Flights to Gold Coast

There's a lot more to the Gold Coast than Surfers Paradise. This sparkling stretch of Queensland serves up more variety than you'd ever think possible.

If Australian cities are siblings, then the Gold Coast is the adventurous youngest child - a mecca of adrenaline-fuelled experiences, world-class surf breaks and one of the largest shopping malls in the country, all wrapped around 70km of talcum-powder beaches. And because this chunk of southern Queensland enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, there's ample opportunity to get outside and enjoy it.

Search and book Gold Coast flights

About our flights to Gold Coast

Air New Zealand offers non-stop flights to the Gold Coast from Auckland and Christchurch throughout the year. You can choose between Seat, Seat + Bag, Works and Works Deluxe fare types. The flight time to Gold Coast from either Auckland or Christchurch is three hours and 45 minutes.  

Beaches and water fun on the Gold Coast

Unsurprisingly, water is the fuel that powers tourism for Australia's sixth largest city. If you're a surfer, you'll want to check out famous surf spots like Burleigh Heads and Snapper Rocks, where every March the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast is held. If you prefer to command a kayak, water bike or stand up paddle board, you'll enjoy the spectacular cobweb of canals (more than Venice and Amsterdam combined) that criss-cross five main rivers, as well as numerous creeks and lakes. More about beach culture.

Theme parks and adventures

When you can drag yourself away from the water, the Gold Coast will literally take your breath away with its theme park rides, which range from white-knuckle experiences to educational fun.

Check out the Corroboree experience at Dreamworld, which brings to life the heritage, culture, wildlife and stories of the Aboriginal people, while excitement junkies should strap themselves in for the DC Rivals HyperCoaster at Movie World, the tallest, longest and fastest roller-coaster in the Southern Hemisphere. More about theme parks.

Eating and shopping

All that action will build up an appetite, but the Gold Coast will feed you in style. With access to some of Australia's freshest seafood and produce, local restaurants, cafes and street food markets excel at creating delicious dishes in every cuisine style.

And when you need to give the credit card a workout, the Gold Coast will come to the party with everything from high end stores and dazzling shopping centres to local markets which showcase local designers. More about city culture and shopping.

It may be famous for its sun-kissed beaches and hair-raising theme parks, but scratch the Gold Coast's surface and you'll find plenty of reasons to keep coming back.

Keep exploring Gold Coast

Essential information

Best time to go icon.

Best time to go

It's always a good time to visit the Gold Coast though you might want to avoid high summer if you don't like heat and humidity. Most travellers choose autumn, winter or spring.

How much will it cost icon.

How much will it cost?

This will depend on your tastes and what you want to do. As a rough guide, not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about AUD $150 to $200 a day per person for food and entertainment.

Health icon.

Health

There are no mandatory vaccinations required for visitors to Australia.

Visas icon.

Visas

All visitors to Australia must obtain a visa before they arrive. The only exception is for New Zealand citizens, provided they meet specific health and good character requirements. To find out more, check out the handy visa finder on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Cheap flights to Gold Coast
 

Auckland (AKL) to Gold Coast (OOL) 

Flight time*

: 3h 30m 

Stops**

: Non-stop 

Days

: M,T,W,T,F,S,S 

Book

:

Find flights 

 
Wellington (WLG) to  Gold Coast (OOL) 

Flight time*

: 5h 35m 

Stops**

: via Auckland 

Days

: M,T,W,T,F,S,S 

Book

:

Find flights 

 
Christchurch (CHC) to Gold Coast (OOL) 

Flight time*

: 3h 40m 

Stops**

: Non-stop 

Days

: Twice weekly 

Book

:

Find flights 

 

Queenstown (ZQN) to Gold Coast (OOL) 

Flight time*

: 7h 

Stops**

: via Auckland 

Days

: M,T,W,T,F,S,S 

Book

: Find flights 

*Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.

Get the most out of your trip with Seats to Suit

Search and book Gold Coast flights
Air NZ logo

Air New Zealand - ATW Eco Airline of the Year 2019 

Air New Zealand has been crowned 'ATW Eco Airline of the Year' in the 2019 Air Transport World Airline Industry Awards.

 

Did you find this page helpful?