The History of Gold Coast, Queensland begins in prehistoric times with archaeological evidence revealing occupation of the district by Australian Aborigines for at least 23,000 years.The first early European explorers began arriving in the late 1700s, settlement soon followed throughout the 19th century, and by 1959 the town was proclaimed a city. Today, the Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia.

Australia's Gold Coast, attractions, experiences that continue to evolve every day. It is an offering which has been built over generations as a tourist destination and will hold the city well into the future.

Enjoying an ideal year round climate and an amazing variety of natural landscapes, including 70 kilometres of famous beach and 100,000 hectares of world heritage-listed rainforest, the region has been attracting visitors since first settlement.

Today, natural wonders are complemented by the largest selection of family theme parks, golfing greens, shopping centres and restaurants.