Brisbane In April Travel Guide

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!

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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.

Questions About Visiting Brisbane (or Australia) in April?

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:

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Weather in Brisbane in April

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

Sunrise 6:00am - 6:15am
Sunset 5:45pm - 5:15pm

Time Zone Information

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

Typical Weather
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.


Public and School Holidays in April

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 - 1 April 2017 to 25 April 2017

Public Holidays

2017 - Good Friday - 14 April 2017
2017 - Easter Monday - 17 April 2017
2017 - ANZAC Day -Tuesday 25 April 2017


What's On In Brisbane In April?

  • Various Championships in Surf Life Saving, Outrigger Canoeing and Surfing at the Gold Coast
  • Easter School holiday activities in Kidzone at South Bank Parklands.

Event information for Brisbane


Tips for Visitors to Brisbane in April

For Australian Visitors

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.

For Overseas Visitors To Brisbane

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.


Things To Do in Brisbane in April

  • Walk along the riverside walkway from South Bank to Kangaroo Point.
  • Take your camera up to Mt Coot-Tha or Mt Gravatt lookouts and take some crystal clear photos of the city
  • Take a River Boat lunch or dinner cruise
  • Visit the Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens to see the autumn flowers.
  • Round of golf at Victoria Park, you can hire golf clubs, use the driving range or challenge the family to mini golf.
  • Day trip to Tangalooma where you can sand toboggan on the white sand dunes of Moreton Island, snorkel on the Tangalooma Wrecks, take an Eco tour to discover the local marine life and make sure you stay for the wild dolphin feeding in the evening.
  • Take the ferry over to North Stradbroke Island and discover the most amazing beaches with white sand and turquoise water.
  • Take in the latest show at QPAC
  • Spend the day at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine coast, or stay over and go to Mooloolaba Aquarium.
  • Enjoy the Art Gallery and GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) in South Bank.
  • Ride on the Brisbane Wheel.
  • Visit the Brisbane Planetarium.
  • See koalas at Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary or Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.


Decided on Brisbane in April?

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

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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