Australia’s Gold Coast is a fun and diverse city, offering action packed days and fun filled nights that are enjoyed by more than 10 million visitors each year. Families, couples, business delegates and solo travellers will all find an experience to suit their needs and budget, as the Gold Coast serves up more attractions and venues than any other destination in the southern hemisphere. Get into the Gold Coast’s easy living lifestyle with 70 kilometres of sun, sand and surf at your doorstep plus 100,000 hectares of world heritage listed rainforest just a short drive away.

Facts

Population

513,900

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Newspapers

The Gold Coast Bulletin The Gold Coast Sun Gold Coast Mail

Tourist information

Surfers Paradise Visitor Information Centre 2 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise +61 7 1300 309 440 Open Monday to Saturday 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Sunday 9 am-4 pm

Travel to Gold Coast

When you want to enjoy the perfect getaway to a land of fun in the sun, it is time to fly to the Gold Coast with Etihad Airways. The modern city flaunts majestic beaches, as well as high-rise buildings to impress both surfers and executives. Standing as one of the biggest cities on the continent, the Gold Coast is world famous for the first public use of the bikini. On top of the gorgeous beaches and fantastic waves, the wonderful town is home to several exciting theme parks, golf courses and fine dining establishments. It can also be a spectacular town to spend an evening clubbing.

Top 5 Things To Do on the Gold Coast

  • The Australian Outback Spectacular serves a traditional Aussie dinner while a visitor can enjoy music and theatre.
  • The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has a tour of Australia’s most exquisite animals.
  • The Cabaret De Paris at Jupiter’s Casino meshes the excitement of Paris' Moulin Rouge with adagio dancers, artistry, comedy circus performers and fantastic illusionists.
  • The scenic Skypoint Observation Deck at Q1 showcases a 360 degree view of the Gold Coast from the 77th floor.
  • Surf World is a world renowned museum dedicated to the outdoor sport, containing decades’ worth of surf gear, photos, clothes, trophies and books.

Want to know what paradise feels like? Fly to the Gold Coast and experience it for yourself. Located in the subtropical climate, the city has warm winters, ranging between 10°C and 20°C. Meanwhile, the long summers are a bit hotter, climbing up to 38°C. The summers last from October to June. In fact, the Gold Coast earned its name by receiving an average of 250 days of sunshine every year. In other words, the Gold Coast can be any beach lover’s paradise.

Destination Routes

Etihad Offices in Australia

Sydney, Australia
Level 36
Aurora Place
88 Phillip St, NSW 2000
1300 532 215
sydtkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays
Brisbane, Australia
Under Road Offices, Level 1
Brisbane International Terminal
Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
1300 532 215
bnetkt@etihad.ae
Mon-Fri 09:00am?? 17:00pm / Sat, Sun & public holidays - Closed
Melbourne, Australia
Level 25
140 William Street
VIC 3000
1300 532 215
meltkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700 / Closed Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays