Hop-on and off with Hopo: Gold Coast’s new public ferry service

All aboard!

The wait is finally over Gold Coasters, the city’s first ever public ferry service is about to set sail, just in time for Christmas.

The much-anticipated ferry service, named HOPO for ‘hop on, hop off’, will officially launch on December 8, giving locals and tourists the chance to make their way around the city via our stunning waterways.


After all, who wouldn’t want to ditch their car and traffic for a scenic ride on the water?

The new ferry service, which has been developed in partnership with the State Government, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority, Maritime Safety Queensland, Water Police, Marina Mirage and Sea World, aims to increase the transport options available to Gold Coasters.

“It’s part of our transport plan to ensure the Gold Coast is a connected city where people regularly make sustainable travel choices,” City of Gold Coast said.

“With nine times more waterways than Venice, it makes perfect sense to provide Gold Coast locals and visitors the option to travel around our city while enjoying our beautiful waterways.”

As the name suggests, the ferry service will operate as a ‘hop-on, hop-off’ system, with all-day unlimited ticketing options available, as well as single-use tickets from as little as $5.

With ferry stops at a number of popular Gold Coast destinations including Sea World, Broadwater Parklands, Marina Mirage, HOTA, and Appel Park in Surfers Paradise, it won’t be too hard trying to catch a ride either!

For more information on the new City of Gold Coast Ferry Service, click here.

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