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Miami QLD


Postcode: 4220

Miami is a suburb of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, and is located along the Gold Coast Highway 7 km south of Surfers Paradise and 17 km north of the Queensland / New South Wales border at Coolangatta/Tweed Heads. Its Local Government Area is the Gold Coast City Council.

The history of Miami can be dated back to the early 1920s when prospective investors were looking over plans for a new real estate development called ‘Miami Shore’ at North Burleigh. The investors built their wooden or fibro bungalows on estates such as this, or rented their cottages to holiday makers. They could also stay in the Hotel Miami which opened in 1925 by E. H. Berry. After the Great Depression, the community developed with construction of tennis courts and the Pizzey Park Sporting Complex. The Miami State High School opened in 1963.

The Gold Coast Highway passes right through Miami. The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle also operates in Miami. The nearest train station is located at Robina. The Gold Coast Airport is approximately 12 km south of Miami.

Miami has frequent local bus services to the north and south via the local bus network, Surfside Buslines. This includes the all night route 700 that runs between Tweed Heads and Southport.