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|The Gold Coast encompasses 5000 sq km with 70 km of coastline and is Australia’s largest expanse of calm water, where you can swim and surf safely all year at 35 patrolled beaches. With a population more than 455,000 it is one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities.
Close to two international airports, rail links, direct superyacht access and a highway hub, the Gold Coast is located 80kms from Queensland’s capital Brisbane. Home of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the Gold Coast has become the key Australian centre for producing top recreational craft based on its extensive waterways, accessibility to the ocean and climate perfect for boating.
Australia’s premier tourist destination, attracting over 10 million visitors each year, boasts a wealth of natural attractions ranging from its internationally acclaimed surfing beaches to the world’s largest subtropical rainforest remnant, 40 premier golf courses and major theme parks MovieWorld, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild & Dreamworld. Leading events include the Magic Millions horse races, the Gold Coast 600 and major surf titles.
Seafood is abundant, with a wide choice of dining experiences or ‘catch your own’ with deep sea fishing charters. Species include spanish mackerel, wahoo, black marlin and mahi mahi as well as snapper, whiting, trevally, bream, pearl perch, greenback tailor and the popular Queensland mud crabs. Queensland’s Gold Coast is glamorous and relaxing to some, adventurous and active to others. With its subtropical climate and 300 days of sunshine each year, it’s Australia’s favourite playground.
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