|August||Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (18% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$466||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
|Flights to Coolangatta||3h 15m|
The cheapest ticket to Gold Coast from Auckland found in the last 72 hours was $164 one-way, and $190 return. The most popular route is from Auckland to Coolangatta and the cheapest return airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $164.
Jetstar flies most frequently to Coolangatta from Auckland.
A SkyBus service operates between Gold Coast Airport and the city with the option of being dropped off at one of more than 400 service hotels along the way. The SkyBus shuttle provides onboard Wi-Fi and is available from A$ 21 (≈ NZ$ 22).
You can do your duty free shopping at Heinemann Tax & Duty Free once you land. An extensive range of liquors, cosmetics and confectionary are available for purchase. Keep in mind that the quantity of alcohol cannot exceed 2.25 litres and a maximum of 25 cigarettes can be brought in to Australia.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "This flight was purchased as business/first class and upon checking economy seat tickets were printed. We are NOT happy with the downgrade after American Airlines was more than happy to take our money for the higher class ticket. We would not have booked this flight as a red eye had we known we would have had economy seating. On top of which, the unseat entertainment for the row we were seated in was not working. I am usually quite happy with the American Airlines flights between Boston and LA, however this unexpected downgrade was not only surprising but extremely disappointing."
Pros: "All was good"
Pros: "I like the free check-bags"
Cons: "I like that if I can select the seats for free after booking ."
Pros: "seat comfort"
Cons: "breakfast, coffee"
Pros: "Good entertainment, tasty food, easy boarding and disembarking"
Cons: "Had the weather in Wellington cooperated, I would have made it to the AKL-SYD leg and, most likely, would have enjoyed the travel experience. I plan to fly WLG-AKL tomorrow evening via another airline. Please rebook me onto Qantas tomorrow in evening."
Cons: "Seats were awful."
Pros: "crew amazing seat to tight"
Cons: "wider seat"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment available."
Cons: "After a three hour delay and missed connection and rebooked flight, that is when the service declined. We went through 4 different lines in the Dallas airport, almost missed the rebooked flight due to miscommunications and shuffling of where we were supposed to be. And now delayed luggage."
Pros: "Quantas Entertainment app was great!"
Cons: "Quantas seems to have frequent gate changes. You have to pay attention. No WiFi in terminals despite posted signs."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable & I loved the flexible head rest. The food was good. The flight attendant were friendly & attentive. It was my first time flying Qantas & it is my new favorite airline!"
Pros: "Crew were wonderful"
Cons: "The food must have been a bit off, though very tasty. Luckily had a 2 hou layover with nice lounge toilets"
Pros: "Sitting in an front isle seat with leg room and the helpful nice sterward"
Pros: "NOTHING - THE TRIP WAS A NIGHTMARE AND I WILL NEVER TRAVEL WITH QANTAS AGAIN IF I CAN HELP IT. QANTAS WAS ALWAYS MY FIRST CHOICE BUT I WILL GO THE LONG WAY ROUND TO AVOID CREW & CONDITIONS LIKE THAT AGAIN. NO PILLOW,BLANKET OR TOILET PACK AND THEY RAN OUT OF FOOD. I WILL TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THIS!"
Cons: "Dark haired male crew member extremely rude except to two in row I58 & J58 who got 5 beers before departure,Food before everyone else, a gift pack from 1st class given before landing. I was refused extra bottled water. No entertainment the whole flight, Loud buzzing in galley 60H entire trip."
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "Made me run from connecting flight in Sydney."
Pros: "Always an enjoyable flight with a happy crew and comfortable flight"
Cons: "Alot of the check-in consoles were closed when we got to Brisbane which is the only way to check if you can't do it on line."
Pros: "Lovely crew especially Heidi"
Cons: "Nothing, all was well"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Slightly more legroom"
Pros: "crew was nice. but we had massive delays and the attitude of the employees at the gate and on check in, was terrible"
Cons: "it was their fault that the plane was delayed (mechanical problems), when i asked to be transferred to jfk instead of newark, the employees at melbourne said it's not possible. basically it was their problem but refused to be accountable to it or to accommodate passengers"
Pros: "What was there to like!"
Cons: "That i couldn't board this flight. Duh!"
