From 16 May 2020, Queensland residents residing within 150km from the Gold Coast can look forward to visiting the golden beaches for recreational purposes. Gold Coast is beautiful year-round, but we’ve discovered 6 reasons to visit 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 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!

Do you know that the Gold Coast is the best destination to enjoy water based activities such as jet skiing, boating and fishing.

#2. What to wear:

We would recommend you wear 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 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:

With school holidays over and the kids back at school you can enjoy the beach to yourself. Whilst the theme parks and many attractions are closed due to Queensland Health Directive, the shopping centres are open for business. Enjoy the wonderful weather while relaxing and taking advantage of the quieter season.

#4. Plenty to do:

Whether you’re a couple, a family, or travelling for business, there’s no shortage of recreational things to do on the Gold Coast.

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!

Don’t forget that restaurants and cafes now have a 10 seat capacity so book in advance to make sure your seats are reserved. Take away is definitely available so you can plan for that picnic on the Gold Coast.

How about a visit to one of the most amazing national parks on the Gold Coast – Natural Bridge, Springbrook, which is around 30km from Surfers Paradise.

#5. Events on in May

With the latest Queensland Health restrictions, all events have been cancelled or postponed.

Keep an eye out for more relaxation of restrictions on events very soon.

#6. Accommodation options

Overnight leisure travel is currently not permitted to the Gold Coast. The overnight leisure travel option is permitted only from 12 June 2020 so less than a month to go before you can stay over night on the Gold Coast for holiday for intrastate travellers. This should not stop you from checking out the below best value ocean view apartments when intrastate leisure travel commence from 12 June 2020.

Check out the following two apartments for a great Gold Coast stay in June after restrictions are lifted…

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 for recreational purposes. Overnight leisure travel commences 12 June 2020. 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.