Tips for Travelers to Gold Coast in August
For Australian Visitors
Yet another stunning month on the Gold Coast! The weather is warm enough to enjoy everything but not so hot that you get tired with the heat.
It can be windy in August so great for sports such as wind and kite surfing and sailing!
Accommodation with a heated swimming pool is highly recommended.
Along with July, August can be one of our coldest months in the Gold Coast, especially the early part.
Pack a mix of clothing for warm weather during the days and cooler weather in the late afternoons and evenings. You will need some warmer clothes for days when it isn't sunny. The wind, especially when it comes from the south or west can be VERY cold!
I pack layers which are easy to carry and can be put on when it turns a bit cooler. For me being cold is horrible, but so is sweltering in heavy clothes on a sunny winters day! Don't get me wrong, there are days in August when I will be on the beach and occassionally, I might even dip my toes in the water!
If you are inland or up in the hills it can get cold very quickly when the sun drops behind the mountain ranges.
A rain mac can be used as an extra layer of warmth and wind protection and is very useful if you plan to go whale watching for protection against the wind over the ocean or some stray whale spray!
For Visitors from Overseas
Winter in the Gold Coast is simply unbeatable! August is no exception.
Days are warm with clear blue skies and nights can be quite crisp - though definitely by the end of the month temperatures tend to be rising.
August can be windy which is great for sports such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.
Highly recommend accommodation with a heated pool if you like to swim after a day's sightseeing - this will definitely make it more enjoyable.
Most of our northern hemisphere visitors are coming from Summer weather to our Winter weather. Gold Coast is a popular destination for those from the middle east escaping the incredible heat of summer.
Gold Coast Winters are mild, but you will need to make sure you take time to get used to our different temperature. Young children may feel the cold a little more than adults.
August, along with July is one of our coldest times and I recommend packing a mixture of clothes for both warm and cold weather. During the day if it is sunny the temperatures can get up to the low 20s.
Inland rainforest areas such as Mt Tamborine, O'Reillys, Lamington Plateau or Springbrook National Park are significantly colder at this time of year than our coastal ares. Make sure you have plenty of warm clothes if you visit these places, especially on windy, cloudy days or later in the afternoon.
Layers, light jumper or fleece for cooler times and a light jacket for evening. You will want something to stop the wind if heading out on the water in case it is windy.