Brisbane In June Travel Guide

June marks the start of winter in Brisbane...

Winter in Brisbane usually means lower humidity, cooler and crisper nights but lovely blue sky days quite a bit of the time!

June is a great month for sightseeing around Brisbane and south-east Queensland.

Pack a jumper, fleece or jacket just in case it is a little cool for you, but don't forget to pack your swimming costumes - swimming is still possible on the beaches and in the resort pools.

June also means it's the start of the whale watching season in south east Queensland.

Humpback whales cruise up the coasts of Australia to the warmer waters of northern Australia for breeding and births.

Whale watching cruises begin in June and go through to late October.

Being on the water is the best way to see them, but you could be lucky and spot them from headland such as Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island.

Brisbane isn't really a beach holiday destination, however if you feel the need for some beach, you can take a day trip to Gold Coast, North Stradbroke Island or Moreton Island for some truly amazing beaches.

Questions About Visiting Brisbane (or Australia) in June?

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

It's a good time to go to the Gold Coast theme parks, because you don't swelter in the heat like the summer months!

Even the water parks in the Gold Coast are open all year round and heat the water in the cooler months.

Australia Zoo, in the Sunshine Coast, is on top of a hill in the hinterland area and can be a bit cooler at this time of the year, pack a jumper just in case.

School holidays start in mid to late June and go through to the second week of July (roughly). Winter school holidays in Australia means it can be quite busy because our cooler southern friends (and our New Zealand friends) come visit us in our relative warmth.

Most questions about visiting Brisbane or Queensland in June are about the weather, what you can expect, what to wear or pack, what's on and what you can do. Read on to discover more about the pros and cons of visiting Brisbane in June.

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Weather in Brisbane in June

Season Winter
Average Temperatures 12C to 22C (54F to 72F)
Possible Extreme Temperatures 5C to 29C (41F to 84F)
Average Sea Temperature 21C (70F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)
Average Humidity 70% at 9am & 52% at 3pm
Daylight Hours
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times

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

Time Zone Information

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

Typical Weather
A fairly dry month with an average of 6 rainy days per month and on average rainfall of 60mm. Days are often warm, nights are cooler. Our winter solstice falls in this month so some of the shortest daylight hours of the year.

# - Gold Coast sea temperature has been usedbecause 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 June

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

2017 - None

What's On In Brisbane In June?

  • Brisbane Winter Horse Racing Season at Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses
  • International Acts at Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Event information for Brisbane

Tips for Visitors to Brisbane in June

For Australian Visitors

Early June is a great time to escape from the cooler weather in the southern states without the kids or later in June with the kids on school holidays. There's usually lots of great entertainment on in our capital city to keep you busy.

For Overseas Visitors To Brisbane

June in Queensland is pretty awesome (to be honest any autumn, winter or spring month is pretty awesome in Queensland!). Days are usually low 20s centigrade but cool, crisp in the evenings. Make sure to pack some warmer clothes or layers (and a jacket) especially if where you are coming from is in spring/summer weather or if you think 20C is cool!

If you have the luxury of picking the dates for your trip choose dates earlier in June, before the Australian school holidays start. Not only will you likely save money you should also avoid the family holiday crowds.

IDEAS FOR Things To Do in Brisbane in June

  • Take your hire car on the ferry over to North Stradbroke Island and explore the amazing beaches and lookouts.
  • Have your photo taken having lunch at the cafe at Mt Coot-Tha with the backdrop of Brisbane.
  • Ride on the Wheel of Brisbane at South Bank.
  • Go game fishing on a fishing day trip.
  • Eat in a bohemian cafe in West End.
  • Take a city ferry to Bulimba, walk along Oxford Street and check out all the options to eat! YUM!
  • Snorkel on the Tangalooma Wrecks off Moreton Island.
  • Whale watching in Moreton Bay - check out the options for the start of the whale watching season towards the end of the month
  • Visit the Planetarium and Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens.
  • Cuddle a koala - or at least see some at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Fancy a day on the beach? Head down to the Gold Coast where the average sea temperature in June is 21C. If you do venture into the water make sure you are between the flags.
  • Do a walking tour around the city centre to check out the historical sights.
  • Go shopping at DFO (Direct Factory Outlets) near Brisbane Airport.

Related Questions About Visiting Brisbane in June

Decided on Brisbane in June?

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

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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