Why May is the perfect month for a Brisbane holiday

Are you planning an upcoming Brisbane holiday and wondering if May is the right time to visit our city?  If you are, let me tell you that May is one of the best months to visit Brisbane. Brisbane experiences autumn in May and the temperatures are sublime. While you’ll get to experience amazing weather, there are also several events taking place in May as well.

Continue reading this post as I offer some compelling reasons why you should choose May for your Brisbane holiday. When you’re done reading, I can bet that you’ll start planning your travel dates for your Brisbane holiday in May.

The weather is fantastic

As I mentioned, Brisbane experiences autumn in May and the weather is fantastic. The average temperatures range from 14°-24°C, which is still very pleasant – it’s not too cold and it’s not too hot either. The days aren’t humid, and chances of precipitation aren’t very high either.

Such great weather makes May one of the best times to explore everything that Brisbane has to offer. You can easily go on walks and adventure activities or spend time exploring the city without fearing the heat. Brisbane has plenty to offer, and with May’s great weather, you’ll surely have a great time exploring our city.

There is a lot to see and do

Because of the brilliant weather, you can see and do a lot of things in Map. While you should explore the city, the month of May is also perfect for day trips outside Brisbane. Moreton Island and Mt. Coot-Tha are two great locations you can consider for day trips. Click here for information of Brisbane day trips.

Apart from day trips, make sure to explore the major attractions of Brisbane. These include South Bank, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane CBD, City Botanical Gardens, and the Brisbane River. If you choose your Brisbane accommodation with us at Bridgewater Terraces, all of these locations will be close to you.

There are amazing events lined up

Paniyiri Greek Festival

Paniyiri Greek Festival

Brisbane is a cosmopolitan city which hosts several fantastic events throughout the year, and May is no different. From musicals and theatre to cultural festivals and racing carnivals, there’s quite a lot happening in Brisbane this May.

Let’s take a look at what you have to look forward to:

  • Brisbane will celebrate the birth of Gautama Buddha from 4-6 May with the Buddha Birth Day Festival. The 3-day long celebration will include live performances, cultural displays and an assortment of vegetarian food.
  • The Anywhere Theatre Festival will happen in Brisbane from 10-27 May. With over 500 performances from national and international artists and quirky workshops and dance sessions, this festival is worth attending.
  • Brisbane will also celebrate the culture of Greece from 19-20 May with the Paniyiri Greek Festival. This festival includes various live performances, cuisine and music and dance, all celebrating Greek culture.
  • There’s also a couple of other events that are taking place throughout These being Disney’s Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical and the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival.

Should you plan your Brisbane holiday in May, you’ll get a chance to catch some of these fantastic events. Trust me, catching any one of them will make Brisbane worth visiting.

Brisbane accommodation is plentiful

May is low-season in Brisbane. This means that you shouldn’t face too many problems looking for Brisbane accommodation in May. Whether you’re looking for holiday apartments or hotels, you’ll have plenty of options. And more importantly, you’ll be able to take advantage of the low-season rates! Click here to see our rates for May to see what I mean!


If you’re planning an upcoming Brisbane holiday, then you must plan for it in May. Brisbane experiences autumn in May and the weather is fantastic. Thanks to this, you can explore everything that our city has to offer without facing the heat. Also, there is plenty to see and do, and you can even consider taking a day trip outside the city. There are special events that take place in Brisbane in May as well. Finally, the month of May is low-season in Brisbane, so Brisbane accommodation is always plentiful.

With so many reasons to choose from, you simply must plan your Brisbane holiday during May. And, for affordable Brisbane accommodation, look no further than us at Bridgewater Terraces.

Check out our range of self-contained apartments and get in touch with us to make a booking today!

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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