Gold Coast – Queensland
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.
The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometers (41 mi) south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. With an estimated population of 679,127, in June 2018 (including 76,779 in the adjacent Tweed Valley of New South Wales), the Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland's second-largest city.
The Gold Coast is a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate and has become widely known for its surfing beaches, high-rise-dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland. The city is part of the nation's entertainment industry with television productions and the major film industry. The city hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games which ran from 4 to 15 April 2018.
The Gold Coast is a major tourist destination with a sunny, subtropical climate and has become widely known for its world-class surfing beaches, high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland. The city is part of the nation's entertainment industry with television productions and a major film industry.
|Visa requirements||Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate. You can also apply for certain types of visas on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.|
|Currency used||Australian Dollar (AUD)|
|Area (km2)||1.853 million km²|