The Beautiful Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is known as a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate, stunning surfing beaches, canal and waterway systems, popular cafés, restaurants, world class shopping, nightlife and rainforest hinterland. The famous Gold Coast experience represents Australia at its best with something for everyone.
With more than 10.5 million visitors each year it is a clear indication of the region’s ability to continually offer up new and innovative things to see and do all year long.
Perfect weather, amazing locations and the Queensland lifestyle combine to ensure the Gold Coast is an incredible venue
It’s easy to see why a Gold Coast holiday is the popular choice,
Such strength lies in the natural and manmade diversity of a destination which is scenic and peaceful as much as it is fast paced and active.
The Gold Coast is the sixth largest city in Australia and one of the fastest growing regions in our country, covering an area of 1400 square kilometres,
This vibrant region stretches from Cabarita Beach in New South Wales north to Beenleigh and beautiful South Stradbroke Island, west to the hinterland region and the famed Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach in between; the Gold Coast experience is much more than you expect.
- With 70 kilometres of uninterrupted coastline with an average water temperature of 22 degrees
- A large broadwater and five major river systems The Gold Coast Seaway (completed 1986) providing safe ocean access and over 270km of navigable waterways
- A magical world of lush rainforests, national parks, quaint villages, wineries, craft shops and spectacular views. abundant wildlife and numerous bush walks
- The largest concentration of themed attractions in the southern hemisphere. Theme parks include Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Dreamworld and Wet ‘n’ Wild as well as several wildlife parks such as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Some of Australia’s largest duty free outlets and shopping centres
- Shares the title with Brisbane as one of the most desirable places in the world to live, ranked on political, social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health.
- Australia’s most biologically diverse city.
- Major shopping centres as well as numerous boutiques, specialty shops and markets.
- More than 500 restaurants and cafes offering cuisine from around the world
- The largest professional life guard service in Australia.
- World -class sporting and recreational facilities
- Nightlife entertainment from nightclubs, restaurants, clubs, hotels and Conrad Jupiter’s Casino to Broadway musicals, ballet and theatre
The Gold Coast owes it’s status as Australia’s favourite holiday playground almost solely due to the near perfect sub tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year round. Averaging around 300 days of sunshine annually, the city is synonymous with a sun n surf lifestyle. Temperatures are a reflection of a combination of a gradual gradient of a long hot summer into a comfortably warm dry winter – the Gold Coast certainly lives up to it’s reputation as the place to be for an ideal holiday….
Spring: September to November 15-25C (59-77F)
Summer: December to February 20-28C (68-83F)
Autumn: March to May 16-26C (61-77F)
Winter: June to August 11-21C (52-70F)
Check out: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/secoast.shtml
- The region is served by Gold Coast International Airport, – 20 minutes, drive south with frequent domestic services from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart, and International services from New Zealand and Asia. Brisbane’s International Airport also provides links with the USA and Europe.
- A rail link and Pacific Motorway connects Queensland’s capital Brisbane to the Gold Coast. 1-hour drive north