Discover Gold Coast

Always abuzz with excitement, the Gold Coast hosts a spectacular year-round schedule of get-togethers

A sparkling strip of imposing high-rises, sun-drenched beaches, mansion-flanked waterways and world-class entertainment, the Gold Coast enjoys an idyllic and almost unchanging climate.

Famous for fun, the Gold Coast hosts an impressive and diverse assortment of things to see and do year-round.

Pull on a wetsuit and learn to surf at one of Australia’s most famous beaches, Coolangatta. Invoke your inner daredevil and experience the Big 7 Thrill Rides on a family day out at Dreamworld.

Feel the rush and take in the sights, suspended high in the air, parasailing over Main Beach. Or discover “the green behind the gold" with a thrilling and scenic 4WD tour of the Gold Coast hinterland.

Always abuzz with excitement and events, the Gold Coast also hosts a spectacular year-round schedule of sporting and cultural get-togethers.

Discover the Gold Coast 

Words by Alice Nash - Published 30 April 2012
Quick Facts 
Population 591,000
Area 1,402 km2 (Gold Coast area)
Time Zone GMT +10
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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