Australia’s Gold Coast from the Eyes of an RCI Employee

Cassie J. - Destination and Travel Information from AustraliaI might be slightly biased, but I think Australia’s Gold Coast is the best place on Earth.

Don’t get me wrong, we live in an amazing world filled with exotic destinations, enriching experiences, and unique cultures. But every time I return from an international jaunt or interstate getaway, I’m happy to be back home in Australia (which is where I work as a Communications Officer for RCI).

Bordered by a 70-kilometer ribbon of soft sandy coastline snaking its way along the east and a lush green veil of world heritage-listed rainforest to the west, topped off with 300+ days of sunshine, it’s not hard to see why 10.5 million people make their way to the Gold Coast every year for a wonderful vacation.

And I’m lucky enough to live here.

My weekends usually consist of scanning the beach for the perfect spot to drop my towel before splashing in the turquoise water. As the sand squelches between my toes, I always feel warm and fuzzy inside as I look around at all the smiling faces of tourists on vacation and locals alike enjoying another perfect day in paradise.

Then it’s usually off to a restaurant or café where my friends and I spend the afternoon with a gourmet treat and a glass of chilled wine. Even though we do have our favourite places to dine, we like to mix it up, be it the view, the menu, the atmosphere, or the price. So it’s lucky the Gold Coast has more restaurants per square kilometer than anywhere else in Australia!

It’s not all about the beach and dining out, there’s always a walking trail, broadwater cruise, winery tour, mountain drive, theme park, or shopping expedition to keep everyone entertained. If you ever thought about a vacation in the Gold Coast, we have a lot of vacation rentals and timeshares available through RCI.

Have you ever been to Australia’s Gold Coast? If so, let us know what your favourite part was by commenting below.

Comments for Australia’s Gold Coast from the Eyes of an RCI Employee

Name: Sheri
Time: Monday, February 27, 2012

I am looking to go dive the great barrier reef in the next week or by the end of March, but can't figure out where there is an RCI time share or resort that is there with a high rating does anyone know?

Name: RCI
Time: Monday, March 12, 2012

Hi Sheri. The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Cairns. Therefore, we recommend you use the Resort Directory on to locate affiliated resorts in the areas of Cairns, Port Douglas, and Palm Cove. Feel free to reach out with any further questions!

-Kathleen M.

Name: Sandra Berglund
Time: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hi Kathleen
Two friends living in Sweden, members of RCI, want to rent or use our
weeks in Australia Oct/Nov (Sydney or Gold Coast). Not much info here in Europe. Can u help?

Name: Jo Anne Hissem
Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Names and resort # s that are affiliated with RCI. I have been looking all day and couldn't find anything in that area. Everything was near Syndey. Thanks.

Name: RCI
Time: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hi Sandra. Unfortunately, I’m not sure I understand your question. If you wish to give one of your deposited weeks to a friend to use as an exchange, you will need to purchase an RCI Guest Certificate. Your guest can then call in and request an exchange. If you need additional clarification, please send me an email at

Name: RCI
Time: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hi Jo Anne. To view our affiliated resorts in the Gold Coast area, just go to and click on the “Resort Directory” tab. Next, click on “Australia & South Pacific” and then on “Australia.” Finally, click on “Gold Coast.”

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