People of Queensland talk about their weather as “beautiful one day, perfect the next.” With an average of 300 days of sunshine every year on the Gold Coast, this comment is quite true. The subtropical climate ensures that each month of the calendar is neither too hot nor too cold.
The Gold Coast is 5,000 Km2 in size and has 70 Km of coastline as well as 270 Km of waterways. There is also 100,000 hectares of world-heritage listed rainforest filled with animals and plant life – one of the largest subtropical rainforests left in the world.
The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. Its current population is over 500,000, but this number is expected to grow to 820,000 in the next 20-years. It is also the 6th largest city in Australia, with the top 5 largest cities in Australia all being state capitals.
The main language here is English, however you will often hear people in the streets speaking many other languages because it is such a multicultural place.
In 2018, the number of tourists visiting the Gold Coast will increase above its usual 12-million per year as it is hosting the 21st Commonwealth Games.
This means 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories will be welcomed into our sunny city.