Best Time to Visit Australia

People always ask us when the best time is to visit Australia. The truth is, there is no bad time to go, but depending on what you wish to see, certain months are better than others. Australia is a country of two distinctive climates. The northern half of the country is best accessed between the months of April and September where it is notably drier and brighter. Although the wildlife is habitually more active outside these months, it’s important to note that humidity and rainfall also intensifies in line.

Best time to visit

The summer months of December to February bring hot weather in the southern half of Australia. However, our favourite times to visit this half of the country are the autumn and spring where it’s typically less busy and offers a more temperate climate. For wildlife fanatics, we’d recommend travelling Down Under between September and November, as the wildlife is more active; whereas March to May is when wineries are busy grape harvesting.  

Climate guide for Australia

, Australia

Average temperatures (Celcious) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
40°C 11mm
Feb
36°C 12mm
Mar
34°C 15mm
Apr
30°C 17mm
May
26°C 6mm
Jun
22°C 15mm
Jul
23°C 8mm
Aug
25°C 8mm
Sep
31°C 9mm
Oct
34°C 8mm
Nov
36°C 9mm
Dec
37°C 8mm
Jan
30°C 21mm
Feb
29°C 29mm
Mar
30°C 17mm
Apr
30°C 11mm
May
30°C 4mm
Jun
30°C 3mm
Jul
29°C 1mm
Aug
29°C 1mm
Sep
29°C 1mm
Oct
30°C 2mm
Nov
31°C 6mm
Dec
30°C 17mm
Jan
35°C 15mm
Feb
35°C 12mm
Mar
33°C 11mm
Apr
32°C 8mm
May
30°C 6mm
Jun
28°C 4mm
Jul
28°C 3mm
Aug
30°C 1mm
Sep
31°C 1mm
Oct
31°C 3mm
Nov
34°C 4mm
Dec
35°C 8mm
Jan
40°C 3mm
Feb
38°C 3mm
Mar
34°C 4mm
Apr
31°C 7mm
May
24°C 10mm
Jun
19°C 9mm
Jul
19°C 13mm
Aug
23°C 9mm
Sep
28°C 11mm
Oct
32°C 5mm
Nov
36°C 4mm
Dec
38°C 3mm
Jan
40°C 7mm
Feb
34°C 4mm
Mar
33°C 5mm
Apr
29°C 7mm
May
23°C 8mm
Jun
18°C 8mm
Jul
18°C 9mm
Aug
20°C 12mm
Sep
25°C 13mm
Oct
30°C 8mm
Nov
34°C 7mm
Dec
38°C 8mm
Jan
40°C 7mm
Feb
34°C 4mm
Mar
33°C 5mm
Apr
29°C 7mm
May
23°C 8mm
Jun
18°C 8mm
Jul
18°C 9mm
Aug
20°C 12mm
Sep
25°C 13mm
Oct
30°C 8mm
Nov
34°C 7mm
Dec
38°C 8mm
Jan
41°C 4mm
Feb
39°C 3mm
Mar
37°C 6mm
Apr
33°C 6mm
May
28°C 9mm
Jun
24°C 13mm
Jul
22°C 21mm
Aug
26°C 18mm
Sep
28°C 11mm
Oct
32°C 6mm
Nov
36°C 4mm
Dec
39°C 3mm
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