Welcome to the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast, Queensland, is approximately one hour drive South of Brisbane and around an hours drive North of Byron Bay. With a population of 494,501 the Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia.
The Gold Coast is a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate, sublime surfing beaches, canal and waterway systems, its high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland, making tourism one of its most significant industries. The Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.