Brisbane In July Travel Guide

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.

Questions About Visiting Brisbane (or Australia) in July?

Many common questions are answered on this page or in our reader submitted Q&A.

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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Weather in Brisbane in July

Season Winter
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
Daylight Hours
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times

Sunrise 6:40am - 6:30am
Sunset 5:00pm - 5:20pm

Time Zone Information

Timezone in Queensland is GMT +10 hours
(Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST).

Typical Weather
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.

# - Gold Coast sea temperature has been used because the data for Brisbane was hard to find. 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.

Public and School Holidays in July

School Holidays
These dates are a rough guide to holidays in both NSW and Qld which have most influence on holidaying in Brisbane and Queensland.

2017 - 24 June 2017 to 16 July 2017

Public Holidays None

What's On In Brisbane In July?

  • 1st Sunday in July – Gold Coast Marathon
  • Christmas in July events
  • Kidszone School Holiday Activities at South Bank Parklands

Event information for Brisbane

Tips for Visitors to Brisbane in July

For Australian Visitors

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.

For Overseas Visitors To Brisbane

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.

IDEAS FOR Things To Do in Brisbane in July

  • Day trip to Tangalooma with wild dolphin feeding and whale watch.
  • Round of golf at Victoria Park, you can hire golf clubs, use the driving range or challenge the family to mini golf.
  • Take your camera up to Mt Coot-Tha or Mt Gravatt lookouts and take some crystal clear photos of the city
  • Bring some warmer clothes and enjoy rainforest walks at Springbrook National Park
  • Take in the latest show at QPAC
  • Enjoy the experience of a lifetime getting up close and personal with the majestic humpback whales during our Brisbane whale watching season
  • Walk from South Bank to Kangaroo Point along the riverside.
  • See koalas at Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary
  • Spend the day at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine coast


Decided on Brisbane in July?

Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during July.

Brisbane Australia General Travel Planning Information

There are many reasons to find yourself planning to visit Brisbane Australia - business trip, convention, conference, family holiday, city break, weekend away or stop over in Brisbane.

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.

  • Introduction to Brisbane Australia for a birds eye view of what Brisbane has to offer, when and where to visit and a few useful and interesting facts.
  • Brisbane Australia Weather Information for a quick run down on our seasons, weather plus tips for what to pack and when are the best times to visit.
  • Brisbane Australia Travel Guide gives you lots of traveller information that you can easily access, including information about timezone, transport options, electricity, currency, tipping and other customs.
  • Brisbane Airport guide with information about flights, transport, transfers, car hire, airport hotels and more.
  • Brisbane's main attractions, sightseeing, tours, cruises and activities.
  • Brisbane Accommodation Guide helps narrow down the search to find where to stay and suitable accommodation including a hotel guide, backpacker information and serviced apartment options (great for families or longer stays).

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