Sunny DaysHot and dry summers with long, sunny days, are the main characteristics of an exceptionally pleasant Australian climate.
SkateSkateparks have been constructed specifically for use by skateboarders, Freestyle BMXers, aggressive skaters, and very recently, scooters.
SurfSurfing the perfect barreling surf, a cross-section of an A-frame wave reveals an "A" shape where it is breaking soooo nicely.
Welcome to Gold Coast
Sunny and built for fun, Gold Coast embraces the south-east coast of Queensland with beaches, sparkling skyscrapers and epic surf waves. Although it is a metropolis, there are also many opportunities for adventures and attractions for the whole family, in addition to the well-known party scene.
The economy focuses on Gold Coast tourism, it receives 10 times its number of inhabitants on its beaches annually, making it a great option for those looking for a job opportunity in the areas of hotels and tourism.
Gold Coast is the host for many events and festivals during the year, the biggest one is the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Gold Coast. At its peak season, summertime, Gold Coast produces plenty of employment opportunities. However, at off-season, it can be very quiet with not many jobs on offer. It’s a very popular destination for those that wish to escape the big centres and have life balance.
Come and experience this unique lifestyle.
The city is part of the nation’s entertainment industry with television productions and major film industry. The city hosted the 21st Commonwealth Games which ran from 4 to 15 April 2018.
The city consists of 70 kilometres (43 mi) of coastline with some of the most popular surf breaks in Australia and the world 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. Duranbah Beach is one of the world’s best-known surfing beaches and is often thought of as being part of Gold Coast City but is actually just across the New South Wales state border in Tweed Shire.
Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland’s second-largest city.
There are also beaches along many of the Gold Coast’s 860 km (530 mi) of navigable tidal waterways. 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.
Music groups in this region include the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra and Operator Please. Musicians Cody Simpson and Ricki-Lee Coulter are from the Gold Coast. Music events include Big Day Out, Good Vibrations Festival, Summafieldayze, the Blues on Broadbeach Festival and V Festival (2007–2009).
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