Cheap flights, great shopping and glorious weather are some of the most common reasons a Kiwi might decide to cross the ditch for a holiday on Queensland’s Gold Coast. But why limit yourself to a mini-break every now and again when the Gold Coast lifestyle could be yours for the taking 24/7?
If you’ve been thinking about moving to the Gold Coast but you’re still not totally convinced, these reasons might help you to commit.
1. Beautiful Beaches
It doesn’t matter where you live on the Gold Coast, chances are it’ll take mere minutes to get to the beach. Sure, beaches can get pretty busy during high-peak tourist time, but if you move to Australia you’ll quickly figure out which beaches are the best and which ones should be avoided during peak times. Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta, Kirra, Nobby and Main Beaches are all firm favourites with locals; once you’ve settled in you’ll quickly find your favourite spots too.
2. Plenty to See & Do
The beach might be the first thing you think of when you imagine ‘the Gold Coast’, but working on your tan is certainly not the only thing you can do there. Head out to the hinterland for a spot of hiking, add a healthy dose of adrenalin to your day at any one of the myriad theme parks, enjoy a dash of luxury shopping at the revamped Pacific Fair, now the fourth-largest shopping mall in Australia, visit the Burleigh Heads farmer’s market or chill out at any one of the GC’s cafÃ©s, bars or restaurants.
3. Vibrant CafÃ© Scene
Speaking of which, the Gold Coast is fast-becoming revered for its growing food and drink culture, which will put a smile on the dial of anyone who prefers gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free options over the alternative. Craft beer is also on the up and up, while the Gold Coast’s pulsing night life ensures you won’t be stuck for choice when it comes to wining and dining on the town.
4. Incredible Weather
They don’t call it ‘the sunny Gold Coast’ for nothing. With around 300 days of sunshine every year, the Gold Coast is the perfect destination for sun worshippers and outdoor adventurers alike. During summer, temperatures hover around the late 20s/early 30s and even in winter you often don’t need to rug up that tightly against the elements.
5. Good Public Transport
OK, we admit that this one isn’t particularly exciting at first glance, but believe us when we say that slick public transport can really make or break a city. Fortunately, when it comes to the Gold Coast, it really makes it. Both the area and the populations are large, which makes traffic pretty congested. To make getting around the region faster and easier, there are plenty of public transport options including bus and train services, particularly handy if you work in Brisbane.
Looking to move to the Gold Coast? You’re in good company. Find out more about moving to Australia, request a free, no-obligation movers quote, or contact the friendly Crown Relocations furniture removals team for more information today.