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Gold Coast

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Best Time: May - October Read More

Ideal duration: 3 days

Nearest Airport: Bilinga Check Flights

"Sandy beaches, theme parks, and lush hinterland!"

Gold Coast Tourism

The Gold Coast is a fantastic city which came up as a hotspot for vacations and relaxation, and today has become one of Australia's fastest growing and most beautiful cities!

Located south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast for long served as a vacation spot for people looking to get out of the big city. But eventually, the Gold Coast itself grew so spectacularly, and expensively (hence the name), it today is a vast city and one with endless sources for a great time! It has retained it's holiday spirit and has a wide range of attractions and activities which still keeps the people coming. From it's long spread of beaches, to it's crazy famous theme and amusement parks, and not to forget the near pristine rainforests, the Gold Coast is truly spectacular. Treetop walkways through the forests, or elaborate aquariums, or a fun surf lesson, you'll find yourself doing a whole variety of things all day. And not just that, for the adrnealine junkie there are even many challenge oriented attractions in the forests and bushlands of the Gold Coast hinterland! While you're here, take in the best of the experiences and wash it down with a cold beer, for you will always remember your trip to this wonderful city!

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Currency in Gold Coast

The Australian Dollar is the only currency that is used in Sydney. All major debit and credit cards are accepted in restaurants and hotels.

Exchanging Money in Gold Coast

Currency exchange options are aplenty in the Gold Coast. Services are provided by Crown Currency Exchange, Travel Money Oz, Travelex, American Express Currency Exchange, among many others. ATMs can also be used, however it's best to inform your banks about your travels beforehand and infer about the rates levied on international transactions.

Daily Budget for Gold Coast

You daily budget per person in the Gold Coast depends on things such as your choice of restaurants, transport and in some cases, shopping. Based on these, your budget can range between - Budget : AUD 90 - 110 Comfortable : AUD 170 - 200 Luxury - AUD 250 and upwards

Religion of Gold Coast

Christianty is the primary religion, along with Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism.

Gold Coast Customs

Australian customs and etiquettes aren't very complicated. The confrom to very basic and courteous behaviour, such as honesty and sincerity, since they are usually very down to earth people. Boasting or pretentiousness is absolutely hated, and the Aussies have a sharp sense of humour. They are also relaxed, friendly and casual and so are there greetings, and being on first name basis from the very first meeting is totally acceptable. Tipping in the Gold Coast is not obligatory. Tipping for good service is a common practice in the city, and the amount of the tip, or even tipping at all, is totally at your discretion.

Language of Gold Coast

English

History of Gold Coast

Modern settlement in the region began as late as the early 19th century, when explorer John Oxley arrived at Mermaid beach. For many years before that and after, the Gold Coast was a hostpot for timber trade. After European settlement began, it was initially called the South Coast, since it was south of Brisbane. But soon, real estate prices rocketed upwards, and so did those of goods and services, the name 'Gold Coast' is owed to this boom in prices in the late 19th and early 20th century. The town was officially renamed to Gold Coast as late as 1958. Today, it is Australia's 6th largest cities, and is still one of the country's fastest growing city.

Nightlife in Gold Coast

Nightlife in Gold Coast is just like it is with the big Australian cities - energetic and wild! Without a doubt, Surfers Paradise is the hottest precint in the Gold Coast for that perfect night out, with a young and electric crowd and some of the Gold Coast's best nightclubs such as Shooters, Sin City, The Avenue, Underground, and The Bedroom. Broadbeach too has a couple of great clubs and lounges such as Love Nightlife and Platinum Nightclub. But if you're confused and just want to head out for a night of club-hopping, Surfers Paradise is definitely the place to go! Always remember to carry your Photo ID, and the LDA in Australia is 18.

Shopping in Gold Coast

Shopping is a crazy affair in the Gold Coast. With a fantastic collection of markets and products, you'll find yourself shopping for hours on end. The Carrara Markets, to start with, are Australia's biggest permanent markets. You'll find great discounts on nearly anything you can buy - from fresh produce to arts and crafts, and to pots and plants! The Chevron Rennaisance Shopping Centre has been renovated too now and is home to a variety of brands, boutiques, and bars! Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is a relatively new but truly luxurious location to shop. It has all the major global brands and places to dine. Along with these markets, the Gold Coast also has a number of Arts and Crafts markets such as Burleigh, Broadbeach, and Coolangata Arts and Crafts markets for when you're looking for that perfect souvenir.

Restaurants and Local Food in Gold Coast

Gold Coast is a big city and you'll find food from all over the world, in all types of price ranges. From overflowing beer to brilliant sea food and steaks, you will find it all. Places like Burleigh Brewing Company, Hurricane's Wood Fired Grill, and the beautiful Rick Shores are just a pick of the variety available. What's more, food trucks and stalls mean that the street food scene in the Gold Coast is top notch too.
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Dhawal Pagay 1 year ago
A shoreline spanning across 50 kilometres and a population of approximately 600,000, the city is an absolute paradise for all travelers with relaxation as their objective. A host city for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast is rapidly urbanising and developing as an economy.
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