Pros: "On-time, Food, Comfort"
Cons: "Special Assistance not provided inspite of it being booked with ticket."
Pros: "great food, entertainment & service"
Cons: "I told Nicole that my sound wasn’t working and I had tried with 3 different headsets. She just shrugged her shoulders and walked away. Not good enough for the price you pay for Qantas. I travel with qantas all the time and have never received service like this."
Pros: "Great leg room. Good food and entertainment."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient and the cabins were welll presented. Take off was on time."
Cons: "A very small glitch was the cabin service. The cabin announcements were read out too fast to follow! Also, the cabin crew seemed to be in a rush to move the food tray away even though I was still sipping my juice. Maybe this was the early morning energy ...Slow down, guys!"
Pros: "Nothing paid a bomb and got nothing for it"
Cons: "Everything!! Never again will I be hoodwinked for the price of a standard seat"
Pros: "everything was lovely"
Cons: "the outdated on flight entertainment system"
Cons: "ruin my seat arrangement for no reason! We were traveling as a family of 7 (2 grandparents from each side, my husband, my 4 year son and myself). We paid $30 per person per seat so that we could sit together and watch out for each other because some of the grandparents are in their 80's. However, when we checked in, we found out all our seats were re-arranged and in the worst possible way! Our 4 year old child was assigned in middle seat no where near my husband or myself. In addition, the family was divided in half, separated by the service station. I had switched seat so I can sit with my son but my husband had to sit at the other side of the service station to take care of the other half of the family because they do not speak English. I was left to attend to my 4 year old son by myself, which was hard to do. what bothers me the most is that there seem to be no obvious reason for them to re-arranged seats in such a devastating manner - it was not a full flight at all. I saw quite a few empty seats in the back. We spoke to the woman who was the head of the stewardess about the problem upon boarding, she said she would try to see what she could do, but she never got back to us at all. The seats were horrible seats for a few reason. First, there were a lot of traffic and noise from crew and other passengers because they were next to the Service station. Second, we were always the last one to receive food service because of the location. This is a problem when you have 4 year old and 80 years old who were diabetics."
Pros: "Food was good. Crew was very accommodating."
Cons: "Very cramped seating. Trouble with iPad service."
Pros: "Super easy flight out of Auckland. Arrived in Nelson ahead of schedule."
Cons: "...the person coughing behind me..."
Cons: "Qantas is the source of unlimited frustration for us. We could not check in online, and it wasn't even possible to choose a seat before you got to the airport unless you wanted to pay a premium for it. To make matters worse, there is no transparency in the process; we had no idea what seats they were assigning us, or even whether the three of us would be able to sit together. And when we showed up at the airport, the last leg of my flight had been deleted from my itinerary (but not that of my family members). And guess what? They couldn't do anything about it until I was ready to get on that last flight! The crew were great, but all the behind-the-scenes aspects of Qantas were absolutely horrible. Two days later I'm still reeling from the experience. What a terrible way to treat customers."
Pros: "Crew were great"
Cons: "Lost bags"
Pros: "The fresh fruit platter choice for breakfast"
Cons: "No fresh towels to wash hands & face before being served food"
Pros: "Complimentary Inflight drink and the effort from crew to accommodate English second language passengers in my row."
Cons: "I could not eat the food"
Pros: "It was a good flight overall."
Cons: "Baggage arrived late."
Cons: "Nothing not to like"
Pros: "The service, politeness of staff, the food."
Pros: "The plane was small, but it was my first time, so it was cool. The flight was quick and easy, and they covered my luggage even though it was too big for the plane overhead lockers."
Pros: "QANTAS were excellent."
Cons: "That we missed our connecting flight (not our fault) but they put us on another flight immediately after, so it was all good"
Pros: "Friendly crew Comfy space Reasonable food Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Would have liked to be offered a second hot drink or would like the cups to be a bit bigger. Fresh food"
Pros: "The on boarding process"
Cons: "The plan was in very poor clean conditions. The seats were discussing to sit."
Cons: "No options for seat choose which totally rubbish don't like deal with Qantas in future"
Pros: "On time. Nice cup of tea and a bite to eat. Good entertainment if you have your own device (I did)."
Cons: "Entertainment system.took a while to connect to and dropped out a few times."
