April in Brisbane marks the official start of Autumn. There's a definite change in the weather and usually, the hot, steamy days have gone. It is a great time to get outside and walk around the sights of Brissy!
The weather definitely makes it really amazing to enjoy the city on foot.
April is a great month to visit Brisbane and enjoy all it has to offer.
School holidays fall in March and April depending upon when Easter is each year. And ANZAC Day is commemorated on 25 April.
Check school holiday dates (below) and plan around them, if you can.
Other areas that are great for exploring on foot include the historical buildings of the city, Eagle Street Pier Area, Kangaoroo Point, South Bank and other riverside areas.
The botanical gardens in the city or at Mt Coot-Tha are lovely at this time of year and views from Mt Coot-Tha are spectacular on a clear day.
Many common questions are answered on this page or in reader submitted Q&A.
It is still definitely warm enough to enjoy being bayside, on Moreton Bay on a boat or on one of the amazing islands.
Holidaying in Brisbane during April you'll want to know about:
Or, choose another month to visit Brisbane ...
|January - Summer||May - Autumn||September - Spring|
|February - Summer||June - Winter||October - Spring|
|March - Autumn||July - Winter||November - Spring|
|April - Autumn||August- Winter||December - Summer|
|Average Temperatures||17C to 27C (63F to 81F)|
|Possible Extreme Temperatures||10C to 34C (50F to 93F)|
|Average Sea Temperature||23C (73F) (Gold Coast Sea Water Temperature#)|
|Average Humidity||67% at 9am & 54% at 3pm|
Beginning of Month to End of Month Approx.Times
Sunrise 6:00am - 6:15am
|Time Zone Information||
Timezone in Queensland is GMT +10 hours
Autumn months are drier than summer months but still expect some rain with an average of 8 rainy days (1mm or more of rain) per month and on average rainfall of 60mm. Days are getting shorter and temperatures are cooling down. April is a lovely month to visit Brisbane, not too hot and definitely not cold.
# - Gold Coast sea temperature has been used because the data for Brisbane was 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.
2017 - 1 April 2017 to 25 April 2017
2017 - Good Friday - 14 April 2017
April is a great month to visit Brisbane, with weather that is great for just about all activities indoor, outdoor, sightseeing. It can still be pretty warm at this time of year, but the humidity is starting to drop.
There are usually some school holidays during this month, with dates depending upon when Easter falls.
April is a great month to visit Brisbane. The weather is still quite warm, but not the stifling summer heat and there is generally less rain.
There are usually school holidays during April (depending on the dates for Easter) and they can affect the busy-ness of attractions and sights around Brisbane.
Air-conditioning in your apartments is not so important as the summer months, because the night temperatures are usually not too hot. I still recommend air-conditioning for hire cars as it can be quite warm in the middle of the day and air-conditioning makes it a bit nicer travelling around.
Here's some more resources to help you plan your stay in Brisbane during April.