Spring Gold Coast is in full swing, and it’s the ideal time to check into your Gold Coast accommodation and enjoy the Goldilocks weather (not too hot, not too cold). While you’re staying at Grande Florida Resort, here are some things to do in spring Gold Coast to fill those sunny days.

Spring Gold Coast: Watch The Whales

From September to November, majestic humpback whales migrate down Australia’s eastern coastline, heading for the krill-rich summertime waters of Antarctica. This makes spring Gold Coast the perfect time to get an up-close look at these beautiful animals. The Gold Coast’s original whale-watching company Whales In Paradise has been conducting tours in their purpose-built catamarans since 2004 and is one of the best things to do in spring Gold Coast. They have water-level viewing decks and unobstructed 360-degree views, so you’re assured to have the whale-watching experience of a lifetime. They guarantee you’ll see a whale; if you don’t, they’ll take you out again for free. Tours leave from the heart of Surfers Paradise three times a day, seven days a week.

See The Race That Stops A Nation

Just because you’re in the Gold Coast, you don’t have to miss the Melbourne Cup. Currumbin RSL is throwing a race day party that won’t disappoint, with a three-course set menu, live music and a flute of bubbly for every guest. Watch the race on their big screens, enjoy the fashion parade, and perhaps win a door prize. You can also enjoy all the action at The Hard Rock Café, Skypoint, The Watermark Hotel and the Arts Centre Gold Coast. Make sure to book in time!

Shop Until You Drop

Black-belt shoppers won’t want to visit the Gold Coast without stopping in at Harbour Town in Biggera Waters, about 35 minutes north of the Grande Florida Resort. It’s Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre, offering over 240 stores. With big-brand pricing up to 70% below retail, you won’t find a better place to stock up on fashion and speciality items. Spring’s mild temperatures make it the ideal season to wander the mainly open-air mall and relax at one of the many alfresco eateries. Try taking the slightly longer back route through Benowa to avoid the traffic on the main drag.

Catch A Movie

Get down to Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach at dusk for the Ben & Jerry’s open air cinema, running until November 6th. Pack a picnic or buy from the tasty range of food and drink on offer, then get comfy on the lawn for one of their great range of movies. If you get in quick, you can enjoy the Sundae Sessions, featuring live music, free ice cream and a free movie. Bookings are essential because tickets are selling fast.

Do The Theme Parks

Spring provides the perfect weather for visiting one of the Gold Coast’s many theme parks, with average daily temperatures in the mid-20’s. Take the kids to SeaWorld to meet Dora The Explorer or Spongebob and his friends. They can enjoy kid-sized rides at Nickelodeonland, marvel at the huge array of marine life, and be entertained by the Turtle Power Live and Spongebob 3D shows. Adrenaline junkies can hit the rides to their heart’s content at Dream World or Movie World. If you like to get wet, make a splash at Wet’n’Wild, where you can try out some of Australia’s most extreme waterslides or slosh around with the kids in the giant wave pool.

Spring on the Gold Coast offers something for everyone, so why not book yourself a spring getaway at Grande Florida Resort today? It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy our Miami accommodation.