Gold Coast City Information

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The Gold Coast is a city where you will have access to breathtaking beaches and expansive forests! The Gold Coast has 52 kilometers of beaches with 300 sunny days per year. One area of the Gold Coast, Surfer’s Paradise, is just a short bus ride away from campus. This is one of the best places to learn to surf in Australia, and you will have the opportunity to learn during your CISabroad program!

Hear it from an Alumna: Kenzie Woltemath, Semester on the Gold Coast, Fall 2015

More tips from Kenzie: Check out her blog! 

As you head south from Surfers Paradise you will reach Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, and Coolangata. Broadbeach is sandy and chic; Burleigh Heads has seaside charm; and Coolangatta is known for its laid-back surfer vibe. If you head inland you will reach the Gold Coast hinterland, or forest area. If you want to experience rainforest walks, spectacular waterfalls, sweeping views and mountain retreats, this is the place for you!