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Getting around

Getting around

No matter which part of the Gold Coast you need to get to, there is a form of transport waiting to get you to your destination.


With more than 2400 kilometres of bikeways and pathways that link neighbourhoods, schools, foreshores and parks, and interconnect with major transit routes, the Gold Coast is a great place to walk, run or cycle.  Paradise Resort provides the ideal base to explore the Gold Coast at its best. Plan your journey


Bike Hire

Mobike Australia operates smart bikeshare within the Gold Coast. Simply download the Mobike app on your smart device, find a nearby Mobike and scan it's QR code. Pick up and ride bikes around the city and to the beach. To find the app visit


See the best the coast has to offer with TransLink. TransLink’s bus network can connect you to places all over the Gold Coast, including the airport, beaches and theme parks. Use the Translink journey planner, timetables and MyTransLink app to help you reach your destination.

Light Rail System

With the Surfers Paradise North station located 300 metres from Paradise Resort, the light rail starts from Helensvale to Southport on to Surfers Paradise and down to Broadbeach. The light rail is a great mode of transport to help you see all the Gold Coast has to offer. 

Taxi or Uber

Hail a cab with its lights on or book one in advance through Gold Coast Cabs or Black and White Cabs. Uber is also readily available throughout the Gold Coast and the app will connect you to a reliable ride in minutes. Your driver knows exactly where to go and payment is cashless.

Car Rental

Want to explore the Gold Coast and take in the sights at your own pace? Rent a car and tour the Gold Coast using the most flexible transportation option. With major car rental options such as Thrifty and Hertz available in Surfers Paradise your ride is only a call away. 

Distance from Paradise Resort to Km Time
Gold Coast Airport (OOL) 27km 40-50 mins
Brisbane Airport (BNE) 75km 70-90 mins
Beach (Surfers Paradise) 0.5km 3 mins
Cavill Avenue Shopping and Entertainment 1km 3 mins  10 mins  2 stops
Sky Point Observation Deck 2km 5mins 20mins 4 stops
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre 5km 10 mins 7 stops
Sea World 5km 10 mins
The Star Casino 5km 10mins
Gold Coast Convention Centre 5km 10 mins  6 stops
Dracula's Cabaret 5km 10 mins  6 stops
HOTA: Home of the Arts 3km 12 mins 30 mins
Harbour Town Shopping Centre 12km 10 mins
Movie World / Wet N Wild 20km 25 mins
Australian Outback Spectacular 20km 25 mins
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 20km 25mins
Dreamworld / Whitewater World 27km 30mins