When to Go

Although there’s never a bad time to vist the Gold Coast, here’s a few basic tips about choosing the best time for both the weather and your budget.


Lots of sunshine,  high temperatures and busy beaches.


During the Australian winter lots of visitors from the cooler parts of the country visit gold Coast, chasing the sun and the still-swimmable water.

Oct-Nov & Mar-May

The weather is perfect and the prices lower. Just make sure that you miss Schoolies Week (where recently finished year 12 kids go crazy)

How to Get There?

The closest major airport is at Coolangatta, 40 or so minutes away from Surfers Paradise.

Brisbane is about 80-90 minutes away.

You can use our flight search engine to find the cheapest flights from your city.

Where to Stay

There are lots of accommodation options on the Gold Coast from hotels and resorts, to apartments and holiday parks.  Please check out our accommodation directory. We’re always adding to the database so if we’ve left somewhere out, please let us know in the comments below. We’d also love you to add a review of any place you’ve stayed at.