The Gold Coast is a sprawling city located on the east coast of Australia, approximately 1 hour south of Brisbane.
Being centrally located to many of the attractions in south-east Queensland, the Gold Coast is one of the most popular holiday destinations for millions of travellers each year.
Gold Coast Light Rail Tram, Theme Parks & Suburbs Map
Within the Gold Coast itself, there are literally hundreds of attractions. The main hub of the Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise and there are literally hundreds of accommodation choices including apartments, hotels and resorts. Travel further out from Surfers Paradise and things only get better. From the world-famous theme parks to the beautiful national parks, from wildlife sanctuaries to casinos and live events, the Gold Coast is a location that has it all.
Getting around the Gold Coast is easiest by car. As you travel from beach to country, you will notice that the roads are well maintained and helpfully signed. The main freeway that runs from north to south through the Gold Coast is the Pacific Highway. This road runs past the theme parks and also connects the Gold Coast to Brisbane in the north. Visitors travelling west to Tamborine Mountain from Surfers Paradise will find it is only a short 40 minute trip by car or and those travelling to Springbrook National Park or Lamington National Park in the south-west will find that they are only 30 minutes and 40 minutes away respectively.
Conveniently, there is a new tram known as G:Link which connects many of the suburbs along the coast. See the images below for more information.