How To Get From Jupiters in Broadbeach To Harbourtown outlet shopping
by wendy kiw
How To Get From Jupiters in Broadbeach To Harbourtown outlet shopping?
There are several different ways to get from Broadbeach
The four main ways are:
Hire a car and drive yourselfBy Bus using public transportGet a shuttle bus from your hotel to the theme parks
By Taxi - expensive, but definitely an option.
It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to drive there by car depending upon the traffic. It is quite a straightforward journey. Jupiters is just off the Gold Coast Highway, and you basically follow that north through Surfers Paradise, Southport and up to Labrador. Just past The Grand Hotel at Labrador, near Sandcastles the highway turns inland from the coast and Harbourtown is about 2 kms from that point on the right hand side.
Check out maps.google.com.au for detailed directions or if you hire a car I highly recommend paying extra for the GPS options! Saves lots of headaches and time on your precious holiday.Drive Yourself To Harbourtown
If you are comfortable driving on the Gold Coast then hiring a car is definitely very convenient, faster and often about the same cost as the return transfers for a day of hire (that depends on the type of car you hire etc).
Hiring a car can also be a good option if you have a few people you are travelling with, shuttle bus fees soon add up when there are2 or more of you going.
Harbourtown has plenty of parking and it is free parking too.
For car hire in the Gold Coast I personally use East Coast car rentals
, they have offices at the Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports and in Surfers Paradise.
I use them because I have always found their prices to be great, their cars are newer, reliable and I have not had any problems with them. They are very recognisable as their entire hire fleet is white cars!
As I mentioned above, it takes about 20 to 25 minutes to drive from Jupiters at Broadbeach to Harbourtown - depending upon the traffic and time of day. Plus there are quite a few roadworks at the Labrador end of the journey right now (mid to late 2010) so they can slow you down a bit. If you get a GPS you may be able to go a different route to avoid these road works, but it is too hard to describe all the ways you can go! Shuttle Bus Transfer Options For HarbourTown
Probably the easiest option is to get a shuttle bus to pick you up directly from your hotel
. You can book them online and pick the date and number of passengers and then give the pick up location as your accommodation. Most Gold Coast theme park shuttle buses will pick up from Jupiters at Broadbeach.
Travel time on a shuttle bus will depend a bit on how many other stops they have to make after they pick you up. Options for shuttle transfers are:Con-x-ion
. They offer family return transfer packages.
Or as part of a sightseeing tour such as Gold Coast City Sightseeing Tour
- includes a stop at Harbourtown. Public Transport Transfer Options For Harbour Town from Broadbeach
Jupiters is quite conveniently placed near the public bus route with a short walk to the Gold Coast Highway. However, in my opinion, getting to Harbour Town on the public bus can be a bit of a pain if you don't get a direct bus and have to change buses.
The direct buses take about 40 to 50 minutes each way and will cost approximiately AUD$10 for an adult daily return ticket, and approximately AUD$5 for a child.
There is a bus stop at Harbour Town so that is nice an convenient, but anything you purchase you will have to carry from the bus stop on Gold Coast Highway at Broadbeach to Jupiters. Summary
I know that was a lot to take in! I hope one of those options answered your question, if you have any more questions or need anything clarified, please comment below.
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I forgot to mention that you can get extra discounts on shopping at Harbour Town with my Harbour Town Special Offer