The Gold Coast spans 1,402 square kilometres (approx. 541 square miles) on the Queensland & New South Wales border, 100kms south of Brisbane and 900kms north of Sydney, the Gold Coast is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic getaway or an action packed family holiday with so many exciting things to do. Size Gold Coast City is Australia's sixth largest city with a population of approximately 425,000. This is expected to grow to in excess of 500,000 over the next decade. Climate The Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year round (in fact an average of 300 days a year). Average Summer temperatures range from 19 to 29 degrees Celsius (66 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit). Average Winter temperatures range from an average of 9 to 21 degrees Celsius (48 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit) - it's no wonder the Gold Coast is Australia's favourite playground. Regent Bower Bird The floral emblum for the Gold Coast is "Banksia Aemula Proteaceae" or the "Wallum Banksia" which flowers in late summer and autumn.

The name Wallum came from the word Aborigines used to describe the flower. Environment According to a study conducted by the Council in 1998, the Gold Coast is the most biologically-diverse city in Australia. Its vegetation ranges from mountain rainforest to coastal wetlands and is home to more than: 34 species of amphibians 323 birds, 72 manmals 71 reptiles and 25 species of fish. Article sourced with thanks from Gold Coast Information. Graphic sourced with thanks from Tourism Gold Coast GOLD COAST LINKS: The Gold Coast Gold Coast Australia : Gold Coast accommodation (hotels ... Gold Coast accommodation and much more. Australia Gold Coast Guide Very Gold Coast | Very GC Gold Coast Queensland Wikipedia

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