Australia’s Gold Coast is not just a bright and vibrant city, it is also home to some superb beaches with miles of golden sand and also the famous 'Surfers Paradise'. The many high-rise apartment buildings appear to glow from the incredible 245 days a year of sunshine, with temperatures ranging from the mid-20s down to a very pleasant average of 16 degrees in winter.
As Australia's sixth largest city, the Gold Coast does not disappoint. From the world-class golf courses, theme parks, designer boutiques and shopping malls to the lively nightclub and bar scene and superb award-winning restaurants, there will never be a dull moment. There are also many special festivals, concerts and sporting events held throughout the year.
It is no wonder that so many people would like to live in this stunning city and with property prices ranging from as little as $120,000 for a one bed apartment to luxury homes costing in excess of $1 million, there is something to suit all pockets. Naturally certain areas are more expensive than others, such as close to the beaches, but with public transport being so convenient, the suburbs have very attractive prices.
There is so much to see and do, not least to watch some of the world's best surfers competing in top competitions such as the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro. Staying by the sea, whale-watching and island hopping are great ways to spend a weekend. Visit the nearby rainforests and be enchanted by the diversity of the wildlife. Try out the internationally renowned theme parks and finally relax, dining al fresco at one of the excellent restaurants along the glamorous Main Beach.
With so much to do and so little time to enjoy it all – perhaps a permanent move to the Queensland Gold Coast is the only solution!