Best Time to Visit Australia

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Here, you will find information about the climate and the best time to travel for the holiday destination Australia. The destination consists of the following regions: Queensland, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth und Northern Territory.

First, you will find a quick overview over the climate of all regions. Furthermore, you will find more information about the climate of any destination by navigating to the detail page of a region. There, you will have access to exact climate information including climate tables and charts containing information about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Finally, we analyzed all climate data and conclude with a recommendation for the best time to travel for all regions of the destination Australia. So you will know which months have the best weather for your holiday.

Queensland

Thermometer Symbol 7 °C to 38 °C
Waves Symbol 21 °C to 29 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.3913.23 in (1 – 16 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 21.4 °C (Brisbane) and 24.7 °C (Whitsunday Islands)
Show temperatures in degree

Best Time to Travel: May, June, July, September, and October
Good Time to Travel: all except January, February, and December

More details: Climate of Queensland

Sydney

Thermometer Symbol 9 °C to 27 °C
Waves Symbol 19 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.725.39 in (6 – 10 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: January, February, March, April, October, November, and December

More details: Climate of Sydney

Canberra

Thermometer Symbol -0 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.182.56 in (5 – 8 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: January, February, March, October, November, and December

More details: Climate of Canberra

Melbourne

Thermometer Symbol 6 °C to 26 °C
Waves Symbol 15 °C to 19 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.852.6 in (8 – 16 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: January, February, March, November, and December

More details: Climate of Melbourne

Adelaide

Thermometer Symbol 8 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 15 °C to 20 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.553.11 in (4 – 17 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: January, February, March, November, and December

More details: Climate of Adelaide

Perth

Thermometer Symbol 8 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 19 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.355.71 in (2 – 17 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: March, April, October, November, and December

More details: Climate of Perth

Northern Territory

Thermometer Symbol 4 °C to 39 °C
Waves Symbol 25 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.0816.14 in (0 – 20 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 21 °C (Alice Springs) and 27.6 °C (Darwin)
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Good Time to Travel: all except January

More details: Climate of Northern Territory

Geographical location


Australia is the only country in the world that fills an entire continent at the same time. Australia lies south of Indonesia and northwest of New Zealand. About 23.63 million people live on an area of 7.69 million square kilometres. That is just 3.1 inhabitants per square kilometre.

About 60 percent of Australia’s land mass is occupied by deserts. In the western landscape of Australia there is the Great Sand Desert, the Gibson Desert, the Victoria Desert and also the Nullarbor Desert. Neither the western nor the medium sized landscape are predominantly uninhabitable.

In front of the state Queensland lies the famous coral reef Great Barrier Reef. Australia’s desert areas are called the Outback. This also includes semi-desert areas. At 2745 meters, Big Ben is the highest mountain in Australia. Between Sydney and Melbourne lies Canberra, the capital of Australia.

This was the planned capital because Sydney and Melbourne could not agree. Canberra has only about 360,000 inhabitants. Sydney with 4.1 million and Melbourne with 3.6 million inhabitants surpass the capital by far.

Climate in Australia


As Australia has a wide span in its north-south extension, the country is divided into at least three different climate zones. In the north there is a tropical climate with enormously high humidity, which changes into a subtropical climate in the central area. The south of Australia, on the other hand, is characterised by a rather temperate climate.

In Queensland, for example, temperatures range between 23 °C to 32 °C all year round. The precipitation values generally do not exceed 2.95 in. In the eastern city of Sydney, temperatures fluctuate between 20 °C to 26 °C during the year. Rainfall of up to 5.39 in can occur in February and April.

When to travel to Australia?


Australia is good to travel all year round. Due to its different climatic zones, there is a wide range of climatic conditions, making certain regions perfect for travel at any time of the year. Slight effects of summer and winter weather can be felt in the temperate zones. In the north, however, the effects of the northwest monsoon can be felt from November to April.

The exact details of the Australian climate and the climate tables of the most important travel regions are linked below, so that you can get a detailed impression of your desired travel destinations. You can reach the detailed pages by clicking on the text “Climate Details” below the respective cities and climate rough overviews.

Highlights and Attractions


An Australia must see is above all the metropolis Sydney. Not only architectural masterpieces such as the famous Opera House or Sydney Harbour can be admired here, but also dreamlike beaches such as Bondi Beach with its unique atmosphere can be enjoyed not far from the city centre. A well-tried and still recommendable highlight in Australia is the tour with a camper along the east coast.

You can start directly in Sydney or fly on to Brisbane to make your way from there to Cairns. On the way, scenic highlights such as detours to the Whitsunday Islands, unique nature and unique moments on the highways. Kangaroo sightings are almost guaranteed in this region of Australia.

Also very popular are trips from the Northern Territories, for example from Alice Springs to the Red Centre with the imposing Uluru. The south around Melbourne also offers unforgettable travel pleasures, while a tour to Tasmania leaves the beaten track completely. Australia is a continent of unlimited possibilities that will inspire you!
Kangaroo sign (bluedeviation)  CC BY-ND
Koala en kind - Koala and her young, Whitsunday Islands (Jan Hazevoet)  CC BY
The 12 Apostles (Lenny K Photography)  CC BY

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