The Gold Coast is beautiful year-round, but we’ve discovered 6 reasons to visit Gold Coast in May – do not miss #5

#1. The Weather:

While it may be tempting to visit the Gold Coast during the summer months, many of our guest choose to visit the Gold Coast in May because of its consistently sunny temperatures and lower rainfall. You can expect sunny days followed by cooler nights with average temperatures between 14 – 24°C.  The average sea temperature is around 21°C. It’s still warm enough to enjoy a swim or explore the many water activities the Gold Coast has to offer!

#2. What to pack:

We would recommend you pack clothing for warm to cool weather, and have a couple of layers handy for any cooler evenings. You’ll need warmer clothes if you are planning on visiting the Gold Coast rainforest areas – such as Mount Tamborine, O’Reillys, Lamington National Park or Springbrook National Park which can be much cooler than the coastal areas.

#3. No school holidays:

In May, you will get to experience the Gold Coast at its best. With school holidays over and the kids back at school you can enjoy the beach to yourself or explore the theme parks and attractions with much shorter queues and smaller crowds. Enjoy the wonderful weather while relaxing and taking advantage of the quieter season.

#4. Plenty to do:

Whether you’re a couple on holiday, a family escaping for a weekend away or travelling for business, there’s no shortage of things to do.

If you are looking for a beach side dining experience with locally sourced produce and 5 star service, you should go to the Fish House Gold Coast at Burleigh Heads for a dining experience you won’t forget!

Sky Point Observation Deck is an absolute must see attraction. You haven’t seen the Gold Coast, until you’ve seen it from 77 floors up!

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

May on the Gold Coast is jam packed with events and there’s something for everyone.

Surfers Paradise LIVE is an award winning four day music festival running from the 2nd – 5th May in the heart of Surfers Paradise. A free event suitable for all ages, LIVE proudly presents a line-up of Australian artists to appeal to young and old music lovers alike.

The 2019 Burleigh Pro is a world famous event. This six day event starting on the 7th May will attract some of the best surfers in the world who are battling it out for the valuable World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) points and prize purse. The natural amphitheatre which is Burleigh Heads is the best spot to catch all the action as some of the world’s best surfers go head to head.

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is one of Australia’s largest free music festivals spanning four bluesy days and nights, with a unique, village-like atmosphere and relaxed ambience. The free and non-ticketed event nurtures Australian talent as well as providing a stage for international acts. This event runs from the 16th – 19th May and is a must see if travelling in May.

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

May on the Gold Coast is a great time to visit, with accommodation usually on special. Book early to get the best deal and your favourite accommodation choice. Checkout the following two apartments for a great Gold Coast stay in May…

Checkout the following two apartments for a great Gold Coast stay in May…

33 levels above The Esplanade on the stunning Surfers Paradise beachfront, this apartment in the soaring Soul Resort presents endless ocean views, luxurious finishes and space for almost everyone. Watch the sun climb from the Pacific Ocean each morning or indulge with an afternoon spa in the master bedroom ensuite. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this apartment has everything you desire in a beachfront getaway.

You will be amazed as you walk into this outstanding ocean-facing contemporary apartment high above Surfers Paradise. Located on Level 24 in The Chevron Renaissance, you will see the waves rolling in day and night from the balcony, the living room and the bedrooms. With modern furniture throughout and a 64-inch wall-mounted TV in the living area, this is the perfect place to relax during the day and after those busy days on the Gold Coast.

May is most certainly one of the best time to experience the Gold Coast. Ensure you book your accommodation in advance to secure your favourite apartment at a great price. You can book our Gold Coast accommodation online, or by calling our friendly reservations team on 07 5554 3200.