November is one of the best time to visit the Gold Coast. You can be promised the one of the Gold Coast’s biggest events – schoolies, but most importantly long hot days but without the January crowds. Here are 6 reasons to visit the beautiful Gold Coast in November. Make sure you do not miss out on #5!

#1. The Weather:

November boasts the most perfect weather on the Gold Coast – clear blue skies, long hot days, and a beautiful south easterly breeze from the sea. With a temperature ranging from 18 – 28 degrees Celsius (64-82 Fahrenheit) and 9 hours of sunshine, November on the Gold Coast is hot and humid and is the best time to swim in the sea with an average temperature of 2.

You can expect mostly clear blue skies in November. Sunrise is normally around 440 – 450am and sunsets around 6.00 to 6.30pm. How’s that for long hot days! That’s 9 hours of sunshine to pack activities in.

In November, head to the beach for a swim for a perfect respite from the heat, or participate in water activities like jet skiing or boating. 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 November Gold Coast holiday is exciting, it means you’re nearly on holidays! Good news, you’ll only need to pack light – board shorts, bikinis, thongs. At night, make sure you have a light jacket just in case you feel cold.

You will need your swimmers to enjoy the beautiful Gold Coast beach, lots of sunscreen, and a hat to protect you from the sunshine. Are you coming for a special occasion or ready to party? Bring a nice pair of evening clothes to wear out along with a very light jacket – there’s plenty of beautiful restaurants and night life in the area!

#3. November Holidays:

November on the Gold Coast is one the busiest time of the year due to schoolies. Schoolies period often falls towards the end of November and early December. Schoolies is the time of the year when school leavers celebrate the end of their school year. Expect lots of energy, lots of young visitors, and full occupancy.

November is also time when the Asian countries have their school holidays so it does get quite busy this time of the year.

If you are not a fan of crowds and would prefer a quieter time to come, you can still visit the Gold Coast in early November before the schoolies festivities. This way, you can still experience the best of the Gold Coast without the young crowds.

#4. Plenty to do:

There’s plenty to do on the Gold Coast in November, 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. With the family, buy the Warner Bros’ theme park tickets so you can visit Movie World, Sea World and Wet ‘n Wild during your stay.

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 Gold Coast in November:

November on the Gold Coast is very exciting and jam packed with events especially for schoolies.

However other times in November prior to schoolies is often low season so that means plenty of time and no queues at the theme parks! Also, miles and miles of sandy beaches that you can stretch out on.

November is the best time to catch up on your shopping – see top 15 luxury brands to check out at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre or check out the 240 outlet brands at Harbour Town Shopping Centre.

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

November is often the busiest time because of schoolies. Demand is very high so you’ll need to book early to get the best deal and accommodation. Early to mid November and the dates prior to schoolies is low season so there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from in early to mid November.

Check out the following two apartments for a great Gold Coast stay in November…

Located on level 10, this gorgeous apartments a Sun City boasts stunning panoramic views of the ocean from the living area with floor to ceiling glass. The entire family will have space to relax and unwind in this spacious apartment featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate living area with sofa bed. The large spa bath in the en-suite features ocean views and adds a touch of luxury to your Gold Coast getaway.

Perfect as a couples’ weekend retreat or a family getaway, this modern two bedroom apartment at Circle on Cavill offers river views, spacious living area and a lovely main bedroom with a spa bath and a view that will delight. The beautiful furnishings are modern and comfortable, providing the perfect Surfers Paradise escape.

November is most certainly the best time to experience the Gold Coast. Remember, November is a super busy time on the Gold Coast especially due to schoolies 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.