Travel

What You Need To Know About Gold Coast Airport’s Swanky New Expansion

By Erin Curtain
2nd Dec 2022

Itching to hit the skies? Gold Coast Airport has upped its game to give you the perfect send-off. 

Whether you’re dreaming of blissing out in Bali, snowy Japanese peaks, or a weekend away in Queenstown, your next vaycay starts at Gold Coast Airport—who have officially wrapped up a much-awaited $260m world-class expansion of their terminal. For all you nomads who have been homebound for too long, this means an elevated travel experience that gives you more ways to explore the world direct from your fave local airport. They currently offer direct flights to hotspots including Singapore, Japan, Queenstown, Auckland, Christchurch and Bali from March next year.

If you’re imagining a few extra gates, think bigger. GCA has revealed an impressive multi-level terminal designed to both streamline and enhance your next trip. 

Every detail has been optimised with the traveller in mind. Enjoy a comfortable wait in the spacious departure lounge or fill the time with some retail therapy at the fresh new outlets and massive duty-free store. The space itself is a pleasure to be in, whether you’re navigating the 18-metre-high international departures hall or strolling down the glass aerobridges. These new, light and airy digs create the perfect send-off for any traveller, letting you soak in the tranquil vibes of our beautiful Aussie outdoors before heading off to exciting new lands.

Can’t fly on an empty stomach? GCA knew better than to leave us devoted foodies in the lurch. The Wollumbin Café and Bar is less an airport pit stop and more an atmospheric and stylish culinary experience. Expect sweeping views of the Gold Coast hinterland as you graze on share plates envisioned by local executive chef Matt Jefferson. Most importantly, this dining gem comes with a fully stocked bar to set all you nervous flyers at ease. 

We haven’t even gotten to the best part—the travel options. With more terminals and gates on offer, there are way more flights available. This means more places for you to explore the world direct from your fave local airport. Just think hitting the beach in the morning and flying around the world in the arfternoon, how good. They currently offer direct flights to hotspots including Singapore, Japan, Queenstown, Auckland, Christchurch and Bali from March next year.

Already mentally planning your next trip? The next time you want to fly internationally, check in and take off via Gold Coast Airport for a truly luxe send off.  Be sure to subscribe here to be the first to know about the latest travel details. 

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Gold Coast Airport and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

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