Australian Gold Coast in June
Welcome to Winter on the Gold Coast! June is also the start of the whale watching season in Gold Coast.
Whale watching tour boats start heading out to find the whales in early June and runs to the end of October.
best way to see the humpbacks is from a boat - you are more likely to
see one and also get a closer view.
Sometimes there are excellent viewing opportunities from land in
unexpected places! For instance a high rise in Broadbeach gave an excellent
viewing platform for whales frolicking between the beach and sandbar!
Another good spot is the headland at Point Danger, you can see it in the photo above. Don't forget to pack your binoculars.
And, if you are lucky you might
even catch a glimpse of our famous Migaloo, a unique white humpback whale.
June isn't all about whales and you might notice that the
season has ticked over to winter! Don't let that put you off.
Late in June there are school holidays, and early in the month a long weekend for the Queen's Birthday, both of which make our accommodation and attractions busy.
This is a popular time for visitors from the cooler southern states of Australia and New Zealand, escaping cold winter to enjoy our winter sun!
in the Gold Coast is truly AWESOME!
Our winters on the Gold Coast are mild by most northern hemisphere standards. I get many questions about the weather in June and during the winter months on the Gold Coast.
Mostly, I get asked whether you can still visit the beach and the Gold Coast water parks (Wet n Wild and WhiteWater World). The answer is that the Gold Coast is a year round destination and you can enjoy most of our attractions throughout the winter months.
If you are coming from a northern hemisphere summer, you may find we are cooler than your summer, but we are certainly not a cold destination. The water temperature on the Gold Coast is on average 21°C so the beaches and water activities are pretty much an all year attraction!
Check out the other questions or read on to find out more about visiting the Gold Coast during June. All the information below is updated each year to keep it current. I recommend, if you haven't already, that you get a copy of my planning cheat sheets. Use the information on this page to fill them in, to help plan your holiday.