Gold Coast in September

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Australian Gold Coast in September

Springtime in Paradise! It's warming up - not that it was cold!

Gold Coast in September is definitely the place to be! Spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming and the local strawberries are the sweetest!

There's plenty to do this month both indoors and outdoors. There's pretty much all the possibilities of the Gold Coast available to you to enjoy.

For lovers of kite-surfing, kite-boarding and windsurfing this is a great time to visit the Gold Coast! I can't promise wind, but statistically it's a windy month here!

You can choose - Broadwater for flat water sports or the ocean for surf sports!

The humpback whales are heading south with their calves! They haven't eaten since leaving Antarctica so they are pretty keen to get home to all that krill!

A whale and calf together is an awesome sight and taking a whale watching cruise is one of the best ways to see this. Don't miss it!

During September being up on Mt Tamborine is a great place to experience the spring flowers and gardens and just a hour north in Brisbane they are celebrating their river with Riverfire and Riverfest. Check out September events for more details.

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.

September Q & A

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Wind and water sports on the Gold Coast

Wind and water sports in
September. Just perfect!

Weather in Gold Coast in September

In the table below are averages for various weather indicators for Gold Coast in September. Click here for current weather information in Gold Coast.

Season Spring
Average Temperatures 12°C to 23°C (54°F to 73°F)
Possible Extreme Temperatures 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
Average Sea Temperature 20°C (68°F)
Average Humidity 63%
Daylight Hours
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times
Daylight Trend: Days getting longer - earlier sunrises later sunsets
Sunrise 6:00am - 5:25am
Sunset 5:30pm - 5:50pm
Daylight Saving &
Time Zone Information
Qld is GMT +10 hours
(Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST)
Typical Weather

Blue skies, hot to warm during the day.

Warming up during the month.

Relative to other times of the year humidity is very low for the area.

Usually very little rain. September can be a windy month.

Public and School Holidays in September

School Holidays
These dates are a rough guide to holidays in both NSW and Qld which have most influence on holidaying in the Gold Coast.

2019 - 21 September 2019 to 13 October 2019

2020 - 19 September 2020 to 11 October 2020

Public Holidays None*

* - Gold Coast Show is usually at the end of August, but can fall in September.

What's On In The Gold Coast In September?

  • Late Aug Early Sept - Gold Coast Show (3 Days)
  • 1st Sunday - Fathers Day
  • Late September - Springtime on the Mountain Festival (3 days)
  • RiverFire and River Festival of Brisbane in Brisbane throughout September

More events and dates for September events on Gold Coast.

Tips for Travelers to Gold Coast in September

For Australian Visitors

Spring on the Gold Coast is a fabulous time to visit. The weather is warm to hot but the humidity is low.

It can be windy during September so great for sports such as wind- and kite-surfing and sailing!

Air-conditioned family accommodation with a heated swimming pool is highly recommended.

For Visitors from Overseas

September is a great time to visit the Gold Coast.

School holidays are staggered across Australia but if you can choose your dates you may be able to save on accommodation costs by picking early September.

September can be windy which is great for sports such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.

Highly recommend luxury accommodation with air-conditioning and a heated pool.

Things to do in Gold Coast in September

Evening Entertainment

Your Questions About Gold Coast in September?

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