When to book cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast

When to book cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast

It is always a wise idea to book accommodation on the Gold Coast well before your holidays start

With Christmas behind us and the kids finally back to school, you can now start thinking about your next holiday! If you’ve already started planning your stay, well done, I’m impressed! If not, then get cracking because the sooner you decide on when to visit the Gold Coast, the sooner you can snatch up your choice of cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast for 2016.

While I was thinking about this topic, I came across a great article on news.com.au which gave some great travel advice on the worst dates to fly this year, so lending from it, I decided to offer my own advice and provide you with the best dates to find cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast.


Below I’ll offer some suggestions on when you’ll find the cheapest accommodation on the Gold Coast this year.

Always book Gold Coast accommodation well in advance

As a savvy traveller, you should be looking to book accommodation on the Gold Coast early, as rates are much cheaper the earlier you book. However, there are certain dates which will be more expensive than others, no matter how early you book, these include the high season and school holidays and should be avoided to secure cheap accommodation offerings.

While in some cases, planning a Gold Coast holiday within the high season cannot be avoided, it still makes sense to book accommodation for your Gold Coast holiday as early as possible. Especially if you’re booking with Gold Coast Holiday Rentals, this way you’ll have first selection and the cheaper accommodation offerings are less likely to be sold out.

I’ll now take a look at some dates, which you should avoid in order to secure cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast. Just make sure to book your accommodation around these dates.


This year, the 24th of March happens to be the Thursday before the long Easter weekend. With kids off school for the holiday, many families will be eyeing this date for booking accommodation. You should expect peak pricing due to the extra demand on these dates. To secure cheaper accommodation for your Gold Coast holiday, look for accommodation between the dates of 9th of June and 5th of April.


The 5th of June marks the start of the Australian winter holidays for schools and is the beginning of a new holiday season. If you’re planning on holidaying on the Gold Coast this winter, make sure to book well in advance. To get the best deal on Gold Coast accommodation in June, book before 25th of June. This is when the shoulder season starts and prices start to rise.


The 23rd of September is the beginning of the third term holidays for schools and this means that popular family destinations will be more in demand and will feature higher pricing. To secure cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast around this period, plan your holiday before the 18th of September.


If you’re looking to head to the Gold Coast in November, the earlier you visit the better. Around the 26th of November, Victoria and NSW schools are closed, increasing the prices for Gold Coast accommodation. If you’re not a school leaver, then it is best to plan out your holiday for some other time as it will really be difficult to secure cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast around these dates.


During the week before Christmas, prices will shoot up and remain high for the rest of the festive season. Prices will lower again after the season, when people look to get back to work and school. The festive season may be an excellent time for a holiday, but you should expect that cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast will not be easy to find. The best time to visit the Gold Coast in December to get affordable accommodation is between the 1st of December and the 16th of December.

These dates that I have mentioned above happen to be the most popular dates of 2016, when many people will be holidaying on the Gold Coast. If you’re one of these people, then you must ensure to book your accommodation well in advance. Gold Coast Holiday Rentals will be experiencing heavy rush during this period, so, in order to find cheap accommodation, book your holiday with us at the earliest.


The Gold Coast certainly attracts a lot of visitors all year round, but there are certain dates which receive higher demand than others and should be avoided to secure cheap accommodation. For most working families with kids, these dates cannot be avoided and if you’re one of them, be sure to book your accommodation well in advance – this will help increase your chances of finding affordable accommodation for your holiday.

As mentioned, there is no better time than now to plan your holiday and secure cheap accommodation on the Gold Coast for 2016. If you need a hand finding accommodation for your family within these dates, don’t hesitate to give our office a call and speak to one of our reservations staff.

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