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With an enviable natural environment, the Gold Coast is acknowledged as one of the best sports training locations in the world.
Sporting teams can make use of 52 kilometres of sandy beaches, 200 kilometres of navigable waterways, a 36 kilometre network of coastal pathways, more than 2600 parks covering 21,000 hectares and 4500 hectares of world heritage-listed rainforest.
The Gold Coast enjoys a sub-tropical climate. The region receives an average of 10 hours of sunshine a day for approximately 300 days per year; with an average summer temperature measuring 19-29 degrees (70% humidity) and an average winter temperature measuring 9-21 degrees (56% humidity).
- Average summer temperatures: 19 29˚C (66 83˚F)
- Average winter temperatures: 9 21˚C (48 69˚F)
- Summer: December-February
- Autumn/Fall: March-May
- Winter: June-August
- Spring: September-November
- Approx sunrise/sunset summer: 4.50am/7pm
- Approx sunrise/sunset winter: 6.30am/5pm
- Average rainfall / summer: 67mm
- Average rainfall / winter: 76mm
- Humidity (average 3pm relative humidity):
- Summer 70%
- Autumn/Fall 65%
- Winter 56%
- Spring 65%
“The warm weather, beaches and parks, as well as top quality training facilities, provide real advantages for athletes looking to experience a world class event, or take in some off-season training in the perfect environment.”
Cameron Hart, Chief Executive Officer, Events Management Queensland – Gold Coast Airport Marathon
52 kilometres of sandy beaches
100,000 hectares of heritage-listed rainforest