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City Spotlight: Moving to Gold Coast

Gold Coast is a city in Queensland that is right on the coast (as the name indicates). It is a popular tourist destination, but it is also a great and exciting place to live. In the centre of the Gold Coast’s beachside skyline is Surfer’s Paradise. It features a wide stretch of beach and the tallest residential skyscraper in the world known as Q1. It is the 2nd most populated city in Queensland and the 6th most populous city in Australia. Gold Coast is just 94 km south of Brisbane. Since Gold Coast is so close to the capital city, it is often considered a combined urban centre and together has a population of over 3 million. The other unique thing about Gold Coast is that the Tweeds Head portion of the city crosses over into New South Wales.

Surfers Paradise - Google Map

Surfers Paradise Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Gold Coast

Gold Coast Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Things to Do in Gold Coast

Gold Coast Map

Sections of the Gold Coast Map Photo credit: BobinOz.com

Theme Park Capital

Gold Coast, Theme Park Capital of Australia Photo Credit: ThemeParkCapital.com.au

You will always be able to find something to do in Gold Coast. Since it’s on the beach, there are a host of beachside fun to do in the ocean and on the beach. There are beachside markets that take place several times a week. The Gold Coast is also known as the theme park capital of Australia with plenty of fun attractions for families and kids of all ages including Dreamworld, Sea World. Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, Warner Bros. Movie World, WhiteWater World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, David Fleay Wildlife Park, Australia Outback Spectacular, and Paradise Country. If theme parks aren’t your thing, checkout some of the sports events that happen in Gold Coast: V8 Supercars, the Gold Coast Indy 300, Magic Millions carnival, which is a major horseracing event in Australia. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of town, just west of the city is the fabulous hinterland, mountains, and plenty of national parks to visit; all less than an hour away. Learn more about Gold Coast destinations for families with kids.

Gold Coast’s Canals and Skyscrapers

Surfers Paradise - Dusk Skyline

Surfer’s Paradise Skyline Photo Credit: SurfersParadise.com

In addition to the beaches of the Gold Coast, there are some of the most unique looks that make it stand out from other cities in Australia. There are many canals running through the city. Over 400 km of canals weave through the metropolis making for some spectacular city landscapes. Many high rises, condos, and skyscrapers line the coast offering views of the beautiful Tasman Sea on one side and the canals and cityscape on the other.

Surfer’s Paradise

Surfing - Surfers Paradise

Surfing in Surfers Paradise Photo Credit: SurfersParadise.com

Surfers Paradise Skyline

Surfer’s Paradise Skyline Photo Credit: SurfersParadise.com

Gold Coast’s beaches are perfect for surfing, and a stretch of the Gold Coast’s beachfront property is called Surfer’s Paradise. Surfer’s Paradise is a world renown surfing hub and a popular tourist destination. Locals can enjoy the sun and sand as well as the nightlife and bustling atmosphere of a city with tons of things to do all the time. In addition to the daytime surfing vibe, there is a rich nightlife with many dining and nightclub choices. If that is your thing, you will love living nearby Surfer’s Paradise. Of course, there are plenty of other less crowded local favourite beaches and hotspots that you will get to know once you live in the Gold Coast. Want to learn more about Surfer’s Paradise? Read Budget’s travel tips blog all about Surfer’s Paradise.

Gold Coast Weather and Climate

Gold Coast Annual Weather

Gold Coast Weather at a Glance Photo Credit: BobinOz.com

Gold Coast Index

Gold Coast Index Photo Credit: Numbeo.com

The Gold Coast is has a subtropical climate. It is predominantly humid. The winters are warm and moderate with average low temperatures dipping to 12 or 13 degrees Celsius and average high temps reaching 21 to 23 degrees Celsius. Summer time is hot and humid with average highs reaching 27 to 28 degrees Celsius and average low summer temps at about 20 degrees Celsius. Summer can bring heavy thunderstorms and weeks of rain. Winters are moderately cool and dry.

Moving to Gold Coast

Gold Coast at Night

Gold Coast at Night Photo Credit: Homely.com.au

Gold Coast City View

Gold Coast City View Photo Credit: Homely.com.au

Budget Trucks - Gold Coast Truck Rental Map

Gold Coast Truck Rental Map Photo Credit: BudgetTrucks.com

The Gold Coast has a rising population, which means opportunities for growth and employment opportunities. If you are moving into the region for work or looking for work, chances are good for you with the growing and recovering economy of the region. A variety of different people live here including singles, professionals, families with kids, retirees, and of course beach lovers. It really is a great home to just about anyone and everyone. The Gold Coast is Australia’s most populous non-capital city. Besides being a bustling city with plenty to see and do, one of the main benefits of living here is the variety of nearby destinations that allow you to get away from home and see some very different sites on a day trip. When you arrive in the Gold Coast, you can hire a moving truck or a vehicle to help you get moved in and settled into your new home. Budget Trucks Gold Coast offers excellent deals on truck rentals. You can choose to hire a truck at the Coolangatta Airport locations or truck hire locations in Ashmore

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