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Best time to visit Queensland

Our verdict

The best time to visit Queensland is March-May

Queensland is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, March-May is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Brisbane, Queensland can reach a top of 30℃ (87℉). The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as 10℃ (51℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Queensland depending on the geography.

The days are longest in Queensland in November, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Queensland in March – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to read all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Queensland. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll have found out all there is to know about when to go, and you’ll be ready to start booking your flights! Who knows, we might even have some surprises waiting for you when you get there!

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

November

Queensland seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Queensland is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Queensland

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Airlie BeachMarch-May
28℃
27℃
28℃
27℃
28℃
26℃
26℃
25℃
24℃
22℃
22℃
20℃
22℃
20℃
22℃
20℃
23℃
22℃
24℃
23℃
26℃
25℃
27℃
26℃
BrisbaneApril
28℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
27℃
21℃
25℃
19℃
22℃
16℃
20℃
13℃
19℃
13℃
21℃
13℃
23℃
15℃
24℃
17℃
27℃
19℃
27℃
21℃
CairnsMarch-April
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
27℃
22℃
25℃
21℃
24℃
19℃
23℃
18℃
24℃
18℃
26℃
19℃
27℃
21℃
28℃
23℃
29℃
24℃
Gold CoastOctober-November
27℃
23℃
26℃
23℃
26℃
22℃
24℃
20℃
21℃
17℃
19℃
15℃
19℃
14℃
20℃
15℃
22℃
17℃
23℃
18℃
25℃
20℃
26℃
22℃
Hamilton IslandApril-June
28℃
27℃
28℃
27℃
28℃
26℃
26℃
25℃
24℃
22℃
22℃
20℃
22℃
20℃
22℃
20℃
23℃
22℃
24℃
23℃
26℃
25℃
27℃
26℃
Hervey BayMarch-April
28℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
27℃
23℃
26℃
21℃
23℃
18℃
21℃
16℃
21℃
15℃
22℃
15℃
24℃
17℃
25℃
19℃
26℃
21℃
28℃
23℃
Mission BeachOctober-November
29℃
24℃
29℃
23℃
28℃
23℃
26℃
21℃
24℃
18℃
22℃
16℃
22℃
16℃
23℃
16℃
25℃
18℃
27℃
20℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
23℃
NoosaMarch
27℃
23℃
27℃
23℃
26℃
22℃
24℃
20℃
22℃
17℃
20℃
15℃
20℃
14℃
21℃
14℃
23℃
16℃
24℃
18℃
26℃
20℃
27℃
21℃
Port DouglasSeptember-October
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
28℃
24℃
27℃
23℃
25℃
21℃
24℃
20℃
23℃
19℃
24℃
19℃
26℃
20℃
27℃
21℃
28℃
23℃
29℃
24℃
StanthorpeMarch-May
29℃
17℃
27℃
17℃
25℃
16℃
23℃
12℃
19℃
9℃
16℃
7℃
16℃
6℃
18℃
6℃
21℃
9℃
24℃
12℃
27℃
15℃
28℃
16℃
TownsvilleSeptember-November
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
28℃
24℃
27℃
22℃
25℃
19℃
23℃
17℃
22℃
17℃
23℃
17℃
25℃
19℃
27℃
21℃
28℃
23℃
29℃
24℃
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Top FAQs

Queensland is in Oceania.
You can check out the full list of awesome destinations and hidden gems to explore in Queensland here.
The warmest month of the year in Brisbane, one of the most popular places to visit in Queensland, is January.
The driest month of the year in Brisbane, Queensland, is usually around July each year.

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