If you’re sick of spending your winter days cooped up with Netflix, it’s time for a trip to the Gold Coast!

Say goodbye to chilly weather and head to Miami Beach for a winter Gold Coast Holiday, where the sun shines all year round. Begin packing your bags and read on for some of our favourite winter activities you can participate in during your Gold Coast holiday.

Whale watching. You won’t want to miss the chance to spot these majestic humpbacks as they migrate from the arctic to Queensland’s warm waters. Ask our staff about booking a tour for your holiday, and make sure to pack your binoculars and a waterproof jacket.

Hot yoga. We love yoga year round, but winter is the perfect time to dabble in hot yoga. Join a Bikram class in Mermaid Beach or Burleigh Heads to loosen up on holiday.

Visit a museum. If it’s too cool for a swim, plan a trip to the Gold Coast City Gallery, where you can admire local and international works. Not your thing? Surf World Gold Coast, a surfing museum chronicling the history of the sport, might interest you instead.

Surfing. Every season is surfing season on the Gold Coast! A winter Gold Coast is no exception Sign up for a lesson if it’s your first time, or bring a wet suit to hit the waves with a friend and your favourite board.

Rock climbing. Paramount Adventures in West Burleigh offers incredible indoor rock climbing facilities, as well as outdoor climbing and abseiling classes for those who wish to take their climbing to the next level. Go rock climbing in the afternoon and reward yourself with a big dinner in the evening.

Tambourine Rainforest Skywalk. One of the best ways to explore the Gold Coast rainforests up close, the skywalk is a 1.5 km platform trail that weaves through the upper canopy of Mt. Tambourine. The walk is family friendly (you can even bring a stroller!) and offers stunning views of Cedar Creek.

Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Explore the world’s largest koala sanctuary, which is home to over 130 koalas and a myriad of other Australian critters. Even Taylor Swift has been spotted cuddling with a koala at Lone Pine!

Go coffee shop hopping. The Gold Coast is fast becoming the new go-to city for coffee in Australia. Chech out this list from our neighbours at Burleigh Beach Tower for an awesome list of the best spots in town.

Browse a farmers market. The Gold Coast is home to a variety of incredible farmers markets, including the Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market near Grande Florida Resort. Stock up on fresh produce to cook with in your luxury apartment, or grab a quick bite from one of the stalls.

Have you booked your Gold Coast winter holiday yet? Plan your stay at Grande Florida Resort and achieve an unexpected mid-winter tan your co-workers will envy.