Australia is so wide, the different parts have different weather. Generally, there are four seasons across most of the country and a wet and dry season in the tropical north. The good news is regardless of the weather there is always someplace to have fun in Australia depending on what resonates with you the most. No matter the time of the year you find the time to travel, you will most likely always find something for yourself in the cities. Check our list of the places you can visit within the country with different climates.
Winter in most parts of Australia is from June to August. It is a good time to visit places like Kimberley, Darwin in the northern part of the country has that falls within its dry season. Overall, winter in Australia is an amazing experience and offers a wide range of activities. Swim with whales on the Great Barrier Reef, Stargaze at an outback sky in the Red Centre. Go wine tasting and drinking in Adelaide, celebrate truffle season in the north of Perth, and head over to Melbourne for a range of adventurous events. Also, you can head over to Hobart, Tasmania for the Dark Mofo festival, enjoy a whale/dolphin watching cruise. Enjoy watching the clear blue skies.
Spring in most parts of Australia is from September to November. September and October fall within the dry season and the wet season begins in November. Spring brings out the aesthetics of the land and Australia is not exempted, the country is transformed by wildflower blooms, colourful orchids, daisies and desert peas. Traveling to Australia around this time is cheaper and less crowded. Head to Canberra for the largest flower festival; visit the countryside to enjoy the best of wines. Head over to Sydney’s spring racing carnival. If you are into sports, you could attend the Australian Football League grand finals or celebrate with the Aussies at the Melbourne cup. Visit the remarkable Uluru and Kata Tjuta in the Red centre and watch the sun rise and set. Take a helicopter flight, motorcycle tour over the towering domes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Autumn in most parts of Australia is from March to May. May is actually a better to plan a visit to the tropical north. Cairns and Whitsundays could be hit with tropical storms. In Southern Australia, although the weather fluctuates, it is usually warmer and sunny with slight rain. This is a good time to see the cities as there are always a ton of festivals taking place around this time and the wine regions always have a celebration or another. This season is usually not crowded and a good time to visit if you do not care much for crowds. Head over to Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast for a fun-filled stay.
Summer is one of the best seasons for both the locals and international visitors. In Australia it is from December to February and is famous for sunny days with high temperatures, cities like Cairns and Whitsundays should be avoided because for those areas that is the season of cyclones. Snorkelers and divers should take precaution and wear full-body wetsuits for safe swimming. The southern parts of the country is a bit more pleasant, there are hot, sunny days to enjoy the summer experience. You could visit the beach and even have a beach barbecue. Or go to Sydney for its over the top new year eve’s fireworks. If hiking interests you, this is the best time to visit the country with its beautiful, mild summer. There are also a bunch of festivals lined up around this time and if film, food, wine, art, festivals tickle your fancy you might want to head over to Australia. Don’t forget to pack your hats, sunglasses and sun-cream and drink lots of water as the temperatures soar during the daytime. Take proper steps to prepare for your visit as some accommodation providers and tourism operators might be closed down.
Whatever the time of the month might be, there will always be a place for you. You can check this list of essentials to take with you to have a regret-free trip.