Beautiful one day, perfect the next is how Queenslanders will describe their climate. Given the size of the state, there's considerable variation in climate. Along the coast, summers are warm and winters are mild. Inland, the summers are hot and rainfall is sparse. Queenslanders in the north experience monsoon season. For example, Brisbane's range of temperatures is 9 degrees to 29 degrees; Cairns' 17-31 degrees. Temperatures below freezing are very, very rare.
When to fly to Queensland
April to October is high season in Queensland. July to November is humpback whale-watching season in Hervey Bay.
November to March (the Wet Season) is low season.
Queensland insider information
Charleville in Southwest Queensland is an amazing place for star gazers. The Charleville Cosmos Centre and Observatory runs night-time observatory sessions during which you can explore the stars, planets, moons and galaxies with an expert guide.
Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway in Wooroonooran National Park, near Innisfail, features a 2.2km forest walking track that links a 40m-high, 340m-long elevated walkway through the canopy. The observation tower is at 37m.