The Gold Coast is a coastal city in South East Queensland. It lies 94 kilometres south of the state capital Brisbane. It boasts as the sixth most populous and fastest growing city in the country.
The city boundaries stretch from Beenleigh and Russell Island to the border of New South Wales and extends from the coast, west to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range in World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.
Defined by around 70 kilometres of stunning coastline, miles of canals and waterways, idyllic hinterland ranges and forests it is famous for some of the most popular surf breaks in the world including, South Stradbroke Island, The Spit, Main Beach, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Miami, Burleigh, Palm Beach, Currumbin, Kirra and Coolangatta.
The Gold Coast is Australia’s tourism mecca and an outstanding global city. It is a playground in the sun, attracting an estimated 10 million visitors every year with a subtropical climate, laid back beach culture, exhilarating theme parks, world class golf courses, sophisticated shopping, outstanding dining and an array of apartments and accommodation that rise from the sea to spectacular heights.
The suburb of Southport is the Coasts main commercial district and the renowned Surfers Paradise the tourist capital with Cavill Mall at centre stage. Teaming with the buzz of people, a vibrant atmosphere and street entertainment, it is the central hub.
Warner Brothers have studios located just outside the city, making the Gold Coast the third largest film production centre in Australia behind Sydney and Melbourne. Gold Coast Convention Centre plays host to an array of global events and conferences and Sun Stadium and Skilled Park service the two major football teams that call the city home.
Gold Coast Airport currently under major upgrade, provides connections across Australia, with new international services to and from Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia as the city gears up to play host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.