theme parks, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or HarbourTown for discount shopping is to use the theme park shuttles. These buses pick up at major hotels and resorts around Gold Coast and take you directly to the theme parks - door to door.

These are a great option if you don't want to worry about hiring a car, driving and parking - you just hop on the bus and relax.

There are several different ways to take transfers.

Gold Coast Airport & Theme Park Transfers

Gold Coast Airport & Theme Park Transfers are the most popular & best value option for Gold Coast ground transport. These packages suit most travellers who don't want to hire a car and drive themselves. In addition to adult and child (1 to 13 years) pricing there is a very cost effective Family Package (2 Adults + 2 Children).

You can select between 3, 5 or 7 transfers in addition to your return Gold Coast Airport to your Gold Coast hotel transfers.

Additional theme park transfers cover Movie World, Sea World, Wet n Wild, Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Harbour Town Shopping Centre.

I recommend you work out which of the theme park passes you plan to use before organising these transfers, then it is easier to work out whether you will use 3, 5 or 7 transfers.

Before you book you will also need to have your flight arrival details so they know when to pick you up from Gold Coast Airport and where they are taking you. For the other transfers you just reconfirm your transfers by 2pm the day before.

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Brisbane Airport & Theme Park Transfers Package

Brisbane Airport & Theme Park Transfers are a great value option for getting from Brisbane Airport to your Gold Coast hotel and getting around Gold Coast to the main theme parks and attractions. These packages suit most travellers who don't want to hire a car and drive themselves. In addition to adult and child (1 to 13 years) pricing there is a very cost effective Family Package (2 Adults + 2 Children).

You can select between 3, 5 or 7 transfers in addition to your return Gold Coast Airport to your Gold Coast hotel transfers.

Additional theme park transfers cover Movie World, Sea World, Wet n Wild, Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Harbour Town Shopping Centre.

It is best to first work out which of the theme park passes you plan to use before organising these transfers, then it is easier to work out whether you will use 3, 5, 7 or more transfers.

Before you book you will also need to have your flight arrival details so they know when to pick you up from Brisbane Airport and where they are taking you. For the other transfers you just reconfirm your transfers by 2pm the day before.

Check out the prices and all the details or make your bookings through our ticket desk (no booking fees and no credit card charges).

Gold Coast Theme Park & Attraction Transfers

Just need one or two transfers, or want to add on transfers to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or Harbour Town Shopping Centre to your Theme Park & Transfer Package?

Simply buy transfers for your individual trips.

Buy transfers for Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet n Wild, Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Harbour Town Shopping Centre or Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Transfers To Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo is on the Sunshine Coast and is approximately 2 hours drive north of Gold Coast. There is an express service that takes you directly from Gold Coast hotels to Australia Zoo daily. Pick up times are around 7am in the morning and you return to your hotel around 6pm.

This is a long day! But you arrive at Australia Zoo in time to catch all the daily shows and you don't leave until after the shows have finished. It is a great option. Australia Zoo Transfers need to be paired with your Australia Zoo Entry Tickets - our tour desk has a great deal which includes bonus discounts in the zoo, as well as some great family pass options starting with 2 Adult + 1 Child!

Self Drive To Gold Coast Attractions

Self-drive to any of the Gold Coast tourist attractions provides a relatively low cost option with lots of flexibility particularly for families.

You can rent cars on the Gold Coast from budget or compact cars right through to people movers. Pick up from Brisbane Airport, Gold Coast Airport or locally near your accommodation.

Parking is FREE at most of major tourist attractions outside Surfers Paradise including the Gold Coast theme parks: Dreamworld, MovieWorld, Sea World, Wet n Wild and WhiteWater World.

Most shopping centres have all or at least part of the parking free - for example you might get 3 hours free, or free parking if you spend over a certain amount.

Whilst there isn't free parking at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, you can find parking close by for a small fee.

Driving gives you flexibility to arrive early, leave when you want and possibly even do more than one attraction in a day.

