With Queensland border restrictions lifting from 10 July to all states and territories (excluding Victoria) and sea temperatures averaging from 22°C in July, now's the best time to book a warmer Winter getaway on the Gold Coast.
Less competition from overseas visitors this Winter due to international travel restrictions mean a competitive short-term rental accommodation market and great value for families looking for a school holiday escape, or simply a getaway from the monotony of working from home.
Here are our picks for the best places to stay in the Gold Coast this Winter.
- Stunning oceanview retreat between beach and bush in Burleigh Heads
It doesn’t get more spectacular than this Gold Coast retreat in the peaceful hinterland area of Burleigh Heads. Perched in bushland 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, this modern two-bedroom home commands a panoramic view over the ocean from multiple rooms.
The generous outdoor deck is the perfect place to catch the morning sun with a coffee and breakfast. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this property is luxuriously fitted to accommodate up to four guests.
- Open plan family house with BBQ deck and cinema room
Sprawling Currumbin Creek views flow from the main deck, through the living room and into a well-equipped kitchen. Settle in for a movie in the dedicated media room, set up barbecue on the sunlit deck and enjoy an easy walk down to nearby parklands.
- Family entertainer near the beach in Currumbin Waters
This large beach house has a single-level layout with three sunlit bedrooms, two modern bathrooms and a double garage.
The family can relax and socialise while cooking in the gourmet kitchen, lounging in the open-plan living and dining area or entertaining on the furnished patio with Weber barbecue and gardens.
- Enjoy sweeping city and coastal views from floor-to-ceiling windows
This modern two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment captures views of the beach, marina, river and Surfers Paradise city sky line. The modern and well equipped kitchen flows directly into a sun-drenched living and dining room, creating a social place to eat, play and relax. Admire views of the Gold Coast hinterland from the balcony and visit the communal pool and gym for an active break.
- Sweeping beachfront views over Surfers Paradise
Panoramic beach views surround this spacious apartment on the Surfers Paradise Esplanade, minutes from shops and restaurants. It’s well-equipped with a modern kitchen and two bathrooms, with sleeping space for up to six guests, but the main highlight is the sweeping balcony with full panoramic views down the coast line.
- Riverside retreat in walking distance to the beach
For water lovers everywhere, it doesn't get much better than this riverside apartment. Perched on the Nerang River, you won't even need to step outside from the living room for the perfect water view. If you're up a swim, there's a pool in the complex or the beach is just a quick 10 minute walk away.