You do not need to book your seat on the ferry. Simply wait for the next arriving ferry with your ticket, or purchase a ticket onboard.
Got questions? We have answers!
Surfers Paradise Ferry Wharf
Appel Park – 10 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Home of the Arts Ferry Wharf
Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Marina Mirage Ferry Wharf
Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach QLD 4217
Southport Ferry Wharf
Southport Pier, Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215
Sea World Ferry Wharf
Sea World Cruises Terminal, 130 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217
Hopo has a high-reliability record. However, the ferries may run late on rare occasions due to unforeseen circumstances. Delays and disruptions to the service of ten minutes or longer are published on our website. See LIVE Service Announcements.
The ferry stops every hour with increased service frequency during peak periods.
Yes, we are happy to take bikes, surfboards, and any other reasonable sports equipment on the ferry.
Yes, the ferry and all piers are equipped with ramps and wheelchair friendly areas to assist you throughout your trip.
The route includes two zones from the Nerang River (south) to the Broadwater (north).
You can travel the entire route (approximately 1 hour one-way) or hop on hop off at any stop.
Our flexible fares are based on travel time e.g. Short Hop, Long Hop or Day Pass:
Short Hop – travel time is less than 20 minutes, within one zone
Long Hop – travel time is more than 20 minutes, within two zones
Day Pass – unlimited travel within any zone
The two zones are located at either end of the route:
Zone A includes southern stops at Surfers Paradise (Appel Park) and HOTA, Home of the Arts.
Zone B includes northern stops at the Broadwater Parklands (Southport), Marina Mirage and Sea World.
For further assistance visit the Customer Service Desks at Surfers Paradise or Sea World Cruises terminal.
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.
Everyday except Christmas Day.
No food please
Food is not to be consumed onboard for hygiene reasons. However, a wide range of picnic spots and dining options are available at all destinations.
Drinks are ok
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.
Onboard toilets are for emergency use only. There are fully accessible toilets at each stop. However, please note the full loop journey is 2 hours and the ferry departs swiftly from each stop.
Unfortunately, you can not pay with your Go Card. Hopo is privately funded public transport, and is not part of the Queensland government funded Go Card network.
Absolutely! Hopo accepts all Australian concession cards and companion cards. Companions travel for free with the purchase of a ticket by the cardholder, click here for accessibility information.
Concession cardholders receive discounted tickets, the following cards are accepted:
- Student Card (or wearing school uniform)
- Seniors Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Card
- Health Care Card
- Low Income Income Healthcare Card
- Foster Child Health Care Card
- Ex-Carer Allowance (Child) Health Care Card
- Carers Business Discount Card