About the Gold Coast

Gold Coast Facts and Figures

Area: 1402 square kilometres (approx. 541 square miles). Coastline 57km (35 miles) long from South Stradbroke Island to Rainbow Bay.

Population: 500,000+ making it the sixth (6) largest city in Australia. This is expected to increase too more than 700,000 by 2021.

Climate: Subtropical with 287 days of sunshine annually.

Average Summer Temperatures: 19 to 29 degrees Celsius (66 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit).

Average Winter Temperatures: 9 to 21 degrees Celsius (48 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit).

 

Average rainfall for the Gold Coast

Summer

Average Rainfall: 150mm (5.9 inches)

Winter

Average Rainfall: 57mm (2.2 inches)

 

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