Transfers & Directions from Gold Coast Area

Once you have decided on your Gold Coast Tour choices with Hot Air, please check with the list below, for all locations & Gold Coast accommodation which are within easy access to hot air ballooning or which we provide return coach transfers to. 

Times vary with the month of the year, as the sunrise time varies,  and a meeting time will be given at the time of booking, or reconfirmation.

We suggest you DO reconfirm your tour timing with us a few days before departure, Call 07 5636 1508,   we'll ask for your mobile phone number or room number in case we cant find you on the morning.  Have your booking number to hand to help us locate your booking

Daily Door to Door Coach Transfers are available for all Hot Air Balloon tours from these Gold Coast Accommodation and Hotel locations: 

The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland
Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland
Surfers Paradise,  Gold Coast, Queensland
Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland

For Locals we have the following Self Drive Directions to Hot Air Gold Coast meeting points

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Jupiters Casino at Broadbeach – Best for those from Burleigh Heads, Nobbys Beach, Coolangatta, Palm Beach or places close to the Ocean etc.  Good secure parking downstairs is available - Parking fees apply.

Meeting time is 4am from 01Nov-18Feb, 4.25am from 19Feb-31Mar, 4.40am from 01Apr-31May, 4.55am from 01Jun-31Jul & 4.40am from 01Aug-31Oct.

Nerang Fair Shopping Centre – Best for Gold Coast locals and Brisbane North and East or coming from NSW or the Sunshine Coast.  On Beaudesert Road, Nerang

Meeting time is approx 4.20am from 01Nov-18Feb, 4.45am from 19Feb-31Mar, 5am from 01Apr-31May, 5.15am from 01Jun-31Jul & 5am from 01Aug-31Oct.

Canungra Tourist Information Centre – Best if you wanted to explore Mount Tambourine after your flight and also for self drive from Southern and Western Brisbane,  as it is closest to our breakfast location at O’Reillys Canungra Valley Vineyards.  Tambourine Mountain is just 20 minutes away if you are in a bed and breakfast there (twisty road warning) .  It's also where you should meet us if you stay at O’Reilly's Rainforest Resort (drive time 1 hour)  
Meeting time is approx 4.45am from 01Nov-18Feb, 5.10am from 19Feb-31Mar, 5.25am from 01Apr-31May, 5.40am from 01Jun-31Jul & 5.25am from 01Aug-31Oct.

Beaudesert Woolworths – Best for the Scenic Rim - if you are coming through Logan and Jimboombah from Brisbane, but not if you'd like to join us for breakfast (in that case join us at Canungra) . 
Meeting time is approx 4.05am from 01 Nov-18Feb, 4.30am from 19Feb-31Mar, 4.45am from 01Apr-31May, 5am from 01Jun-31Jul & 4.45am from 01Aug-31Oct.  
McDonalds Southport - for those coming from Southport or Labrador.  It’s an earlier time however so consider driving to Nerang to catch the same bus and you’ll have an extra half an hour in bed !

Meeting time is approx 3.25am from 01Nov-18Feb, 3.50am from 19Feb-31Mar, 4.05am from 01Apr-31May, 4.20am from 01Jun-31Jul & 4.05am from 01Aug-31Oct.

Hot Air Balloon Meeting Points Gold Coast:


Alternatively, drive from any of these locations below to our Meeting Spot, to join the coach transfer to your hot air balloon launch site & balloon ride:


Ashmore, Gold Coast, Queensland - drive to meet us in Nerang
Beaudesert ,Gold Coast, Queensland
Biggera Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland
Bilinga, Gold Coast, Queensland
Brisbane,  Brisbane, Queensland
Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland - drive to meet us at Conrad Jupiters Casino
Canungra, Gold Coast, Queensland
Carrara, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Chevron Island,  Gold Coast, Queensland
Clear Island Waters, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Coolangatta, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Coomera, Gold Coast, Queensland
Currumbin, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Eagle Heights, Gold Coast, Queensland
Elanora, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Hope Island, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Jacobs Well, Gold Coast, Queensland
Kirra,  Gold Coast, Queensland
Labrador, Gold Coast , Queensland
Lamington National Park, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast - Queensland
Miami, Gold Coast, Queensland
Mount Tamborine, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, Queensland
Natural Bridge,  Gold Coast,  Queensland
Nerang, Gold Coast, Queensland
Nobby Beach, Gold Coast,  Queensland
North Tamborine, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Palm Beach, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland
Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast, Queensland
South Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast,  Queensland
Southport,  Gold Coast,  Queensland
Springbrook, Gold Coast, Queensland
Tugun, Gold Coast, Queensland

Driving distances (kms) From <----> To Beaudesert Meeting Spot Canungra Meeting Spot
Beaudesert 0 34
Jimboomba 21 35
Kooralbyn 28 62
Rathdowney 31 65
Canungra 34 0
Logan Village 36 51
Tamborine Mountain 38 10
Boonah 41 75
Beenleigh 45 40
Mt Barney 50 74
Mt Lindesay 58 92
Nerang 58 24
Beechmont 62 19