From Middle East to Gold Coast: Luxury Travel Guide & Tips

“There’s Still Nothing Like Australia” – if you’ve seen the ad campaign with deep red earth, breathtaking outback and rainforest, sparkling oceans and coastlines, then you won’t be surprised why Australia is such a great place to visit.

Some of the most fascinating places in Australia are, of course, in Queensland. Crowned as the jewel of Queensland, Gold Coast is home to the never-ending stunning coastal cliffs, lively cities, turquoise waters, vibrant culture, and of course – the magnificent shopping.

More than 6 million Gulf region nationals have travelled to Australia, with visitors from Middle East and North Africa region also growing rapidly.

Apart from the unique experiences and premium travel adventures that Australia offers, there is another key element that attracts these exclusive Middle Eastern visitors – the lifestyle!

In this article, we will explore top 3 most luxury places to visit, stay and shop in Queensland; and how to get around in Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Best time to travel to Queensland from the Gulf region

As one of the most desirable places to visit in the Australia, Queensland attracts tourists from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait each year.

So, what is the best time to visit Queensland?

  • May – August (high season)

Summer time in Queensland means clear blue skies and balmy temperatures, presenting the best conditions and perfect for visiting the beaches! If luck is on your side, you might be able to see some humpback whales from July to September on their migration up the north.

Bear in mind, as this is the peak travel season in Queensland, ensure that you book your flights, accommodations and private transfers well ahead to avoid disappointment.

Luxury places to stay, visit and shop in Queensland

Now that you’ve decided on the best time to visit, let’s take a look at some beautiful destinations that will make your heart sing.

1. Stay at Palazzo Versace in Gold Coast

An opulent hotel that spells Renaissance splendour, elegance and ease, and created by yours truly – Donatella Versace. This state-of-the-art destination is home to 3 award-winning restaurants, and comes with a tranquil spa. Whether you’re dining with your loved ones, or looking to pamper yourself from head to toe, this place is not to be missed.

2. Visit Hayman Island

Situated on the Whitsundays, Hayman Island offers you the prime position in accessing some of the best places on the Great Barrier Reef. The renowned Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach will redefine your idea of tranquillity, indulgence and natural beauty. To get there, you can take a quick flight from Brisbane (BNE) to Hayman Island (HIS).

3. Shop at Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall

From extravagant hotels to designer shopping and exquisite Halal eateries, Brisbane has everything you need for a fabulously self-indulgent break. You will also find endless high fashion labels such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Longchamp, Hermes, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry. To say ‘treat yourself’ is truly an understatement here!

How to get around in Queensland?

Now that you know where you’ll have fun, it’s time to organise your transport services.

Forget confusing ride-sharing services and public transport!

You have come a long way – hours of flight, multiple transits and you might be just a little jetlagged. So skip the stress and arrive in Queensland in style with loved ones by hiring your private coach transfer.

Here at Bus Charters Gold Coast, we have an impressive range of private coaches and buses that cater to your needs.

Enjoy your well-deserved holiday and let us take care of your transport:

1. Flight-to-door convenience and peace

Get picked up the minute you step out from the airport to your hotel without having to worry about transits. Travel elegantly with our safe and trustworthy airport transport services from Gold Coast up to Brisbane.

2. Handle your premium luggage with attentiveness and care

We know you’ve been travelling with delicate luggage for hours. Let us help you load them to your very own private coach with plenty of space to accommodate these fragile items. You no longer have to drag them from one place to another!

3. Polite and respectful local licensed bus drivers

Our drivers are some of the nicest and most courteous ones you will find in Queensland. They are experienced licensed professionals and will get you to from destinations to destinations safely. Flight delayed? They will wait patiently until you show up!

4. Quick, flexible and easy booking

Unlike other companies, our booking process is straightforward and transparent. Just provide us with your travel details below, and we’ll get organised. You also have the option to modify and make changes before the transfer to suit your needs, we understand that flexibility is important!

Whether you are looking for airport transfers to your hotels or apartments, making day trips to Seaworld or even shopping sprees, let us tailor the best transport package for you.

What are the travel times for Gold Coast airport transfers?

We service international travellers from all major flights between Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports, to more than 400 hotels in the area.

We always advise on the best time and strive to accommodate the needs of our international passengers, allowing ample time to get to their destination.

The transfer times for some of our most requested routes are as follows:

Brisbane Airport BNE to Gold Coast area
From Brisbane Airport (BNE), the transfer times to Palazzo Versace and Surfers Paradise area take around 75 minutes.

Gold Coast International Airport (OOL) to Gold Coast area
Travel time to Surfers Paradise, Miami, or Broadbeach area: approximately 40 minutes.

Gold Coast International Airport (OOL) to Seaworld
Travel time: around 45 minutes.

5 quick steps book an airport transfer in Gold Coast and Brisbane

Let us help make your journey easier and smoother with our private bus transfer in hundreds of destinations in Queensland.

Here are the quick steps on how to do it:

1. Supply your flight details

   -Time and date of arrival and departure
   -Number of passengers
   -Pick-up and drop-off destination
   -Any extra stops or destinations
   -Any special requirements

2. Email us to get a free quote

3. We will contact you and ask to secure your payment

4. Once paid, we will email you the booking confirmation

5. Get ready for Australia!

Visiting Australia from the Middle East? Get your airport transfer quote from us.

With Bus Charter Gold Coast, we want to make your Australian trip a memorable one. Catered for groups large or small, hop on our comfortable and spacious fleet, and let it take you and your loved ones to anywhere you want to go.

To request for a quote, email us at gcpt@bigpond.com today.