Brisbane Weather December Averages, Australia

    Brisbane Weather for December 2022

    What's the weather like in Brisbane in December


    Brisbane in December experiences an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius as the city officially starts summer season during this time of the year.

    The city experiences highs and lows of about 28 degrees Celsius and 21 degrees Celsius respectively.

    Humidity & Rainfall

    The city experiences a rainfall estimate of 110 mm of over 13 rainfall days.

    The average chance of a wet day over the course of December remains essentially constant at about 32 per cent all through.

    Sunshine Hours

    The city of Brisbane experiences average sunshine hours to about 9 hours on an average.

    The length of the day over the course of December in Brisbane remains essentially constant during this time of the year.

    Sea Temperature

    The average surface water temperature in Brisbane gradually increases during December by about 2 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of the month.

    The average sea temperature experienced by Brisbane is about 25 degrees Celsius or 77 degrees Fahrenheit during this time of the year.


    The average hourly wind speed in Brisbane remains essentially constant during December, within 0.1 miles per hour and 9.6 miles per hour throughout.

    The hourly average wind direction in Brisbane all through December remains predominantly from the east, with the city experiencing a peak proportion of 52 per cent on December 31st.

    Dress Code

    As the city experiences summer, it is recommended that you carry casual, cool and comfortable clothing to keep yourself cosy in this season.

    For the occasional shower, make sure you carry some necessary rain gear to keep dry, safe and comfortable.

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    Brisbane hotels in December

    Springwood Hotel

    Springwood Hotel is a relaxed hotel is located at a distance of 1 km from the Pacific Motorway, at a distance of 7 km from the bush land in Karawatha Forest and 20 km from Brisbane's Central Business District. The 12 simple, outward facing rooms feature free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes and flat-screen TVs while some feature exposed brick walls. Additional amenities include a quirky restaurant with an all-you-can-eat buffet, an indoor playground, a casual bar with occasional live music, karaoke, a pool table, a beer garden, a casino with gaming machines and a self-service guest laundry.

    Airport Hacienda Motel

    Airport Hacienda Motel is located at an 8-minute walk from the nearest ferry terminal, at a distance of 5.4 km from Brisbane Airport and 8 km from the parks and beaches of South Bank. This low-key budget motel has straightforward rooms featuring TVs, mini fridges, tea, coffee-making facilities, balconies, room service and Wi-Fi (at a fee). Added amenities are breakfast and dinner served at a simple restaurant featuring quaint, Mexican-inspired decor and Australian/European cuisine, an outdoor pool and tennis courts, a fitness room, a sauna, free parking, and an airport shuttle.

    Salisbury Hotel Motel

    The Salisbury Hotel Motel is at a 10-minute walk from Toohey Forest Conservation Park and a distance of 4.9 km from The Brisbane Golf Club and 14 km from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This casual bistro/bar with rooms has modern rooms featuring flat-screen TVs, desks, mini fridges and tea and coffee making facilities. The additional amenities include complimentary parking, a bistro restaurant that serves comfort food, a sports bar that offers weekly live entertainment nights, a beer garden and a gaming room with slot machines.

    Everton Park Hotel

    Everton Park Hotel is a mid-ranged accommodation facility set in a residential area, at a distance of 2 km from the Raven Street Reserve Nature Park, and 12 km from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. This laid-back, adults-only hotel features exterior corridors, 12 unassuming rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, an upgraded room that adds an open-plan living/dining area, a kitchen and a private courtyard. The hotel also features an informal bistro, a trendy cocktail bar, and a sports bar with pool tables, free parking, a cafe and a game room.

    Brisbane beaches in December

    South Bank artificial beach

    Interested in visiting a beautiful man-made beach? The South Bank artificial beach is a clean, green and beautiful little wonderland making it a great way to spend the day with something for everyone. The artificial beach boasts of an excellent, impressive landscape, while the legendary beach and water pools are a great way to cool off in the Queensland humidity during summer.

    Coolum beach

    A surfing and golfing mecca, Coolum beach is a popular destination for tourists and locals as well as a carefree holiday atmosphere distinct from its neighbouring beach towns. With the beautiful coastal town in constant view of Mount Coolum, this place has a long shopping and entertainment strip that has a stunning outlook across a large beachfront park. On an overall, this beach is beautiful and is perfect for a family vacation.

