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Gold Coast

a surfers paradise

300

Days of sunshine

On average per year

Sub-Tropical

Paradise

awaits

Home to

nearly 600

species of animals

boasts 70 km

of sun kissed

beaches

6th

Largest

city in australia

22°C

Average high Temp

Jul-Aug

Gold Coast

new experiences around every corner

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations and it’s star attraction is its beaches, including the world-renowned stretch of sand at Surfers Paradise. Beyond the beaches, discover laid-back neighbourhoods, a booming culinary scene, the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks, expansive shopping and nightlife opportunities, and a subtropical hinterland for rainforest walks and waterfalls.

The Gold Coast is in south-east Queensland, just one hour south of Brisbane, and stretches from Oxenford in the north to Coolangatta in the south, South Stradbroke Island in the east and incorporates Surfers Paradise on the coast. The region has 70 kilometres of uninterrupted coastline and is fringed by rainforest hinterland, including world heritage-listed national parks. The region is famous for its attractive environment, climate and lifestyle and its economy is dominated by the tourism industry.

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Gold Coast

Things to do

SkyPoint Climb
Ascend the awe-inspiring SkyPoint Climb – Australia’s highest external building climb on top of the Gold Coast’s iconic Q1 building – for a view that stays with you long after you’re back on solid ground.
Whale Watching
Located along the eastern coast of Australia, Gold Coast offers a prime location for whale watching due to its proximity to the annual migration routes of humpback whales.
Gwinganna
Treat your body and your spirit at spa and lifestyle eco-retreat, Gwinganna. Set in the tranquil Tallebudgera Valley with views all the way to the coast it offers wellness and stress management therapies as well as spa treatments.
Hot Air Baloons
Change your perspective and explore the Gold Coast’s diverse hinterlands and 70 kilometres of coastline from a hot air balloon, with Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast.
Take to the sea
Hit the water and you might just bump into some new friends – dolphins, sea turtles and stingrays are spotted regularly.
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