Cons: "We did not make this flight"
Pros: "Great support with wheel-chair assist."
Cons: "Seats could have been more comfortable and very little leg room."
Pros: "The efficiency of the process from boarding to disembarkation."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, however I understand this happens in aviation."
Pros: "Everything seemed to run smoothly and efficiently, from boarding to disembarkation."
Cons: "The snack offered on board was quite small."
Pros: "Left on time. Clean plane."
Cons: "I don't like the music that plays before leaving. I would rather silence than music which doesn't suit everyone's taste. I find it irritating."
Pros: "I just enjoy Virgin as the crew are always nice"
Cons: "I find the seats a little uncomfortable. But it’s possible just me"
Pros: "Same old mediocre service a bit like catching a bus really very mundane"
Cons: "Food and entertainment"
Pros: "When it was finally over!"
Cons: "On time, attitude of Virgin ground crew in Sydney (only one) seat were tiny and uncomfortable."
Pros: "The seat was awesome and crew members were magnificent"
Pros: "Virgin are great."
Pros: "comfortable roomy seating, crew were courteous and efficient. Great direct flight to Newcastle - well done Virgin"
Cons: "perhaps a second offer of tea /coffee after the meal."
Pros: "Crew was friendly!"
Cons: "Seats not too comfortable but okay. Crew checking the boarding pass if you are already on board is a nuisance!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour and boarding was slow due to only using one aircraft door."
Cons: "Quality of snacks Quality of in flight entertainment still very poor"
Cons: "Flight was 90 minutes delayed for "maintenance requirements" (the inbound flight arrived late as well), and my one checked bag was not loaded."
Pros: "Crew ans eat was both good"
Cons: "on time flight, food selection"
Pros: "Crew is one of the friendliest I have ever experienced. Everybody has been extremely nice and helpful. Food was great."
Cons: "Seats feel very narrow, pitch is good. Entertainment is pretty basic, selection is eh. Boarding is not consistent."
Cons: "It would have been a normal trip but we were delayed about an hour in Cairns because the passenger count didn’t add up to what the computer said. This made it very tight to catch our next flight. Barely had time to use the bathroom."
Pros: "Friendly crew, well flown, good boarding procedure"
Cons: "Flight was about 10 mins late due to "paperwork""
Pros: "friendly efficient crew, good food, and good luggage allowance"
Cons: "booked an aisle and a window and was reassigned into a window and center seat with another pax beside in the aisle. Notwithstanding there were many vacant seats available on the flight."
Pros: "Left and arrived on time. The plane was nice and clean"
Cons: "Nothing. It was all good"
Cons: "There is no entertainment on VirginAustralia on a flight that is 7h long"
Pros: "Staffs were very rude. They are not professional. Slow service.bad impression"
Cons: "Not that much space."
Pros: "Plane was really spacious. Lots of legroom. Service was great. Wifi was great. At one point it stopped working but I got on chat and they worked it out quickly."
Pros: "Crew was great as usual"
Cons: "2 young women begind me loud all they way, kicking the back of the seat and thumping on tray table, screaming bloody murder children"
Pros: "pleasant crew"
Cons: "food choices in business class ordinary"
Cons: "I had 3 bags and they all came in on separate flights and one didn’t make it before my connecting flight. Now I have to wait for it to be delivered..."
Pros: "Leg room was great as we had exit row"
Cons: "Body odour of one of the male cabin crew"
Pros: "There was no clear indication that we were not allowed to check any bags. We had to check 2 bags at $230. Not impressed wth how this went. I’ll be booking direct next time."
Cons: "We still in Auckland as without any notification airline staff has cancelled our ticket and we had so much drama at the airport and we couldn’t catch the flight and we had to come back home please explain why this is happened? Contact email- firstname.lastname@example.org"
Pros: "I arrived home safely!"
Cons: "The hostess ran out of tea and when I asked for a top up she did not come back"
Pros: "Taking my elderly mother up to the Gold Coast to visit my sister is always a challenge but thanks to the beautiful staff at Virgin it was made so easy. Just outstanding customer service. Thank you so much."
