Gold Coast

Located south of Brisbane on the sunny Queensland coast, Gold Coast is Australia’s glitzy party resort, with high-rise towers fringing miles of delightful sandy beaches, including the world-famous ‘Surfer’s Paradise’. With thrilling international theme parks, a diverse clubbing scene, luxury shopping opportunities and the glamorous resort of Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast is a dynamic and modern resort that also acts as a launch pad for exploring nearby inland tropical rainforests and national parks. The warm seas of the Gold Coast also provide the perfect place to surf, dive and snorkel, whilst those who prefer dry land can cheer on competitors at one of the many sports festivals held in the resort, including the Coollangatta Ocean Swim.

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  • Enjoying the sun on the beach at Burleigh Heads on Queensland's Gold Coast - Tourism Australia

  • Gold Coast Watersports parasailing - Tourism Australia

  • Waves at Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast - Tourism Australia

  • Surfers by the rocks of Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast - Tourism Australia

  • The Tropic at Gold Coast's Burleigh Heads - Tourism Australia

  • Box Log Falls, Lamington National Park in Gold Coast Queensland - Tourism and Events Queensland

  • Wave cresting in the waters of Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Australia

  • Aerial view of surfers on Surfers Paradise' main beach - Tourism Australia

  • Gold Coast Queensland's Mount Tamborine Rainforest - Tourism Australia

  • Surfers and walkers on the beach at Surfers Paradise - Tourism Australia

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 29℃
  • 28℃
  • 28℃
  • 26℃
  • 24℃
  • 21℃
  • 21℃
  • 22℃
  • 24℃
  • 25℃
  • 27℃
  • 28℃
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 9
  • 9
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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