Australia’s Gold Coast is south of Brisbane and extends beyond the Queensland / New South Wales border. Famous for its beaches including Broadbeach, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta in Queensland, and Tweed Heads and Kingscliff in New South Wales, the Gold Coast is also home to several theme parks and is backed by a beautiful hinterland region.
New South Wales uses Daylight Saving (Summertime) from October to April, whereas Queensland runs on Eastern Standard Time all year round. This can cause some confusion, although many use the hour gained or lost as they cross the border to their advantage. School holidays and some public holidays also vary between states.
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All sorts of activities on the Gold Coast including ghost tours, bike tours, walking tours, courses and more…… Read More
Gold Coast Galleries and Museums 19 Karen – Contemporary Artspace on 19 Karen Ave, Mermaid Beach. Curious Art Gallery – Chinderah Bay George Petelin Gallery – Southport Gold Coast Arts Centre – 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – At Broadbeach next to Conrad Jupiters Casino. Lorraine Pilgrim – Ridgeway… Read More
Gold Coast Support and Networking Groups Alzheimer’s Association on the Gold Coast is a non-profit community organisation providing support services to people with dementia and their families. Founded in 1987, the Association also works to raise community understanding about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias Amyloidosis Support Groups – US-based. The site publicises all Australian Support… Read More
Performing Arts Groups on the Gold Coast, Australia Ballina Players is a community-based amateur theatre group Beenleigh Theatre Group Inc. The Blenders – An a cappella male chorus which rehearse at the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Building, Community Drive, Ashmore. Its 80 members range in ages from 12 to 86. Enquiries 5575 7250. Gold Coast… Read More
Multicultural Groups on the Gold Coast, Australia Australian American Association Gold Coast Division – Aims to foster friendship and understanding between the people of the United States of America and Australia. Australian National Committee on Refugee Women (ANCORW Coop. Ltd) The Canadian Australian Club-Gold Coast-Tweed Inc is a social club open to anyone. Events include… Read More
Fishing Clubs on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Burleigh Heads Amateur Fishing Club Gold Coast Game Fish Club Inc Gold Coast Sport Fishing Club Southport Amateur Fishing Club Surfers Paradise Game and Sport Fishing Club Fishing Trips & Boat Hire… Read More
Hot Air Balloons Gold Coast… Read More
Tiger Moth & Joy Flights Gold Coast… Read More
North of Broadbeach is the heart of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise. With its tropical climate, popular surf beaches, high class accommodation and extensive shopping district “Surfers” is known for being one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. Over the summer there are many events attracting tourists to Surfers beginning with Schoolies, a week long celebration… Read More
Southport Gold Coast Southport is the major business centre of the Gold Coast, has one of the Gold Coast’s largest shopping complexes, Australia Fair, trendy cafes and restaurants and nightlife. The Broadwater at Southport is a huge area of calm water, walkways and parkland. Southport’s swimming enclosure and pool complex are popular with families. To… Read More
South Stradbroke Island is on the northern part of the Gold Coast and is very close to the mainland. In 1896, a storm created the Jumpinpin Channel which divides South Stradbroke Island from North Stradbroke Island. See accommodation on South Stradbroke Island with booking.com South Stradbroke Island Tours  … Read More
See Gold Coast serviced offices, executive suites and virtual offices in Surfers Paradise, Varsity Lakes, Bundall, Robina and Tweed Heads.
Education and Schools on the Gold Coast Brisbane has a wide range of educational and training facilities for all ages. Queensland children normally begin school in the year of their 6th birthday. Most attend state or independent schools. Others study by distance education and some families choose home-schooling. See BCL Brisbane Education for more Gold… Read More
Map of The Gold Coast Australia Gold Coast Locations (north to south) There are two main roads through the Gold Coast strip. You can turn off the Gold Coast highway from Brisbane just after Helensvale and travel across to the coast road which runs from Southport, through Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta. The inland highway goes… Read More
Main Beach is just north of Surfers Paradise and is packed with activities such as boating, fishing, theme parks and beaches. Main Beach Accommodation & Activities Main Beach Hotels and Accommodation book ahead for greatest choice Sea World Resort is Australia’s only theme park resort. Linked by monorail to Sea World, guests will enjoy the… Read More
Where better to learn to surf than the Gold Coast?
Labrador is just north of Southport. Fishing is popular on the special fishing platforms, with seating and shade, along the Marine Parade Esplanade. Labrador Accommodation… Read More
Gold Coast Tourist Parks, Holiday Parks, Caravan Parks… Read More
Theme parks, Skypoint and other attractions on the Gold Coast. Some include transfers from your Gold Coast or Brisbane Accommodation… Read More
Whale watching season on the Gold Coast is from early June to late October… Read More
See nature on the Gold Coast, Gold Coast hinterland and Moreton Bay… Read More
Gold Coast Tours to Brisbane These tours pick up from outside hotels on the Gold Coast as well as Brisbane. Tours from the Gold Coast include… Read More
Byron Bay is about 100K south of the Gold Coast… Read More
There’s more to the Gold Coast than beaches. Explore the Gold Coast hinterland with these tours.
Lamington National Park Accommodation & Tours See accommodation in Lamington National Park with booking.com… Read More
Special Dining Experiences on the Gold Coast – in a gondola, hot air balloon, cruises.
Coolangatta is in the southernmost part of the Gold Coast and on the south border of Queensland. It was one of the earliest settlements on the Gold Coast and has a lot of history. The beachfront is very popular with bathers and surfers. During the summer months, Coolangatta in Queensland remains on Eastern Standard time… Read More
Cabins, cottages and retreats around the Gold Coast and Gold Coast hinterland… Read More
Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Burleigh Heads, just north of Tallebudgera Creek and Palm Beach, is home to the David Fleay Wildlife Park and Burleigh Head National Park. Burleigh Head is a wild, natural headland, known locally as “The Point”, where you can walk along the rocky foreshore and through rainforest, and get magnificent views north… Read More
Broadbeach 4218 Broadbeach, just south of Surfers Paradise is home to one of the largest shopping centres in Queensland, Pacific Fair, and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Broadbeach has an active nightlife with clubs, bars, cafes and restaurants aplenty. Conrad Jupiters casino, just across the road from the Convention Centre, is open 24… Read More
Bed and breakfasts offer a more personal experience than hotels and are more convenient than self-catering. Check prices and availability. Convenient online booking with instant confirmation. Some B&Bs require bookings of two or more nights… Read More
Gold Coast Airport is on the Gold Coast Highway at Bilinga at the southern end of the Gold Coast. Handy accommodation includes hotels, motels and backpacker hostels. You can go slightly further north to Tugun or south to Coolangatta… Read More
Kingscliff is a coastal town south of Tweed Heads, part of the North-Coast Region of New South Wales. Although it is part of New South Wales Far North Coast Region, it is often described as the Gold Coast’s version of Noosa. Kingscliff Accommodation Accommodation in Kingscliff available through booking.com Kingscliff School & Community Links Postcode… Read More