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Flights to Gold Coast in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Gold Coast right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Gold Coast along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew, a person recruited under the Government approved Seasonal Worker Program or Pacific Labour Scheme, a person who holds a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa. Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using the Travel Exemption portal.

Entry requirements

Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers must complete the Australia Travel Declaration form at least 72 hours before your departure for Australia.

Quarantine requirements

Unless arriving on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, all travelers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival.​, at their own expense. For more information on quarantine rules in the Australian states, check the following websites: New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Western Australia.

Transiting rules

Foreign nationals may transit through Australia if the connecting flight is within 72 hours of the arriving flight. They must either have a transit visa or be nationals of a visa-exempt country. Transit passengers don’t need to apply for an exemption to travel restrictions if they are booked to depart on a connecting flight from the same airport within 72 hours and they are not going to leave the airport. Travelers who plan to leave the airport before boarding their connecting flight or who will be at the airport for longer than 72 hours need to apply for a travel exemption here and will be subject to quarantine until their departing flight. Travelers from New Zealand and Pacific Islanders may not need a travel exemption. More information on transiting Australia is available here.

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Travelers planning to travel across Australian state borders should note that some Australian states also have domestic travel restrictions, border restrictions, and quarantine requirements in place. In the case of onward travel within Australia, travelers are advised to check in advance with their travel/accommodation provider.

If you are looking to book a trip to Gold Coast and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Gold Coast flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Gold Coast found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,253
February
$916
March
$768
April
$904
May
$976
June
$1,073
July
$1,218
August
$972
September
$1,007
October
$1,061
November
$1,014
December
$1,204
March is currently the cheapest month to fly to Gold Coast. At this moment in time January is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Gold Coast?

Average Coolangatta Gold Coast flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - OOL
Price
$768 - $2,881
OOL
Temperature
69.8 - 84.2 °F
OOL
Rainfall
1.1 - 5.63 inches
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, March is seen as the time to fly to Gold Coast, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. January sees the temperatures in Gold Coast peak to their warmest. February tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Gold Coast?

The cheapest day to fly to Gold Coast is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

A land of theme parks, fabulous beaches, endless sun and excellent nightlife, restaurants and shopping, it’s little wonder that ten million tourists take cheap flights to the Gold Coast each year.

The Gold Coast rocks in October during Indy Week and in November/December when the “Schoolies” (students celebrating the end of class) arrive to kick up their heels. While Surfers Paradise might be synonymous with the celebrations of the high-school graduates, the bars of Main Beach and Broadbeach can be fun too. Families will head for the Gold Coast’s many theme parks, which include Dreamworld, Australia’s largest theme park, Sea World, the GC’s oldest theme park, Warner Brothers Movie World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country.

To experience the green behind the gold head off into the hinterland. The hinterland contrasts beautifully with the coast, swapping the sand and sparkling sea with vineyards, farms and rural plantations, not to mention National Parks and reserves that stretch for 100,000 hectares.

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Gold Coast climate

The climate is sub-tropical. Summer (December to February) temperatures average 88 degrees and winter (June to August) temperatures hover about the 77-degree mark. Winter gets some rainfall, while visitors taking cheap flights to the Gold Coast during the summer months will experience some storms that sweep in from the west.

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Best Time to Fly to Gold Coast

High season is generally between October and March. Late November to early December is Schoolies time in Surfers Paradise. It’s a fortnight of parties and general merriment for school leavers. Christmas until the third week in January is busy due to school holidays, as are the weeks on either side of Easter. The first three weeks of July are also very busy and Indy race week (the third week of October) is another time when accommodation and flight prices will be at their highest. 

February, March, May, June, late July to mid-September, and November are low season times on the Gold Coast.

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Getting around Gold Coast

If you’re planning to venture off the beaches of the Gold Coast, hiring a car is a great idea. There are several car-rental companies with desks at the airport. There are lots of taxis and limousines available. Bus services are good and inexpensive. Ferries and water taxis are a novel way of getting around; the Gold Coast is said to have nine times as many waterways as Venice. There are also bike-rental companies, one of which is called Get on your Bike. Renting a bike costs from $10.

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Gold Coast Travel Information

The Wintersun Festival takes place in Coolangatta and Tweed Heads every June. It’s a two-week nostalgia fest that will spin you back into the 1950s and 60s. Hot Rods, custom and classic cars cruise the streets, there are more than 100 bands and performers, old movies are shown and there are fun competitions. 

The Gold Coast Marathon, Australia’s largest marathon event, is held in July, attracting 24,000 runners from around Australia and 42 different countries. 

After Melbourne’s Eureka Tower, Q1 is the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. The QDeck is on Level 253,379 feet above the ground, which offers panoramic views of the sea and the hinterland. 

For cheap lunches head to the back arcades of Surfers Paradise where you’ll find decent Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese eateries. A large lunch will set you back about $15. 

Or, for something different, go to the Polish Place in Tamborine Mountain. Enjoy the Polish cuisine. The lunch menu boasts Sledz w Smietanie (herring) and Bigos z Kielbaska (Polish Bigos with sausage). The Fine/Folk Art Gallery features contemporary and traditional art and jewellery. You’ll find amber and amber silver on sale.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Coolangatta?

If you book a flight to Coolangatta, you will be flying into Gold Coast, which is the city’s only airport. Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL) is located 1.8 mi from the center of Coolangatta.

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