Photo: Steve Austin, Dusk, looking towards the city from North Burleigh (Some rights reserved)

The Glitter Strip, aka Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometers // 41 miles south-southeast of Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales.

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Gold Coast couple’s 40-year quest to restore a banana farm to pristine rainforest habitat – ABC

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area

Burleigh Head National Park


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Recommended Listening
Seeking nature on the Gold Coast: paradise lost or gained? – With more canals than Venice, Queensland’s Gold Coast is a highly altered environment, where remnants of untouched vegetation are few and far between. Yet, tourists still flock there seeking to experience nature first hand among the theme parks, high rises and nightclubs.

Conversation: Adolescent cities and why the Gold Coast is one
Professor Paul Burton is working on an intriguing project – looking at the urbanisation of the Gold Coast in the way one would look at the characteristics of adolescence. So things like rapid growth, developing sexuality, growing analytical capacity and ego-centrism. And just as a city grows, it can die. Paul Burton is fascinating and provocative.

Australia bids to host 2018 Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast
Surfside Buslines provides Gold Coast’s public bus service as well as the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle to help you get around.
Gold Coast Flickr
Save Our Spit
Gold Coast Dive Centre
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Gold Coast City Council website
Gold Coast City Cultural and Civic Precinct Master Plan Ideas Competition
Gold Coast City
Gold Coast Bulletin
Gold Coast City Council
Gold Coast Environment Council
Very Gold Coast
Magnetic Island



Griffith Institute for Tourism
The Griffith Institute for Tourism is based in the Griffith Business School and acts as a focal point for innovative, quality research in tourism. GIFT’s mission is to undertake and disseminate world leading research in tourism, to effect both an academic and external impact. The Institute will develop and foster international collaborations and provide support to members to achieve research excellence and sustainability

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