For those of us living, working and playing here on the Gold Coast (particularly the Northern Gold Coast region), it’s no wonder post-COVID we continue to see Australians flocking to this beautiful corner of the world.
So, what’s the “secret sauce” combination that the Gold Coast has that’s attracting everyone from prestige real estate lovers to tree and sea-changers alike? Let’s look at the top 4 reasons Australians are making the shift.
It’s not just those deficient in Vitamin D that recognise the importance of a healthy dose of sunshine; the Gold Coast boasts some incredible temperatures year round, and offers way more outdoor experiences (even shopping centres like Pacific Fair) that encourage you to catch some rays.
For many of those Australians who were cooped up in Sydney or, more difficult still, Melbourne, during the pandemic, there’s been a newfound appreciation for temperate weather, plenty of sunshine and lots of opportunities to enjoy it.
Sure, we’ve heard the saying, “If you’re always on holiday, you don’t appreciate it as much!”, but rest assured, Gold Coast locals never get complacent about the relaxed lifestyle that comes with living in such a beautiful place. Warmer weather gives that tropical resort feel, and once you dive into the picture-perfect places like Sanctuary Cove & Hope Island, you’re truly opened up to all of the features of living next to premier golf courses, marinas, restaurants and more – on the Gold Coast, your holiday vibe extends far further than a few weeks a year.
The nature of the Gold Coast landscape means there’s so much to see and do with just a few hours’ drive in between major destinations. You’re about 1.5 hours to Brisbane with all the sights and sounds of a major city, but you’re also near world-class theme parks, zoos and entertainment.
For beach lovers, you’ve got the pick of it all – forget crowded tourist-trap zones; you can easily cruise down to Mermaid Beach, Broadbeach or Palm Beach, each offering its own take on surf, sand and chilling out.
If the beach doesn’t tempt you, you’re also able to get your fill of mountain life with Springbrook within the Gold Coast council zone, or looking a little further afield you can take in the magnificent Scenic Rim, filled with national parks, lookouts, accommodation and activities galore – so if the cooler climates call to you every now and then, you’re never too far from a relaxing rainforest walk followed by a stay in a cabin with a log fire.
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