What is the best time to visit Brisbane?

The shoulder months of April and May is the best time to visit Brisbane. The temperature during these months ranges between the 50s and 80s with a bit of rainfall in the later part. The days are, however, sunny, and if you are travelling during this time, do carry your sunscreen along! The subtropical climate of Brisbane offers eight hours of sunlight every day. September is another good time to visit because it is Springtime in Brisbane and the temperature is warm. This time of the year also calls out to all the art lovers for the Brisbane Festival. June-August is the winter season in Brisbane and the temperature during these months is dry and mild. Also, September to November is spring in Brisbane, and the hotel rates are higher during this season. Winter and spring in Brisbane are the peak tourist seasons. All reasonable accommodations get booked early, and the airfares are skyrocketing as well. So, in case you are planning your visit to Brisbane during this time, make sure you book your stay there well in advance. December to March is wet and humid in Brisbane, and hence, it’s considered to be the low season in terms of tourists. The weather is soggy and damp, and it proves to be a real spoilsport for outdoor activities.

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Brisbane in Spring (September-November)

Spring in Brisbane is warmer during the day and cooler during the nights with a light breeze. The temperature ranges between 60 degrees F to 70 degrees F during the daytime. The weather is pleasant enough to celebrate several events and festivals around the city. The much-anticipated and loved Brisbane Festival goes on throughout September, and one can experience the best of firework displays in the river skyline of Brisbane which is also known as Sunsuper Riverfire. In case you wish to visit Brisbane during this time, make sure you book your tickets and hotel stay earlier as both gets fill up real quick. Brisbane Writer’s Festival in September celebrates the book of all kinds among the reading enthusiasts. Valley Fiesta is fun with many live music, arts, activities and theatre performances. Oktoberfest in October is a new fair in Brisbane where kids to adults, everyone has something for their share!

Brisbane in Summer (December-February)

Summer months in Brisbane are humid, wet and have temperatures reaching up to mid-80 degrees F. January and February are the wettest months in Brisbane and thunderstorms are common. The heavy rainfalls also lead to flood at times. This is also the low season in Brisbane, and hence, the hotels and the streets are empty. However, if you feel like visiting Brisbane during this time, rain might prevent you from enjoying your stay there. Outdoor activities will be less, and you will have to stay put in your hotel room. But, one good thing is that the Brisbane Comedy Festival will keep your rainy and damp day blues at bay! Woodford Folk Festival in December and January celebrates folk traditions with dance and music. BrisAsia Festival in January and February showcases traditional and contemporary art forms. MELT in January-February is the perfect festival of queer arts and culture in Brisbane.

Brisbane in Autumn (March-May)

With the arrival of the autumn season in Brisbane, the rainfall starts to diminish, and the temperature dips down further to welcome winters. However, these months are considered to be the best time to visit the place. You will need just a light jacket to tour around the places, and the average temperature during autumn in Brisbane is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The hotel deals are great around this time, and also, the streets are devoid of unruly crowds. The events calendar is too full during autumn and put; you will have a great time exploring their culture. The Brisbane Comedy Festival takes place in March and if you wish to laugh your heart out, don’t forget to book tickets for this! CMC Rocks QLD in March is another major rock festival, and you need to book tickets at the earliest to avoid disappointment. World Science Festival in March is the best event to explore the magnificence of science in our lives. Redcliff Festival of Sails in April is free for all with a bunch of entertainment options. Bike Week takes place in May, and it promotes biking as a way of commute all around Brisbane.

Brisbane in Winter (June-August)

Although it’s termed to be the winter season in Brisbane, the weather remains lower than 60 degrees F. The days are sunny and long. Winter in Brisbane is nothing like cold or chilly. The weather is comfortable enough to explore the various places and enjoy some of the major festivals and events in and around the city. The Ekka and the Regional Flavors festival celebrates local cuisines and wine. This is one of the major reasons that Aussies from Melbourne and Sydney visit Brisbane to have a good time with family and friends. This is the peak tourist season in Brisbane, and hence, there’s a lot of crowd around the famous places. Also, the hotel room rates are higher. Out of the Box festival in June is a one-of-a-kind festival for kids under the age of eight years. Queensland Music Festival celebrates the music of all genres in July. Redcliff KiteFest is all about fun, colours and excitement when kits of all shapes and sizes take over the Brisbane sky.

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