Deciding on your Gold Coast Accommodation is the first start of the journey, followed by the excitement of preparations, packing, and counting the days. We understand that this whole process can be a bit overwhelming. Follow our tips on what to bring and how to prepare for a fun and pleasant holiday experience for Gold Coast in May.

Tip#1: Organisation is key

Packing your items in an organised way is the best way to avoid forgetting anything essential and ensuring your outfits are nice and tidy when you arrive at your destination.

Start from the bottom, with the coats and everything else that you think would not wrinkle or become marked easily, moving along for the more sensitive items, leaving the shirts or dresses for the top or compartmentalised section of your luggage, (spending the holidays ironing that outfit should not be in the plan, right?).

Tip#2: Prepare a mix of clothing

Since the temperatures can vary during the day and afternoon, you’ll have to be prepare for the warm heat of the day and the refreshing temperatures after the sunset, and because of that a mix of swimwear, mid-season and some autumn pieces (coats, cardigans, long sleeve t-shirts, small jackets, and thicker socks) are a must have.

Our general guide on what to bring for a week holiday on the Gold Coast consists of:

  • 1 pair of jeans;
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 cardigan/blazer
  • 1 jacket
  • 1 winter jacket* (if planning to visit the Hinterland)
  • 2 hoodies for the kids
  • 1 hat
  • 2 dresses / casual outfits
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 2 skirts
  • underwear
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 1 comfortable walking shoes
  • 1 shoe
  • 2 pairs of swimwear

Last, but not least: don’t forget the sunscreen, and to come back weekly for our insider tips while travelling on the Gold Coast and sign our newsletter below.

Tip #3: Make the most of your luggage volume

Prior to start packing, make a list of intended places you wish to visit and the activities you might be doing while travelling and chose your items to be packed accordingly (while the Gold Coast is a casual place, some places have more demanding dress codes).

A good idea is to look for small size items and recipients, with enough content to last the duration of your holidays.

Another suggestion is to arrange hygiene, toiletry, and makeup in travel kits (like the ones given at boutiques, business class flights, and so on). This way you can save space and make sure you do not carry any dead weight.

Check if it’s necessary to bring your hairdryer, most Gold Coast rental accommodation have this sort of utensils available for its guests, free of charge. All Holiday Holiday Gold Coast accommodation options supply a hair dryer in the apartment.

Group the children’s clothes per period of day (Daytime, night-time, etc.), folding the shirts and fitting then into small.

If the temperatures of your departure are close to the one’s at your destination, try to travel wearing the most heavy, hard to pack pieces of clothes and/or coats.

Tip #4: Check the weather

One great research you can do a week before your departure is to check the temperature of the Gold Coast prior to arriving. There are plenty of mobile and internet sites to check on the current weather and forecasts, including average temperatures, wind, and rain probability for the time you are going to be travelling, etc.

Tip#5: Choose your Gold Coast accommodation option

Have a look at some of Holiday Holiday Surfers Paradise apartments options:
Circle on Cavill Level 12 Ocean & River Views Apartment - Loungeroom
Gold Coast Central Accommodation Level 12 Ocean & River Views – See Circle on Cavill Apartment »
Circle on Cavill Level 28 Ocean View loungeroom
Accommodation at Level 28 Ocean & River Views – See Circle on Cavill Holiday Apartment »

For the perfectly planned Gold Coast in May, Holiday Holiday team is more than happy to recommend suitable accommodation and pre planned itinerary for you and your family.