Getting to the Gold Coast is easy thanks to its close proximity to major inter- and intra-state highways. Located approximately one hour south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast can easily be reached along the Pacific Motorway. For those visiting from the south, the Pacific Highway will also get you to the Gold Coast taking approximately 4 hours from Coffs Harbour. There are also a great range of public transport options regardless of which direction you’ll be arriving from including trains and bus and coach services.
For those visiting Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach and Sanctuary Cove, getting to the Gold Coast is a quick and easy trip along the Pacific Motorway taking the Smith Street, Nerang Broadbeach or Hope Island Road turn offs and following the signs. Similarly, if you’re heading further south to Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta, stay on the Pacific Motorway until you reach the Reedy Creek Road or Gold Coast Highway turn offs and follow the main roads to the centre of town. For those heading further inland to visit the Gold Coast Hinterland, take the Pacific Motorway before turning off at either Nerang Broadbeach Road or Tambourine Oxenford Road and make your way up the mountain. Situated just offshore of Sanctuary Cove, getting to South Stradbroke Island is via an enjoyable trip on a water taxi, ferry, charter boat or private boat.