• Average temperature 20-28°C (68-82°F).
  • January to March are usually the months of highest rainfall – usually fantastic hot days followed by occasional tropical storms. Humidity can sometimes be high but is often tempered by the cool sea breezes. The cool rainforests and mountain creeks are a wonderful retreat from the hot summer days.

General Information:

  • Currency – To ensure the most accurate current rate of exchange visitors are advised to convert foreign currency to Australian Dollars at a bank or financial institution.
  • Tipping – Tipping is not a requirement in Australia though some people do so if they are extremely pleased with the service.
  • Driving – Australians drive on the left hand side of the road.


  • Four Winds Revolving Restaurant at The Park Royal Hotel
  • Grumpy’s River Inn Restaurant
  • Sanctuary Cove Brewery
  • The Great Khan Mongolian B.B.Q.


  • Most public commuting on the Coast is by Bus. Timetables are available through Surfside Buslines (ph 55 367 666) which offer a 24 hour service along the highway. Look for the stops at 300 metre intervals.
  • A Monorail runs from The Oasis Shopping Centre to The Casino at Broadbeach.
  • Taxis and Limousines are available all over the Gold Coast and if necessary even Water Taxis are available.
  • Pedicab – This service operates around Surfers Paradise mainly, it is inexpensive and good fun.

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