Famed for its long sandy beaches and coastal skyline, the Gold Coast offers a range of accommodation and food and beverage options, as well as a long list of attractions.
With an international and domestic airport providing easy access, the popular destination attracts over 13 million tourists per year, including 1.1 million international travellers and 3.7 million overnight domestic guests.
With temperatures averaging mid-20s all year round, tourism remains at a steady pace throughout the year, particularly attracting domestic visitors from cooler states.
The Gold Coast is home to over 567,600 people, and caters for many more with over 650 properties for guests to enjoy. Guests travel for the region’s acclaimed beaches and surf scene, as well as popular local theme parks, an active night life, Australia’s largest school leavers’ celebration, and international sporting events. Tourist numbers are set to sky-rocket in 2018 with the Commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold Coast in April.
The Gold Coast is also famous for its surfing breaks and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways and the Gold Coast remains one of the most pupular tourist destinations in Australia. From theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild to shopping centres and restaurants the Gold Coast offers something for everyone. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.