BALMY DAYS & DREAMY NIGHTS - WINTER ON THE GOLD COAST
Naturally beautiful our Gold Coast boasts pristine beaches, an ideal climate and a relaxed coastal lifestyle. Winter is the perfect time to visit the coast, with glorious sunny beach days and balmy nights spent enjoying the cosmopolitan charm of the beachside villages.
Embracing the coast's laidback lifestyle, you can stroll the many beaches from North to South that take in spectacular views across to the hinterland. Burleigh Headland is the place to be at dusk, always abuzz with colourful characters and street performers that make up this vibrant coastal town.
Head south and ride the perfect wave at Kirra point, linger awhile and grab a woodfire pizza and freshly made gelato for a sunset dinner on the beach. Head 10 minutes north to the ‘place to be’ after dark, Palm Beach recently gentrified with global eats and quaint whisky bars.
Breakfast can be sourced from one of the many alfresco cafes in Burleigh, wander the laneways and you’ll find some of the best baked goods and espresso coffee served this side of Melbourne. There’s an abundance of shopping to be had in James Street Burleigh, where local artisans showcase their talents and village markets pop up monthly. Barefoot bowls is a ‘must do’ at the iconic Burleigh Heads Bowls Club-with the ocean as the backdrop.
The Gold Coast is known for its grand shopping centres like Pacific Fair, with its elegant style and major brands. There’s also Robina Town Centre- centrally located for the southern suburbs with a stylish food court to rival the best. Book in for a spot of golf at one of the many world class courses –such as the nearby Glades Golf Club, nestled amongst beautiful gardens and waterways.
There’s a whole lot of green behind the Gold Coast and a short drive takes you up Mount Tambourine to capture the best views around. Tambourine is the ideal day trip – there’s an eclectic gallery walk, mountain top restaurants and captivating waterfalls and National Parks to explore.
Jumping off the mainland take a 30-minute boat ride to South Stradbroke Island with a choice of 3 pop up camping spots. Tipplers Campground is ideal for the boat lover out there with direct water access and Currigee Campground is the ultimate island escape, set amongst native bush land.
The Gold Coast is the sixth largest city in Australia and has a vast 70 kilometre coastline- renowned for its beaches there’s more to this beautiful city than meets the eye. The Gold Coast has matured into a leading cultural destination with a world class arts precinct HOTA, a leading fringe festival BLEACH, global food markets MIAMI MARKETTA and there’s an array of award winning restaurants to choose from.
Winter is an ideal time to vacay on the Gold Coast, with a slower pace, fewer crowds and a tepid climate. The perfect time to arrive in your motorhome, pop up a tent (or swag) or stay in a cabin with a view at one of the our tourist parks or campgrounds dotted across the city.
The Gold Coast has a retro charm reminisce of a bygone era and is a melting pot for foodies, artists and musicians. Book your winter getaway now and make the most of Australia’s glamour city, in a down to earth camping style.
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Posted: March 4th 2021