Gold Coast Without Crowds

by Paula Di trento

Hi, we are wanting to visit the Gold Coast. We have a 5 year old and a 3 year old and do not have to travel in school holidays.
We would like to be able to enjoy the pools and have nice warm weather.
We are not a big fan of crowds either.
Your help would be very much appreciated. Thank you Paula

Your best option is to travel outside of school holidays, which has many benefits, not just less crowding but also it is usually cheaper in many ways.

Generally, outside school holidays you can take advantage of cheaper off peak flights, off peak accommodation deals and sometimes there are even specials for theme parks and attractions!

As for weather! I cannot predict that! But there are obviously warmer times of the year.

School holidays differ from State to State. The holidays that mostly affect the Gold Coast are Queensland School holidays and NSW School holidays.

These dates change slightly from year to year. For the latest dates check the monthly pages that you might be interested in, or for an overview check out my School holidays page.

Personally, if you want warm weather outside school holidays and you want to use the swimming pools at your accommodation I would choose Spring and Autumn months.

Spring months are September, October and November months do have some school holidays in, so check the dates and work around that.

In addition to school holidays, there are a couple of large events I would try to avoid if visiting with young children and wanting to avoid crowds, Those are:
  • Gold Coast 600 in October. Check October page for this year's dates.
  • Schoolies in late November. Check the November for dates.
Autumn months include March, April and May.
Check each month as there are some school holidays but they are around Easter usually.

The coolest parts to these seasons are later in Autumn and earlier in Spring.

Some other ideas to consider is to find accommodation with a heated indoor pool, which then opens up the opportunity for some of the winter months – June, July and August. Just a thought! You will find the crowds much less at this time of the year outside of school holidays.

If you click on each of the links for the months you will find more information about that month on the Gold Coast including expected holidays, events and weather.

I hope that was helpful. If you want to ask anything more that is related to the timing of your visit, use the comments section and I will try to add more information for you.

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