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.

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.  

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Climate guide for Australia

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
New South Wales 25°C 53mm 23°C 76mm 22°C 185mm 20°C 13mm 17°C 15mm 14°C 118mm 14°C 38mm 14°C 67mm 17°C 84mm 19°C 18mm 21°C 30mm 22°C 6mm
Northern Territory 29°C 312mm 29°C 154mm 29°C 139mm 28°C 151mm 27°C 29mm 24°C 0mm 24°C 0mm 25°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 29°C 19mm 30°C 89mm 30°C 62mm
Queensland 26°C 13mm 26°C 33mm 25°C 175mm 21°C 45mm 19°C 24mm 16°C 58mm 16°C 14mm 17°C 7mm 19°C 10mm 21°C 53mm 24°C 13mm 25°C 210mm
South Australia 25°C 0mm 23°C 6mm 21°C 14mm 19°C 7mm 14°C 136mm 12°C 120mm 12°C 59mm 11°C 74mm 14°C 63mm 18°C 22mm 18°C 32mm 23°C 5mm
Tasmania 19°C 6mm 17°C 65mm 16°C 28mm 14°C 38mm 12°C 38mm 9°C 36mm 9°C 38mm 9°C 95mm 11°C 30mm 12°C 28mm 14°C 40mm 16°C 15mm
Victoria 7°C 85mm 2°C 21mm 7°C 15mm 10°C 35mm 13°C 31mm 14°C 10mm 15°C 15mm 16°C 23mm 14°C 53mm 9°C 67mm 8°C 71mm 7°C 115mm
Western Australia 23°C 6mm 24°C 1mm 23°C 6mm 19°C 45mm 15°C 18mm 14°C 167mm 13°C 102mm 14°C 103mm 16°C 26mm 18°C 25mm 21°C 13mm 25°C 3mm
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