So, you’re planning a Gold Coast holiday, but before you book your holiday accommodation, you’d like to know what it’s like to live on the Gold Coast from a local’s perspective. No worries, in this article we address exactly that. Tourists often feel sad when they are checking out of their Gold Coast holiday accommodation because they know it’s time to head home, and back to reality. Some tourists simply can’t face leaving and their weekend holiday turns into a week long holiday, an extended stay or some, well they just never leave! If you’ve been to the Gold Coast and considered living here, you may find it interesting to read what it’s like to live on the Gold Coast from a local’s perspective.

As a local myself, one thing that I really appreciate about the Gold Coast is our awesome weather which is almost perfect all year round. Travellers, particularly those who visit from countries that experience icy cold winters will certainly agree with me. We are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy the outdoors for more than 300 days a year. This is the reason why Aussies like me are able to maximise what the Gold Coast has to offer. We can surf, swim, and participate in water activities most of the time. We can also hike the hinterlands or go trekking without worrying too much about weather conditions.

Gold Coast Surfers
Gold Coasters are able to enjoy the outdoors for more than 300 days of the year

Although the Gold Coast is a major tourist destination, it’s not entirely crowded. Of course, you can expect huge crowds at places like Surfers Paradise and theme parks particularly during high season. But if you’re not living near these tourist attractions, the Gold Coast can be as normal as other regular cities and suburbs in Australia. Also, because locals here are very warm and friendly, I find the Gold Coast to be the best place to raise a family. With great weather, relaxed atmosphere, and a long list of attractions, you and your family will surely not get bored here. If you want to visit the Gold Coast but concerned with the large number of tourists, simply book your holiday accommodation in less populated areas such as Broadbeach or Burleigh Heads, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing time.

Locals actually appreciate the fact that the Gold Coast is a major holiday destination. Because of this, the tourism industry is doing very well and this means more employment opportunities for locals; many of my friends are also employed in the holiday accommodation industry. And as we are used to seeing foreigners particularly when we go to the top beaches and places like Surfers Paradise, you can expect us, well most of us, to be friendly with travellers.


Now that you know what it is like to live on the Gold Coast from the local’s perspective, I am sure that you’re now even more excited to book that flight and experience what life has to offer in this coastal city. Before you go though, make sure that you book your Gold Coast holiday accommodation ahead of time especially if you’re going during high season. For your convenience and peace of mind, make Gold Coast Holiday Stays your accommodation partner. I look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast soon!

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