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Best time to visit Gold Coast/Brisbane - Aug or Sept?

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Best time to visit Gold Coast/Brisbane - Aug or Sept?

Hi,

I am planning to tour Cairns, gold coast, brisbane and sydney (also considering Canberra if I can afford the time).

Please advise which is the best time to go? Am looking roughly at Aug or Sept period. Also, which month would be a cheaper month to go (not sure if hotel rates would increase in Sept, where spring starts)

Is it worth stopping by Canberra as well?

Thanks for the advise!

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1. Re: Best time to visit Gold Coast/Brisbane - Aug or Sept?

bare in mind many states in Australia have school holidays in September

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2. Re: Best time to visit Gold Coast/Brisbane - Aug or Sept?

You haven't mentioned how long you are visiting for...

Queensland school holidays commence on 18 September and New South Wales/Canberra on 25 September so it would d be cheaper for you to visit before the school holidays commence when the hotel rates are likely to increase.

The weather should be marginally warmer and less windy in September.

Bear in mind there is a public holiday in Brisbane on Wednesday 11 August and on the Gold Coast on Friday 27 August although some shops and most tourist operations will remain open.

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3. Re: Best time to visit Gold Coast/Brisbane - Aug or Sept?

September will be warmer than August on the Gold Coast but as mentioned above, best to avoid school holidays.

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4. Re: Best time to visit Gold Coast/Brisbane - Aug or Sept?

Yes Id choose September as the weather is warmer and you can enjoy the local beaches. Accomodation will be cheaper non school holidays.

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5. Re: Best time to visit Gold Coast/Brisbane - Aug or Sept?

Best time to visit Cairns is undoubtedly October, but for that reason that is also a High Season month so hotels are fuller and rates not as discounted as might be other times.

August weather is usually very good, and as other posts have said September school holidays occur.

Aug/Sept Cairns also has their annual festival, the Amateurs racing carnival and a heap of other events. The local Council website should provide info on that.

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