Located on the coast in Australia’s Queensland province, Gold Coast is one of the country’s larger cities. Gold Coast is home to about 600,000 people. It is also a popular tourist destination. The Gold Coast’s subtropical climate, beach resorts, surfing opportunities, and nightlife attract visitors year-round, which is why it’s such a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. According to some sources, about 10 million tourists fly to Gold Coast each year.
Business class flights to Gold Coast arrive at Gold Coast International Airport (OOL), located in the town of Bilinga. The airport handles about 6.5 million passengers each year. Direct flights to Gold Coast International Airport are available from Malaysia, New Zealand, and several other cities in Australia. Cheap flights to Gold Coast can be booked on the Australian low-cost airline, Jetstar, as well as on the Asian low-cost airline, AirAsia X.
Passengers who book tickets to Gold Coast will find a few options for ground transportation available to take them from the airport into the city of Gold Coast and its surrounding suburbs. Public bus service, rail service, and rental cars are all easily accessible.
In addition to its white sand beaches, Gold Coast is home to several other attractions that are popular with tourists. Among these is the Q1 building, a residential tower that is the tallest building in Australia at 1,058 feet high. From 2005-2011, it bore the title of the tallest residential building in the world, which is distinct from the tallest building. The city and its surrounding area are also home to more than ten theme parks. These include traditional amusement parks as well as wildlife and nature parks, water parks, and the highly rated Sea World marine park. Not to mention, because of its great location, the Gold Coast offers some of the finest seafare cuisine in the world. With its diversity and culturally rich population, these fresh catches are fused with culinary styles from around the globe. For travelers who like to hike and eat, visitors can enjoy walkabout gourmet adventures that fuse Gold Coast eats with incredible sights in the lush, beautiful scenery around the city.
For outdoor enthusiasts who fly to the Gold Coast, of the many natural wonders they can see, there are plenty of waterfalls in the surrounding area. From Tamborine National Park to the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, visitors can explore lush, scenic surroundings with picturesque backdrops for creating lasting memories.
Besides tourists, thousands of business travelers also fly to Gold Coast each year. The city is home to a large convention center, the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, which is home to many trade shows. Its central business district and the nearby suburbs are home to the offices of many domestic and multinational companies. These include the Billabong clothing company, Donut King, and Surfing Australia, a nonprofit that oversees the country’s competitive surfing.
Due to its year-round sunshine and warm climate, Gold Coast is also a popular location to film movies. Several Hollywood films have been made there including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017; 2018’s Aquaman; and the 2019 children’s film, Dora the Explorer.
Professional sports, including football (soccer), rugby, auto racing, and surfing also attract a large number of visitors to Gold Coast each year.