Gold Coast is a city on the southeast coast of Queensland in Australia , about 70 km south of Brisbane . It has evolved in 50 years from a loose assembly of some villages to the second-largest city in Queensland with 527 660 inhabitants (2006). It is Australia’s sixth largest city and Australia’s largest tourist area. The “South Coast Town Council” in 1958 was renamed “Gold Coast Town Council”, and 16 May 1959, he was officially declared to the Queensland Gold Coast city.
The subtropical climate , attractive beaches (57 km), often by surfers are used, and marketing have attracted millions of Australian and international tourists, and a large industry has emerged to support this. The narrow coastal strip is so full of night clubs, hotels, apartments and cheap tourist shops. As the coast of the U.S. state of Florida, the area attracts many retirees.
Thanks to the new connection to the state capital Brisbane by Pacific Motorway , in 2000 after three years of construction, with nearly one billion Australian dollars was extended construction costs, the Gold Coast is now served by two major airports, the Brisbane International Airport and the Airport Gold Coast to Coolangatta on the southern end. In addition, the terminus of the Coolangatta Coolangatta-line casino. In the casino you get connected to the main route Brisbane – Sydney . In the district of Surfers Paradise is currently the tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere , the Q1 Tower . In the district of Robina is the campus of the first private university in Australia, of Bond University .