Traffic is undeniably busy on the Gold Coast. Save time and use the G:Link – Gold Coast’s light rail system, which will take you from Helensvale all the way through to Broadbeach. In one trip you can experience Southport’s China Town, Surfers Paradise’s iconic beach and when you reach Broadbeach, hop off for superior shopping at the Gold Coast’s biggest mall. Cost: Go Explore Go Card Adult $10 (approximately $7 US) all day
Gold Coast employs the largest number of professional life guards patrolling the beaches across all of Australia. Swim between the yellow and red flags and always obey the lifeguard rules – it will keep you safe.
With it’s sub-tropical climate and chilled out yet, cosmopolitan way of life, the only tricky part about the Gold Coast as a vacation destination is having to leave.
Perhaps this is why over 12,500 people move permanently to the Gold Coast each year. Interestingly, those aged 65 and older will account for one in three of the additional population arriving in the region over the next 25 years, according to Bernard Salt from The Demographics Group.
With 300 days of sunshine a year, where else would you rather be?