Winter in Brisbane might just be our favourite time of year!
Not only does it bring beautiful days, blue skies, and crisp breezes, but winter is also strawberry season in Queensland, as well as our annual Royal Queensland Show! There’s plenty to do, and in near perfect weather!
What To Do
- Walk Brisbane Laneways + Cafes tour
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
- Strawberry picking at the strawberry fields in Palmview Recommended on the way to Australia Zoo!)
- Enjoy the walks, the view, the botanic garden, and the restaurant at Mt Cootha
- Check out the current exhibits at Gallery of Modern Art
- Enjoy the ‘Ekka’ (and don’t forget to try the strawberry ice cream!) – Sadly the Ekka has been cancelled in 2020 because of COVID, but it will be back!
- Catch a comedy and arts show at the Brisbane Powerhouse. If you head there on a Saturday morning, you can also enjoy the bustling vibe of the New Farm Farmers Markets!
Where To Stay
Next Hotel or the Stamford Plaza Brisbane – both of which are situated right in the heart of Brisbane City. Being so close to the city means that you have easy access to public transport that can take you to the surrounding suburbs of Brisbane. It also means that you have a myriad of choices for coffee, meals, drinks, and shopping! Each morning brings a new opportunity to explore a different part of Brisbane, whether you head North and explore Bowen Hills and Fortitude Valley, East and explore New Farm Park, South and explore all that Southbank and Woolloongabba has to offer, or West and find yourself at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or up Mt Cootha.
How Long to Stay For
If you’re planning on making plenty of day trips from Brisbane, as well as exploring some local gems, we’d recommend staying for about 10 days in Brisbane. You’ll find the public transport and private tours easy to access, so no need to hire a car for your time here.
What to Pack
- Knit or light long sleeve tops, because although the sun is out, the days are still a little chilly and may not quite call for a tshirt.
- Jeans and long pants are the way to go
- A heavier jacket (no down needed! It doesn’t snow remember!) for evenings A windbreaker if possible
- Comfortable walking shoes (plenty of walking to do in Brisbane!) Sunscreen + Hat
- Camera to take shoot clear blue skies
- June: High 21c (70f) / Low 12c (53f)
- July: High 21c (70f) / Low 10c (50f)
- August: High 22c (72f) / Low 12c (53f)
Beware of the ‘Ekka winds’. In August (usually during the Royal Queensland Show), there are infamous winds that whip through the city and add a bitter chill to the air. Whilst the mercury might say one temperature, make sure you knock off a few degrees to really depict the weather outside!