Beautiful sunrise over the ocean, Gold Coast

Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Gold Coast (Coolangatta) (OOL)

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Change your travel dates as often as you need

We've introduced further flexibility on eligible Qantas operated flights. Booking and travel dates apply.

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Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more

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Visiting the Gold Coast

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Gold Coast travel information

From the Surfers Paradise strip to the booming foodie and microbrewery scene, the Gold Coast is a fun-and-sun-loving holiday destination and perfect for families. Go a little further beyond the iconic main beach and you’ll find boutique vineyards, trendy beach side cafes, farmers markets and rainforests in the spectacular hinterland. Plan a visit to the Goldie to discover the best of this Queensland state.

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When to visit

Best time to visit the Gold Coast

Being a sub-tropical city with around 300 days of sun each year means there’s never really a bad time to escape to the Gold Coast. Book your trip around a hot and humid summer, tropical and breezy spring, cool and pleasant autumn, and dry and sunny winter. Anytime is a great time to visit the Gold Coast.

Arrival information

When your flight arrives at Gold Coast you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Gold Coast AirportOpens external site in a new window ready to get your break off to a great start. 

Arriving at Gold Coast Airport

Once you collect your bags from the baggage area, there are multiple transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Gold Coast from Gold Coast Airport

There are several transport options connecting the airport to the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist locations, including the SkyBus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle and transfers with private operators. There are also car rental desks opposite the arrivals area, a taxi rank is at the southern end of the terminal, and a rideshare pick-up point at the northern end of the terminal. 

Getting around the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is serviced by the TransLink bus network and a 13-kilometre integrated tram system, as well as trains, taxis, ride-share, ferries, and self-drive options. Alternatively, you may wish to hire a bike with the well-pathed cycle ways.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly to the Gold Coast on Qantas in comfort and arrive feeling refreshed to enjoy the city We aim to ensure you enjoy every moment of your journey.

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to the Gold Coast off to the right start, with a number of check-in options designed to suit your needs. Visit a kiosk at Gold Coast Airport or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing food, drink and baggage is included on your flight to the Gold Coast. Visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking to the Gold Coast due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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+ Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.