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When will be a better time for a weekend trip to Gold Coast?

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When will be a better time for a weekend trip to Gold Coast?

When will be a better time for a weekend trip to Gold Coast between Sept. 8 to Oct. 2?

I plan to visit Gold Coast for the first time and I will fly from Sydney.

I will have three full days in the area. I don’t plan to get a rental car. I heard that the school holiday starts around Sept. 17. Should I go before the school holiday? If so, will the weather be still cold? Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: When will be a better time for a weekend trip to Gold Coast?

Usually September is our best month ...great fresh air, clear skies but then weather can be unpredictable at any time. We have just had a few days of heavy rain and with it came cold weather...still overcast.

September days are usually warm but could be a little brisk at night.

I always stared out of the window in September and wished I was on holidays but have steered clear of the month because of school holidays, when there are queues, price hikes etc.

Qld school holidays are 17th > 2nd Oct. but catholic schools and independant schools may vary. NSW school holidays are 24th Sep to 9th Oct, with variances also.

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2. Re: When will be a better time for a weekend trip to Gold Coast?

As Niec said holidays start from 17th(last School day) so best to come before that for less crowds, lines and better deals.

September is traditionally best month of the year but hey August is usually dry!!!!!

Have fun

Kylie

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3. Re: When will be a better time for a weekend trip to Gold Coast?

Thank you for your great advice! I appreciate it.

4. Re: When will be a better time for a weekend trip to Gold Coast?

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