Conveyancing Gold Coast
The fun and fabulous GC
From the rainforest to the sea, the Gold Coast is an extraordinary location offering the best of metropolitan and natural attractions.
World famous for its beaches, the city has grown from a seaside town to a sophisticated coastal city with strong appeal for both residents and visitors.
Located south of Brisbane and just north of the New South Wales border, the Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest city and home to 700,000 people. It attracts around 5 million visitors each year. The traditional owners of the region are the Yugambeh language people. The climate is subtropical, with winters typically being mild and summers hot and humid.
As one of Australia’s fastest growing cities, the Gold Coast’s population growth has previously been driven by industries of construction, tourism and retail. Today, tourism is still the city’s fundamental industry, but a broader cross section of growth drives economic prosperity, including the marine, education, information technology, food, creative, environment and sports industries.
The Gold Coast has a major film and television production industry, with Village Roadshow Studios in Oxenford being one of the largest studio lots in the Southern Hemisphere.
Although the Gold Coast has not traditionally had a central CBD, Southport has now been identified as a priority development area, encouraging new investment and business opportunities.
Beaches and waterways
Named for its golden sandy shores, the Gold Coast is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches. Experienced surfers love Snapper Rocks, South Stradbroke Island and Burleigh Point while Currumbin Alley offers more mellow waves for those new to the sport. For calmer waters, explore the many inland beaches including Southport, Budds Beach, Labrador, Paradise Point and several others.
Many homes are located on the extensive waterways and canal networks throughout the city. Boating enthusiasts will love the Gold Coast Seaway which provides direct access to the Pacific Ocean.
The Gold Coast is well-known for its fun-filled theme parks, including Dreamworld, Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild and WhiteWater World. Additionally, it is home to unique experiences such as Australian Outback Spectacular which offers a dinner and show featuring live horse riding, music and entertainment.
If you’re feeling adventurous, enjoy the view from the top of Australia’s tallest building Q1 at Skypoint Observation Deck or Skypoint Climb. Game and sport-based activities include TopGolf, Game Over for indoor go karting and laser tag, iFly Indoor Skydiving, Broadbeach Surf School and GC Wake Park.
For unique experiences, connect with the oldest living culture with the award-winning Aboriginal cultural experience Spirits of the Red Sand or discover the majestic nature of humpback whales during the migration season with a whale watching tour. Wildlife parks include Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, David Fleay Wildlife Park and the farm and nature precinct, Paradise Country.
Arts & Events
The cultural precinct at Home of the Arts (HOTA) includes several performance spaces, two cinemas and Gold Coast City Art Gallery. Musicals, theatre, music and other performances are regularly performed there. Other venues for live performances include The Star Theatre and Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, which are also leading conferencing venues.
The contemporary arts program, Bleach* Festival, turns up the heat each August, presenting a range of the city’s most dynamic performing artists across theatre, art, circus, music, dance and events.
Each year in November, the Gold Coast is the destination of choice for thousands of Schoolies. Other key events include the Magic Millions Raceday, Beyond the Sand Arts Festival, the literature festival Somerset Storyfest and Gold Coast Film Festival.
Water lovers will get a kick out of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
The Gold Coast enjoys some of the most stunning rainforest and parklands in Australia. Don’t miss the inland hiking trails across Lamington National Park’s mountains and valleys, discovering Natural Bridge or Springbrook National Park.
Explore a range of international cuisine options, ranging from casual to five star. The Urbanlist ranks these as the Gold Coast’s best restaurants; Japanese dining at Yamagen, the culinary bar Social Eating House, fine dining at Nineteen at The Star, or the intimate Bistro The North Room.
Other favourites include the Asian fusion Rick Shores, beachside dining at The Tropic at Burleigh Heads and the modern Vietnamese, Jimmy Wah’s. For an unfussy meal, try the night dining precinct at Miami Marketta. Peppered throughout the suburbs, there are also many casual food options including pubs and take away outlets.
From boutique markets to high end shopping, the Gold Coast knows how to shop! For shopping and entertainment, visit Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Robina Town Centre and Australia Fair Shopping Centre. Along the coastal strip there’s Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, Sanctuary Cove or find a bargain at the outlet favourite, Harbour Town Shopping Centre. Multiple smaller shopping centres are located throughout the suburbs for easy local access.
Property on the Gold Coast
The city has seen significant growth in property values over the past 12 months, fuelled by low interest rates, interstate migration and as remote working options have become normalised. A new QBE report says the future of Queensland’s residential property market is coastal. QBE predicts the growth to continue over the next three years, taking the median house price to $915,000.
The urban structure of the Gold Coast sprawls from Coolangatta to the tip of South Stradbroke Island in the north. There are several city heartbeats but no true central CBD, with fantastic property opportunities across the inner, middle and outer property rings.
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