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Best Time To Visit Australia

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

The best time to visit Australia is between the months of December and January, closely followed by April and May. The usual popular months for tourism for the rest of the world gets reverse in case of Australia because the location is in the southern hemisphere. The Land Down Under has the opposite seasons than most of the other countries. So, during December to January, Australia enjoys late summer, while during April to May, it experiences the pleasant season of autumn.

Let’s go through the below guide to help you decide the best time to visit Australia basis some prominent areas, months, and seasons.

March - May:

During March to May, Australia experiences autumn. Temperature ranges from 20°C to 25°C on an average. During this time of the year, the skies are clear after the rains, and the chill of winter is yet to set in, which makes it the best time to travel to Australia.

This is also the best time to enjoy a boat trip or swimming with the shark in the Ningaloo Reef.

June - August:

June through August is cold winter. But the temperature in Australia does not go too down to become uncomfortable. The chill in the air is mild. The minimum temperature in Sydney is around 8°C, and the maximum is 16°C on an average during peak winters in July.

Partake in an unusual boat race, called Henley-on-Todd Regatta held in August in Alice Springs.

September - November:

This is the springtime in Australia, when the average maximum temperature in the northern territory can go as high as 35°C-38°C. The greens are at large, the cold fades away, and the sun shines brightly over the beaches, deserts and oceans. But, because of the subtropical high-pressure belt zone, the heat and humidity both are quite high during this time. Thus, it is not the best months to visit Australia.

Get to enjoy food and wine festivals while exploring the Margaret River region or partake in the Melbourne Cup horse race in November for a different experience.

December - February:

These are the tourism hotspot months for Australia, because of the pleasant weather and the chance to experience Christmas in summer. The temperature around the country is more or less pleasant, although it is summer here. Sydney has 19°C-25°C temperature, which makes summer in Australia perfect for outdoor activities without breaking much of a sweat.

Get to celebrate Australia Day with some firework display around Sydney Harbour.

Best time to visit the East Coast:

For the love of beaches, one must visit to the east coast of Australia during the summer season, i.e. between the months of December and February. However, one can also choose to travel during the spring season, i.e from September to November when accommodation prices are lower and the weather is also quite decent.

Best time to visit the Great Barrier Reef:

Though, the best time to visit the Great Barrier Reef can be anytime after rainfall. However, as the weather in Australia is more stable during the winter season, it is recommended to visit here from the month of June to October.

Best time to visit the Gold Coast:

Enjoy an excursion to the Gold Coast in the months of April and May when the temperatures are comfortable with less rainfall.

Climate in Australia

Summer Season in Australia

Summer season in Australia is when the most number of tourists visit the country. Although the north can get uncomfortably warm, the southern and western coasts are pretty pleasant to hang out in. This is the best time for Australia travel.

Monsoon Season in Australia

The west to north westerly monsoon winds brings the monsoon season in Australia during December to March. Thunderstorms are common, so are cyclones. Humidity stays around 70% in many places. However, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne can be visited easily, carrying an umbrella in the bag.

Winter Season in Australia

Winter in Australia is the opposite of what rest of the world experiences for the equatorial difference. The months from June to August are the winter season here. Although it is not the most popular season to visit Australia, one can make do with the climatic conditions for the cheaper rates of flights, hotels and transportation. The popular spots will have fewer crowds as well. If climate and temperature is not the issue, winter season in Australia can be a great time for honeymoon in peace.

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Australia follows left hand driving.

3 pin plugs with 220/240 AC power supply is fairly common.

Travellers can get currency exchanged at the airports and can also use travellers’ cheques which can be conveniently exchanged at different banks.

Australia is divided into 5 different time zones so time difference can be ascertained based on the location. For instance, the difference between India and Canberra is four and a half hours with Canberra being ahead of India.

Australian Dollar (AUD) is accepted in Australia.

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