THE GOLD COAST
Queensland's No. 1 tourist destination with Surfers Paradise at its heart.
It ends at the New South Wales/Queensland border. It offers a wide range of accommodation,
restaurants, nightlife and entertainment, Jupiter's Casino, shops, activities.
70km coastline with 35 patrolled beaches.
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Casual lightweight clothing, a jacket may be required in some of the nightclubs and
Comfortable shoes or boots should be worn in the National Parks.
Hats and sunscreen is essential all year round.
All major credit cards are widely accepted.
60kmh in residential and commercial areas unless otherwise indicated.
100kmh on highways or as otherwise indicated.
The Gold Coast operates on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Queensland does not observe
Mon-Thurs 9.30am to 4pm.
Fri 9.30am to 5pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.
AIR: Airports at Coolangatta and Brisbane.
Coach, taxi and hire car services available.
Approximately one hour drive from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise.
RAIL: Trains from Sydney terminate at Murwillumbah, with coach services provided for travel to
Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise.
COACH: Interstate coach services go into the Brisbane City Transit Centre.
Mainbeach, Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Miami, Burleigh Heads,
Tallebudgera, Palm Beach, Currumbin, Tugun, Kirra and Coolangatta.
One hour's drive south of Brisbane.
Always swim in patrolled areas between the red and yellow flags.
Hat and sunscreen are essential all year round.
Accommodation for all budgets, from international five-star hotels, apartments, guesthouses,
caravan parks, backpackers hostels and camping grounds. Sporting facilities, nightlife and
The shopping hours for larger centres are:
Mon - Wed 9am to 5.30pm
Thurs 9am to 5.30pm
Fri 9am to 5.30pm
Sat 8.30am to 5.30pm
Sun 10.30am to 4pm
There are more than 40 private and public golf courses.