When is the best time to visit Queensland?

There is no best time to visit Queensland as this spectacular Australian state has something to offer year-round. Depending on your destination though, you might want to pick a specific season.

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South East Queensland including Brisbane and the Scenic Rim feature similar weather patterns to NSW. With a sub-tropical climate bringing hot humid days in summer and drier warm or mild days in winter and Spring, day temperatures remain above 20 degrees Celsius year-round.

The further north you travel in Queensland, the warmer it gets. Cairns, Port Douglas, the Daintree and Great Barrier Reef northern islands such as Lizard Island and Orpheus Island all experience very hot and humid days with significant rainfall in the summer. 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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