A coastal city of Australia located in Queensland, and is also 94km south of the state capital Brisbane. It is separated from Logan City, a suburban area of Brisbane by the Albert River.  In 2010 its population was approximately 540,000, and it is known to be the second most populous city in the state, the sixth most populous city in Queensland, and also the most populous non-capital city in Australia.

The Gold Coast can boast an average of 245 days of fine weather each year and daytime temperatures above 22 degrees for 279 days a year. Yes! Gold Cost is a sunny place, and this is what the people of Gold Cost is proud of. with its sunny subtropical climate, surfing beaches, canal and waterway systems, its high-rise dominated skyline, nightlife, and rain forest hinterland The Gold Coast is harbors great offerings to its tourist. No doubt it is visited most by foreigners. Furthermore, the Gold Coast is a candidate city for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast Airport provides connection across Australia with airlines including Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways. International services from Japan, New Zealand and Malaysia also land at Gold Coast Airport with airlines including Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Pacific Blue and Airasia X.

The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th day of September 2011 has been declared as Gold Coast region public holiday. The largest community event held on the Gold Coast – the Annual Gold Coast Show celebrating its 105th show in 2011. From the moment you enter the Gold Coast Show there will be no shortage of entertainment – and best of all most of it is part of your show ticket admission. The show runs with the compliance with the DPI regulations for the running of horse events.  Health declaration form will be required for all competitors to complete before entering the competition.

A full time Vet will be on the grounds for the three days.  Hand washing facilities are in place and the general public does not have access to the horses.  As this is a trotting complex extra care is crucial.

The Gold Coast Show is held at Parklands show grounds, corner Smith Street and Parklands Drive Southport. Showcasing the Gold Coast is also about people, lifestyle, art, education, sports, hobbies, interests and innovation and the Gold Coast Show provides an excellent programme that encompasses all other recreation which includes Animal Nursery & Poultry ,Dog Show ,Evening Entertainment ,Food Fantastic , free Circus , Goat Competitions , Goldsteins Fireworks Display ,Horse Events – Show jumping ,Home craft Competition & Displays ,Homeshow Displays &Trade Exhibits ,Motorsports Exhibits ,School Displays & Competitions, Show bags, Sideshows & Rides ,Stage Shows & Roving Entertainment ,Vintage Cars ,Visual Arts Competition ,Wood chopping Championships The Gold Coast Show is an excellent platform to market and promote business, services and goods to the ever-increasing number of show visitors. Almost 250 indoor and outdoor sites are available covering every aspect of business from tourism to manufacturing, home show to industrial, wholesale and retail. It is of a sure showcase of all the recreation one should not afford to miss and one people look forward every time of the year. That is why; If you like sun, surf and sand, unpolluted air and a relaxed lifestyle, with great accommodation and heaps of tourist attractions thrown in, then you’ll love the Gold Coast of Australia.

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