G:Link - Gold Coast Light Rail

The Gold Coast Light Rail, commonly referred to as the G:Link, is a modern light rail network that serves the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia. It became operational on July 20, 2014, and is now vital to the city's public transportation system.

The G:Link light rail system connects Broadbeach in the south to Helensvale in the north along the Gold Coast over a distance of approximately 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

The G:Link provides convenient access to some of the Gold Coast's most popular amusement facilities. Visitors can transfer to buses that will transport them directly to Movie World, Wet'n'Wild, and the Australian Outback Spectacular at the Helensvale station.

The G:Link light rail system utilizes an integrated ticketing system, so visitors can use the same go card (a reusable smart card) for both the light rail and regional buses. This makes traveling around the Gold Coast via multiple modes of public transportation without the need for distinct tickets more convenient.

The G:Link light rail system is designed to accommodate all riders. To aid individuals with disabilities or mobility issues, stations are outfitted with ramps, elevators, and tactile ground surface indicators. Trams are also wheelchair-friendly, with designated wheelchair spaces.

Things to do at G:link

Explore Surfers Paradise: Get off at Surfers Paradise North station and immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of this renowned beachside destination. Enjoy a dip in the ocean, a stroll along the sandy beaches, or some retail therapy at one of the area's many boutiques, surf stores, or markets. Additionally, there are plenty of Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, held every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evening, to peruse distinctive arts, crafts, and local goods.

Visit Broadbeach: Stop at the Broadbeach South station and explore the popular Broadbeach suburb. Unwind on the gorgeous beaches, test your luck at the Star Gold Coast Casino, and shop and dine at the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. You can also visit Kurrawa Park, which hosts events and festivals throughout the year, or witness a live performance at The Star Gold Coast Theatre.

Discover Southport: Get off at Southport station to explore the Gold Coast's core. Broadwater Parklands is a waterfront park with BBQ areas, playgrounds, and strolling paths. Additionally, you can indulge in shopping at the Australia Fair Shopping Centre or explore the Southport Yacht Club. The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is nearby, where visitors can enjoy swimming, water slides, and other aquatic activities.

Visit the Cultural and Arts Precincts: The G:Link provides convenient access to Gold Coast cultural and arts districts. Visit the Surfers Paradise Home of the Arts (HOTA), which hosts a variety of cultural events, exhibitions, and performances. Contemporary art and exhibitions are on display at the Gold Coast City Gallery in the Cultural Precinct of Evandale in Surfers Paradise.

Explore Neighborhoods: Take the G:Link to explore neighborhoods and attractions outside of the major stations. For instance, you can walk just a short distance from the Southport station to the Australia Fair Shopping Centre, the charming streets of Main Beach, or the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. You may drive to Mermaid Beach from Broadbeach South and admire its pristine coastline.

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Address of G:Link - Gold Coast Light Rail

Parklands Drive, Southport QLD, Gold Coast 4215, Australia

Opening & Closing time of G:Link - Gold Coast Light Rail

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    Open 24 Hours
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    Open 24 Hours

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