Gold Coast, Queensland

Why come to Q18?

The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It is famed for its long sandy beaches with surf breaks such as Snapper Rocks and Burleigh Heads among the most popular in the country. It is home to many theme parks such as Movie World, Sea World, and the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary whilst also hosting some of the biggest shopping centre’s in the southern hemisphere. Inland hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest with other Natural areas including Tamborine National Park, hosting waterfalls and trails.
Come and visit, holiday and play tennis.

Visit Gold Coast

This timelapse was made by LA-based cinematographer Joe Capra over 14 days from over 120,000 photos.

The Gold Coast Hinterland

The perfect destination for a holiday, the Gold Coast is bordered by turquoise blue Pacific Ocean to the east, and an emerald green tropical rainforest to the west.

Burleigh Heads

“Burleigh is like a small town within a city and it appeals to everybody” – Sean Scott, Burleigh Heads local and internationally renowned photographer. He‘s passionate about the iconic Burleigh Headland, the ocean and environment and his local village that is fast becoming one of the coolest cultural hubs on the Coast.

Broadbeach

“There’s a real flavour and culture that has immersed itself in Broadbeach” - Liz Cantor, Gold Coast local and TV Presenter. Take her personal tour of the evolving Broadbeach precinct, from the gorgeous beach and parks to the amazing shopping, dining and nightlife offers that continue to sprout up in centres, hotels and throughout its buzzing streets.

Southern Gold Coast

“Just easy living pretty much, whatever you want it’s here” - Mick Fanning, Coolangatta local and 3 X World Surfing Champion. He’s a ‘Cooly kid’ at heart and along with fellow locals, tells us why they all love their beautiful stretch of the Gold Coast so much.

Cycling on the Gold Coast

“For me as a cyclist I love it when you turn your back to the beach and look to the Hinterland” - Robbie McEwen, World Champion Cyclist. He lives on the Coast and loves the wide range of riding opportunities available here that truly sets it apart from a lot of other places.