Australian Gold Coast in December
December is first month of SUMMER!
One of the best things about December, is that everyone is busy with end of school year and preparing for Christmas, so theme parks and attractions are often quite quiet until our Summer holidays start after Christmas.
Christmas on the Beach!
Summer has definitely arrived!
Thoughts turn to Christmas parties and summer holidays!
The Gold Coast is a great place for a very different Christmas holiday. Spend Christmas on the beach or be pampered in one of the great resorts that cater for families.
An early December holiday can save you on accommodation and also give you better access to the theme parks and attractions. I recommend you pick accommodation outside of Surfers Paradise - Broadbeach is a good choice, because there are still some schoolies around.
Check when the local school holidays start, as it is generally pretty quiet until then! Once the school holidays start it's peak season till the end of January. So book accommodation early.
Many hotels and some restaurants offer Christmas lunches and dinners, these need to be booked early as they are limited. Here are some more ideas for Christmas in Gold Coast.
To finish off the month New Years Eve is the biggest party night on the Gold Coast! I've put together some ideas for NYE for families, fireworks, formal balls and general parties.
December is very hot and very humid, you can do just about everything the Gold Coast offers, except there is no whale watching. During this very hot month, make sure you drink plenty of water and pace yourself if you are not used to the heat.
Read on to find out more about visiting the Gold Coast during December. 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.