From Sheridan St near Grove St line 121 bus to Cairns airport, fly to Gold Coast airport, then line 777 bus to Gold Coast. 5hrs 01min $139. From Sheridan St near Grove St line 121 bus to Cairns airport, fly to Brisbane airport, train to Brisbane Domestic Airport, then bus to Gold Coast. 6hrs 14min $158. From Cairns Central Station train to Roma Street, platform 4, train to Nerang, stop A, then line 740 bus to Slatyer Ave at Ferry Road. 26hrs 47min. From Cairns bus to Brisbane then bus to Surfers Paradise. 30hrs 58min. From Cairns bus to Brisbane Roma Street then bus to Southport. 30hrs 55min $385. From Cairns drive to Gold Coast. 23hrs 23min $293.