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Thu, 23/08/2012 - 01:43

Goldcoast

The name is easy to understand. Coast of course means it’s beside the sea and in this case it is the mighty Pacific Ocean. But where does the word ‘gold’ come from? Did the early explorers find deposits of that precious ore? No such luck. The gold in Gold Coast came from real estate entrepreneurs who reckoned the setting was perfect for tourism and trust me, they were right.

The Gold Coast is about 90 kilometres south of Brisbane and is the second-largest local government area in the country. The Gold Coast is lots of things. It has a large permanent population and a very large transient population. It has natural assets like canals, mountains and surf beaches, not to mention the fabulous climate. And it has added-on assets as well. Try theme parks, resorts and multi-storey apartment blocks with views to die for providing accommodation for locals and the hordes of visitors. The Gold Coast is a thriving part of Queensland with an all-year round influx of people and activities.

 

Theme Parks

What’s the best place to open a new restaurant? Open it next to an existing restaurant.  The same principle applies to theme parks and the Gold Coast does this activity with style. Wet ‘n Wild, Sea World, Movie World and the Australian Outback Spectacular are some of the major tourist attractions on the Gold Coast. Having so many theme parks within the same region means families can make a week of going from one to another. They even sell tickets giving access to more than one Park. The rides, adventures, sights and experiences are spectacular and never cease to impress. If you enjoy theme parks, the Gold Coast is the place to be.

 

Surfers Paradise

It’s well named and its name was probably through folklore as surfers found this spot on the Queensland Coast to be a paradise for riding the waves. This ‘suburb’ of the Gold Coast, known to the locals as Surfers, is probably the best known area on the Gold Coast. It has the superb Pacific Ocean crashing onto to wide sandy beaches, the iconic tall apartment buildings and today is the hub of the Gold Coast’s entertainment and shopping strips. Surfers Paradise pulls the crowds from around Australia and overseas. You could spend a week on the Gold Coast and never get out of Surfers.

 

Events

There are activities galore drawing locals and people from around Australia and the world. Sport is huge on the Gold Coast. There are golf tournaments, surf carnivals, football codes and car racing. In fact there are so many events happening in this part of south-east Queensland that the local government - the second biggest in Australia - has a Special Events Unit which does nothing but manage and market these activities. It is possible to have a quiet and relaxing time on the Gold Coast but it’s much easier to have a loud, lively and let-it-all-hang-out time as well. Whatever your interests, finding lots to keep you amused and entertained is a simple task in this part of sunny Queensland.