Gold Coast Airport is one of the most spectacular in Australia, given its close proximity to the sunny surf beaches of Coolangatta. If you’re flying in for a Burleigh Heads holiday, then you’re sure to be off to a good start when your plane starts its descent over the white sands of the Gold Coast! To get to Burleigh Heads from the airport, you’ll need reliable transport though. Because the Gold Coast Airport lies a little further from the city centre, it can be tricky to find the right transport solution for you. There are still plenty of options, though, including buses, taxis, and hire cars. But by far the best option is a Car Australia transfer. It’s direct, affordable, and private, and it’s also available twenty four hours per day. So before you accept the expensive responsibility of a hire car, or resign yourself to the taxi queue, why not book online with Car Australia!
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The journey from Gold Coast Airport to Burleigh Heads
Planning your trip is hard if you’re travelling somewhere you’ve never been. To help you shape your plans with plenty of certainty, we’ve put together a quick fire guide on what you need to know before your next trip from Gold Coast Airport to Burleigh Heads.
Pick Up and Other Information
Here’s how long it takes
On average, it takes us about 25 minutes to get passengers from the Gold Coast Airport to Burleigh Heads. However, those times do change and they’re often affected by large events, commuter traffic, and even the conventional hustle and bustle of holiday season. When the roads are busy, and there’s a bit of traffic congestion around, the trip can be a little longer at around half an hour. However, the inverse applies when the roads are clear. Often, on late night or early morning journeys, we encounter travel times of just 16 from Burleigh Heads to Gold Coast Airport and vice versa. Needless to say, that’s far more enticing that spending 45 minutes transferring from one bus to another!
Getting around the airport
The Gold Coast Airport consists of one principal terminal, from which both domestic and international flights operate. Carriers from all over the world pass through the terminal each week, including flights from Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Air Asia, and even Scoot. To facilitate the thousands of travellers who come and go each week, there are four separate parking areas, which combine to facilitate parking for more 2000 vehicles. The closest of those areas lies just 30 seconds’ walk from the terminal, and comes complete with undercover spaces. Despite being a relatively small airport, the Gold Coast Airport is known for its top shelf facilities, which include restaurants, cafes, shops, a pharmacy, baggage lockers, and even a foreign exchange.
Burleigh Heads is among the most iconic coastal destinations in Australia, and it’s particularly celebrated for its world class surf. The suburb itself lies in between Surfers Paradise, to the north, and Coolangatta, to the south. It houses the Burleigh Heads National Park, which comes complete with a number of walks, sublime ocean views, and wildlife in between. For the surfers among us, there is Burleigh Beach itself, which is home to the famous Quicksilver Pro surfing event, and a number of other recreational events. Just back from the beach is James Street, which has cafes, shops, delis, and restaurants for the more leisurely among us to enjoy. And of course, with reliable transport from Car Australia, you will have no trouble seeing it all!