Welcome to Hopo.

Hop on and hop off with the Gold Coast’s ferry service, Hopo.

Be whisked around the waterways and turn transportation from drab to fab. There is a little splash of special when you journey with Hopo Gold Coast Ferry.

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Hop Around the Waterways of the Gold Coast.

Getting around the GC has never been so salty and scenic.


With various stops and connection to the G:link Light Rail, Hopo makes hopping easier than standing on one foot.


Buy a day ticket and hop on and off as much as you want within one calendar day, or purchase a single destination from as little as $5.


Sporty types, your surfboards and bikes can be brought aboard and stored. Wake boarders, no touching Hopo’s backwash.

Disability Friendly

Travelling with special needs is no problem on Hopo. Our ferries have DDA compliant ramps to suit all needs.


The centre of the Gold Coast is best explored with a salty breeze. Float from one iconic location to the next aboard the comfortable Hopo Gold Coast Ferry.

Surfers Paradise

Home to one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, Surfers Paradise will see our hoppers boarding sandy and salty, which is quite fine by us. Best known for its many nightclubs all within a short walk (or stumble), new visitors may be surprised to find a suite of daytime activities, many shops and enough dining options to fill a month-long holiday.

  • Play mini-golf, go ten pin bowling or take to the dodgem track at Time Zone
  • Have your photo snapped by the iconic Surfers Paradise sign before hitting the sand for a dip
  • Sip cocktails at a smorgasbord of bars, nightclubs and rooftop venues

HOTA, Home of the Arts

Nothing says ‘great day out’ quite like floating across to HOTA, Home of the Arts for a dose of culture. A calendar of events has been curated to satisfy all tastebuds, whilst a weekly Sunday farmer’s market and banquet of art-house movies beg visitors all year long. Complete with a walking track and protected lake, there is always something to do at HOTA, Home of the Arts.

  • Watch an eclectic curation of art-house films from across the globe
  • Peruse an assortment of art, sign up to a night of comedy or indulge in a dash of theatre
  • Take a walk or let the kids play in the park before swimming in the protected lake
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Marina Mirage

Nowhere else on the Gold Coast sums up glamour quite like Marina Mirage. High-class shopping and fine dining are served here in abundance, all set beside a trophy cabinet of impressive boats and yachts. Indulge until your heart is content and slip into the elegant lifestyle our region is so loved for.

  • Devour fresh and elegant seafood dishes at Omeros Brothers
  • Browse shops like Calvin Klein, Seed Heritage and Tommy Bahama
  • Indulge in a massage, facial, hair cut or fresh bunch of flowers
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Sea World

The Gold Coast’s most conveniently placed theme park, Sea World is a paradise of flamboyant sea creatures and amusement rides. Be dazzled by a brightly coloured collection of sea jellies and watch dolphins prance out of the water at great heights. This hopo ferry stop offers the perfect day out for all ages. 

  • Get up close and personal penguins, dolphins and even polar bears at Sea World Marine Park
  • Take to the skies with a helicopter ride with Sea World Helicopter Tours
  • Admire gentle giants of the deep on a whale watching tour with Sea World Cruises (May-Oct)
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Broadwater Parklands

Take your Hopo ferry ride to Broadwater Parklands and find yourself at a parkland of things to do right by the waterway. Enclosed ocean pools, an aquatic centre, and an oversized kid’s park can all be found right near the drop-off point, while a simple stroll will see you at China Town and Australia Fair. A gateway to all that buzzing Southport has to offer.

  • Slurp down spicy noodles in China Town
  • Splash around for free at The Rockpool water playground 
  • Cool down in world class swimming pools and dive centre at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
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Purchase Tickets

Getting a ticket for the Hopo is easy.

Simply purchase a Sightseeing Pass online or purchase any ticket type on the ferries or at any Sea World Cruises Terminal.

Booking are not required and seats on the ferry are granted on a first-come-first-served basis. We recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment.


Hop On Hop Off Day Pass

All-day sightseeing with unlimited stops at five iconic destinations.

Adult: $25.00
Years +14

Concession: $18.00
All cards accepted

Child: $18.00
Years 3-13

Family: $68.00   SALE    (RRP $86.00)
2 Adults  + 2 Children

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$10 Mon-Fri Concession Card Holder Special for Locals

Valid for travel Monday to Friday only. Must present a valid concession card and proof of Gold Coast Residency (e.g. Drivers License) to ferry skipper to redeem. Available to purchase online and onboard the ferries. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

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Frequent Hopper Pass

Perfect for those always on the go. If you’re a regular cruiser, you can buy a 10-trip pass and save up to 40% on travel. Available to purchase online and onboard the ferries. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

All fare classes: $30.00

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Single & Return Tickets

Zone A

Includes Surfers Paradise and HOTA, Home of the Arts stops

Zone B

Includes Broadwater Parklands, Marina Mirage and Sea World stops

Fare Type Adult Concession Child
  Single Return Single Return Single Return
One Zone (A or B) $5 $10 $4 $8 $4 $8
Two Zones (A & B) $10 $18 $8 $13 $8 $13

Available to purchase on the ferries.

Ferry Timetable

Sailing 9 hours a day, 7 days per week, cruise along the coast at one of our convenient times.

Got a question?
No problem.

Send us an email or shoot us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out!

E: info@hopo.com.au

P: (07) 5655 3528

Hopo FAQs

Do you take bookings?

No, we do not take bookings. Simply be waiting for the ferry with your ticket, or purchase a ticket onboard.

Where can I catch the ferry?

Surfers Paradise (Appel Park)

Zone A

HOTA (Home of the Arts), Bundall

Zone A

Marina Mirage, Main Beach

Zone B

Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Zone B

Sea World Marine Park, Main Beach

Zone B

Where can I buy a ticket?

Sightseeing and Day Pass tickets can be purchased onboard the ferries, online and from most hotels and tour desks. Single and return fare options can be purchased onboard the ferries. 

How much does it cost?

Fares start from as little as $4.00. The full range of ticketing options can be found here

Where can I find the timetable?

The Hopo Timetable can be found here

How often does the ferry stop?

The ferry stops every hour with increased service frequency during peak periods. 

Can I take my bike or surfboard on the ferry?

Yes, we are happy to take bikes, surfboards, and any other reasonable sports equipment on the ferry.

Is the ferry wheelchair friendly?

Yes, the ferry and all piers are equipped with ramps and wheelchair friendly areas to assist you throughout your trip.

What is the difference between the zones?

Zone A stops at Surfers Paradise (Appel Park) and HOTA, Home of the Arts.

Zone B stops at the Broadwater Parklands (Southport), Marina Mirage and Sea World.

Please keep zones in mind when purchasing your ticket.

What happens if I lose my ticket?

Please ensure you keep your ticket in a safe place as we cannot replace lost tickets. In the unfortunate case you do misplace your ticket, you will need to purchase another one.

What days does the ferry operate?

Everyday except Christmas Day.

Can I bring or purchase food and beverages on the ferries?

Consuming food is prohibited. 
You may not consume food while onboard. There are no options to purchase food on the ferries. There is, however, a wide range of dining options available at all destinations.

Consuming beverages is permitted.
You may bring and consume non-alcoholic beverages while onboard. Water, soft drinks, beer and wine, are available to purchase on the ferries. Alcoholic drink purchases are limited to two per person.