Winter is coming Gold Coast! So get cracking
Start your day off with a coastal breeze
Surf clubs are known for providing you with a good hearty feed while watching the waves roll in on the coastline and the BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club is no different. The atmosphere at this venue is really is unique. Sit down next to one of the large open windows and dig into your breakfast while the cool sea breeze flows through your hair. Breakfast at the bistro opens up at 7:30am, so get in early, pick from their versatile menu and sip a tasty cappuccino for the perfect start to a day of fun in the sun.
Where: 51 Garfield Terrace Surfers Paradise QLD
Pick from 3 activities that are best done in the warmer months
Currumbin rock pools
The Currumbin rock pools are somewhat of a local secret and are certainly a unique experience for anyone who enjoys a day of nature on the Gold Coast. Hidden away just a short drive down from the Currumbin coastline, bring the whole family for a picnic or come by yourself and de-stress at one of the cool natural streams. Spend the day splashing around in the creek or just explore the many other natural wonders in this area, the possibilities are endless at the Currumbin rock pools.
Where: Currumbin Creek Road Currumbin Valley QLD
There’s nothing worse than visiting Wet ‘N’ Wild Water World only to spend half the day shivering in the lines. Get in while it’s still warm for a day of fun-filled water park action. It doesn’t matter whether you want to take the kids or go with some friends, you won’t be disappointed when you’re flying down the Mach 5 or swirling down the Tornado. Not a fan of adrenaline pumping rides? Head to Calypso Beach where you jump on a tube and drift through the slow flowing river until you don’t have a worry in the world. There’s truly something for everyone at this world famous Gold Coast theme park.
Where: Entertainment Road Oxenford Gold Coast QLD
Now I know it may seem like the obvious answer to battling a warm day on the Gold Coast, but there’s simply no better way to unwind than with a day of sun and sand at the beach. Head to Kurrawa Beach where you can enjoy nice controlled swell only walking distance from Broadbeach’s main strip. Thinking about taking the surfboard? The waves here are perfect for people learning to surf or experienced riders wanting to have a bit of fun with some smaller stuff. Bring your towel and sunscreen for a day at Kurrawa Beach before you need to pack a wetsuit.
Where: Kurrawa Beach Broadbeach QLD
Dining al fresco style
What better way to make the most of the Gold Coast heat than enjoying some al fresco fine dining? Head to the newly revamped Vintage Velvet for a one-of-a-kind rustic restaurant experience. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, sip on a delicious cocktail in the outdoor dining garden while soaking up some sun, as you select from their menu that focuses on simple food done well. The 300 gram vintage seasoned pork cutlet with apple and caramelised onion is a common favourite but make sure you leave some room for dessert; a duo of house sorbets and seasonal fruits is the perfect sweet and tasty solution to cool you down before the climate does so itself. Vintage Velvet has a great atmosphere and is the perfect Gold Coast restaurant to end to a good day out.
Where: 2947 Surfers Paradise Boulevard Surfers Paradise QLD
Know a better way to cool down in the warmer Gold Coast months? Let us know below.