Gold Coast in September
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September is the first month of Spring and a fabulous time to visit. School holidays are on later in the month, so earlier is usually a little quieter.
On this page and through the links you will find everything you need to know about visiting the Gold Coast at this time of the year.
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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.
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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.
|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)|
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)
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
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
* - 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
- Taste Australian Macadamias at Tropical Fruit World
- Kite surfing Gold Coast beaches
- Whale watching is a must if you are visiting the Gold Coast - Whale watching tours
- Helicopter tour of the Gold Coast
- The weather is warming up so try out the Tornado at Wet n Wild
- Try your hand at water sports on the Gold Coast - lots to choose from snorkelling, diving, jet skiing, kayaking - will you try them all?
- Swimming between the flags
- Take a day trip to Tangalooma
- Take a take a tour of Springbrook and Natural Arch that includes fruit tasting at Tropical Fruit World
- Take a tour to the Springbrook Glow Worm caves for an unforgettable evening.
- Early morning walks along the beach are delightful at this time of the year
- Enjoy a night of Aussie entertainment at Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner Show
Dinner & Show Options For Gold Coast
Australian Outback Spectacular and Dinner & Show Options.
- Jupiters Casino (now known as The Star Gold Coast) -
- Draculas Dinner & Show fabulous night if you enjoy some humour, B grade horror movies and scary stuff with dinner! Current Show: Dracula’s Cabaret on the Gold Coast Tickets: Dracula's Caberet Dinner and Show buy online now.
- Check out all the attractions of Gold Coast for more ideas....
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