The Gold Coast is 57 km long and lies with her well-known center Gold Coast City on the southeast coast of Queensland about 70 km south of Brisbane. It has nearly half a million inhabitants and an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.
The Gold Coast is known as Australia’s “Miami”. It offers many ways to surf on the miles of beaches, all covered by “Surf-Life-Saving” monitors (an Australian rescue organization). There are countless hotels, shops and restaurants.
Due to the subtropical climate it has many amusement parks, offshore islands and marinas, a maze of channels with motorboats perfect for sun, sand and surf holidays.
The Gold Coast is remarkable by its skyscrapers. In the district of Surfers Paradise, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere was recently inaugurated (Q 1 Tower).
Gold Coast City is the sixth largest city in Australia and is known for interntional film productions, corporate, yachts building as well as three “campuses” of universities and the famous private Bond University.
The largest metropolitan area of the national and international tourism, in addition to many charming neighborhoods has also a wonderful quiet mountainous hinterland with 100,000 hectares of “World Heritage Park” (Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park), whose visit is worthwhile in any case.
Who loves beaches, sea, water sports, vacation mood and Disney World activities and likes it when a lot is going on, is in good hands on the Gold Coast.
The pace and vibrancy of the Gold Coast is perfectly captured in the video “Australia’s Gold Coast in Timelapse”
What to do at the Gold Coast:
- learn to surf
- Canoeing and Kayaking
- Hiking in the hinterland
- Jet Ski
- Sports Clubs