When is the best time to travel to Sunshine Coast

Weather on the Sunshine Coast is warm year-round, with some of the highest sunshine levels in the world experienced in the area. Seasonal variations are minimal, so it’s an ideal place to holiday any time of year.  The best time to visit Sunshine Coast towns is spring (September to November). This time of the year sees minimal rainfall and comfortable temperatures of around 24°C to 27°C. Keep in mind that one of Queensland’s holiday periods starts in late September, so you may need to book well in advance or travel outside of this time entirely to avoid crowds and steep prices.

What is Summer like in Sunshine Coast?

December to February temperatures on the Sunshine Coast average 17°C to 28°C and there's a large degree of daytime sunshine. Provided you're sun safe, this is a great time to visit the beaches in the region. The water is toasty warm yet refreshing (around 26°C) in summer months. You'll need to expect some setbacks – summer sees crowded beaches, higher levels of rainfall, and on humid days, crackling evening storms. Appropriate clothing: Lightweight t-shirts and singlets, dresses, shorts, and skirts. Don't forget: Swimwear, a hat, a water bottle, sunscreen, aloe vera gel, a pair of sunglasses, and a beach towel.

What is Autumn like in Sunshine Coast?

In autumn (March to May), temperatures fall between 13°C and 25°C. This is a great time to head out to the hinterland, as the trees in the area have striking colouration and flowers will be in bloom. Appropriate clothing: Lightweight clothing. Don't forget: Swimwear, enclosed shoes (for walking), a hat, sunscreen, a backpack, insect repellent, and your camera.

What is Winter like in Sunshine Coast?

Sunshine Coast seasons are consistent year-round, so you won't experience the harsh winters that many other holiday destinations face. From June to August, temperatures are around 7°C to 22°C, so on cooler days you may find you have the beach to yourself. In the hinterland, it can get very cold in the mornings and evenings, so if you're seeking log fires and cosy cabins, winter is a great time to head west into the hinterland. Appropriate clothing: T-shirts and shorts (or jeans if you feel the cold) and a light jacket. Don't forget: Warm pyjamas.

What is Spring like in Sunshine Coast?

Spring on the Sunshine Coast is mild with temperatures sitting at around 13°C to 25°C. The waters of the ocean and hotel swimming pools may still be on the cooler side, but this is a great time to soak up some sun on the beach or read books on a deck chair by the pool. Appropriate clothing: Lightweight clothing. Don't forget: Swimwear, sunscreen, and a good book.