When is the best time to visit Australia?
ANYTIME.... is a great time to visit Australia!
The Australian climate varies greatly from one region to the next. Due to the size of the country and diversity in regions Australia is the perfect place to visit year-round. Generally speaking, there are four seasons across most of the country while the northern regions experience a ‘wet season’ (November to April) and a ‘dry season’ (May to October).
It is also important to remember that Australia's seasons are at opposite times to those in the Northern Hemisphere. So, if you’re looking to escape the winter blues, just head Down Under as things start to cool off in the Northern Hemisphere.
Summer in Australia falls between the months of December and February. It brings warm sunny days and are best spent at one of the country’s beautiful beaches in the southern regions of the country.
The tropical north is amid its wet season (November to April), which brings heavy rains and tropical storm. It is also stinger season along the Great Barrier Reef. In the outback, daytime temperatures will be uncomfortable to many.
Winter surprises most visitors. Not known for a white winter, The Australian Alps are home to great ski fields for winter sports and après enthusiasts. If you do not like the cold, winter is the ideal time to visit the northern regions of Australia. You will be greeted with warm days, low humidity, and excellent water temperature… perfect for getting outdoors and exploring the incredible natural landscapes in the north. It’s also whale watching season, so head out on a boat to spot magnificent humpbacks as they migrate north.
Autumn sees the country transform from lush green to brilliant hues of orange, red, ochre and gold as the temperatures cool. It's particularly vibrant in various mountainous regions of Australia. It can still be wet and stormy in the tropical north, so aim for later in the season if you’re heading up there.
Festivals are taking place across the country, the turtles are hatching along the Southern Great Barrier Reef an if you’re hoping for beach weather head to the central coastal regions to soak up the sun and surf.
Spring is characterised by sunny days and cool nights. Wildflowers are in bloom, creating a spectacular display of colour in many of the country’s cities, as well as in regional areas around western and central Australia. It is also the time of year when koala and kangaroo joeys begin to venture out of their mothers’ pouches for the first time. The outback temperatures are very pleasant and northern Australia is still in the dry season.