Looking for the perfect destination to get away from those dreary cold winter months?
With so many options, how do you know which place to choose?
The Gold Coast in Queensland Australia may be just the place for you.
Keep reading to learn all the Gold Coast has to offer and why it’s an unforgettable winter destination.
A Winter Destination With Nature Opportunities
Thanks to its various natural elements, the Gold Coast is a region full of outdoor adventure and opportunities. From water to forested mountains, you won’t be disappointed in what nature has to offer.
Beaches and Canals
The Gold Coast is made up of 57 km of beautiful beaches. There is a beach for every age range and desire.
If you prefer quiet and serene beaches, then you will enjoy Palm Beach.
If you’re looking for recreation, shopping, and eateries, then Broadbeach is the perfect spot.
Duranbah and Burleigh are surfing hot spots if you can’t wait to catch a wave.
No matter which beach you choose, you can look forward to cleanliness and natural elements.
The Gold Coast also is home to some of the world’s most extensive canals.
They provide many options for watersports, boating, and fishing. The channels and bays are also known for marine exploration.
If you enjoy walking or riding a bike, you’ll find many opportunities with the Gold Coast’s walking tracks and boardwalks. Many follow the beaches and others will take you into the Australian bush to see wildlife and an array of plants.
About 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, the hinterland makes up the south-east region of Queensland. It is home to mountains, valleys, caves, and rainforests.
The hinterland is the perfect place to find adventure and get a break from the beach scene.
Visitors can hike to beautiful spring waterfalls, explore caves, and enjoy wine tastings at local vineyards.
Mount Tamborine is part of a national park and offers scenic views of the range and valleys. It is a tourist hot spot featuring local shops, cafes, hiking, tree-top walks, and an art gallery walk.
The hinterland also provides a unique cultural experience. It is home to a historical indigenous population. You can learn about the population’s history, crafts, and art.
Gold Coast has a temperate climate rarely dropping below 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius) or reaching above 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius). November through February the weather is warm and breezy.
The region averages 250 sunny days per year. If you’re looking for sunshine, you’ll get it at the Gold Coast.
If it does rain, it generally occurs in the late afternoon or early evening when outdoor activities are coming to a close. It typically stops before late evening allowing for nighttime events and activities.
The Gold Coast is one of the top nightlife cities in Australia. It is home to an array of exquisite restaurants, dance clubs, bars, music venues, and more.
There is something for both young and old during Gold Coast’s sundown hours.
The geographic set up of the city makes it easy to walk from venue to venue and truly spend the night on the town.
The Gold Coast prides itself on having a safe community for all. You will find rehydration stations in various locations as well as alcohol-free entertainment venues.
The Gold Coast excels in the genre of a family fun, making it a top winter destination for families with children.
There are many different water parks, theme parks (including Sea World), child beaches, pool play areas, and indoor and outdoor pools and activities.
The Gold Coast offers many different playgrounds perfect for picnic days or letting the kids play off some energy.
The Carrara market is another popular family venue. Here you’ll find face painting, live entertainment, snacks, toys, and crafts.
If your family is the adventurous type, you can head over to Tamborine Mountain and enjoy a tree top walk or wildlife watching.
The Gold Coast doesn’t come up short on shopping. If you’re a shopaholic, then this is the perfect winter destination for you.
The Gold Coast offers large shopping centers with all the famous brands for every type of budget.
You will also find a large number of local shops, boutiques, and supermarkets.
Some of the favorite centers include Robina Town Centre, Pacific Fair, Harbour Town, and Australia Fair.
Many shopping centers are close to beaches. You’ll be able to shop till you drop and then relax by the sea. That sounds like a great day to me!
The Gold Coast is one of the more affordable winter beach destinations.
There are various affordable home rentals and packages, as well.
There are restaurants and shopping venues for all budgets.
The multitude of nature and outdoor activities provides many opportunities to explore and enjoy oneself at no cost. It doesn’t cost anything to lay on the beach or hike trails.
Children, too, can enjoy free pools and water recreations. Plus, the beach offers children free entertainment on a daily basis.
The largest part of the trip will likely be the plane ticket.
Book the Gold Coast as Your Next Winter Destination
Nature, adventure, outdoor activities, beaches, culture, shopping, and more. The Gold Coast has something for everyone.
We offer affordable vacation packages for families, couples, corporations, and events. Right now, you can book a vacation at the Gold Coast for 30% off.
Contact us today to learn more and start your next winter adventure.