Pros: "Friendly crew who offered to make me a cup of tea and offered me refreshments whilst rest of passengers were asleep. Perfect and just what I needed :)"
Cons: "Tasteless unappetising vegetarian dinner, uncomfortable seats, no duty free shopping offered"
Cons: "Has it really come down to this To the Vegan that put this on the menu as the snack for the masses do you really find this appropriate"
Pros: "Plane was pretty empty in economy so I was able to lie down to sleep a little"
Cons: "Vegetarian dishes very spicy especially for breakfast"
Pros: "The service from the crew was great."
Cons: "I’m vegetarian, the Meals offered were really bad and i was disappointed that I wasn’t offered some of the more appealing vegetarian options that were available for the rest of the passengers"
Cons: "In spite of the instructions I was served meat ."
Cons: "We were charged an extra $130 each for our checked baggage because we didn’t pay for the baggage online. I was never prompted to pay any checked baggage fee upon purchase of the tickets. And no info was given about cost of checked bags. Absolute ripoff."
Pros: "You were rewarded at check-in if you had checked-in online. On-liners had their own line and no-one was in it! Also passport control & security were very streamlined...much better than NA or Europe."
Cons: "At least the coffee & water were free!"
Pros: "Great service and staff."
Cons: "The non existent baggage drop at Tullamarine. The in flight snacks needs improving."
Pros: "Happy hour Is great marketing move for us tired working people to start our journey Like flights used to be"
Cons: "Poor office counter skills of customer service. I could not use their online software through my cell phone, so as a result I could not add my additional luggage that I had, and still wanted to charge me 70 dollars for this."
Cons: "Entertainment is very B if not C grade At least the crew was a lot happier than my previous flight"
Pros: "Clean uniforms. Young staff."
Cons: "Price did not include luggage at all. Paid over $200 for luggage and no offer to assist disabled (I had open surgery two months prior). So told to check in all bags with their inflated prices."
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "We were stuck in the tarmac for two hours"
Pros: "The staff were nice but you made me pay almost as much as my ticket cost to change 3 letters on my name"
Cons: "Paying so much for a name change"
Pros: "Nothing !!!!!!!"
Cons: "Flight delayed 12 hours!!!!!! Baggage lost!!!! Entertainment system broken!!! Air con on plane warm and very stuffy on flight!!! Virgin is ruining my holiday!!! I will never fly with them again!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!!!!!"
Cons: "This airline sucks!!!!!!!!!!!! I will never fly them again!!!! 12 hr delay then they lost my bag!!!! Virgin you Ruined my trip!!! Then the entertainment system was broken and the air con was hot, the stuffiest flight of my life!!!!!"
Pros: "We were looked after very well by Tamara"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Good crew, very friendly. Went above and beyond to find a passenger at baggage claim who left something on board."
Cons: "Boarding was very delayed."
Pros: "no amazing crew and no warm and fuzzies"
Cons: "Pre bought meals and wasn't permitted hot chocolate for children. Eventually given and nothing said. On the journey over hot choc offered. Not a big deal. I think you fall down in customer service by not supplying a little like coffee and hot choc and a free snack. Possably will avoid flying Jetstar again. Service is paramount. And no entertainment available because it wasnt a long haul just a short haul though international. Mmmmm no to Jetstar i feel. I own a resort and i know what customer service must feel like."
Cons: "Flight was canceled."
Pros: "The crew were friendly and tickets were a great price"
Cons: "No legroom at all, very cramped"
Pros: "It was a full flight and all went smoothly"
Cons: "It could have been on time bu these things happen"
Pros: "Comfotable flight, Good landing."
Cons: "Though one of the stewardess' was professional she was a little impersonal. That statement is a little harsh as she was very young. I am sure as she gains experience she will become great at what she does. Maybe a big smile would help when she addresses passages."
Pros: "I always worry about Jetstar, bad experiences in the past. Just glad me and my luggage got to where we were meant to be!"
Cons: "Average service, too bad they are partnered/owned by Qantas"
Pros: "tons of leg room in emergency aisle + fast on/off loading of plane"
Cons: "weird boarding via bus that was kinda annoying"
Pros: "The boarding"
Cons: "I would like have a blanket and also one free coffee"
Pros: "Seat was uncomfortable, crew was lovely"
Cons: "Tired seats should be updated."
