The excavations of scientists have shown that as early as 23 thousand years ago, people lived on the territory of the modern Gold Coast. Europeans began to settle here at the beginning of the 19th century, and the development of the region as a tourist center began in the 20s of the last century. Many years have passed since then, and today we know the Gold Coast as the most popular resort in Australia.
What attracts tourists from all over the world here? First of all, it is a coastline stretching for 57 kilometers with some of the best beaches. The names of Broadbeach, Greenmoung, Kirra, Mermaid Beach, Surfers Paradise and Tallebudgera are well known to any surfer, yachtsman or avid traveler. Magnificent waves, soft sand and sunny weather will impress anyone who comes to relax on the coast.
The Gold Coast is the realm of beaches, but it can also be safely called the realm of entertainment. Few places in the world have so many attractions and theme parks in one place – Dreamworld, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Water World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Currumbin Sanctuary, Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country. Spectacular shows, modern entertainment, a water park and adventures in the spirit of old Australia will give you unforgettable memories.
Needless to say, great weather is one of the most (if not the most) important features of a resort? The subtropical climate of this region has given the Gold Coast mild warm winters and hot sunny summers.
The Gold Coast is located in southeast Queensland, south of the state capital Brisbane. Officially, the region stretches along the coast from Logan City and Russell Island to the border with the state of New South Wales.
Difference in time
Moscow time plus 7 hours in winter and plus 6 hours in summer.
How to get there
The locals say that “all roads lead to the Gold Coast”. Departing from Moscow, you will have to make a transfer in Japan, Singapore or Hong Kong and get off in Brisbane. Brisbane is only 80 kilometers from dream beaches. Gold Coast Airport serves only domestic flights.
Thousands of tourists who come here on vacation can have a bite to eat at any of the hundreds of food outlets. If you want to get out for friendly gatherings with friends, or organize a family dinner, or a romantic dinner for two – in any case, there is a suitable place where everyone will be satisfied.
The choice is striking in its diversity: an incredible number of seafood, meat and fresh fruit dishes will be appreciated by everyone. For every taste and budget – European, Mexican and Asian cuisines.
Children will love spending the day at any of the amusement parks on the Gold Coast. Take them to a dolphin show at Sea World, an amusement park, or a water park.
It is hard to imagine the Gold Coast without the ocean and all those sports that the proximity of big water suggests. This is a real paradise for surfing, windsurfing and water skiing, jet skiing and yacht cruises along the coast.
Tennis courts and more than 50 golf courses will not let you get bored, while a professional velodrome and prepared tracks for extreme cyclists will be appreciated by connoisseurs of fast driving.
North of the Gold Coast, in the suburbs of Runaway Bay is the Sports Super Centre, a world class sports centre. The complex has a swimming pool, jogging tracks, a stadium with 3,000 seats and a spa.
Shopping and the Gold Coast go hand in hand. You can wander around the coastal areas all day and not visit all the shopping centers, shops, shops and kiosks that are scattered in large numbers along the crowded streets. The abundance of goods will make your eyes widen, and many supermarkets are worthy of being compared with entertainment centers.
The huge Pacific Fair shopping center will offer goods from all over the world to the enchanted tourist. Of course, most of the guests choose souvenir shops and shops with original Australian goods: clothes made from fine wool of merino sheep, works of aborigines – weapons, ceramics, woodwork, leather, opals. Tired of shopping, you can stop at a cafe or watch a movie. By the way, under one roof in Marina Mirage, another center, both shops and art galleries get along: admire the author’s works and choose gifts for yourself.
In the Broad Beach area, souvenir shops are found at every turn, and on weekends spontaneous bazaars are held there.
The Surfers Paradis e area is not only a first-class entertainment center, but also a great place for shopping. Lively streets and open-air festivals complement the elegant boutiques on Elkhorn and Orchid Avenues, while Paradise and Chevron Renaissance centers are a real find for everyone who is used to dressing only the most fashionable and expensive.
At the resort, everything is done so that you can enjoy your leisure time to the maximum. A number of entertainment centers will pleasantly diversify your vacation; it is impossible to visit them all at once, so choose a day and a park and go for new unexplored adventures.
Sea World (Sea World) – a magnificent park with an unforgettable show of sea lions and dolphins, an aqua park and exciting rides.
In Warner Bros Movie World you will find yourself in the whirlpool of events related to the film industry. Here you will see how films are made, you can take part in fantastic shows and literally feel like in the movies.
Water attractions, a wave pool, a waterfall and slides await those who choose Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park.
Learn more about Australia’s nature at the Currumbin Wildlife Refuge, where birds and animals live in conditions as close to natural as possible. Kangaroos and emus roam freely there.
When night turns into day, a new life begins on the Gold Coast, the night. The lights of convenience stores, bars, restaurants and nightclubs turn the streets into an extravaganza of color and light. The epicenter of night activity can be safely called Surfers Paradise, because it is there that most of the entertainment facilities are concentrated. Some establishments, such as the Melbas or Avenue club, combine a bar, a restaurant, and sometimes a dance floor where you can dance to trendy rhythms all night.