The average price of a 7-day trip to Surfers Paradise is $2,428 for a solo traveler, $4,361 for a couple, and $8,175 for a family of 4. Surfers Paradise hotels range from $57 to $153 per night with an average of $120, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $460 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 $40 to $106 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 Surfers Paradise, QL, AU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to OOL and stay in a Surfers Paradise 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 Surfers Paradise is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Surfers Paradise Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Surfers Paradise for a week is $1,260-$3,834($180-$548 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $106 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $620 to $2,306 for economy

Lodging: $60 to $107 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $107 to $131 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Surfers Paradise for a week is $3,210-$7,394($459-$1,056 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $212 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,240 to $4,612 for economy

Lodging: $60 to $107 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $107 to $131 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Surfers Paradise for a week is $4,320-$13,476($617-$1,925 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $424 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,480 to $9,224 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $214 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $150 to $210 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Surfers Paradise

How cheap can you make a vacation to Surfers Paradise? The cheapest trip to Surfers Paradise is about $146 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $40 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 Surfers Paradise for a week is $1,021-$3,108($146-$444 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $46 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $620 to $2,306 for economy

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

or $40 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Surfers Paradise for a week is $1,802-$5,736($257-$819 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $92 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,240 to $4,612 for economy

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

or $40 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Surfers Paradise for a week is $3,508-$11,232($501-$1,605 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $184 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,480 to $9,224 for economy

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

or $64 to $120 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Surfers Paradise cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Surfers Paradise Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Surfers Paradise for a week is $2,683-$11,953($383-$1,708 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $201 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,259 to $4,750 for first class

Lodging: $144 to $153 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $460 to $966 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Surfers Paradise for a week is $4,502-$18,110($643-$2,587 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $402 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,518 to $9,500 for first class

Lodging: $144 to $153 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $460 to $966 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Surfers Paradise for a week is $9,004-$32,740($1,286-$4,677 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $320 to $804 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,036 to $19,000 for first class

Lodging: $288 to $306 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $736 to $1,352 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Surfers Paradise Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Surfers Paradise is higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Surfers Paradise 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.

Surfers Paradise 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 Surfers Paradise 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 Surfers Paradise.

 

Flight Costs to Surfers Paradise

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 Surfers Paradise our data includes 90 originating airports, and 67 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Surfers Paradise 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 Surfers Paradise, 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 Surfers Paradise can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $685 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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