Gold Coast


Premier tourist destination and a surfers' paradise in Australia


Gold Coast, better known as 'Goldy', is the 6th largest city in Australia with 57 km. of coastline and home to over half a million people.

Welcoming close to 12 million visitors each year, the Gold Coast is full of attractions and things to do.

As Australia’s premier tourist destination, the city offers a vibrant mix of shopping, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants, entertainment, events, and natural attractions.

Gold Coast is the place par excellence of entertainment in Australia, with an immense offer to cover its high tourist demand, impressive beaches and subtropical climate for locals and international students.

Surfers Paradise (the surfing paradise) is the best-known city on the Gold Coast, this is due to its impressive beaches and huge waves for surfing.

The best surfing in Queensland is found in the waters that bathe Gold Coast (Snapper Rocks), which hosts many international competitions.

Gold Coast is a city where the sport is very latent, like the Gold Coast marathon, the "Pan Pacific Master Games", or the famous Australian horse races.

Why Gold Coast is the best city to live and study English in Australia

  • Gold Cast has sunny weather 300 days a year.
  • It is connected to Brisbane by train, just one hour away.
  • Enjoy the Gold Coast Marathon, the Pan Pacific Master Games, and outdoor sports.
  • It is one of the most tourist cities in Australia.
  • Excellent academic options.
  • Great job options, thanks to its tourism industry.
  • Gold Cast is the fastest-growing city in Australia.
  • Museums, art galleries, and theatres are cultural alternatives.
  • White beaches with crystal clear waters welcome international students.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions and things to do and see on Gold Coast

  • Coolangatta.
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Dreamworld.
  • Lamington National Park.
  • Movie World Gold Coast Theme Park.
  • Sea World.
  • Stradbroke Island.
  • Surfers Paradise.

Most important events and festivals in Gold Coast

  • Bleach* Festival.
  • Blues on Broadbeach.
  • Coolangatta Gold.
  • Gold Coast 600 – car racing.
  • Magic Millions Carnival.
  • Quicksilver Pro – Surf.
  • Sand Safari Arts Festival.
  • Viva Surfers Paradise.


CityGold Coast
Population (hab)638,090
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)5

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