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About Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is arguably Australia's premier holiday destination. Extending for more than 40km from Paradise Point in the north to Coolangatta - Tweed Heads in the south. the Gold Coast is blessed with golden beaches, sweeping surf and a glorious climate. During peak holiday periods the tourist population swells from two to three times its normal size. To cope with this huge influx, the Gold Coast boasts an extraordinary number of accommodation establishments, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions. Some of the most popular areas are Surfers Paradise, Broad Beach and Burleigh Heads. The Gold Coast also earns its name as theme-park capital of Australia, with an abundance of themed attractions and four major parks. When you tire of the beaches and the pace of the coast line, head west and explore the magnificent scenery and diverse flora & fauna of the hinterland. Just 30 minutes drive from the beaches, its 260 kilometres of walking track & award-winning guesthouses beg discovery.

When to Visit Gold Coast

The Gold Coast region has a truly fabulous & comfortable sub-tropical climate ideal for outdoor enjoyment all-year round; (it averages 300 days of sunshine a year). The summer months of January to March average between 20-28°C. These are also usually the months of highest rainfall. Humidity can sometimes be high but is often tempered by the cool sea breezes. The cool rainforests and mountain creeks are a wonderful retreat from the hot summer days. Autumn temperatures average between 15-25°C. Winter is generally sunny and dry. Average temperature 11-21°C. Casual clothing is recommended for most of the year although a jacket will come in handy on cooler winter nights. Winter hinterland conditions can be very cool and crisp. Spring is similar to Autumn, (Average temperature 15-25°C), with glorious sunny days followed by balmy evenings.

Getting Around Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Airport is located at Coolangatta and is serviced by domestic and international flights. By Coach – there are regular services from Brisbane and Sydney. The Gold Coast is also connected to Brisbane by rail. The closets railway stations servicing the Gold Coast include Nerang, Helensvale and Robina. There are no Interstate direct rail links to the Gold Coast. Once at the Gold Coast, public transport including taxis and buses are in abundance making getting around easy. First-class Roads make driving on the Gold Coast simple!
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