Australian Gold Coast in January
January is our peak Summer holiday time and finding places to cool down, especially in water is a must!
January is Hot Summer Fun & Family Holidays
Australia is on holidays and the Gold Coast is one of the main Australian summer holiday destinations for families.
It is a HOT and humid summer month. Being by the beach or near water are a must at this time of the year. The temperature and humidity are high and it's nice to be able to cool off in the surf or a pool. When the beach gets too much - there are always the theme parks!
Wet n Wild and WhiteWater World are two great theme parks for this time of the year. Sea World has access to the water park in Sea World Resort and you can pay an entry fee from Sea World to gain access to the water park for the day. Or you can get wet in Castaway Bay!
The water park at Sea World plus the great pools and water play areas are a great excuse to stay at Sea World Resort.
At Sea World you can book a swim with the sharks or a dolphin experience, along with other behind the scenes tours. No experience necessary, just bring your togs and towel, but you will need to book ahead.
Family holidays aren't the only reason visitors flock to the Gold Coast in January.
Check out Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival. All the glamour of a premier Australian horse racing event - with lots of off racecourse activities around the coast.
Or visit later in January and celebrate Australia Day (26 January) in true Aussie style!
January is one of our busiest months on the Gold Coast, theme parks and attractions are busy and the best accommodation is often booked out a long way in advance. Read on for more information about visiting Gold Coast during January.
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.
Gold Coast in January
In the table below are averages for various weather indicators for Gold Coast in January. Click here for current weather information in Gold Coast.