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Hop around the Gold Coast waterways

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Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Ferry

The best way to get around the Gold Coast with 5 must-see destinations

Surfers Paradise

Beaches, Cafes, Shopping and Nightlife

HOTA, Home of the Arts

Art, Culture, and Films

Marina Mirage

Fresh Seafood, Restaurants, and Shopping

Southport, Broadwater Parklands

Swim, play, or check out Chinatown

Sea World

Play with Marine Animals or go for a Heli Ride!
Ferry to Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise

Iconic Surfers Paradise is famous for beaches and fun, it is also the gateway to the beautiful and calm waterways.

Every hour Hopo departs to discover a different side of the glitter strip, with entertaining captains commentary, famous landmarks, riverside mansions and wildlife spotting.

Hot tip: visit the friendly customer service team at the Hopo Information Kiosk, Surfers Paradise to buy tickets or to help plan your day.

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HOTA, Home of the Arts

Float to HOTA, Home of the Arts for world-class art, dining and entertainment within an ultra-cool precinct.

This must-see destination has something for everyone, exclusive art exhibitions, fabulous Sunday markets, art-house cinema, swimming lake, cafe, award-winning restaurant and rooftop bar with unforgettable views.

Hot tip: don’t miss the HOTA Gallery, it’s a mecca of colour and free to visit year round.

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Ferry to HOTA, Home of the Arts
Ferry to Marina Mirage

Marina Mirage

Taste the good life at Marina Mirage, and see the expansive sparkling Broadwater in all its glory.

The perfect stop for waterfront dining, boutique shopping and lavish superyachts. The scenic trip from Surfers Paradise to Marina Mirage is around 30 minutes, so kick back and relax with a drink from the onboard bar.

Hot tip: keep your camera handy and look out for Dolphins and Pelicans along the way.

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Broadwater Parklands

Hop off at historic Southport CBD for a foodie trail of ethnic restaurants, including the bustling Chinatown.

Broadwater Parklands is an epic three kilometres of nature play for all ages! Beautiful walks, three mega playgrounds, rock pools, cafe and shaded picnics spots galore. You can bring your bike, pram or scooters onboard for a fun family day out.  The ferries are also fully accessible with room for wheelchairs.

Hot tip: check out the Hopo Handbook with interesting Southport history and things to do at each destination.

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Ferry to Broadwater Parklands
Ferry to Sea World

Sea World

The Gold Coast’s most conveniently placed theme park, Sea World is a wonder of flamboyant sea creatures and thrill seeking rides.

Be dazzled by a brightly coloured sea jellies, cute penguins and exhilarating stunt shows.  Whale watching cruises depart here from May to November, with the experts at Sea World Cruises.

Hot tip: kids under 5 travel for free, and can have a go at driving the boat.

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Plan Your Trip

Cruising is easy, with 2 ferries and hourly departures. The hardest part is deciding where to go first.


Grab Your Ticket

Simply purchase onboard, online, or at our customer service desks in Surfers Paradise or Main Beach.


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