Gilston Tourism, Australia

Visit Gilston - Best of Gilston

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 18.9 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 26.32 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.69 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.03 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.03 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.88 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (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 38.71 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.17 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.48 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 36.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.26 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.89 (Low)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.06 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.4 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.75 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.69 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in Gilston - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Gilston is 203.6 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 57.2 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 98.05 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.58 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.68 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.63 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 85.14 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.59 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 128.61 (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 9.76 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.15 USD

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

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