The Gold Coast is located in south east Queensland. The Gold Coast is about 1 hour drive south of Brisbane. The Gold Coast is the second most populated city in Queensland - Brisbane being the most populated. The Gold Coast is reknown for its golden beaches, sunny sub-tropical climate, nightlife, tourist activities and theme parks and the Gold Coast hinterland to the west. The Gold Coast stretches from the southernmost part of Coolangatta, north to Main Beach and then further on to Stradbroke Island. Surfers Paradise forms the hub and commercial district of the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast's many beaches consists of some 57 kilometres of coastline with some of the most popular beaches and surf including: South Stradbroke Island, The Spit, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Nobby Beach, Miami, Burleigh Beach, Burleigh Heads, Tallebudgera Beach, Palm Beach, Currumbin Beach, Tugun, Bilinga, Kirra, Coolangatta, Greenmount, Rainbow Bay, Snapper Rocks and Froggies Beach. Popular inland beaches include Southport, Budds Beach, Marine Stadium, Currumbin Alley, Tallebudgera Estuary, Jacobs Well, Jabiru Island, Paradise Point, Harley Park Labrador, Santa Barbara, Boykambil and Evandale Lake.
There are approximately 65,000 bed spaces, 60 kilometres of beach, 600 kilometres of canal, 100,000 hectares of nature reserve, 500 restaurants, 40 golf courses and 6 major theme parks on the Gold Coast. Tourism making up the main economic focus.
The Gold Coast is reknown for its variety of accommodation options.
The Brisbane Airport is approximately an hour away which provides wider domestic and international access to the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast Airport being in Tugun / Coolangatta.
Gold Coast's major tourist attractions include world-reknown theme parks: Dreamworld, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild Water World, Warner Bros. Movie World, WhiteWater World, Currumbin Sanctuary, Fleays Wildlife Park, Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country.
Popular Gold Coast regions include: Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Main Beach, Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Heads, Tugun / Coolangatta, Gold Coast Broadwater, Chevron Island.
Gold Coast suburbs include: Arundel, Ashmore, Benowa, Biggera Waters, Bilinga, Broadbeach, Bundall, Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta, Coombabah, Currumbin, Hollywell, Labrador, Main Beach, Mermaid Beach, Miami, Molendinar, Palm Beach, Paradise Point, Parkwood, Runaway Bay, Southport, Surfers Paradise, Tugun, Broadbeach Waters, Burleigh Waters, Carrara, Clear Island Waters, Coomera, Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Gaven, Helensvale, Highland Park, Hope Island, Mermaid Waters, Merrimac, Nerang, Oxenford, Pacific Pines, Robina, Upper Coomera, Varsity Lakes, Alberton, Cedar Creek, Gilberton, Guanaba, Jacobs Well, Kingsholme, Luscombe, Maudsland, Norwell, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Pimpama, South Stradbroke Island, Stapylton, Steiglitz, Willow Vale, Wongawallan, Woongoolba, Yatala, Advancetown, Austinville, Bonogin, Clagiraba, Currumbin Valley, Gilston, Lower Beechmont, Mount Nathan, Mudgeeraba, Natural Bridge, Numinbah Valley, Reedy Creek, Springbrook, Tallebudgera, Tallebudgera Valley, Tallai, Worongary.