What's On - Winter 2023
As the warm embrace of summer gives way to a cooler breeze, the Gold Coast transforms into a haven of unique experiences and delightful adventures during winter.
Don't let the temperature fool you; this season has its own special magic to offer.
From thrilling outdoor activities to cosy indoor indulgences, the Gold Coast has something for everyone. Let's dive into a winter wonderland of fun and excitement!
Things to Do
Embrace the Waves
While the winter weather might make you think twice about hitting the beach, the Gold Coast's stunning coastline remains a year-round playground. Grab your wetsuit and catch some waves, as the surf conditions are often at their peak during this time. With fewer crowds, you can enjoy a blissful day of riding the swells or even take a surf lesson to master the art of hanging ten.
Surface Festival - Celebrating Art and Creatives
02-16 JULY 2023
During the winter months, the streets of Miami on the sunny Gold Coast come alive with the vibrant Surface Festival. Produced by the creative team at Miami Marketta and their adjacent creative business community, this festival reimagines the surfaces of Miami with epic new murals, gallery nights, outdoor exhibitions, and laneway live music. Audiences are invited to walk, ride, roll, and stroll through the streets, witnessing the magic unfold. It's a celebration of art and creatives, showcasing the diverse talents of the Gold Coast.
Theme Park Thrills
The Gold Coast's world-renowned theme parks are open all year round, offering an adrenaline-fueled winter experience. Brace yourself for heart-pounding rides, captivating shows, and unforgettable memories. With shorter queues and milder temperatures, you can make the most of your day at Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, or Wet'n'Wild.
AFL Action: Gold Coast SUNS Matches
Sports enthusiasts rejoice as the AFL season heats up even during the cooler months on the Gold Coast. Cheer for the Gold Coast SUNS as they take on formidable opponents in two thrilling matches. Don your team colours and join the electric atmosphere at the Metricon Stadium for an unforgettable AFL experience.
Gold Coast SUNS vs. St Kilda - 15 JULY 2023
Gold Coast SUNS vs. Brisbane Lions - 29 JULY 2023
Get in touch and we can help you sort out tickets, and give you all the tips on how to support the Suns during your stay!
Once: An Unforgettable Theatre Experience
17-22 JULY 2023
With the cooler weather settling in, why not escape the cold with an unmatched theatre experience right here on the Gold Coast? Presented by Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Home of the Arts, "Once" the musical is a journey like no other. Based on the award-winning movie, this production follows the story of two musicians brought together by love, passion, and the transformative power of music. With a cast that plays their own instruments and even roller skates on stage, the production quality of "Once" is enough to make it a musical not to be missed!
Splendour in the Grass and Live Music
21-23 JULY 2023
One of the most anticipated events in the calendar is "Splendour in the Grass," this three-day extravaganza brings together a stellar line-up of local and international artists across various genres. Dance to the beats of renowned musicians, revel in the energetic atmosphere, and create unforgettable memories with friends old and new.
Additionally, the Gold Coast's music scene thrives throughout the winter season, with live performances and gigs happening at various venues across the region, including the likes of The Presets, Deadly Hearts and Phil Jamieson. Check out local bars, clubs, and concert halls for a chance to discover emerging talents or enjoy the sounds of established musicians. From intimate acoustic sets to lively rock concerts, the Gold Coast offers a diverse range of musical acts to suit every taste.