    Bars and Restaurants

    San Kai Japanese Restaurant

    The San Kai Japanese Restaurant serves classic cuisine, like sushi and tempura, served in a modern dining room with pavement seating. The restaurant is known for its exceptional service, tasty food and affordable prices. Serving authentic Japanese food at great prices, the portions served are reasonably generous for Japanese food. The restaurant is located at a convenient location, and has limited vegetarian options.

    Summit Restaurant & Bar

    Summit Restaurant & Bar is Brisbane's long-standing Modern Australian dining destination with panoramic views of the city. Perfect for an anniversary meal, the restaurant has a great view and has service that is attentive and unobtrusive. If you visit the Summit Restaurant & Bar, make sure you enjoy the experience of the sunset dinner- the tables outside have a lovely ambience & view. The Summit Restaurant & Bar offers a great view of Brisbane City from the top of the mountain and is easily accessible by car with parking offered on site.

    The Balfour Kitchen

    The Balfour Kitchen serves elegant modern Australian cuisine in a glossy space with white tablecloths and outdoor dining and is a popular restaurant among Brisbane tourists and locals. The restaurant has a lovely smoothie menu and the breakfast on offer is unique and delicious. The Balfour Kitchen has a beautiful setting and adds a lot of attention to detail with respect to food and service. Overall, this restaurant is great for a little splurge for a special occasion.

    Cha Cha Char

    Cha Cha Char is a bright, upscale restaurant with sleek decor, a bustling vibe and river views. Serving wood-fired steaks, and with attentive, knowledgeable staff, the Cha Cha Char has a great setting, good food, good choice, and a nice, neat room for presentations. The Cha Cha Char is probably one of the classiest and comfortable restaurants in CBD Brisbane and is great for juicy and delectable steaks. Though a little expensive, the restaurant is a definite must try for grain fed steaks. 

    Things to do in Brisbane in December

    New Year fireworks Brisbane

    If you are in Brisbane during December, make sure you do not miss the New Year fireworks at the end of the year. From all-inclusive party packages to special dining and alternative NYE ideas, Brisbane offers cool deals and hangout spots to take your family and friends to, and enjoy the New Year celebrations. The main big city fireworks display every year goes off over South Bank at 8.30pm and at midnight, with show durations for approximately 10 minutes. The best firework viewing spot is from South Bank from the Clem Jones Promenade.

    Story Bridge

    If you are someone that loves a bit of adventure, head over for the iconic Story bridge climb for glimpses of some lovely views of the Brisbane city. The heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spans the Brisbane River, and is a masterpiece well known for its amazing architecture. If you visit the bridge at night, apart from revelling in the sheer beauty of lights adorning the bridge, you will also see that the lights over the bridge change every evening and also to commemorate special occasions. Views from the bridge offer a unique perspective of the city of Brisbane, from the Glass House Mountains in the north, Moreton Bay in the east to the Scenic Rim mountains in the south. Offering a nice chance to relish the beauty of Brisbane's serene skyline and its stunning surroundings, the Story Bridge is a lovely place to be.

    Brisbane Christmas Market

    At the time of Christmas, Brisbane hosts some of the city's best local Christmas markets and they are the best places to shop for festive fare, where you can pick up plenty of unique and handmade goodies to please everyone on your list. Some of the most popular and amazing Christmas markets are Brisbane Etsy Made Local - a haven of handmade treasures from some of the state's best makers all in one spot, the QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Market- a collection of some of Brisbane's best makers with stockists from the store with pop-up appearances from awesome indie brands, Vieille Branche Christmas Design Market- with a touch of Euro Chic for your festive shopping experience, and the Brisbane Fair Trade Christmas Market for a collection of ethical suppliers like Community Projects Worldwide, Oxfam Shop and Siham Craftlink.

    Brisbane riverside walk and cycle path

    While in Brisbane, you must definitely discover Brisbane's popular and best-kept walking trails. The Brisbane Riverwalk is well known as one of Brisbane's absolute must do's. This is a water highway for pedestrians and cyclists jutting out along the most scenic tract of Brisbane River between New Farm to the Howard St Wharves and on to the Brisbane CBD. The Riverwalk is 870m long and is segregated into dedicated roadways for cyclists and pedestrians, with cyclists enjoying a 3.5 metre path and a comfortable 2.5 metre one for pedestrians.

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