The average price of a 7-day trip to Gold Coast is $2,418 for a solo traveler, $4,343 for a couple, and $8,141 for a family of 4. Gold Coast hotels range from $57 to $153 per night with an average of $119, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $550 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Gold Coast Airport (OOL) are between $1,145 and $2,562 per person for economy flights and $3,593 to $8,040 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $54 to $77 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Gold Coast, QL, AU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to OOL and stay in a Gold Coast hotel:

  • February 5th to April 1st (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • July 30th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Gold Coast is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Gold Coast Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Gold Coast for a week is $1,370-$3,760($196-$537 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $77 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $620 to $2,255 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $107 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $131 to $161 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Gold Coast for a week is $3,418-$7,168($488-$1,024 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $154 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,240 to $4,510 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $107 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $131 to $161 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Gold Coast for a week is $4,736-$12,628($677-$1,804 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $216 to $308 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,480 to $9,020 for economy

Lodging: $124 to $214 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $183 to $242 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Gold Coast

How cheap can you make a vacation to Gold Coast? The cheapest trip to Gold Coast is about $154 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $106 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $49.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Gold Coast for a week is $1,075-$3,460($154-$494 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $47 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $620 to $2,255 for economy

Lodging: $49 to $57 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $146 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Gold Coast for a week is $1,856-$6,044($265-$863 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $94 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,240 to $4,510 for economy

Lodging: $49 to $57 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $146 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Gold Coast for a week is $3,712-$11,740($530-$1,677 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $188 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,480 to $9,020 for economy

Lodging: $98 to $114 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $148 to $234 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Gold Coast cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Gold Coast Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Gold Coast.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Gold Coast for a week is $3,239-$12,302($463-$1,757 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $139 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,631 to $5,389 for first class

Lodging: $142 to $153 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $550 to $990 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Gold Coast for a week is $5,626-$18,664($804-$2,666 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $216 to $278 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,262 to $10,778 for first class

Lodging: $142 to $153 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $550 to $990 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Gold Coast for a week is $11,252-$34,358($1,607-$4,908 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $432 to $556 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $6,524 to $21,556 for first class

Lodging: $284 to $306 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $825 to $1,485 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Gold Coast Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Gold Coast is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Gold Coast due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Gold Coast Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Gold Coast hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Gold Coast.

 

Flight Costs to Gold Coast

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,562 average in late December to a low of $1,145 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $1,570. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Gold Coast our data includes 90 originating airports, and 67 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Gold Coast from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $8,747 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Sydney International (SYD) in Sydney (Australia) at an average of just $94.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Gold Coast, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,417, so you can easily save about 124% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Gold Coast can easily cost $350 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $702 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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