Fraser Island, Mt Tamborine,
Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Island.
Famous Food & Beverages (Gourmet's Delight):
Foccacias, risott, meat pie,
Australian beer and sausage roll.
History & Evolution
Captain James Cook became the first European to note the region when he
sailed along the coast on May 16, 1770 in the HM Bark Endeavour. A
government surveyor named Dixon charted the Gold Coast region in 1840. He
named many of the landmarks after senior naval officers as was the custom at
the time. Since then the Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell changed many
of the names to Aboriginal names. Examples of these changes include:- the
River Barrow became the Nerang River, the River Perry became Tallebudgera
Creek, Anson Creek became Currumbin Creek and the River Arrowsmith became
the Coomera River.
In 1933 the area was named Surfers Paradise. Since these times the Gold
Coast has retained it's position as a tourist venue. The major growth in
population has occurred since the 1950's. During the 1960's and 70's large
canal developments and residential sub-divisions have spread the Coast's
boundaries. Sir Bruce Small was instrumental in promoting this area as a
family holiday playground. In 1995 the Gold Coast City area has become the
seventh largest city in Australia. It is considered to be the fastest
growing region in Australia.
Site-Seeing Miami Beach:
Miami Beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Gold Coast
city in Australia. The beachfront is magnificent in its look and the natural
scenario is truly overwhelming. The place holds various sources of
entertainment for people of all age groups and makes sightseeing in Gold
Coast worthwhile. If you love fishing, then Miami Beach is the right place
for you. There are fishing arrangements for tourists. The Dunlop's Canal can
be used as a platform for fishing. Besides fishing some other interesting
recreational activities to be enjoyed are also present at the Miami Beach.
There are amusement parks such as Pizzy Park, which is very famous. It can
also be termed as a swimming complex. Skating facilities are also available. Location: Near Nobby Beach
The Mt. Tamborine in Gold Coast is an integral landmark and identifier for
Gold Coast in Australia. Located behind the coastal plains of the city, Mt.
Tamborine in Gold Coast is a part of a group of hills and plateaus that form
a natural green woodland border to the beaches. Mt. Tamborine, Gold Coast is
also famous for being the first National Park in the state of Queensland.
Fauna in Mt. Tamborine in Gold Coast is also a diverse lot, though most of
the species belong to the avian fauna. Apart from birds, there are also
abundant numbers of possums, bandicoots, wallabies, koalas and tree frogs to
be found. However, if you thought that Mt. Tamborine in Gold Coast is only
about wildlife and plants then you are mistaken. There are some 6,000
residents in the area too. Also, Mt. Tamborine serves as an important
tourist center, attracting visitors in large number each year.
Location: West Gold Coast
Sea World Eye:
The Sea World Eye in Gold Coast Australia is a site which u can not afford
to miss if you are visiting Australia. Sea World Eye is an observation wheel
that rises almost 60 meters above the sea level. From that height one is
able to see the entire Gold Coast city and enjoy the picturesque splendor.
One can also view the Broadwater site from above the Sea World Eye, Gold
Coast. Sea World is in fact a marine park in the city of Gold Coast in the
The park is very striking. Here tourists will get a chance to meet marine
animals such as dolphins and octopus. One can also get to know about their
existence, habitat and other such fascinating information about the marine
life. The theme park of Sea World Eye not only serves as an entertainment
source, but it also caters to various educational purposes. The hosts in the
park provide you different with types trivia on the marine animals and their
life under water. What is more, one might also be able to meet the beautiful
Polar Bears. Beside that, there are various kinds of rides and adventurous
sports in the theme park. The Sea World Eye wheel is very thrilling. It
offers 42 air-conditioned Gondolas. Each of the Gondolas can hold 6 people.
People of all ages are allowed to board this wheel.