The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the southeast corner of the state of Queensland in Australia. The year-round warm weather and positioning as a large coastal city just south of Brisbane has made it a popular destination with travellers. Surfers Paradise forms the glitzy hub of tourist activity. The climate of the Gold Coast ensures that travelers are able to enjoy the area year round.
The XXI Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast between 4 to 15 April 2018. The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event with competitors from around 70 countries. This is likely to lead to pressure on accommodation around this time, and building work and preparations may be evident for some time before the event. However visiting during the games may be worthwhile as the games usually bring a good "atmosphere" to the host city.