The Tourism Era & Future Transformation: the history of the Gold Coast, part 3

After the struggle of the 80s and 90s, Gold Coast developers wasted no time taking advantage of the prosperous 00s. With sophisticated nightclubs and no-height-limit developments taking shape, the 2000s completely transformed our beloved Gold Coast. The 2010s race for entertainment and shopping venues kept our holiday destination status thriving, which has enticed many to call the Gold Coast their home.

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The Fight for Growth: the history of the Gold Coast, part 2

From ‘The Rise of Paradise’, came the downturn of the 80s. With financial hardship taking its toll, the rapid growth of the Gold Coast came to a halt. This fight for growth continued into the 90s, where a few Gold Coast developers managed to succeed in creating some of the iconic buildings of today. But, it wasn’t until the lead up to the 2000s that the Gold Coast rehabilitated its rapid growth and managed to strongly reaffirm itself as Australia’s number one nightlife party town.

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The Rise of Paradise: the history of the Gold Coast, Part 1

Let us take you on a unique journey.

First, we’ll ‘time-warp’ back to the 60s, where the smooth waves and pristine beaches of the Gold Coast sparked a rise of a destination like no other - 'beautiful one day, perfect the next'. It would soon be in high demand from holiday makers, motel and hotel operators, and those looking for a sea-change. We’ll then guide you through the 70s, where innovative developments began and some of our most iconic buildings were founded. Through to the start of the 80s, where the fight for height begins and the birth of some of our now many tourist attractions became the foundation for our reputation as a top holiday destination.

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