Why Is It Called the Gold Coast?

Bursting with sun, sand, and sea, the Gold Coast is the tropical wonderland of Australia. It’s no wonder it is one of the top destinations, with rainforests, mountain ranges, pristine beaches, and skyscrapers sprinkling the area. But where did it get its name?

The History of the Area

Before European settlements came to Australia, the Gold Coast area was a natural wonderland, home to white sandy beaches, rolling mountains, river valleys, and both salt and freshwater wetlands. The indigenous community lived cohesively within the environment, inhabiting the area for more than 23,000 years before any European settlement.

The Birth of the Name

The name ‘the Gold Coast’ began in the late 1940s and was first used by Brisbane journalists marketing the area’s land for sale during the post-war estate boom. The local council saw the promotion and liked the name so much they adopted the name on 23 October 1958. Renaming the councils original, South Coast Town Council to Gold Coast Town Council. On the 16th of May in 1959, the Queensland State Government officially proclaimed the Local Authority of the city of the Gold Coast. The Place Names Board of Queensland legally named the area, the Gold coast in April 1980.

What You Can Do in Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is known as the laid-back surfing city of Australia. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a relaxing break amongst the stunning scenery or a more upbeat adventure, the Gold Coast has you covered. Imagine yourself in crystal clear waters, soaking up the sunrays alongside the golden sand coast. Jump on a city tour to explore the area and learn about the city’s history and indigenous culture. And trek out to the breathtaking scenery of the Hinterlands. Seeing beautiful attractions such as the biological diversity of the Springbrook National Park. Take advantage of the city’s close proximately to the stunning natural wonders lying on the Gold Coast’s doorstep. No matter what you choose to do, you will certainly not be disappointed.

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