When is the best time to visit Queensland?

South East Queensland including Brisbane and the Scenic Rim feature similar weather patterns to much of NSW with a sub-tropical climate bringing hot humid days in summer and drier warm or mild days in winter and Spring.

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The temperatures in South East Queensland are warmer than in NSW though, with maximum temperatures remaining above 20 degrees Celsius year-round.

The further north you travel in Queensland the warmer it generally gets, with hot humid days and significant rainfall experienced in the summer months in Tropical North Queensland. This includes Cairns, Port Douglas, the Daintree and Great Barrier Reef northern islands such as Lizard Island and Orpheus Island.

To avoid seasonal weather events that can impact travel plans, we recommend timing a visit to the Tropical North Queensland destinations for April to November. This will also avoid much of the stinger season which runs normally runs from November to May when the ocean currents are at their warmest.

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