Exploring the Gold Coast has never been easier since the introduction of the 'G' (Otherwise known as G:Link, Gold Coast Light Rail, or Gold Coast tram) in 2014.
There are 16 Gold Coast Light Rail stations along the 13km route, which stretches from Broadbeach South (just outside Pacific Fair Shopping Centre) and the Gold Coast University Hospital.
Here are some of the stops and the attractions close by:
Broadbeach South –
Directly in front of the newly renovated Pacific Fair Shopping Centre where you'll find The Patio dining precinct, Events Cinema with Gold Class, Myer, David Jones, Uniqlo and much more), Draculas Cabaret Restaurant.
Broadbeach North –
Hop off here for Jupiters Casino and Theatre, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach dining precinct, Oasis Shopping Complex, Oracle Shopping Centre, Niecon Shopping Plaza, and the Broadbeach Markets (markets held on 1st and 3rd Sunday at Kurrawa Park).
Florida Gardens –
Kokoda Memorial Walk at Cascade Gardens, Four Winds 360 Revolving Restaurant.
Beach, Surf Life Saving Club.
Surfers Paradise –
Q1 SkyPoint Observation Deck, Pancakes in Paradise, iFly Indoor Skydiving.
Cavill Avenue –
Hard Rock Cafe, Paradise Centre Shopping Complex, Timezone Entertainment Centre, The Wax Museum, Surfers Paradise Night Markets – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings, Ripleys Believe it or Not Odditorium, 7D Cinema, Jet Boat Extreme, Surfers RSL, Aqua Duck and more.
Cypress Avenue –
Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, Infinity Attraction, Adrenalin Park (Vomatron, Sling Shot, etc), RaceCentre.
Surfers Paradise North –
Citrique at the Marriott, Planet Chill Ice Skating, King Tutts Putt Putt.
Main Beach –
Tedder Avenue Precinct with great shops, bars and restaurants, Macintosh Island Park, Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, Jetpack Flyboard Adventures, Sea World theme park, Palazzo Versace (please be aware that taxi or bus transfers or a long walk may be necessary to access some of these destinations).
Broadwater Parklands –
Aqua Splash (open seasonally), Broadwater Parklands.
Southport South –
Southport RSL, Australia Fair Shopping Centre, The Escape Hunt Experience, Chinatown precinct.
Queen Street –
Southport Cemetary Ghost Tours!
Gold Coast University Hospital
Some interesting facts about the Gold Coast light rail trams:
*There are 14 Gold Coast trams in operation. *Each way 60tonnes when empty. *Trams stand 3.4m high *The trams are 43.5m long *Trams can hold 309 passengers.
For more information including fares and timetables please visit: Ride the G