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.
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.
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.
Wallum Banksia (Banksia aemula)
© Australian National Botanic Gardens
Regent Bower Bird
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: