Winter Clothing For Gold Coast
What kind of winter clothing for Gold Coast?
For an Asian going to Gold Coast during June, what kind of clothing do you recommend? Do we need thermal wear?
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As you read through my answer to this question, you will see that what you need to wear depends a bit on what you plan to do. If you have already organised your itinerary, then read on, however, if you are still trying to work out what to do then the Itinerary Planning Sheets & Resources
are a great place to start.AnniePS: Don't forget to read the comments, there are some useful extra tips in there too.
June is the first month of the Gold Coast winter, but it is not the coldest, July and August can get a bit colder.
Earlier in June is usually slightly warmer, but with such unpredictable weather it is best to be prepared!
The average temperatures in June on the Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise and coastal areas) are usually between 11°C to 20°C although in extreme conditions it could get as low as -1°C.
The temperatures in the Gold Coast hinterland areas are several degrees colder, especially at night.
If you are travelling from Asia to Gold Coast in June you will be coming from your warmer summer months to our cooler (but not cold) winter month. You may find it cold, especially on days when it is not sunny or the wind is blowing.
It will also depend upon where you are in the Gold Coast as certain places are cooler. The main tourist areas of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta are warmer than the inland areas in the Gold Coast hinterland such as Mount Tamborine, Lamington National Park, Springbrook.
Up in the hills it will get cooler as soon as the sun starts to go down and you will start to feel the temperature drop after about 3pm in those areas.
After all that, finally the answer to What winter clothing for Gold Coast?
Clothing you need will depend upon:
- how much you feel the cold;
- where you plan to go in the Gold Coast;
- what you will be doing;
- and, if you think 11°C to 20°C on average is cold?
Personally I don't feel thermals are required unless you plan to go walking in the Gold Coast hinterland areas or camping overnight.
For sightseeing and walking around the main parts of the Gold Coast, it would be really unlikely you would need thermals.
We still go to the beach in June (in fact all winter on warm days!) and the average sea temperature in June on Gold Coast is about 21°C.
I will often wear shorts during the day but will put on extra clothing in the late afternoon and evening, if it turns cooler.
For my clothing, I make sure I have layers and a mixture of long and short sleeves; and long and short trousers (if appropriate).
You may dress differently to me, I am trying to emphasise that it can be quite warm as well as cool
in the Gold Coast.
Bring something warmer like a coat or jacket you can put on over your clothes, especially for the evenings if you plan to go out.
Be prepared to change in the late afternoon - I do!
During June, the humpback whales are visiting
, I wrote about what to wear whale watching
which gives you some ideas if you plan to do an activity like that, whilst on the Gold Coast. Whale watching is from June through to November and for much of the season it can be quite cool to cold out on the water in the open ocean.
I hope that helps answer you question, I am not sure what type of clothing you normally wear, so I hope that I have given you some ideas.
If you have any more questions, please leave a comment below and I will try to answer for you.
Have a great time visiting us in June and come back here and let us know what you thought.
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