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QUEENSLAND - GOLD COAST

The Gold Coast is the second largest city in Queensland the most populous non-capital city in Australia.

Gold Coast City stretches 56km from Yatala in the north to Cooloongatte and theh border with New South Wales in the south.

To the west, the city is bordered by a part of the Great Dividing Range commonly referred to as the Gold Coast hinterland, part of the range is home to Lamington National Park, a World Heritage Area.

Much of the land between the coastal strip and the hinterland was once wetlands but has been converted into 260 km man-made waterways - over 9 times that of Venice- and artificial islands.

Waterfront homes are a feature of the Gold Coast and many have pontoons for boats to access houses.

The Gold Coast is famous for it’s many surfing breaks including Kirra, Coolangatta, Greenmount, Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks and each year hosts a leg of the ASP World Tour of surfing, the Quiksilver Pro at Coolangatta.

STUDY ON THE GOLD COAST AT:
• BOND UNIVERSITY
• GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
• SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY

ABOUT THE GOLD COAST

  • Population 410,000
  • 40 km of surfing beaches
  • 10 million tourists visit the Gold Coast each year.


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