Retiring on the Gold Coast

If you have ever visited the Gold Coast at the southern end of Queensland, you can easily understand why so many retirees find this city so appealing. The Gold Coast offers up a concoction of sun, fun and relaxation that many other Australian cities struggle to compete with.

If you are looking for the perfect place to live out your golden years, then here is why the Gold Coast should be top of your list.

Happy man and woman in a vineyard

Beautiful weather

Well, it is not called the Sunshine state for nothing – with almost 300 days of sun every year, the Gold Coast is well known for its warm temperatures almost year around. Without reaching the unbearable high humidity of the state’s Far North in the summer, the Gold Coast stays nice and enjoyable between the month of October to April, and the thermometer rarely goes below 12°C in the winter time. The biggest rainfalls occur in the wet season from December through to March, keeping the green areas and parklands fertile and lush.

Holiday capital

Known as the playground of Australia, you family will love to come and visit you on the Gold Coast during the school holidays. Oxenford on the northern end of the Gold Coast is home to the largest collection of theme parks in the northern hemisphere, including Sea World, Movie World and Wet’n’ Wild. Together they offer up close to 100 thrilling rides and almost as many shows on daily. There is no better place to take the grandkids for a day out!

man and woman on the beachNature

This region is also home to many natural attractions, and covers 35,000 hectares of national parks, conservation areas and bushland reserves, with plenty of walking trails to fit all ages and abilities. For the outdoorsy person there are plenty of options to get out in nature with activities such as bushwalking, camping, fishing, boating, kayaking, bird watching and surfing. From the hinterland to the beach, and rivers and gardens in between, the Gold Coast has it all!

Spectacular Beaches

Queenslanders are said to have a laidback disposition about them, where sun and surf triumphs the hustle and bustle. And no wonder! With beaches like the ones you find along the stretch of Tweed/Coolangatta and all the way through to the Spit in Surfers Paradise, you would be inclined to slow down and enjoy these beautiful surrounds just like the Gold Coasters are.


The senior community on the Gold Coast is steadily increasing with an influx of new residents coming up from the southern states, and the city is embracing the new trend. There is a wide collection of programs and activities tailored to senior held weekly by Gold Coast community centres and organisations, including swimming, cycling, gardening and computer lessons. The city is also home to HOTA or the Home of the Arts, a cultural precinct featuring a cinema, live performances, and gallery.

View the city’s Events calendar to find details of many free and low cost events around the Gold Coast for elderly people and all ages.


Serene Living is located on the southern end of the sunny Gold Coast and Northern NSW in Tweed Heads, opposite the Tweed Heads Bowls Club greens. Our location is at 31 Florence Street on the corner of Powell Street, Tweed Heads.

Serene Living is for those who seek more out of life, for those who want peace of mind and convenience, and for those who deserve a little luxury. If you are interested in our retirement village, please call on 07 5536 6820 or contact us online. For a list of all the Serene Living benefits, view our Features page.

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