The Gold Coast is a dynamic City with a wide variety of built and natural attractions including:

  • 57km (35 miles) of beaches with an average water temperature of 22 degrees Celsius (71.9 F)
  • A large Broadwater and five major river systems
  • Rural hinterland stretching to the west and north of the city encompassing many natural wetlands
  • Tropical rainforest with abundant wildlife and numerous bush walks
  • Large sugarcane farms and a wealth of industry in the northern districts of the city
  • The Gold Coast Seaway providing safe ocean access and over 270km (167 miles) of navigable waterways
  • World-class sporting and recreational facilities including over 50 Golf Courses
  • More than 1000 restaurants and cafes offering cuisine from around the world
  • A huge range of accommodation from five-star international resorts to serviced beachside apartments
  • Nightlife entertainment from nightclubs, restaurants, clubs, hotels and Casino to Broadway musicals, ballet and theatre
  • Major shopping centres as well as numerous boutiques, specialty shops and markets