Tips for Travelers to Gold Coast in April
For Australian Visitors
Weatherwise April is great time to visit the Gold Coast.
Avoid school holidays if you don’t have school age children and if you need to visit during school holidays, make sure you book early to get the accommodation you want.
Accommodation with air-conditioning is still recommended at this time of year, though not as important as the hotter months (November, December, January, February and March).
The kids can enjoy the water fun on the Gold Coast with great ocean temperatures and fun at Sea World Resort Water Park, Dreamworld's WhiteWater World or Wet n Wild.
Pack for warm weather, but have a couple of layers handy for any cooler times or if visiting the hinterland which can be much cooler than the coastal areas. I always pack a rain jacket just in case it showers, and they don't take up much room.
Visitors from Overseas
April is a truly great time of year to visit the Gold Coast – the weather is usually very accommodating!
If you need to travel around the Easter or school holiday periods be aware that accommodation and flights within Australia tend to book up early. This is especially true if you are after a good deal.
In the main areas most businesses catering for visitors remain open (at least partially) throughout Easter, but if you are off the beaten track a little be conscious that holidays to Aussies are sacred and most things will be shut! Particularly Good Friday.
Quality, air-conditioned accommodation in a good location is still the best pick, especially if you are not used to a humid climate.
Adults and kids of most ages can enjoy the water fun on the Gold Coast with great ocean temperatures and fun at water parks such as Sea World Resort Water Park, WhiteWater World or Wet n Wild.
Pack clothing for warm weather (shorts and t-shirts), but have a couple of layers or longer clothes handy for any cooler times. If you are planning on visiting Gold Coast rainforest areas in our hinterland, you will need warmer clothing as it can be much cooler than the coastal areas.
Pack a rain jacket or umbrella for rain showers too. Neither take up much room and it is much nicer not to get wet!