Gold Coast Accommodation

Gold Coast General Information

Location

Gold Coast City is Queensland's most southern city situated at 27° 57'S & 153° 25'E. The city stretches along the southern coast of Queensland and features 70 kilometres of coastline from South Stradbroke Island in the north, to beautiful Rainbow Bay in the south.

The Gold Coast spans 1,402 square kilometres (approx. 541 square miles) on the Queensland & New South Wales border, 100kms south of Brisbane and 900kms north of Sydney, the Gold Coast is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic getaway or an action packed family holiday with so many exciting things to do.

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Size

Gold Coast City is Australia's sixth largest city with a population of approximately 425,000. This is expected to grow to in excess of 500,000 over the next decade.

Climate

Gold Coast Climate Chart

The Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year round (in fact an average of 300 days a year).

Average Summer temperatures range from 19 to 29 degrees Celsius (66 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit).

Average Winter temperatures range from an average of 9 to 21 degrees Celsius (48 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit) - it's no wonder the Gold Coast is Australia's favourite playground.

Floral Emblem

Wallum Banksia
Wallum Banksia (Banksia aemula)
© Australian National Botanic Gardens


Regent Bower Bird
Regent Bower Bird
The floral emblum for the Gold Coast is "Banksia Aemula Proteaceae" or the "Wallum Banksia" which flowers in late summer and autumn. The name Wallum came from the word Aborigines used to describe the flower.

Environment

According to a study conducted by the Council in 1998, the Gold Coast is the most biologically-diverse city in Australia. Its vegetation ranges from mountain rainforest to coastal wetlands and is home to more than:

  • 34 species of amphibians
  • 323 birds, 72 manmals
  • 71 reptiles
  • and 25 species of fish.

Related Links:

  • Gold Coast Weather - A comprehensive, user friendly guide to the Gold Coast sub-tropical climate. Includes average temperatures, rainfall and number of rainy days.
  • Gold Coast Visitor Information - This section of the web site provides general visitor and tourist information about the Gold Coast including links to more information.
  • The Gold Coast History - A brief look at the Gold Coast's colourful history from a no go zone in 1874 to a popular vacation resort area of international standards today.
  • Public & School holiday dates - An accurate and up to date ready reference for dates of Public and School Holidays / vacations in Australia.
  • Gold Coast Markets - A guide to the weekly markets in and around Queensland's Gold Coast region. Includes times and contact details for market organisers.

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