Queensland, located in northeastern Australia, is a popular destination for holidaymakers due to its warm climate, beautiful beaches, and diverse range of attractions. From the bustling city of Brisbane to the tropical paradise of the Great Barrier Reef and the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast, there is something for everyone. Visitors can explore lush rainforests, swim in crystal clear waters, and discover unique wildlife. Queensland also offers a range of activities, including snorkelling, surfing, and rainforest hikes. With its relaxed atmosphere and welcoming locals, a holiday in Queensland is sure to be an unforgettable experience.


What you’ll love most about Queensland

  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s natural wonders, and snorkel or dive among its vibrant coral and marine life
  • Explore the Daintree Rainforest, a World Heritage site and one of the oldest rainforests in the world
  • Spend time in the iconic Surfers Paradise, and enjoy the beautiful beaches, surf, and lively atmosphere
  • Explore the Whitsunday Islands, a group of stunning islands with crystal clear waters and white sand beaches
  • Visit Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, and explore its stunning landscapes, lakes, and wildlife
  • Visit the breathtaking Kuranda Village, and take a scenic train or cable car ride through the rainforest
  • Take a hot air balloon ride over the scenic landscapes of the Gold Coast or Cairns

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Brisbane’s weather patterns

Where to Book

  • Walking along the beach in the Moreton Islands in the Brisbane region of Queensland - Tourism Australia

  • Wave cresting in the waters of Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Australia

  • Coconut Island, Torres Strait Islands of Queensland - Tourism and Events Queensland

  • Paddleboarding on Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Magnetic Island, Queensland

  • Diving off Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef - Port Douglas & Daintree

  • Helibiz helicopter on the remote Hayman Island Beach in the Whitsundays - Tourism Australia

  • Trevathan Falls, Cape York - Tourism Tropical North Queensland

  • Enjoying the sun on the beach at Burleigh Heads on Queensland's Gold Coast - Tourism Australia

  • Eco Safaris farm tour, Queensland - Tourism Australia

  • Hamilton Island Air seaplane by Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays - Tourism Australia

  • Aerial view within Fraser Coast, Queensland - Tourism Australia

  • Streets Beach at Southbank, Brisbane - Tourism Australia

  • Sunset picnic on Fraser Island's western coast - Tourism Queensland

  • Viewing the Glass House Mountains from Mary Cairncross Lookout, Sunshine Coast - Tourism and Events Queensland/Jason Charles Hill Photography

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 29℃
  • 29℃
  • 29℃
  • 27℃
  • 24℃
  • 21℃
  • 21℃
  • 22℃
  • 24℃
  • 26℃
  • 28℃
  • 29℃
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 6
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • 7
  • 8
  • 8

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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