WE’RE ABOUT WANDERLUST … THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE… THE THRILL OF THE CHASE … THE UNBEATEN PATH. WE’RE ABOUT SHOWCASING THE BEST OF THE COAST, THE HOTSPOTS THAT LOCALS KNOW BEST.
When you talk about winter, it means vastly different things to different people. If you lived in Greenland, winter feels like -50C. Not to be outdone, winter on Mt Everest is a balmy -60C (but the hurricane-force winds can reach more than 285kmh). Or try Tromso in Norway where winter becomes one big long “Polar night” where the sun just doesn’t rise at all. It’s dark 24-7. For months. And months.
Winter might be our least-fave season of the year but, on a scale of zero to Polar Night, we are pretty lucky here on the Gold Coast. Winter to a Gold Coast local just means throwing a tres chic jacket over your cut-off denim shorts outfit, or swapping short sleeves for long sleeves (but rolling up said sleeves by 11 am). Southerner’s joke that we here on the Gold Coast in winter just throw on a pair of socks before we slide into our rubber thongs #truth #theirjustjealous
Here on the Gold Coast in winter, we still hit our beaches, we still get wet, and we still love to explore our city’s limits. We love to eat and drink and play with equal gusto in June as we do in January. And we still slip, slop slap. Which is why if you’re planning a trip to our sun-kissed strip of sand, you should not fear you’ll miss out on anything in the wintertime. Which brings us to this winter edition of scout magazine – your local guide to our local area, written by locals in the know. It’s packed full of wintery ideas and options for eating, playing, adventuring and more.
We hope you love reading about winter on the Gold Coast as much as we have loved bringing these stories to you. And if you’re coming up to the GC for a winter getaway, just remember to pack your thongs. And your socks.
If you’re a family visiting our sun-kissed Gold Coast for the winter school holidays, be sure to check out our sister magazine and website, haven, for a total family fix. www.havenmagazine.com.au.
Download your very own copy of Scout’s Winter Issue