July –  winter month on the Gold Coast is perhaps one of the most romantic time to rediscover the Gold Coast’s beauty. Here are 6 reasons to visit Gold Coast in July – do not miss #5!

#1. The Weather:

One of the best times for the most perfect weather on the Gold Coast is in July. With a temperature range of 9 – 20 degrees  Celsius (48 – 68 Fahrenheit), July on the Gold Coast is the midst of winter and promises tranquil beauty.

You can expect clear blue skies with the occasional day of rain, but these are few and far in between. In July on the Gold Coast, sunshine is 7 hours long. Sunrise is normally around 630am and sunsets around 5pm. This brings beautifully warm days with abundant of sunshine and cool evenings.

In July, the ocean is surprisingly warm, at 22 degrees Celsius (71 degrees Fahrenheit). The Gold Coast is home to over 70 km of golden beaches, plenty of space to find your own slice of golden sand paradise.

#2. What to pack:

Packing for your Gold Coast holiday is exciting, it means you’re nearly on holiday! Good news, you’ll only need to pack light. The winter month on the Gold Coast is very mild compared to other parts of Australia. If you are from the tropical countries, bring a warm jacket with you to keep you just that couple of degrees warmer in the evening. Scarves and gloves are a great idea at night during July on the Gold Coast. What better time to get your scarves collection out this time of the year.

You will need your swimmers to enjoy the beautiful Gold Coast beach, a hat to protect you from the sunshine and some warm comfortable clothes you can change into come bed time. Believe it or not with 7 hours of sunshine, the days are still long and the sun nice and hot, and so don’t forget the swimmers and sun screen.

Are you coming for a special occasion? If so, bring a nice pair of evening clothes to wear out along with a jacket – there’s plenty of beautiful restaurants and night life in the area!

#3. Whale watching season

July on the Gold Coast is the best time to go whale watching. Whale watching starts in June and ends in October. Join a whale watching tour that guarantees whale sighting and you will be amazed at the sight of these gentle giants. Read here on a guest experience in whale watching tour.

The skies are blue, the ocean is warm, the whales are breaching, what more can you ask for?

#4. Plenty to do:

There are plenty of things to do on the Gold Coast in July, we are nicknamed Australia’s playground for a good reason.

Visiting Burleigh Heads should be on the itinerary for families and couples alike, if you have time we would also recommend visiting SeaWorld and then heading out to a beautiful dinner at Seascape Restaurant. Best of all, July is the best time to check out the best Gold Coast wineries in the Hinterland.

More of a kick back and relax on your holiday type person? We don’t blame you, start your day slowly with breakfast in your self-contained apartment, head down to the pool at your Gold Coast resort and maybe even treat yourself to a pampa day at the spa.

#5. Events on in July on the Gold Coast:

July on the Gold Coast is looking pretty exciting and jam packed with events, there’s something for everyone.

Viva Surfers Paradise is Australia’s ultimate tribute artist festival to music legends. Expect free live performances and events spanning multiple genres and decades from Friday 12 July to Sunday 21 July along the Surfers Paradise Foreshore.

July school holiday promises treats and loads of fun on the Gold Coast. Join the free family activity at Pacific Fair, Hello Sugar workshops featuring giant lolly crafting, Wizz Fizz bow-tie & hair bow making and take a dive into the giant pink foam pit.

#6. Accommodation options, book early so you don’t miss out!

July on the Gold Coast is a great time to visit, but accommodation is in high demand due to school holidays so you’ll need to book early to get the best deal and accommodation. Check out the following two apartments for a great Gold Coast stay in July:.

This popular apartment located on level 41 of the trendy Circle on Cavill resort features a modern and spacious design. Stunning ocean views are framed throughout with floor to ceiling glass, and touches like Wi-Fi, spa bath and comfy designer couches ensure a relaxing holiday on the Gold Coast.

Experience breathtaking vistas of the ocean, river and city through this apartment’s impressive floor-to-ceiling windows at The H Residences. Its open-plan living means you can capture these amazing views as the day goes by from every angle. Enjoy having the beach, shopping, dining and entertainment right at your doorstep during your luxurious stay in the heart of Surfers.

Remember, July is a busy time on the Gold Coast so ensure you book your accommodation in advance to secure a great apartment at a great price. You can book our Gold Coast accommodation online, or by calling our friendly reservations team on 07 5554 3200.