Visit Gold Coast

 

On the east coast of Australia, approximately 80 kilometres south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast is located within one of the country’s fastest growing regions. As Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast is currently home to more than 538,000 people and has one of the fastest growing populations in Australia. 

From Australia’s best beaches, rainforests and waterways to world class theme parks, sporting venues, convention services, events, cultural activities and hotels and resorts, the Gold Coast’s tourism assets provide an enviable platform for growth. 

GETTING AROUND

Public transport services on the Gold Coast include buses, trams and trains. 

The TransLink Journey Planner will help you to plan your trip and provides fare and timetable information.

Taxis on the Gold Coast can be hailed from the kerb on the street or engaged at designated taxi ranks. Gold Coast Cabs can also be booked directly on 131 008.

WEATHER

In Summer (December - February), the average temperature on the Gold Coast is at a pleasant 20-28°C. Hot days are often followed by tropical storms. Humidity is highest but is offset by cool sea breezes.

To view the Bureau of Meterology forecast for Surfers Paradise, please click here. 

PRE and POST CONFERENCE 

Click on the below links for ideas on what to visit during your stay on the Gold Coast. More information can be found at www.visitgoldcoast.com.

Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is the theme park capital of Australia. For an adventurous day full of fun, check out Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World and Wet 'n' Wild. 

RESTAURANTS

Discover Queensland’s largest collection of Good Food Guide-awarded restaurants, cafés and bars on the Gold Coast. With such diverse options, the choices are endless for a group banquet or dinner for two.

Click here to view Gold Coast's favourite restaurants on the Australian Good Food Guide. 

VISIT GOLD COAST

For great tourist tips and locations, click here to view the Visit Gold Coast website.