The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It's famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.
We have approximately 300 days of sunshine every year. We are the sixth largest city in Australia. Larger than two of our capital cities. We are also the most biologically diverse city home to more than 1,300 animal species and 1,700 plant species. Not surprisingly we are home to the largest professional lifeguard service in Australia. We welcome more than 13 million visitors annually who contribute more than $6 billion to our economy. We have 57km of beaches and the average water temperature is 22 degrees. The 2016 census showed our population as 569,997 with more females than males. We have kept the Gold Coast Police Department busy with 56,341 offences in 2018 to date. Like the rest of Queensland, our shark population has decli . . .
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We have approximately 300 days of sunshine every year. We are the sixth largest city in Australia . . .
Posted By Shelley Fuller on Monday 17th December 2018
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