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    Default Direct flight or connecting with young kids to Gold Coast?

    Opinions please! Hubby & I are planning our first big holiday to the Gold Coast with our 3 kids (7,4 & 3 yrs at the time of trip).

    Direct flight from Hobart to Brisbane (then travel from Brisbane to Gold Coast in hire car....same day)

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    Hobart -> Sydney (1Hr & 35 Min stop over) -> Gold Coast.

    Im concerned that a direct flight maybe to much and the tantrums will start.

    A stop over maybe a nightmare aswell while waiting in the airport but it gives the kids an opportunity to stretch.... to

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    My sister flies from Hobart to Bris with her little fellow. She always opts for the direct flight as he gets too ratty if there's a long stop over. He is only 2 though.

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    It's a 2 hourish flight? Definitely direct, the stop over in Sydney would be way more painful. Direct to the Gold Coast would be best if available.

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    Would go direct flight. Gold Coast isnt all that far from Brissy once you get on the highway.

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    Thank you for your opinions. Much appreciated

    Hubby and I recently went on a direct flight to Brisbane and I must say that I struggled with the flight time of only 3 hrs . Seats were uncomfortable and I was just so antsy. Im concerned that the kids will be the exact same and then having to drive in the car for a further hour to the gold coast

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    Default Direct flight or connecting with young kids to Gold Coast?

    I would go the direct flight. I fly to the Gold Coast from adelaide with my 4 daughters a few times a year, 2.5hour flight. I would actually hate stopping over for a few hours and just get straight there. The drive to the GC from Brisbane is around an hour.


 

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