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Useful Resources

Are you new to the Gold Coast or here on holiday? There are so many fun and exciting things to see and do that sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve put together a few local resources to help you navigate your time on the Gold Coast. From up to date weather forecasts to public transport, theme parks and other attractions, you’ll find it all here.


Gold Coast weather forecasts presented in easy to follow graph format.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for the Surfers Paradise area.

Surf Reports

Coastal Watch
Weather, surf swells, tides and all the Gold Coast weather info a surfer needs.

Swell Net
Detailed Surf Forecast for Gold Coast. Wave heights, wave direction and period, local winds each hour, tides and live cams. Updated daily by expert forecasters.


Gold Coast Airport
Situated at the southern end of the Gold Coast in Coolangatta, the Gold Coast Airport operates regional, domestic and international flights daily.

Gold Coast public transport information and journey planner. Find times and fares for buses, trains and trams.

Gold Coast Theme Parks

Australia's BIGGEST Theme Park on the Gold Coast. Family fun, thrills rides, live shows and entertainment.

Movie World
Experience first-class rides, action-packed shows, and join a world of fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

Sea World
Sea World is the premier marine animal park in Australia, offering amazing attractions and rides for all ages.

Wet n Wild
Splash into another world, with some of the biggest and most extreme water slides in Australia. Wet'n'Wild is not to be missed.

Surfers Paradise info

Surfers Paradise
You'll find key facts about business, busking and safety in Surfers Paradise, as well as a breakdown of the rich history of this beautifully diverse beach city and tourism, events, shopping and dining information.

Gold Coast Major Tourism Providers

Visit Gold Coast
Allow the trained staff at one of Gold Coast Tourism’s Official Visitor Information and Booking Centres to assist in planning your Gold Coast getaway.

Local Business Directories

Yalwa Gold Coast is a free local business directory that offers the opportunity to find businesses in the greater area of Gold Coast for nearly every industry sector.

Gold Coast Directory
The is the largest online database of Gold Coast businesses on the web, providing a free listing to any local business with a valid email address.

Enterprise Search
Enterprise Search provides a business directory for all regions in Australia.

Travel Directories

Travel Directory
Comprehensive resources about travel and vacation

Sky Scanner
Compare and find cheap flights, car hire and hotels