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Gold Coast General Information

Gold Coast City is Queensland's most southern and is Australia's sixth largest city. 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 and New South Wales border. Located 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.

Climate

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. More about Weather on the Gold Coast

Environment

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 mammals, 71 reptiles and 25 species of fish.

Currency

Australian currency comes in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coin denominations as well as $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes which are made from colour coded waterproof plastic. ATMs offer 24 hour access to cash and can generally be found outside bank branches and in major retail areas. You should check with your bank before you arrive to ensure you can access cash this way.

Car Rental

Gold Coast car hire is available with major companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty. Most rentals can be picked up at the airport and are generally no older than 8 months, with air conditioning and automatic transmission. You must be at least 21 years of age and have a current driver's license in order to hire a care however an international license is not necessary. Hire A Car now.

Surf Clubs

Surf Clubs are an integral part of the Gold Coast lifestyle as they not only protect and service the beaches, but also offer a great place to hang out, catch up for a drink, enjoy a meal and catch some entertainment while enjoying views of the beach. Some of the biggest and most popular Gold Coast surf clubs can be found at Surfers Paradise, Southport and North Burleigh.

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.
  • 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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