Your ultimate guide to summer in Brisbane - Visit Brisbane

Your ultimate guide to summer in Brisbane

From hunting down the coolest bars to cooling off in our beaches and lakes, stay on-trend this summer with our guide to the hottest things to do in Brisbane.

Less is more when it comes to the hottest months in this subtropical capital city. Best ditch your shoes and get in touch with nature – just don't forget to reapply sunscreen. Let's play!

The 12 events of summer in Brisbane

Brisbane is the gift that keeps on giving. From international sporting matches to world-class performing arts, let Brisbane show you a good time this summer.


30 things to do this summer in Brisbane

Cool down with a splash in one of Brisbane's natural waterholes, celebrate 10 years with GOMA or take the family on a mini island escape this summer.

New Brisbane bars you'll be drinking at this summer

Whether you want to soak up some rays at an inner-city rooftop, or cool off along a charming laneway, you’ll be sure to find a venue to suit your mood.


Scouting for waterfalls, lakes and waterholes

Strap on your hiking boots and hit the trails to discover cooling waterfalls and waterholes, or take in a spot of fishing, boating or paddling on one of Brisbane’s lakes.


Where to eat mango everything in Brisbane

We love cutting the edges off and dicing up the flesh to reveal the perfect squares of juicy goodness that are only on offer for a few months each year.


Discover the best beaches near Brisbane

Brisbane might be best known as the 'river city' but the region has tucked away beaches on its bayside and nearby islands just offshore.

Brisbane's best ice-cream and gelato

Summer, winter, whenever – Brisbane has the perfect temperature any time of year to tuck into a bit of the cold stuff.


35 things to do on Moreton Island

Moreton Island is just a 70-minute ferry ride from Brisbane. It is the third-largest sand island in the world, and an easy escape for overnight or a weekend.

Streets Beach

Brisbane pools and places to keep cool

From heritage-listed pools to crystal-clear beaches in the middle of the city, we've rounded up some of the top pools and water havens.

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