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Chris' Landscape Images of Australia (cjcphotography)

Surfer's Paradise (Gold Coast) Australia

by Chris' Landscape Images Of Australia

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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


In 1933 the area was named Surfers Paradise. Since these times the Gold Coast has retained it's position as a tourist venue. The major growth in population has occurred since the 1950's. During the 1960's and 70's large canal developments and residential sub-divisions have spread the Coast's boundaries. Sir Bruce Small was instrumental in promoting this area as a family holiday playground. In 1995 the Gold Coast City area has become the seventh largest city in Australia.

The Aborigines knew the Gold Coast Area as Kurrungul. The term referred to the endless supply of hardwood for Boomerangs. The local tribe was the Kom-bumerris and they camped mainly in the Bundall area for fresh water purposes. Cascade Gardens is said to have been one of the meeting places for Aborigines from as far afield as Maryborough. Tribal feasts were held at Bora rings and middens.

Modern day on the Paradise has suffered economically with many international investors deciding to sell their high rise investments during the ongoing recession.
However, it is still a place attracted by Aussie/International tourists wanting a playground of fun on the white soft sands along the beautiful beaches, the many casinos & night clubs. A place not unlike Miami in the U.S

Queensland ~ Australia

*Canon EOS “KISS’ D/SLR Camera

1/800, 50mm, F/10, ISO 4OO

Magdalla Del Fresto commented on March 30, 2013 3:18am
Magnifique, Chris! ♥
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on March 30, 2013 3:26am
Merci, Magdalla :)
Françoise Reina commented on March 30, 2013 5:16am
Beautiful view ! :)
MUSENYO commented on March 30, 2013 7:04am
great capture! :)
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on March 30, 2013 12:55pm
Thank you Francoise & Musenyo :)
Marion Torres Photography commented on March 30, 2013 6:13pm
Awesome shot Chris!
Patty B. commented on March 30, 2013 7:11pm
wow great shot
JUSTART commented on March 31, 2013 4:18am
great shot
Pom Graphic Design commented on March 31, 2013 8:11am
Nice shot of Australia!
Moonlighting commented on March 31, 2013 11:00am
Donuts commented on April 1, 2013 12:15am
Hey Chris, what are you doing up here in my turf?:) Nice capture mate although I confess to avoiding the area. Just too crowded!!!
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on April 2, 2013 1:02am
Thank you everyone for you're kind comments :)
@ Donuts ~ My kids live up there..............LOL
Catspaws commented on April 7, 2013 10:44am
nice scene
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on April 7, 2013 12:28pm
Thanks Catspaws :) xo
grandmat commented on April 8, 2013 10:04pm
That is an awesome view Chris! You were really up high to get this shot! Loved your write up too about the area, including the wood that boomerangs come from, maybe including one we have in our souvenir collection from travels to Australia years ago. I never could make it come back to me though!
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on April 10, 2013 9:01am
Hi Grandmat. So lovely to hear from you ♥. I took this photo when the plane i was on was descending into Brisbane Airport. LOL @ you're throwing a boomerang, i too have never mastered it :)
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