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The weather on the Gold Coast
This is the climate diagram on the Gold Coast. On average, the warmest month is January. No heat wave is expected in July, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 10° low. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is May.
Explore Australia's best beaches with a Gold Coast holiday letting
Holiday lettings on Australia's glorious Gold Coast come in a number of variations. Beachside apartments and villas in the verdant bush countryside are popular choices when exploring this pristine coastal destination. Many villas and apartments in the vicinity come with a pool where you can laze away the afternoon under the clear Australian skies. The Gold Coast in a vibrant destination with an Aboriginal museum, world fusion cuisine and the famed nearby Byron Bay being just some of the highlights to enjoy with a holiday rental on the Gold Coast.
Eating out on the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is located in eastern Australia and is famed for its al fresco approach to life, with high-end restaurants, street side eateries and casual burger joints all embracing dining in the great outdoors. If you are travelling on a budget or just looking to soak up the authentic street food atmosphere then head to the arcades behind Surfers Paradise which are packed with Asian lunch box restaurants where you can pick up fantastic food for a few dollars.
Tedder Avenue and Broadbeach have the highest concentration of eateries on the Gold Coast with choices to satisfy every taste and budget. Many of the restaurants operate on a bring your own booze basis with a small corkage fee applied by the venue. If you are seeking something a little cheaper try Oskars, one of the top restaurants in the vicinity which offers spectacular views of the beaches and which enjoys an equally impressive location with a much more affordable price tag than the nearby Kurrawa Surf Club.
Getting cultural on the Gold Coast
Despite primarily being known for its beaches and range of outdoor pursuits, the Gold Coast has a surprisingly large community of creatives, artists and musicians. The museum scene is a burgeoning affair with a number of smaller specialist museums which focus on local art and local issues. The Gallery at Hota is one of the city's most prominent museums and exhibits one of the largest collections of Aboriginal work in Australia. Boomerang Art is another highlight and showcases a range of Aboriginal fine art as well as a range of affordable artworks which are available for purchase.
The Gold Coast is also home to the country's only surfing museum, Surf World Gold Coast, which documents the history and technology of this national obsession. The Forest of Memories, situated on top of a hill in Logan Town, is an intriguing attraction which celebrates the lives of influential local figures and heroes.
What to do in the Gold Coast with kids
The Gold Coast's excellent weather and numerable outdoor activities make it a natural choice for those seeking somewhere to take the kids. The abundant beach space and BBQ spots are perfect for keeping children occupied while you enjoy the delightful climate with a cocktail at beach front bar. For some natural exploration, Natural Bridge at Springbrook National Park is just the ticket. Kids will be mesmerised by the glow worms which you will catch a site once after an adventure through the verdant forests. The Cumbrian Rock Pools are another geological highlight and the perfect place to cool off on a hot day.
If you happened to catch one of the rare rainy afternoons, the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and the Odditorium Cinema are excellent family-friendly entertainment choices. For stunning views of the city check out the Skypoint Observation Deck, visitors over twelve years of age are permitted to take part in the thrilling Skypoint Climb.
Excursions from the Gold Coast
An hour's drive north of the Gold Coast you will find yourself in the state capital of Brisbane. Australia's third largest city is well worth visiting and packed with attractions for young and old alike. Highlights of Brisbane include the city's botanical gardens, the Museum of Brisbane and the glorious South Bank with its artificial beach. In the opposite direction to Brisbane is the dreamy Byron Bay. The beaches have earned their place as one of the world's top surfing destinations and with good reason. As well as Byron, Watego's and Tallow's Beaches are situated nearby and are generally much less crowded than their more popular counterpart - perfect for those wanting to escape the crowds and enjoy the serenity of the natural environment.
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