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Climate and Seasons of Queensland

Climate and Seasons of Queensland - MyDriveHoliday

Lake McKenzie Beach, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

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How can you go wrong with a place that's associated with the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park? Queensland also boasts of 300 days of sunshine, so you can look forward to awesome weather all year.

Queensland Climate

Expect hot, humid summers and mild winters. Temperature is highest between October to April, and lowest between May to September. The humidity may give way to thunderstorms, so make sure you have a rain jacket when traveling during summer. It can also get chilly during winter evenings, so pack something warm. We have some tips in What To Pack For Your Australian Self-Drive Holiday.

Maximum and Minimum Average Temperatures in Brisbane (Celsius)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 29 29 28 26 24 21 21 22 24 25 27 28
Min 25 25 24 23 20 17 17 17 19 21 23 25
Rain 141 123 96 75 117 65 29 45 36 87 100 150

RAIN – Rainfall in mm

Maximum and Minimum Average Temperatures in Brisbane (Fahrenheit)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 84 84 82 78 75 70 70 71 75 77 80 82
Min 70 70 66 61 55 50 48 48 55 61 64 68
Rain 5.5 4.84 3.78 2.95 4.6 2.56 1.14 1.77 1.4 3.42 3.94 5.9

RAIN – Rainfall in Inches

School Holidays In Queensland

The summer holidays are between the third week of December to the third week of January. Students get two weeks off per term, in early April, late June and late September.

In Queensland, the Queen's Birthday is celebrated on the first weekend of October while Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of May. Easter Sunday is also observed. There are more special holidays in Australian Public Holidays.

So When Is The Best Time To Visit?

This is probably the hardest question to answer, since the state offers so much all year long. In the end, it will all depend on what the visitor wants in their Queensland experience. We'll help you decide with the straight facts.


You can expect the beaches to be packed with tourists and locals alike during December and January. It is an exciting period, though you'll need to pre-book flights, campervan rentals and caravan park stays early so you don't miss out on the best choices and specials. If you still want to experience summer at the “Sunshine State” but avoid the holiday rush, February still offers plenty of sun. Just remember to wear sunscreen all the time and bring lots (and we mean lots!) of water.


If you still want the sunshine during your Easter Holiday, Queensland is also great in March and April. There would still be some rainfall though, so don't forget your rain jacket. Also, remember that everybody else will be out for Easter weekend so book your campervan hire and caravan park stay as early as possible. 

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For a stress-free autumn trip, visit in May when there are no school holidays and the weather is just perfect for camping.


You won't be able to tell it's winter during the daytime; it's still warm and sunny! June and July has clear skies, warm days and cool nights. The school holidays are during these months, so if you want to avoid the crowd, come over in August. Winter is one of the best season for self-drive holidays, but you'll need to bring your warmer clothes for the lower evening temperature.


Is it even possible to not have fun during spring? Gorgeous blue skies, sunny days and low humidity are all trademarks of a spring in Queensland. The school holidays are mostly in September while events and public holidays like the Queen's Birthday take place in October. The season hits it peak in November, making way for the hot summer months. Again, sunscreen and water please!

Planning to travel to one of Queensland's beautiful cities? Check out The Best Time To Visit Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns and Townsville.

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