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Gold Coast Surfers Paradise. QLD


Gold Coast - Queensland
The Gold Coast is a city in the southeast corner of Queensland, to the south of Brisbane, and is famous for its sunny subtropical climate, a sweeping 70km coastline offers a stretch of patrolled surf beaches that are among the best in the world.

Extensive waterway and canal systems, a skyline dominated by high-rise apartment buildings, a peaceful rainforest hinterland in the west of the city, active nightlife and its wide variety of tourist attractions. The beachfront esplanades of these vibrant centres extend a warm welcome to visitors to sit back and relax, soak up the fun and taste the excitement of Australia's most popular holiday playground.

The subtropical climate is ideal for taking advantage of the myriad of leisure activities all year round. The Gold Coast boasts fantastic shopping and many tourist attractions such as the observation deck of its tallest building, the Q1, in Surfers Paradise.  Other popular tourist attractions include internationally renowned surf beaches, a well known heaven for surfers, welcoming the Quicksilver Pro every summer and theme parks including, Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, WhiteWater World, Wet'n'Wild Water World, and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Average Climate for Gold Coast Region
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min C 20 20 19 17 13 11 9 10 12 15 17 19
Max C 28 28 27 25 23 21 20 21 22 24 26 26
Rain mm 184 181 213 114 124 122 96 103 49 108 137 166

DreamWorld : So many worlds in one, Dreamworld is home to The Big 6 Thrill Rides including the Mick Doohan Motocoaster and one of the tallest free-fall rides in the world, The Giant Drop. Experience Nickelodeon Central, Wiggles World, Tiger Island, The Australian Wildlife Experience, and Australia’s first and only stationary wave FlowRider.

Whitewater World : Slide in for the ride of your life at the Gold Coast’s coolest water park, WhiteWater World! Just a hop, skip and a splash from Dreamworld, combining adrenaline pumping thrills with family style fun in the ultimate Aussie beach paradise. It’s water like you’ve never experienced before!

(all photo's courtesy of Tourism Queensland)

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Things to do on Gold Coast
Surfing, fishing, bushwalking, riding, sailing, sightseeing, photography, driving, swimming, dining, shopping, exploring, golf, mountain biking, deep sea fishing, whale watching, canoeing.

Best times of year to visit Gold Coast
All Year

What's on Gold Coast
Magic Millions Racing Carnival - Jan
Gold Coast Outrigger Cup - Mar
Blues Music Festival - May
Wintersun Festival - Jun
Gold Coast Marathon - Jul
Indy 300 - Oct

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