Best Weather For Holidaying In Queensland!

by Tee
(Hobart)

When is the best weather for holidaying in Queensland?


That is a really hard question to answer and I am not going to answer this as a weather girl! More from my own observations and experiences and I hope this information helps you decide for yourself.

Queensland weather is different from Coolangatta in the South to Cape York in the North and vastly different in the west of Queensland. I am guessing you are interested in the coastal areas, so I only have to deal with one variable!

To give you an idea of southern Queensland weather you can check out my weather pages and the month by month profiles which give some idea of the types of weather you can expect in the Gold Coast during each month.

So what about the rest of Queensland? A general rule of thumb is that, as you go further north in Queensland it gets warmer and more humid.

The climate in northern Queensland is more tropical and in southern Queensland more sub-tropical.

Personally, I can handle just about any time of the year in Queensland. It is fantastic and one of the main reasons I live here! However, if I was to pick the best times I would have to say for comfort, especially for people who are not used to the heat and humidity, between March and November would probably be my pick. The weather in Queensland is popular during winter as it gives a break away from the cold of the southern Australian states.

Another factor for consideration on holidays in northern Queensland is if you want to go swimming on the beaches, during November to May (it does change depending exactly where you are so check you location) there are marine stingers and box jelly fish. We don't have that issue here on the Gold Coast.

There are also certain times of the year when the clarity on the reefs is better, usually when there aren't storms. Cyclones and big storms usually brew in the Coral Sea off Northern Queensland in the latter half of the Summer and early Autumn when the sea temperatures are the highest. Again check with local area you are planning on visiting for more information.

I have been several times to the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns and Port Douglas during the winter months June, July and August and had exceptional conditions with the water a balmy 24C.

I don't know if I have really answered your question, but I hope that is food for thought.

You can get more information about weather in the Gold Coast or weather in Australia and these pages will direct you to more resources that should help answer your questions.

If you have any more specific questions, just add a comment below and I will answer as best I can.

Hope that helps,

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