The beautiful Gold Coast

This is where we live: The Glittering Gold Coast

Nestled on the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia, the Gold Coast is part of our home at Radio 97. It stands as a monument to natural beauty and vivacious urban life.

Unfurling over more than 70 kilometres of majestic coastline, it encompasses some of the most visually striking and globally renowned beaches. These include Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads, and Coolangatta.

As one of Australia’s most rapidly expanding cities, the Gold Coast encapsulates an invigorating blend of retail, entertainment, and gastronomy, promising to satisfy the most diverse of tastes.

It doesn’t matter whether you are an adrenaline junkie, a shopaholic, or a food connoisseur.

Surfers Paradise is aptly named for its world-class waves. It houses Cavill Avenue, the bustling street humming with activity around the clock. The energy here is palpable, with tourists and locals alike enjoying shopping and dining, vibrant nightlife, and an upbeat atmosphere.

For those with an epicurean streak, Broadbeach serves as the tasty centre of the city. A mosaic of innovative restaurants, charming cafes, and gourmet eateries line the streets, enticing food lovers with mouth-watering options from around the globe.

The tranquil side of the Gold Coast: discovering the hinterland

But the Gold Coast is not just a city of thrill and excitement; it also offers respite with its serene and tranquil landscapes.

A stark contrast to the effervescent city life, the Hinterland has lush rainforests and mountainous terrain. It presents the perfect backdrop for peaceful walks and introspective solitude. Lose yourself amongst verdant foliage while taking in stunning views and the soothing sounds of nature.

Natural attractions abound, with destinations like Springbrook National Park, where the ethereal Natural Bridge waterfall cascades into a serene pool. Or take a rewarding hike up to the Best of All Lookout in Mount Tamborine, which promises a vista that can steal your breath away.

Year-round events: the Gold Coast is always in celebration

“The Goldy”, as it is affectionately known, also wears the crown of Australia’s theme park capital, boasting attractions like Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, and Dreamworld. It’s a smorgasbord of unique experiences from heart-stopping roller coasters, delightful wildlife encounters, or being immersed in the enchanting world of cinema.

A calendar brimming with events means the Gold Coast is perennially abuzz. International competitions such as the Quiksilver Pro surf contest and the Gold Coast 500 car race are regular highlights. And cultural festivals bring a kaleidoscope of art, music, and tradition to our sunny shores.

But the true charm of the region comes in its laid-back, friendly atmosphere. Locals here are some of the warmest and friendliest people you’ll meet.

The Gold Coast is more than a place; it’s a lifestyle.

From the pristine beaches to lively city streets, from tranquil rainforests to bustling theme parks, there’s always something captivating happening. It is a truly unique Australian paradise.

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