The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations. Famous for its beaches, surf, theme parks, shopping and hinterland, it has been attracting Australian families for many decades. The Gold Coast is in South East Queensland, just 1-hour south of Brisbane, and stretches from Oxenford in the north to Coolangatta in the south and South Stradbroke Island in the east, and incorporates Surfers Paradise on the coast. The region has 70-kilometres of uninterrupted coastline and is fringed by rainforest hinterland, including World Heritage-listed national parks. The region is famous for its attractive environment, climate and lifestyle.