If you are not used to driving in Australia or just want to relax and enjoy your holiday, you can consider several different door to door transfer services available.

Public Transport To Theme Parks & Attractions

Public transport is quite complicated! There are several options and it is an area I get asked about quite a bit! First things first, I want to say right up front....

Using Public Transport for getting around Gold Coast is a compromise between lower costs and wasting your precious holiday time.

I'm going to cover mostly getting to and from the theme parks, however, you should be able to work out how to get around most other locations when you see how I use the tools.

To get to the theme parks by public transport you are going to have to use at least one bus. If you happen to be staying near one of the Express Bus stops for the theme park expresses you will probably only need to catch the express.

If you have to catch a bus to get to the express bus stop, make sure you leave plenty of time, my personal experiences with the Gold Coast buses are NOT great. I have been left waiting for buses that don't run on time or don't even turn up.

Example Public Transport Trip -
Vibe Hotel to Movie World

I picked Vibe Hotel because I know it is very close to the Express bus stop! It's about a 1 minute walk from the hotel to the bus stop - but leave yourself plenty of time to get down in the hotel lifts ;-)

Catching the bus TX2 will take you to Movie World in approximately 35 to 40 minutes there in the morning at peak times. However, if you wanted to do the same journey at a time when the express buses are not running it will take you anywhere from 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes!

Express buses to the theme parks run to the theme parks only from approximately 8am through to 11am each day. Return services run from MovieWorld from about 1.30pm through to 6pm.

If you buy a paper ticket the Express Services will only issue single or one way tickets. An adult trip will cost you $8.10 each way - $16.20 in total. If you have a GoCard the price will be less, but you need to pre-buy and load up the GoCard and have one for each member of your group.

Comparing the cost of a single transfer using theme park shuttle bus transfers to MovieWorld directly from your hotel door to door, the cost for an adult is $21 return. The advantages of the shuttle bus transfers include door to door, guaranteed seat (you confirm the booking the day before), you can pre-pay online for the whole group or family and just need to have your vouchers printed off. And if you package these theme park transfers with airport transfers it will be more cost effective. See details above.

Disclaimer: All prices shown and times are approximate and are based on information from September 2014. These may be subject to change without notice. They are used for illustration only.

 

If you are staying close to the railway stations at Varsity Lakes, Robina or Nerang - you could take a train to either:

  • Helensvale Station for Movie World, Wet n Wild, Paradise Country & Australian Outback Spectacular
  • Coomera Station for Dreamworld & WhiteWater World.

To get to Sea World by public transport you will have to take at least one bus, and there aren't express buses that go to Sea World.

Translink Journey Planner is the best way to work out how to get around Gold Coast using public transport. It's not the easiest to use, so I have written some tips to help make it easier for visitors to understand!

Gold Coast Attraction Transfers Using Taxis

Taxis can be useful for getting around to some of Gold Coast tourist attractions. For example if you are staying in Surfers Paradise or Main Beach and want to go to Sea World, then a taxi could be a very cost effective and flexible option.

If there's a big enough group of you, then paying for a taxi to take you to Dreamworld may be worthwhile for a once off, but you may find that the shuttle passes with Airport and transfers are better value.

Gold Coast Cabs phone number is 131 008, you can book online ahead of time, or your hotel can call a taxi for you. There's an extra charge for booking a taxi. When booking you will need to tell them how many people, if you have more than 4 people you will pay more.

There are Maxi Cabs for larger groups and that can work out less expensive than taking the shuttles - but you will have to work that all out using the taxi fare estimator. Put in the details of where you are going from and to and it will tell you an approximate price. This will change in reality based on traffic conditions when you actually go. If you have more than 4 people then add 50% to the estimate and that should give you a good idea of the cost.

Taxi's tend to be a bit hard to get at peak times, so it is worth booking, especially your return journey, and make sure you give them a name and check when you hop in the taxi you have the right one. They have a change over around 3pm each day, so that can be a particularly hard time to get taxis.

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