The Best Things to do on the Gold Coast in Spring!
As the days grow longer and the weather warms up, spring casts its enchanting spell on the Gold Coast, transforming it into a paradise of beauty and endless possibilities. Nestled within the lush surroundings of the Gold Coast, Ashmore Palms Holiday Village is your gateway to a remarkable springtime experience. Whether you’re seeking thrilling outdoor adventures, a taste of local culture, or simply some relaxation under the sun, there’s something for everyone on the Gold Coast this spring. Let’s dive into the best things to do during this magical season.
1. Bask on the Gold Coast Beaches
Springtime is the perfect season to enjoy the Gold Coast’s world-renowned beaches. Feel the soft sand between your toes as you soak up the sun at Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads, or Coolangatta. Take a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, and unwind as you listen to the gentle sounds of the waves.
In September, Currumbin Beach comes alive with the Swell Sculpture Festival, Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition. Stroll along Currumbin Beach and marvel at the awe-inspiring sculptures.
2. Spring Festivals and Events
Experience the vibrant spirit of spring on the Gold Coast as it comes alive with an array of festivals and events. From delightful food and wine festivals to captivating music and cultural celebrations, there’s always something happening to add a spark to your stay.
One unmissable event is the Springtime Music Festival, a three-day extravaganza held in September. Showcasing the finest homegrown and national artists in leftfield alternative, electronic, and hip hop genres, this free festival promises a sensational musical experience.
Another highlight on the Gold Coast’s spring calendar is the much-loved Gold Coast Show, also taking place in September. Packed with family-friendly fun, the event boasts thrilling rides, tempting showbags, food and entertainment. The best part? It’s just a short drive away from Ashmore Palms, making it a convenient and enjoyable outing for all.
Groundwater Country Music Festival gathers some of the best country artists in the industry for three days of free live music on the Gold Coast in October, with stages throughout the streets, parks and venues of Broadbeach.
The lively Gold Coast Multicultural Festival is a popular event held during September at the Broadwater Parklands, also a short drive from Ashmore Palmsn. Embrace the vibrant celebration of multicultural fashion, dance, music, and delectable cuisine, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Gold Coast’s beautiful Broadwater. From delightful family activities to mesmerizing performances, this festival promises a day filled with joy and cultural richness. Don’t forget to bring your mats or chairs for comfortable seating, and make sure to wear sunscreen to fully enjoy this fantastic and free day out!
For a shopping and cultural delight, look no further than the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets. These iconic markets offer a unique experience, particularly in the evenings when they truly come to life. Discover an array of treasures while soaking in the lively atmosphere of this popular hotspot.
To stay updated on all the exciting happenings during your stay, keep a close eye on the City of Gold Coast Events Calendar. This handy resource ensures you won’t miss out on any thrilling activities or festivals that might coincide with your visit.
3. Whale Watching Extravaganza
Spring marks the annual migration of humpback whales along the east coast of Australia. Don’t miss the chance to witness these majestic creatures on their journey as they breach and play in the waters off the Gold Coast.
Book a whale-watching tour for an up-close and unforgettable encounter with these gentle giants.
Sea World Cruises runs up to 6 daily whale watching cruises to the famour Humpback highway, where 40,000 whales pass close to Gold Coast shores on their annual migration from Antartica.
4. Adventure at the Theme Parks
For an adrenaline-packed day of fun, head to the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks. Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Dreamworld, and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast offer thrilling rides, live shows, and interactive experiences for visitors of all ages. Experience heart-racing roller coasters or get up close with marine life – the choices are endless!
5. Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland
Venture into the lush and picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland for a day of tranquility and nature’s wonders. Discover the breathtaking beauty of waterfalls at Lamington National Park or explore the Tamborine Mountain with its charming village atmosphere and artisanal shops. Spring brings lush greenery and blossoming flora, making it an ideal time for nature walks and scenic drives.
6. Scenic Cruises and Water Activities
Explore the stunning Gold Coast waterways on a scenic cruise or try your hand at water sports like paddleboarding, kayaking, or jet skiing. From calm river cruises to thrilling jet boat adventures, there’s an aquatic experience for every type of traveller.
Currumbin Creek is a popular spot to hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board, a great Spring family activity on the Gold Coast.
7. Indulge in Local Cuisine
Savour the flavors of the Gold Coast at its bustling food markets, beachfront eateries, and top-notch restaurants. Treat yourself to fresh seafood, fusion cuisines, and international delights, all crafted using the region’s finest produce.
For something a little different, try Miami Marketta. A once converted mechanics’ warehouse, it’s a melting pot of culture, art, global street food, boutique bars and great live music.
8. Enjoy the Comforts of Ashmore Palms
After a day of exciting adventures, return to Ashmore Palms and unwind in the comfort of our famly-friendly facilities. Take a dip in one of our 2 pools, challenge your friends to a game of tennis or X-play, or simply relax in the serene surroundings of our tropical gardens.
Spring on the Gold Coast is a time of renewal and discovery. Whether you’re seeking natural wonders, exhilarating activities, or simply some relaxation, the Gold Coast has something special for you. Make the most of your spring getaway by staying at Ashmore Palms Holiday Village, where comfort, convenience, and memorable experiences await. Book your stay now and create cherished memories with us this spring!
Photo Credits: Destination Gold Coast