The Gold Coast is located on the land of the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
When Australians living on the East Coast think about a beach holiday or a laid-back lifestyle they think of two things Queensland and the Gold Coast. Australia's theme park capital, the Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia's east coast, famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It's also home to the Dreamworld, Sea World, and Wet'n'Wild theme parks. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park's mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforests.
The Gold Coast is a coastal region spanning nearly 30 kilometres inland which spans from south of Brisbane to Coolangatta / Tweed Heads on the Queensland and New South Wales Border. The Gold Coast hinterland covers a series of sub-tropical valleys, Tallebudgera and Canungra and covers the extremely pleasant temperate Mount Tamborine range which leads down to Rileys Plateau and the Border Ranges. The most famous area of the Gold Coast is the very upbeat Surfers Paradise, while the emerging commercial capital and shopping precinct is Robina.
Beyond the fast-paced and glamorous beach lifestyle, the villages of Mount Tamborine, Tallebudgerra Valley, and Canungra located in the Gold Coast Hinterland offer a sub-tropical experience with lush green rainforest and temperate climate. Beyond the hinterland is the South Downs regions, where South East Queensland offers a rich rural experience with horse studs, agistment and sprawling cattle properties around Beaudesert and Warwick.