Gold Coast

Overview

With more than 600 restaurants and cafes, and the biggest collection of theme parks in the Southern Hemisphere, the Gold Coast is lauded Australia’s entertainment capital - conveniently surrounded by the paradise of 70 kilometers of pristine coastline and 100,000 hectares of rainforest.

Key Facts

Region:

Queensland

Population:

528,000

Getting there:

Brisbane Airport (an hour’s drive) or Gold Coast Airport (a half hour drive) are both convenient international airports.

Local food:

Try Witches Chase cheeses or a variety of tropical fruits, including exotics such as Black Sapotes, Casimiroas and Sapodillas.

Famous locals:

US Open tennis champion, Sam Stosur, is a Gold Coast local.

Fun facts:

The Gold Coast is home to the second highest public vantage point in the southern hemisphere - the Q1 building.

Gallery

  • Family Yoga, Gold Coast
  • Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
  • Gold Coast Showreel Video
  • Gold Coast skyline
  • Lifesaver, Gold Coast

Average Temperatures

Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate. Average maximum temperature:
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature °C 29° 29° 28° 26° 23° 21° 21° 22° 24° 25° 27° 28°
Temperature °F 84° 84° 82° 79° 73° 70° 70° 72° 75° 77° 81° 82°

 

Featured Venues

Palazzo Versace

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Get glam! The world’s first fashion branded hotel caters for events, conferences, alfresco poolside soirees or board meetings.

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Palazzo Versace

Palazzo Versace

Get glam! The world’s first fashion branded hotel caters for events, conferences, alfresco poolside soirees or board meetings.

T: +61 7 5509 8000 F: +61 7 5509 8074

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

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With 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, a 6,000 seat arena and plenty of outdoor space, every option’s catered for at the GCCEC.

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Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

With 10,000m2 of exhibition space, a 6,000 seat arena and 2,000m2 of outdoor space, every option’s catered for at the GCCEC.

T: +61 7 5504 4000 F: +61 7 5504 4001

Featured Activities

Breakfast with Dolphins

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Eat breakfast as the dolphins play, then get into the water for bows, hugs or a waist-deep opportunity to meet a dolphin.

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Breakfast with dolphins

Breakfast with dolphins

Eat breakfast as the dolphins play, then get into the water for bows, hugs or a waist-deep opportunity to meet a dolphin.

T: +61 7 5588 2205 F: +61 7 5588 2222

Up, Up and Away

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Observe the Gold Coast from a hot air balloon, viewing ancient rainforests, gorgeous coastlines and an ocean-lined horizon.

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Up, up and away

Up, Up and Away

Observe the Gold Coast from a hot air balloon, viewing ancient rainforests, gorgeous coastlines and an ocean-lined horizon.

T: +61 7 4039 9940 F: +61 7 4039 9999