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Surfers Paradise is the major tourist hub of the Gold Coast with plenty of hotels, attractions and events year-round. Surfers Paradise is famous for its skyscrapers that stand right beside the spectacular coast line. The Q1, with its Skypoint observation deck on level 77, is a great spot to see the whole of the Gold Coast from above. Surfers Paradise is a popular family destination and is also home to several nightclubs when the sun goes down. There is also an East Coast Car Rentals office nearby should you wish to save on airport car hire fees and book direct from here.
It wouldn't be a visit to the Gold Coast without riding the Superman rollercoaster at Movie World, swimming with dolphins at Sea World, getting splashed at Wet"n"Wild or playing with tigers at Dreamworld. The Gold Coast is the theme park capital of Australia and each park is easily accessible along the highway when you rent a car.
The Gold Coast has become the hottest shopping destination in the last few years with many of the major shopping centres undergoing massive renovations and upgrades. Visit Pacific Fair for all your designer brand needs, Robina Town Centre for a great selection of shops and Harbour Town for excellent bargains and cheap cinema tickets. Marina Mirage is another great shopping spot on the water with bars and restaurants to also indulge in.
It's great to know what major events are on the Gold Coast so you can plan to come and experience the fun or choose to pick a quieter time of year. Some of the biggest events hosted by the city include, Quiksilver Pro in March, Blues on Broadbeach in May, Broadbeach Country Music Festival and Gold Coast Airport Marathon in July, the Supercars Gold Coast 600 in October, Schoolies in November and the Australian PGA Championship in December.
To help with your travel plans and deciding what time of year to come, we've provided an overview of what to expect from the Gold Coast climate.
The Gold Coast is very lucky to have around 300 days of sunshine per year so make sure you pack lots of sunscreen.
Summer (December - February) is the wettest season with February experiencing the most rain and some afternoon tropical storms. The average temperatures sit around 22 – 30°C. It can be quite humid in summer however the Gold Coast generally gets cool sea breezes.
Autumn (March – May) is a great time to visit as the water temperature at the beaches is still warm enough to swim and there is typically less rain than the summer months. Daytime weather is beautiful followed by cooler nights with average temperatures between 18 – 26°C.
The weather on the Gold Coast in winter (June – August) provides blue skies and less humidity. The temperature averages between 13 - 22°C. You'll still find plenty of people enjoying the beach and swimming in winter.
Spring time (September – November) on the Gold Coast is popular for tourists, particularly in school holidays, and provides temperatures of around 17 - 26°C. It can get a little windy in September which can be perfect for water sports such as kite-surfing and sailing.
Why not even save on hotels and consider renting a campervan by checking out our ever popular Gold Coast campervan rentals section. Over there we have even more in depth information on Tours & Activities and things to do around the Gold Coast should you choose to explorer this wonderful place further.