13 Dec 2017
go explore card


A new tourist travel card has been launched by TransLink on the Sunshine Coast following its success at the Gold Coast.

Acting Head of TransLink Peter Milward said the aim of the go explore card rollout was to simplify local bus travel for tourists, allowing unlimited daily travel on Sunshine Coast buses for only $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for children.

Tourists can load their go explore card with up to eight one-day passes, simplifying their holiday planning.

“This allows them to travel all day for one price, without buying paper tickets, needing to understand our zones, or topping up their go cards which we know can be a hassle for tourists,” Mr Milward said.

“So whether they are taking in the sights of some of our beautiful beaches or heading to our world famous attractions, visitors who come to the Sunshine Coast can do so in the knowledge their travel arrangements have been simplified.”

The go explore card was launched at the Gold Coast in July 2014 and has been an outstanding success.

Mr Milward said that bringing the go explore card to the Sunshine Coast was another step in making public transport more affordable and attractive.

“Launching on the Sunshine Coast fulfils the recommendation from the 2016 South East Queensland (SEQ) Fare Review and calls from Tourism and Transport Forum to expand use of the go explore card,” Mr Milward said.

“We look forward to working with Noosa and Sunshine Coast Councils to promote go explore cards and tourism in the region.”

For more information on public transport, visit the TransLink website. download the MyTransLink app, or phone 13 12 30, anytime.

go explore and go card facts

  • The go explore card costs $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for children between 5-14 years old and allows for unlimited daily travel.
  • Valid for travel on TransLink buses across the Sunshine Coast (cannot be used on trains).
  • Must be used within 12 months of purchase.
  • Cards will be available from selected retailers including 7-Eleven and NightOwl stores and participating hotels. 
  • Find your closest retailer.  
  • Gold Coast go explore launched in July 2014 alongside Gold Coast Light Rail
  • More than 1 million tips have been taken with more than 340,000 go explore cards (1-day passes) sold on the Gold Coast.