Plan your Trip to Brisbane
Best time to visit Brisbane
The warm, sunny weather in Brisbane makes it perfect to visit year round. The best time to visit Brisbane is autumn (March to May). Visiting Brisbane during Spring (September to November) is also an ideal choice.
From art elevating humble traffic signal boxes, great graffiti, and moody murals, there’s always fresh Brisbane street art popping up. Discover the best of Brisbane’s graffiti, world-class murals and street art in my guide to street art in Brisbane.
Explore our self-guided walks from stunning coastal tracks to riverside city strolls.
Enjoy the best vacation in Brisbane with these helpful questions.
The best time to visit Brisbane is either during April to May (autumn) or September to November (spring). These months are gloriously warm and sunny with temperatures averaging 24°C (75°F) during the day and 14°C (57°F) at night.
The third largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane is located on a peninsula of the Brisbane River in the southeast of Queensland. The capital of the state of Queensland, Brisbane is located 907 kilometres from Sydney – approximately a 10-hour drive. Brisbane city extends east to the mouth of Moreton Bay in the Coral Sea, and west to the hills of the Taylor and D’Aguilar mountain ranges.
Brisbane is best known for its sunny weather and relaxed outdoor lifestyle. With 280 days of sunshine a year, Brisbane is famous for its riverside parks, south bank arts precinct, Story bridge and outdoor dining. Its close proximity to many of southeast Queensland’s major beaches and tourist attractions make it a popular choice for visitors to Australia.
A person from Brisbane is called a “Brisbanite”, whilst the city itself is often given the nicknames “Brissy”, “Brisvegas” and the “River City.”
Allow 2-3 days to see the highlights of Brisbane city. If you want to see more of Brisbane, including day trips to the surrounding beaches, mountains and other attractions, you could easily spend a week exploring.