Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Long sandy beaches, rainforests and splashy theme parks offer plenty to inspire you in this coastal city. 

Climate

Its sunny subtropical climate is offset by a rainforest hinterland. Temperatures soar into the 30s in high summer and are mild and pleasant in the winter with an average low of 12 degrees. Surfing and the beach culture pervade the city year round. 

Transport

The Gold Coast is connected to Brisbane’s extensive bus and rail network and it is best to purchase a go card to travel not only in the inner city but throughout the region. 


Accommodation

The most cost effective option in this fast growing city is to flat. A user friendly website for this is https://flatmates.com.au/gold-coast. Metro Accommodation offers a substantial accommodation service for about $200 per week to students looking for a long term stay of one semester or a full year. 

Work

The Gold Coast is renowned for its vivacious night life. As such there is a high demand for bar staff and waiters. Additionally, the Gold Coast’s growing economy means there are often administrative positions available in offices or as assistants. Unpaid work volunteering in film and television is also something to consider as the Gold Coast is the movie making city in Australia. Indeed and SEEK are the best resources for job hunting in Queensland. 


Leisure

Famed for its theme parks, unleash your imagination at Dream World, get swept up in fantasy at Warner Bros Movie World, or observe unforgettable marine life at Seaworld. The Gold Coast City Gallery showcases artworks inspired by the city’s interplay between nature and development and King Opal houses the largest collection of remarkable Australian mined opals. The Arts Centre Gold Coast features two performance rooms as well as a bar and café. The Basement room often shows affordable live theatre and stand-up comedy. The emerald canopies of the Lamington National Park are scattered with cool rock pools and fern fronds on the Currumbin Valley bush walk. A great student night out is a sure fire way to have fun and the Gold Coast prides itself on its kaleidoscopic nightlife. The student wow card is the largest student discount programme in Queensland. Basic membership is only $12 and gives access to over 260 discounts and deals.

 

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