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WELCOME to the Gold Coast Australia  

Australia is a natural wonderland of beautiful beaches, crystal blue waters, amazing ancient rock formations and pristine rainforests.

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and has the lowest population density per square kilometre.
Australia has 16 world heritage listed properties with its historic townships, bustling cities, vivid landscapes and exotic flora and fauna all adding to its unique appeal.

Much of Australia's exotic flora and fauna cannot be found anywhere else in the world and the lifestyle is one second to none.

Travelling to Australia from Abroad

Travelling Tips

Currency
Australian dollar AU$.  Australia’s currency comprises coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent; one and two dollar denominations and notes of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar denominations.

Banking
Banks are generally open from 9am-4pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm on Fridays.

Voltage
Australia operates on 220V single-phase. Australian plugs have three pins and an adaptor is required for Asian, UK/European plugs and US plugs.

Time Zones
Australia has three time zones. The Gold Coast  operates on the same time zone as NSW (Sydney) and Vitoria (Melbourne)  and  is equal to GMT or Coordinated Universal Time plus 10 hours (GMT/UTC +10).

Quarantine
Some food, plant material and animal products from overseas are not permitted in Australia. Some products may require treatment to make them safe and other items that pose pest and disease risks will be seized and destroyed by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS). Some products may be allowed in if accompanied by an import permit (issued by AQIS prior to arrival), or after treatment in Australia to make them safe (fees and charges apply). Visit the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service website for more information: www.daff.gov.au/aqis.

Visas
All overseas visitors require a valid Visa See seperate webpage regarding Visa Requirements Link 

Phoning Australia
Calling Australia from overseas the country code prefix is (61) then the area code without the first zero (02 Queensland / Brisbane is 7. For mobile (cell phone) numbers, dial 61, ignore the zero, then the remainder of the phone number.

For more information about travelling to Australia can be found at -  www.australia.com/

Places to Visit

Feel the excitement of life in the fun lane at Australia’s Gold Coast, where the sun shines on an unlimited variety of things to see and do all year round. It is a promise of big smiles and warm memories in a spectacle of golden beaches, legendary theme parks, alfresco shopping and breathtaking rainforest.

 

From pure, adrenalin-packed fun to natural indulgence, the contrasts of Australia’s Gold Coast unite to deliver every holiday experience you could desire in one friendly place. Revitalise the mind in the Gold Coast hinterland, filled with lush rainforest and dotted with mountain villages, waterfalls and swimming holes. Or, for an active approach hang glide, horse ride or 4WD and enjoy landscapes unmatched anywhere else in Australia.

 

Journey through this flourishing rural setting and see scattered  bed-and-breakfast outlets, wineries, boutique distilleries and breweries, restaurants, rustic homesteads, plus local produce, arts, crafts and jewellery stores

 

Bask in the Gold Coast’s famous beach culture and meet the friendly sun bathed locals and lifeguards. Catch the wind with a parasail, learn to surf, kayak or watch the reflections of a dazzling sunset while fishing into the river - the Gold Coast caters for every on-water activity imaginable.

 

Naturally diverse landscapes are the backdrop to endless adventures that get the adrenalin pumping. Scream with excitement on the biggest and best rides inside the gates of the city’s theme parks. Whether its lazing in a wave pool, checking out a stunt show or riding a giant rollercoaster, the Gold Coast’s theme parks ensures fun for the whole family.

 

Turn a holiday into a lifetime of memories in the ever evolving home of culinary geniuses. Enjoy the wind in your hair and the scent of the sea salt in the air from one of many restaurants with ocean panorama views sprinkled along the coast-line. Relish in the freshest seafood and local produce from hand-made fudge to creamy cheeses and enticing wines.

Gold Coast Attractions

Beaches, Shops, Theme Parks  and So Much More.  For full details on local attractions go to the ToDo page for information and bookings.
SeaWorld

 

 






 
        Contacts:       A/Prof Clive Warren
Tel:                +61 7 3364 8169
Email:            info@asres.net