Best time to visit theme parks in Gold Coast?
I would like to visit Gold Coast in either June, July or August. I have 3 kids and want to visit the theme parks and we are trying to escape from the heat and humidity of Malaysia.
Can you please tell me when is the best time. I want miss the crowds and queues at the theme parks. Also, it is winter will the weather still be nice?
Quick answer, early June, late July and August, but read on for more information.
Theme Parks in the Gold Coast tend to be busiest during Queensland and NSW School holidays. Check my school holidays
pages and follow the links for the latest dates for the actual holidays.
Rule of thumb early June, late July and August are generally school holiday free. If you can plan your trip around these times you will also benefit from off peak accommodation rates and deals
One big proviso, I cannot promise short queues or no crowds. The theme parks and other attractions are generally quieter at this time of year when the schools are not on holidays, but there are sometimes really odd days... like last year my husband and I went to Sea World on a Wednesday and it happened to be Brisbane Show Day and the place was packed! The day before it was dead as a dodo! So those things can happen.
The water parks such as Whitewater World and Wet 'n' Wild are also worth visiting even in the winter. Most people don't realise that the water is heated during the winter, so it can be a brilliant time to go! My tip, is to pick a less windy day! It's the wind chill factor that will get you, or is it just us hardened Queenslanders!
As for the weather! The weather is changeable but if you check out the tables on my weather pages
you will see that it is not humid and certainly not too cold! You can also check out current weather conditions
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