Is a car necessary? Airport transport and cost? Public transport?
One couple, no children.
We hired a car from Brisbane Airport and it was so convenient, you can catch a train from the Brisbane airport down to the gold coast and the price is very reasonable but it wont drop you at Pelican Cove, you will still need a taxi. The public transport is excellent too. But a car is the way to go as far as we are concerned. secure parking under Pelican cove.
But there is a small shopping centre nearby and the broad water is only a short walk that can supply all your grocery needs ect.
It depends what you want to do. There is a small grocery shop with some boutiques and restaurants within a 5 min walk, the water is literally 1 min, down the end of the street. If you want to relax and hang out its fine without a car. However, Theme parks are between 20-30 mins drive away and the coast itself is about 10-15 min drive. I had my car, it made everything easier, not sure about public transport
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