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Gilston is a humble locality in Queensland, Australia. The name of the place was given by a local storekeeper after a town in England called Gilston. Settlements began in Gilston in the 1860s. During this time, timber and dairying were their main occupations.

Gilston runs along the Nerang River and is surrounded by various forests and golf courses. The region has Advancetown as one of its neighbors and shares one of its biggest attractions- Grand Golf Course with the town.

With telephone booth being set up in the town in early 1920s, the town became a perfect amalgamation of developed yet old school lifestyle. The Impact of Ministries Church, Gold Coast is also one of the highlights of this town. Although, the town by itself does not have much to offer as a complete experience, it is definitely worth being a part of a long set itinerary while planning your trip to the Gold Coast.

Gilston Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Gilston tips for your visit

  • Dogs are not allowed near Hinze dam and swimming is discouraged.
  • Distances have to be covered for everything; nothing is exactly inside the town.
  • The temperature from May to September demands winter wear. Please be sure to carry the same.

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Facts and Stats for Gilston*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gilston

    Know the pollution level of Gilston before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 27.91 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.95 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.11 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.2 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.51 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.12 (Very Low)
  • Gilston: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gilston for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gilston.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.02 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.94 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.05 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 37.11 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.77 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.23 (Low)
    • Drug offense 65.23 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.44 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.24 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.77 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.23 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.42 (Moderate)
  • Living in Gilston - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Gilston is 200.48 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.91 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.6 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.21 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.73 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.34 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.19 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 121.8 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gilston

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gilston

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.73 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.01 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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