Gilston Tourism

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.

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

    • Air Pollution 17.08 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.02 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.9 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.98 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.73 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.91 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Gilston for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gilston.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.69 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.79 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.79 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.22 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.68 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.53 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.84 (Low)
    • Drug offense 63.42 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.9 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.16 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.93 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.56 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.17 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Gilston is 195.64 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.74 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.08 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.86 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.53 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.71 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.05 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 109.48 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.98 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.99 USD

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

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