There’s a lot more to the Gold Coast than its beautiful beaches, tranquil hinterland and leisurely lifestyle (although they are amazing assets!). Check out our list of YouTube clips that show off the city…
Alex Lehours paints The Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Orchid Avenue was recently brought to life by 40/40 Creative, with a rich, eclectic mural from Sydney-based artist Alex Lehours, as part of a rebranding of The Avenue Surfers Paradise.
“The community are the ones who can really reap the benefits of street art,” says Nic Nichols, founder of 40/40.
“I think no matter what your age or who you are, this kind of street art – that is a bit daring, a bit bold with loads of personality – really captures your attention.”
Caught on the Gold Coast – a look at the city’s unrivalled seafood industry
The Gold Coast, which is lucky enough to be situated along pristine coastline on the Pacific Ocean, boasts a thriving seafood industry.
Local fish mongers are making it their priority to not only supply top-notch local seafood, but are passionate about educating consumers about developing a keener awareness of the fish they eat.
Amy Shark – ADORE
There’s no doubt the Gold Coast has plenty of talented musicians and one shining through is Amy Shark with her hit Adore which came in at no. 2 on the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2016.
To those outside of the Gold Coast, Shark would have appeared to come out of nowhere in 2016, but locals know she’s been a fixture on the local music scene for years with community connections that run deep.
She kicks off her tour including America and Canada in May, with some Australian states having sell out shows.
Tyler Wright – enough said
Tyler Wright, the 2016 WSL Women’s World Champion, carves up the waves on the Southern Gold Coast, making the most of one our best natural assets.
Study Gold Coast – Australia’s favourite classroom
From its world-class educational standards and stellar university facilities to its bold lifestyle and rich multicultural offering, there are endless reasons why international students venture to the Gold Coast.
Home to more than 200 education and training providers, including three world-class universities and specialist institutions, the Gold Coast offers a range of innovative courses and globally recognised qualifications.
UK expat Di Dixon evokes change
Di Dixon campervanned and backpacked around various countries, looking to trade in her hometown in London for a new city that boasted an enviable climate and exciting lifestyle opportunities.
She chose the Gold Coast in 2001 and hasn’t looked back.