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Gold Coast Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where is it located?
Gold Coast is located in Queensland, about 66 kilometres south-southeast of Brisbane.
What are some of the main attractions?
There are so many activities to enjoy and attractions that this city has to offer. Among them are Springbrook National Park, Sea World Gold Coast and Dreamworld.
When is the best time to visit?
The Gold Coast is a year-round destination with mild to warm weather. It’s famous for its sunshine, though tropical cyclones are possible Jan–Mar.
Exploring Gold Coast
As Queensland’s second-most populous urban area and one of Australia’s most famous holiday spots, the sprawling Gold Coast now extends as far south as the New South Wales community of Tweed Heads and as far north as the outskirts of Brisbane. High-rise hotels such as the Vibe Hotel Gold Coast and The Towers of Chevron Renaissance now dominate the Gold Coast’s seaside skyline, but more modest backpacker hostels can still be found in tourist hot spots like Coolangatta, Surfers Paradise, and Southport.
Southport is the Gold Coast’s main commercial centre. However, the largest percentage of hotels and tourist attractions are situated around Surfers Paradise, which is perhaps the best known of the more than 30 beaches along the 40-kilometre coastline for which the region is named. Those seeking peace and quiet may prefer Broadbeach, Tweed Heads, or Coolangatta. The beaches of Burleigh Heads also rank high on the lists of both families and surfers. Even more peaceful retreats away from the coast’s seemingly endless stream of theme parks and beaches await visitors to the Gold Coast hinterland, a rural region of rainforests and mountain ranges.
The electric CityTrain service may be the most efficient way to travel between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. However, Surfside Buslines, whose buses operate 24 hours, is perhaps the easiest transport provider to travel with between Gold Coast communities. The new light rail service provides another option.
Australia’s tallest building, the 323m high Q1, towers over the waterfront of the Gold Coast’s tourism capital and is the location of the Q1 Resort ?>