Cons: "Boarding routine Space available"
Cons: "Could have left on time 2 hours late leaveing NZ"
Pros: "Efficient processes all round - check-in, boarding, disembarking, baggage collection, etc."
Pros: "on time, clean aircraft, efficient crew."
Cons: "Changed departure gate not announced. Auckland gate signs misleading."
Pros: "boarding has been delayed however there is poor communication between the staff regarding estimated of delay..."
Cons: "I learned that JetStar was the cheapest option for a reason. Check-in at Narita was a nightmare. Without any luggage to check it was over 1.5 hour wait just to check in."
Pros: "Good seat. Good service."
Cons: "The coffee"
Pros: "Less expensive flight"
Cons: "Charging for tea/coffee/water is over the top."
Pros: "Leg room was sufficient, boarding fast and plane next to new"
Cons: "Luggage limits- but that’s life!"
Pros: "I think free coffee and tea would be a good touch. Back to Quantis I go . all staff good. Jan"
Cons: "Not enough to room in seats for a flight this long"
Pros: "They did try to make up time in the air"
Cons: "Plane was a little late arriving so boarding was delayed which then resulted in longer delays as wind gusts kicked in and could not take off after boarding the plane result missed bus connections"
Pros: "Small plane but comfy leg space; friendly crew."
Cons: "Fight was 30 mins late!"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment, no even access to an App via your own Ipad"
Pros: "Easy check in, bag drop and courteous staff"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "No food or water"
Pros: "Good seats"
Cons: "Very rude male crew My baby started crying only by the end of the journey because her ears were hurting her due to high atmospheric pressure, and the guy came and shouted at her and us to stop crying !!"
Pros: "Great crew/ boarding/flight in general , on time & efficient staff"
Cons: "The seats need to be wider spaced as my husband is 6 foot & spent the flight with his knees against the back of the seat in front... a little more room please"
Pros: "Easy checkin at Auckland.......unusual ! Pleasant young man. Friendly staff in plane ."
Cons: "Was 3 hours late with no reason"
Pros: "Quick and comfortable. Arrived 30 mins ahead of schedule"
Pros: "The price, the timing of the flights"
Cons: "Cheap thin seats squashed together means you can feel every time the person behind you moves. There were people yelling at each other because they were getting so annoyed by it."
Cons: "$120 bag fee!! Plane was late. Ticket line took over an hour. Paying bag fee was a separate line took one-half hour. Gate was changed had to move 1/4 mile."
Cons: "Close seating. 45 minute delay to take off. sitting in cramped airplane on runway."
Pros: "None of it"
Cons: "The whole Jetstar team"
Pros: "The trip was seamless for the most part."
Cons: "The jet star staff at the Auckland airport were rude when checking me and my bag in. Also both the domestic and international Auckland airports are awful."
Pros: "Italy a okay flight"
Cons: "Don't have WiFi connection"
Pros: "I wasnt hungry"
Cons: "I declined as i wasnt hungry or yhisty"
Pros: "It was all on time. A good flight."
Cons: "Fast efficient travel friendly staff"
Pros: "First time flyer very good"
Pros: "On time departure/arrival"
Pros: "All very straightforward from boarding to landing. Pleasant and helpful crew. As comfortable as could be for a small plane."
Cons: "No entertainment available - although flight was only an hour so not really a big deal"
Cons: "Poor/no communication when flights were delayed, then cancelled, then delayed, then cancelled again! Resulted in waiting at the airport until after 12pm and very little of any sleep."
Pros: "i like the use of kiosks they need to have more machines as the staff have a poor service attitude and give the responses as machines."
Cons: "Booked a ticket with 20kg checked bag; didn't pack as much so took a carry on. The flight was delayed so they decided to weigh carry ons. It came to 10kg plus Laptop bag. They charged me $50 extra. On explaining I have 20kgs included and am happy to go check it in myself. They didn't let me. Not sure why when the flight was delayed by more than 30 min. staff not helpful or considerate. No solution offered to make me happy or to acknowledge that I had already paid for 20kg. I could be talking to a machine and it would've been the same outcome."
Cons: "As I stated previously this company's complete lack of concern for customer service is appalling. I have directed my managers and staff to ensure that this company is no longer engaged to supply transportation to any of my companies"