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.

Gold Coast

per person one way from Christchurch

1 July 2019
13 Aug - 19 Sep, 14 - 26 Oct, 6 Nov - 11 Dec 2019 & 5 Feb - 25 Mar 2020.
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Terms and conditions: *$75 domestic connections are not available for travel Singapore in Premium Economy & Business Premier and travel to Australia. Advertised fares are based on travel originating in New Zealand. For airfare only bookings paid with credit, debit or charge card, a fee of $6 per person per one way Australia and Pacific Island journey, $12 per person per one way Bali journey and $17.50 per person per one way long haul journey applies. For airfare only bookings made through our Contact Centre a non-refundable service fee of $60 per person, per one way long haul journey applies. Customers who purchase fares using Airpoints Dollars™ online will be required to pay the government and airport charges which are included in this fare by internet banking or credit card. Taxes on return sector will vary from those on the outbound journey. Travel is via Air New Zealand operated non-stop services ex Auckland to Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Buenos Aires & Vancouver. Flights to New Caledonia, Tahiti, Singapore, San Francisco or Hong Kong may be operated by partner airlines. Non-stop flights to Seoul commence on 23 November 2019, travel prior to this is via Taipei and beyond on partner airlines. Fares to beyond USA, South America and Canada destinations are available at an additional cost. Travel ex Wellington or Christchurch is via Auckland on Air New Zealand domestic flights. Connections from provincial New Zealand points requiring an overnight break in the journey will be at the passenger's own expense. Flight and routing restrictions may apply. For travel to Australia, an additional $10 per one-way journey will apply for Economy class travel from NZ-AU on Thursday-Friday and from AU-NZ on Sunday-Monday with the exception of Auckland-Cairns, Auckland-Sunshine Coast, Christchurch-Gold Coast, Wellington-Melbourne and any routes which include these non-stop services. For travel to the Islands: an additional $10 per person per one way journey will apply for travel on Friday-Sunday in both directions. For travel to Asia, Vancouver & The UK & Europe, an additional $30 per one-way journey will apply for Economy class travel Friday-Sunday in both directions. For travel to the USA, an additional $30 per one-way journey will apply for Economy class travel from NZ to USA: Friday-Sunday and from USA-NZ: Thursday-Saturday. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or on all dates. Prices correct as at 20 June 2019. Offer is valid for new bookings only. New deals may be released at any time.

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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.

Find the perfect place to stay

Portobello Resort Apartments
Portobello Resort Apartments
2607 Gold Coast Highway
fromNZD208.75
per night
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Holiday Holiday Chevron Renaissance
23 Ferny Avenue
fromNZD448.13
per night

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Essential information

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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.

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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.

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Health

There are no mandatory vaccinations required for visitors to Australia.

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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 

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Wellington (WLG) to  Gold Coast (OOL) 

Flight time*

: 5h 35m 

Stops**

: via Auckland 

Days

: M,T,W,T,F,S,S 

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Christchurch (CHC) to Gold Coast (OOL) 

Flight time*

: 3h 40m 

Stops**

: Non-stop 

Days

: Twice weekly 

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Queenstown (ZQN) to Gold Coast (OOL) 

Flight time*

: 7h 

Stops**

: via Auckland 

Days

: M,T,W,T,F,S,S 

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

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