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The city is well known for its subtropical climate and its popular beaches for surfers. The first settlers came to the area in the mid-1800s, and it quickly became a popular destination also. Tourism is gathered momentum in 1925 when Jim Cavill established the Surfers Paradise Hotel.

Property Speculators and journalists omtalete area Gold Coast. The origin of the town's name is not yet properly understood. The city got its present name only in 1958, when South Coast Town Council decided to change its name to Gold Coast Town Council. In 1994 the local government decided to change the name to The City of Gold Coast Council.

The city is characterized by a rich channel system, and the high-rise apartment complexes, as well as many wonderful sandy beaches.
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