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Gold Coast City is located in the SE corner of State of Queensland, to the south of Brisbane, the state capital. It is separated from Logan City, a suburban area of Brisbane by the Albert River. There the Gold Coast City stretches from Beenleigh and Russell Island to the border with NSW approximately 56 km south, and extends west to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range in World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

Beaches and Local Entertainment

Gold Coast city consists of 57 km of coastline with some of the most popular surf breaks in Australia and the world including, South Stradbroke Island, The Spit, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Nobby Beach, Miami, Burleigh Beach, Kirra, Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads, Tallebudgera Beach, Palm Beach, Greenmount, Rainbow Bay, Currumbin Beach, Tugun, Bilinga, Snapper Rocks and Froggies Beach.

Duranbah Beach is one of the world's best known surfing beaches and is often thought of as being part of Gold Coast City, but is actually just across the New South Wales state border in Tweed Shire. The official name for the beach is Flagstaff Beach. Duranbah is a very small town located about 12 kilometres southwest of the beach, but the name Duranbah Beach has become its accepted identity.

Tourism

There are approximately 65 thousand bed spaces, 60 km of beach, 600 kilometres of canal, 100 thousand hectares of nature reserve, 500 restaurants, 40 golf courses and 6 major theme parks in the city. 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, Pacific Blue, Air New Zealand, and Airasia X. Brisbane Airport is less than one hour from the centre of the Gold Coast. There are also car hire Gold Coast available.

Gold Coast City is the major film production centre in Queensland and has accounted for 75% of all film production in Queensland since the 1990s, with an expenditure of around $150 million per year. Gold Coast is the third largest film production centre in Australia behind Sydney and Melbourne. Warner Brothers have studios located just outside of the city, at Oxenford which have been the filming locations for films such as the Scooby Doo films and House of Wax (2005). Many Bollywood films also use GC as a filming location, such as Singh Is King. Warner Roadshow Studios are adjacent to the Warner Bros Movie World Theme Park at Oxenford. The Studios consists of eight sound stages, production offices, wardrobe, editing rooms, construction workshops, water tanks and commissary.