Gold Coast

The Region

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations. Famous for its beaches, surf, theme parks, shopping, nightlife and hinterland, it has been attracting Australian families for many decades.

The Gold Coast is located in south-east Queensland, just one hour south of Brisbane, and stretches from Oxenford in the north to Coolangatta in the south, South Stradbroke Island in the east and incorporates Surfers Paradise on the coast.

The region has 70 kilometres of uninterrupted coastline and is fringed by rainforest hinterland, including world heritage-listed national parks.

The region is famous for its attractive environment, climate and lifestyle and has a highly specialised economy that is dominated by the tourism industry.

Vision

The industry's vision is for the Gold Coast to be globally recognised by 2016 as a world-class leisure and business events destination famous for its unrivalled variety of entertainment, excitement and fun.

Planning a holiday? Discover more of what the Gold Coast has to offer.