Weather in Southern Queensland Country
Unlike the rest of Queensland whose climate is tropical all year round, Southern Queensland Country stands out with its four distinct seasons.
From hot summers to winters which are known to snow, with four seasons, Southern Queensland Country promises that no two visits are the same.
If spring has sprung in Southern Queensland Country, you can expect to see the countryside alive with colour and vitality. Flowers burst into bloom, trees grow leafier, and baby animals can be spotted in paddocks. To celebrate the season, the annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers takes over the capital, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to it’s pretty blooms. The floral display continues, as wildflowers erupt into bloom across all corners of the country too.
When temperatures soar across the state in summer, escape to somewhere cooler, Southern Queensland Country. Swap your annual beach holiday for a bush one and spend your days by anyone of the natural waterways, rivers and dams that cover the region, or enjoy a spot of fishing and lazing by the riverside. There’s no shortage of shady areas to relax, whether it’s taking a walk through the Bunya Mountains National Park, wandering among the boulders at Girraween National Park, or reveling in the coolness of Ravensbourne National Park.
Nowhere else in Queensland can lay claim to a true autumn, where the streets become lined with crunchy orange leaves as deciduous trees shake off their leaves to herald the season. This season is the perfect time to escape to the country – when it’s cool enough to light the log fire, enjoy hearty meals and curl up under a doona at night. Spend your days enjoying the temperate climate perhaps exploring one of these national parks, before savouring a meal or fresh local produce at one of the restaurant gardens or wineries throughout the region.
Winter calls for romantic escapes in Southern Queensland Country – cosying up with a glass of wine by the fireplace at a romantic retreat. Stanthorpe is officially the coldest place in Queensland, often getting a dusting of snow between the months of June and August. The kind locals in Warwick even ‘rug up’ the town’s trees in warm knitted jumpers for the stunning annual Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival.