Why we love the Gold Coast in Winter

Why we love the Gold Coast in Winter

Renowned as a summer paradise with refreshing saltwater, golden sands and endless sun, there is just as much to love about the Gold Coast as we say goodbye to the warmer months and welcome winter.

We’ve put together everything we love about the Gold Coast’s cooler season and why a stay during winter is just as good as a visit during summer.


Sunshine, warm days, clear blue skies and mild nights. Say hello to winter on the Gold Coast. Through the cooler months, the red and yellow flags can still be found on the beach while surfers and swimmers battle the waves. In winter, the Gold Coast generally sees less rain, the mercury hits an average of 21 degrees and with 300 days of sunshine per year, the fun in the sun continues year round.


With the drop in humidity, soaring temperatures and crowds the Gold Coast often sees in summer, there’s no better time to explore the hinterland. With hikes of all lengths and difficulties, leading to some of Australia’s most spectacular hidden treasures, there’s plenty of nature experiences to be enjoyed.

Winter is peak whale season, and the Gold Coast’s seaside location offers some of the best vantage points. As hundreds of humpback whales migrate north, including the famous white whale Migaloo, you’re almost guaranteed to see at least one during winter. You can even take your holiday to the next level and get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the sea on a Whale Watching tour.


Winter brings with it some of the Gold Coast’s best (and free!) events and festivals.

Photo Source: Sea Fire

On 2 June, SeaFire will bring Surfers Paradise’s skies to life with an evening of hypnotic performance and thrilling fireworks above the iconic beach. From 6 – 10 June, Australia’s largest 50s and 60s Nostalgia Festival, Cooly Rocks On will return to the seaside suburbs of Coolangatta and Tweed. The Groundwater Country Music Festival will transform Broadbeach into a hive of activity from 27 – 29 July, bringing some of the biggest names in country to the city.

Photo Source: Cooly Rocks On

With a range of Classic Club Properties and accommodation in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta, you can situate yourself in the heart of all the action.


The Gold Coast attracts most of its out of town visitors during summer, so if you’re looking to experience all the city has to offer with less hussle and bustle, winter is the time to do it! With fewer crowds at the theme parks, more space on the beach and a milder climate to explore it all in, there are so many reasons winter is the best time to experience all the seaside city has to offer.



If a Gold Coast stay during winter sounds like your cup of tea, Classic Holidays has a range of Club Properties scattered down the coast to suit various holiday needs. For a family friendly option to keep the kids or grandkids occupied with plenty of resort activities, look no further than Sandy Point Beach Resort or Golden Shores Holiday Club in Labrador in the relaxed Broadwater region.

To stay in the heart of the action surrounded by restaurants, nightlife, shopping and attractions, head for Jadon Place Holiday Apartments in Broadbeach or Tiki Village International Resort in Surfers Paradise.

For a quieter pace, head south to Beachcomber International Resort or Beach House Seaside Resorts – popular choices all year round in laid-back Coolangatta. Or head for the hills and soak up the serenity at Cedar Lake Country Resort in Advancetown.


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