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Gold Coast in numbers: Discover the coast with the most

1st March 2012 Print

From vast stretches of spectacular coastline and world-class surfing, to subtropical rainforests and national parks, the Gold Coast is a region of extremes where the numbers speak for themselves.

5,000km2 – The land area of the Gold Coast. Gold Coast City the most biologically-diverse city in Australia, its vegetation ranges from mountain rainforest to coastal wetlands

287 – Average days of sunshine annually in the Gold Coast

100,000 – Area in hectares of nature reserves and World Heritage sites. The Gold Coast is home to the largest subtropical rainforest remnant in the world

260 – Length of walking tracks in kilometres available in the Gold Coast

323 – Species of bird for budding twitchers to spot on the Gold Coast

11 – Number of award winning wineries located on the newly created Gold Coast Food and Wine Trail. The Gold Coast is Queensland’s fastest wine-growing region

72km – The length of the Gold Coast’s stunning coastline

22 – Average water temperature in degrees, perfect for surfing and water sports

40 – Number of resort and championship golf courses on the Gold Coast

1 – The number of hour’s drive to the Gold Coast from Brisbane

30 – Number of airlines which use the Gold Coast as a gateway to 26 destinations worldwide

2 – Number of international airports which service the region

270 – The height in metres of the SkyPoint Observation Deck on level 77 at Q1 which is Australia’s highest external building walk

2018 – The year the Gold Coast is to host the Commonwealth Games

There is no time like the present to experience this diverse destination and discover a new side to Australia’s Gold Coast – famous for fun!

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