Reasons To Visit Gold Coast
Gold Coast is a city located in the famous state of Queensland and is one of Australia’s most popular draws with visitors flocking to the city to experience its beautiful beaches, fantastic sunny weather and excellent shops, restaurants and attractions. With numerous beaches stretching over 40 km along the coast, take your pick from busy and bustling beaches to quiet and isolated coastal getaways. Along with its many exciting outdoor pursuits, the region is home to an endless range of fun attractions perfect for families whether its aquariums, theme parks or water parks you’re after. The city stays alive come sundown with its many vibrant restaurants, nightclubs and bars offering something for everyone.
Arriving In Gold Coast
Situated just outside of Gold Coast City, Gold Coast Airport is located 25 km from Surfers Paradise and around 100 km away from Brisbane. Most of the flights handled at the airport are domestic flights, but there are a few more regional flights available to and from Asian destinations. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Gold Coast you won’t be able to make the journey nonstop as there are no carriers offering direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, the airport has decent connections which enables UAE-based passengers to travel to Gold Coast with only a single stopover.
Gold Coast Airport is a relatively small airport set within a single passenger terminal. Inside the airport you will find an excellent range of amenities and facilities, so you’re sure to find everything you would ever need. Alongside duty-free shopping and a selection of retail and travel shops, the airport is home to a wide range of cafes, fast food chains and restaurants. At the airport you can also connect to free Wi-Fi to access the web, while there are a couple of airport lounges available. From the airport there are a number of different ways to get to your destination including by public bus and shared shuttle services.
Gold Coast Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Australia you will have to make a visa application before your journey, so make sure you do this with plenty of time to spare before your flight. In the Gold Coast region the hottest time of year is from December until March which sees averages highs of around 28 degrees, while temperatures are still pleasantly warm even during the coolest months. You will need to put your clocks forward by six hours to get on local time in Brisbane, while you may find that prices in the Gold Coast region are similar if not a little steeper compared to the UAE. There are also car rental agencies at Gold Coast Airport for those looking for a vehicle to explore the region.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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