The Thuringowa city has a tropical type of climate. Most of the rainfall occurs during the summer months and the winters are generally dry. The temperature does not drop significantly during the winter and the weather is mostly dry.
The council of Thuringowa is responsible for the administration and governance of the city. The current mayor of the city is Les Tyrell and there are ten councilors with him who are elected from the constituencies in the two divisions of the city. The statutory and select committees also help in the administration of the city.
The major places of attractions in Thuringowa are the Toolakea Beach, Big Crystal Creek, Little Crystal Creek, Saunders Beach, Lake Ross, Balgal Beach, Ross River, Pioneer Park, Paluma Range National Park, Bluewater Park, Mount Spec and Budhland Beach. There are also numerous arts and entertainment centers in this city like Barra Fishing farm, Reading Cinemas, Freckles fun factory, Dairy Farmers Stadium, Riverway and Kirwan Tenpin Bowling. The Riverway has some of the greatest natural locations like Ross Park, Loam Island, Apex Park and Ross River dam. Bird watching and camping are two favourite activities of the tourists and residents of Thuringowa.
There are numerous motels hotels, resorts, caravan parks and inns in Thuringowa. The names of some of the accommodations in this city are:
- Balgal Beach Holiday Units
- Ivy Cottage
- Paluma Rainforest Cottages
- Upper Ross Hotel
- Rollingstone Hotel
- Willows Golf and Tourist Resort