Brisbane in July means it is mid-winter in our Queensland capital.
And, YES, we do get crisp cool nights but we make up for it with warm days and often amazing blue skies.
July is a great month for sightseeing around Brisbane and south-east Queensland.
The weather is not too hot nor humid, the skies are often an amazing blue which makes perfect holiday photos.
It is whale watching season in Brisbane with best viewing from whale watching cruises or from land and island lookouts. Great spots include Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island, some bayside areas and Bribie Island.
Even though it is mid-winter in Brisbane, you can still enjoy the beaches of the Gold Coast, Redcliffe, Moreton Island (Tangalooma) or Stradbroke Island on warm sunny days.
Don't forget that the theme parks in the Gold Coast are all year round attraction.
Even the Gold Coast water parks, Wet n Wild and WhiteWater World, are open year round, because they heat the water during the cooler months.
Early to mid July is school holiday time in most of Australia.
Brisbane is a popular destination for visitors from the colder southern states of Australia wanting warmer weather.
Brisbane (and Queensland in general) is definitely warmer than Sydney (NSW), Melbourne (Victoria), Adelaide (South Australia), Hobart (Tasmania) and New Zealand at this time of year!
July is also popular time for overseas visitors to Australia from Europe, middle eastern countries, USA and Canada, because it co-incides with northern hemisphere summer holidays.
Whether you are escaping from the heat or taking advantage of long summer holidays most questions during this month relate to the weather, what you can expect, what to wear or pack, what's on and what you can do. Read the facts below which cover many of aspects of visiting Brisbane in July.
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|January - Summer||May - Autumn||September - Spring|
|February - Summer||June - Winter||October - Spring|
|March - Autumn||July - Winter||November - Spring|
|April - Autumn||August- Winter||December - Spring|
|Average Temperatures||10C to 22C (50F to 72F)|
|Possible Extreme Temperatures||3C to 28C (37F to 82F)|
|Average Sea Temperature||19C (66F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)|
|Average Humidity||59% at 9am & 44% at 3pm|
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times
Sunrise 6:40am - 6:30am
|Time Zone Information||
Timezone in Queensland is GMT +10 hours
A mostly dry month with an average of 3 rainy days per month and on average rainfall of 23mm. This leads to many days with clear blue skies, warm days with cooler, crisp nights and low humidity. Some of our shorter daylight hours for Brisbane during this month, but starting to draw out a bit by the end of the month.
# - I have quoted Gold Coast sea temperature because the data I found for Brisbane was a bit difficult to interpret. Moreton Bay can have significantly different temperatures than the general ocean temperatures and realistically you don't come to Brisbane for the beach, but you do go to Gold and Sunshine Coasts for that. This is just an indication.
These dates are a rough guide to holidays in both NSW and Qld which have most influence on holidaying in Brisbane and Queensland.
2011 - 25 June 2011 to 17 July 2011
2012 - 23 June 2012 to 15 July 2012
2013 - 22 June 2013 to 14 July 2013
2014 - 28 June 2014 to 13 July 2014
School holidays for locals and other Australian states early in the month, mean it can be busy around the city sights, museums and tourist activities.
Australia Zoo and Gold Coast theme parks are usually busy during the school holidays, but quieter after they finish. The water in the water parks is heated at this time of the year, brave it if you dare! It's not cold at all, we have just acclimatised to the warmth up here and think it's cold!
It's a great time for an escape to the city to catch a show or entertainment. The weather is warm and usually dry enough to enjoy most outdoor activities. And don't forget to book your whale watching cruise - perfect time to check them out.
July is a popular time to visit Australia, because it is the northern hemisphere summer and a natural time to take a longer holiday. You simply can’t beat winter in Queensland and Brisbane glows at this time of year. Days are warm with clear blue skies and nights are just a little crisp.
Later in the month, after school holidays have finished you may find some great deals on accommodation.
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Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during July.
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Planning can be as simple as organising the flights and accommodation and checking out the things to do, or you may want to look at some of resources on this website to help with your Brisbane trip planning.
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