Gold Coast, Australia
Brisbane may be Queensland’s capital, but if you’re after the fun in the sun that the state is famous for a trip to the Gold Coast is in order. The area is famous for its beaches, subtropical rainforests and thrilling theme parks. The city is a favorite with international celebrities, particularly when it’s hosting the IndyCar motor racing festival or Magic Millions horse racing carnival. The Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest city, and one of the country’s fastest developing regions.
The Gold Coast is located in Queensland’s southeast corner near the New South Wales border. It is located 78 km (48 miles) south of Brisbane.
Gold Coast Weather
The Gold Coast is a subtropical region, with warm winters and sizzling summers. Typical winter temperatures range from 9°C to 21°C (48°F to 70°C), while the summer average is 19°C to 29°C (66°C to 84°C). The Gold Coast area receives about 300 days of sunshine every year, so bad weather will rarely spoil a visit.