What is the best time of year to visit Brisbane?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: March 27, 2019

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Plan ahead and work out which month works best for your perfect Brisbane adventure!

Most may think of Brisbane as a city with never-ending sunshine and perfect travel days, but this sadly isn’t the case. Like any city, it has its ups and downs, with crowds, weather, and cost all fluctuating throughout the year. Working out the best time to travel before booking your flights helps you skip the worst periods and transform your trip into an unforgettable adventure.

  • Which months are the worst for weather in Brisbane?

    The months of December, January and February are both Brisbane’s hottest and wettest three months. This equals very humid days with scorching heat and bursts of rain throughout the week. The rain although it can be a relief from the heat, can lead to large thunderstorms and occasional floods that could affect your travel plans. If you aren’t used to this type of weather, it can as quite a shock to you, with a lot of travellers becoming dependent on air conditioners and deodorant.

  • Which months are the best for weather?

    From a weather point of view, Autumn, from March to May is great to visit Brisbane. The heat still lingers around, but it’s much more enjoyable, and rain dies down to only occasionally. The nights are usually nice cool weather, so you don’t need to worry about any of those sleepless humid nights.

  • The cheapest time to visit Brisbane

    As sunny, tropical weather plays a huge role for tourists when Brisbane is involved, it’s safe to assume winter is the least popular. However, a bonus for visiting Brisbane is fewer lines, cheaper accommodation, and better deals overall. In the inner city, Brisbane prices can sky-rocket when the tourists come to stay, so skipping this may save you an arm and a leg in travel costs. Giving you more of your dollar to spend on unforgettable adventures. Although the days aren’t filled to the brim with sunshine, most feature blue skies, crisp mornings and evenings, and only a slight amount of rain. Cooler days also let you wander endlessly around Brisbane city and their surrounds without having to worry about sweat or sunburn.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.