Gold Coast, Queensland

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View of the Gold Coast from the 78th floor of Q1

The Gold Coast is the name given to a 57 kilometer long stretch of coast in the south east corner of Queensland, Australia.[1] At the south end is the town of Coolangatta on the border with New South Wales. The north end of the Gold Coast is at Beenleigh and includes South Stradbroke Island. It also includes the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. The Gold Coast is famous for its surf beaches which include Coolangatta, Currumbin, Palm Beach, Miami, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Main Beach.[2] The Gold Coast City is the sixth largest town in Australia with a population of more than 515,000 people (2010).[3] It is a very popular place for holidays and has its own international airport. Many people go there for the beaches and to visit the theme parks which include Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld, Seaworld and Wet and Wild.

A lot of houses on the Gold Coast are built in canal estates with over 260 kilometers of canals.[3] Q1 is the tallest residential building in the world. Including the spire it reaches 322.5 metres above the street.[3]

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