Did you know the Glink Stations trams runs through the heart of the Gold Coast? Like clockwork it arrives every 7-15 minutes between 5am to midnight so you’ll never be waiting! You can purchase unlimited day passes for just $10. So hop-on and design an easy day out with some of the great attraction available near most stations:
Southport Glink Stations:
Grab some great local food and walk around Southport’s new Chinatown precinct. On the first Saturday of every month are the Chinatown street markets where Young Street transforms into a vibrant Asian inspired street food and entertainment scene as one big cultural feast takes over the streets of Southport.
Check out Event Cinemas on the second level of the Australia Fair shopping center see the latest blockbuster movies with general ticket prices starting from $13 for adults and $11 for kids.
This is the business district of the Gold Coast, with all your banking needs in close vicinity.
Across the road from this station you will find Broadwater Parklands with daily activities on offer from yoga in the park to the food truck fest, and the ultimate playground to keep the kids entertained for hours.
This stop is a short walk from Tedder Avenue café hub—one of the places to meet-up, grab a coffee hit, a brunch, and explore the boutique fashion.
Surfers Paradise North:
If you’re looking for a great beach to surf in, then hop off at the Surfers Paradise North station where you’ll find the perfect waves just 100metres away. There’s also a range of free gym equipment lining the walkway along the beach for those wanting a workout with a view.
This stop is just a short walk from King Tutt’s Putt Putt, the Wax Museum, no licence required Scooter Hire from as little as $20 an hour, and the Sling Shot Park featuring adrenaline packed rides such as the Vomatron!
The iconic Cavill Avenue is the main street in Surfers Paradise and filled with attractions from street performers, to the RaceCentre driving simulator, the Beachfront Markets and of course the famous Surfers Paradise beach. If you’re feeling peckish you can stroll to Eastern Dining for some delicious Asian cuisine, Wasdee Thai Restaurant for an authentic experience or why not head to Waxy’s Irish Pub for nightly entertainment and home to the $3 steak!
Hop off at this station and you’ll be standing beneath the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere- the Q1. Take the elevator to level 77-78 to look out to the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the Gold Coast from the SkyPoint Observation Deck. Unwind in the bar and stay for a drink as you watch the sunset over the spectacular hinterland.
If you want a nice stretch of beach that avoids the crowds of tourists, then hop off at the Northcliffe station where you’ll find golden sands and crashing waves just 200metres away. Don’t forget to swim between the yellow and red flags set up by the lifesavers.
Stop here to explore the rainforest trails at Cascade Gardens or why not dine at the Four Winds revolving restaurant in the Crown Plaza Hotel.
The tram stops directly in front of the Convention Centre and just behind is the launch spot for a sunset kayak tour with wine and cheese on the canals of Broadbeach. As the sun goes down over the glistening city you can paddle at a relaxed pace with Kayak the Gold Coast.
Stroll further down the road and you’ll find Jupiter’s Casino and Hotel with their amazing shows and award winning restaurants.
This busy hub is the transfer central of the Gold Coast where you can catch a bus to almost everywhere- including the theme parks such as the iconic Dreamworld.
Just a short stroll away is Pacific Fair Shopping Centre with its newly refurbished look and over 200+ stores for those seeking some luxury retail therapy.
See more about the G:link here: http://ridetheg.com.au
Plan your journey here: http://jp.translink.com.au/
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