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"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.

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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.

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What is the best time to visit Gold coast?

Gold Coast sees bright sunshine for nearly 300 days every year; however, the best time to visit the Gold Coast is between May and October. The warm weather is ideal for beach activities and boat tours. End of January and most of February is the time when humidity is high, and the region sees a lot of rainfall. Also, in the peak winter months of June to August, while the days are sunny, temperatures drop to as low as 11-12 degrees. Owing to its subtropical location, the climate in this region never gets too hot or too cold and the days are mostly dry and sunny. The period from June to August is an ideal time for whale watching. The months from November to April form the low season for tourism in The Gold Coast. You can expect to find the cheapest deals on accommodation and flights, but there will not be any boat tours or parties going on during these months. However, there is a surge in tourism during Christmas and New Year. Travellers are advised to make their bookings in advance to avoid any last minute rush. That being said, the Gold Coast is a year-round destination known for a wide array of outdoor activities like golfing, hot air ballooning, fishing, nature walks etc.
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What is the 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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What are the top hotels in Gold coast?

There are 1310 in Gold coast which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Gold coast are Holiday Home Coveside @ Sanctuary Cove, The Pinnacle Apartments, 2 BED APT SAND CASTLES ON CURRUMBIN BEACH, Ocean Plaza Unit 835 - Beachfront in Central Coolangatta, Shoreside Unit 1 - Absolute beachfront ground level unit in Tugun - Wi-Fi included, Parco Vista Unit 9 - Central Coolangatta easy walk to beaches and shops. You can see all the hotels in Gold coast here

What are the things to do in Gold coast?

The top things to do in Gold coast are Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Beaches in Gold Coast, Dreamworld, Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk. You can see all the places to visit in Gold coast here

What are the places near Gold coast?

The top places near to Gold coast are Brisbane which is 71 km from Gold coast, Sydney which is located 683 km from Gold coast, Melbourne which is located 1343 km from Gold coast, Great barrier reef which is located 1228 km from Gold coast, Perth which is located 3625 km from Gold coast

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Dhawal Pagay

4 years 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 Co (Read More)mmonwealth Games, the Gold Coast is rapidly urbanising and developing as an economy.
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