With four distinct seasons celebrated across the year, there’s never a bad time to visit the Southern Downs! Each season comes with its own charms, events and unique landscapes.
Summer (14° – 29°)
This is the perfect time to escape the humidity of the Queensland coastal region and spoil yourself with stunning summer days, with a fresh breeze that melts into beautiful sunsets. Enjoy picking your own berries, as well as spotting vast sunflower fields roadside.
Autumn (9° – 22°)
Fall in love with Autumn and its rich colours as the deciduous landscapes turn to hues of gold and crimson. The romantic colours on the ground mirror those in the sky as the sunsets sink to nights cool enough to light a fire. Autumn is harvest time where you can celebrate as vineyards bring in the grapes.
Winter (1° – 17°)
Winter is the time to snuggle up in front of a roaring fire and wake up to frosty mornings and hazy fog that disappears to reveal crisp clear days. Experience a surprise snowfall (we had significant snowfall in July 2015) and a number of regular winter events, including Jumpers and Jazz in July and Snowflakes in Stanthorpe, that celebrate the cool climate.
Spring (8° – 22°)
Spring, or the Italian translation, Primavera, as the Granite Belt locals call it, is a beautiful time to visit the region as the area is in bloom with rare wildflowers, days are sunny and nights are perfectly cool. Apart from the visual feast of apple blossoms in the orchards, many new wine releases are celebrated with events across the region. The cooler temperatures also make exploring the National Parks even more enjoyable.
Still don’t know what season’s for you? Check out these resources to help you decide: