Have you had a big year? A summer getaway to celebrate, escape, enjoy fresh new experiences, and explore somewhere new could be just what you need to refresh your perspective coming into the new year and recharge to take on 2020! So why should a trip to the Gold Coast be on your travel itinerary for the summer?
With so much to see, do, and enjoy, here are our top three reasons for why the Gold Coast is the perfect summer holiday destination!
1: Hello sunshine
With a blissful subtropical climate that promises around 300 days of sunshine a year, your chances are pretty good that you’ll get to enjoy many long sundrenched days to make the most of exploring the Gold Coast and visiting the top local attractions and natural wonders.
In summer the average temperatures are around 21-28 degrees, with the humidity offset by the cool ocean breezes that can be best enjoyed along the coastline, such as in our Surfers Paradise location.
2: Built for family fun
Affectionately termed “the biggest playground” the Gold Coast is tailor made for families looking to enjoy quality time learning, experiencing new things, and having fun together! The location boasts such fantastic natural surroundings that you simply can’t run out of things to do and see on your stay.
There’s of course the famous stretches of white sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, as well as creeks, waterways, and the Broadwater. Whether it’s surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, jetski rides, boating, or fishing, having fun on the water is a given.
There’s also the ancient rainforests in the Gold Coast Hinterland to explore, with walking tracks, waterfalls and glow worm caves, and secret swimming spots to find. The national parks offer unspoiled expanses of nature and wildlife at your fingertips.
3: Wildlife encounters
Animal and nature enthusiasts will just love the Gold Coast. Whether it’s stumbling across a wallaby in the national parks, bird watching, catching sight of pods of dolphins playing in the surf off Burleigh Hill, whale watching, or heading to one of the many wildlife parks.
You can meet koalas, kangaroos, crocs, dingoes, eagles, Tassie devils, snakes and other native creatures face to face, as well as animals from overseas such as tigers, polar bears, lemurs, or red pandas. Take your pick from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Dreamworld and Tiger Island, Seaworld, Paradise Country, and David Fleays Wildlife Park.