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When is the best time to visit Australia?

Koalas at the Australia Zoo

When the winter time hits you can often find yourself thinking – “why can’t I be on the beach in the sun right now?” Australia has to be the perfect escape to bask in the summer sun whilst everyone stays indoors.

Most importantly though are the airfares, as you’ll always want to find the cheapest tickets to Australia. The best time that corresponds to cheap flight tickets is from mid-April to late August, which incidentally is the best time to visit the Great Barrier Reef as well as the famous Australian outback.

Sidney Opera HousePeak season for travellers to Australia usually occurs from April to September which corresponds to the mild temperatures. Temperatures fluctuate from between 20 and 30 degrees during the day and with minimal rainfall. Remember to book all your accommodation and aim to book any outdoor activities well in advance when it comes to travelling during this period. June, July and August are by far the busiest months for tourists to Australia which can make booking accommodation trickier.

Perhaps the best months to visit Australia are September and October as the pleasant temperatures usually allow beach seekers to enjoy a nice swim and bathe in the sun.

Beware of the months from October to March as this is without doubt the hottest period of the year when temperatures soar making it difficult to get around and makes sight-seeking rather sapping. Places such as Queensland and Cairns are subjected to incredibly humid and wet weather from around November to March. Floods and storms are a regular occurrence which usually leads to hotels lowering their prices, oh and watch out for the cyclones!

Great Barrier Reef

Be aware that from Boxing Day onwards is when Aussies go on their main summer holidays. During this time you’ll find that hotel prices are very steep and you’ll find it very difficult to get accommodation close to the beach hotspots.

If you’ve decided that Australia is the place for you then you might need a bit of help deciding on which city to go to. Sydney is the obvious choice, home to the iconic opera house, the Sydney harbour as well as the beautiful white sands of bondi beach. Melbourne is another exceptional city and offers lots of fun animal attractions as well as the bustling markets of China town. There’s also some great nightlife so why not head out for a ‘schooner’ or two and get to know a few of the locals. Adelaide is another great location, with a very European feel to it and is a win lover’s paradise. A wine tour is a must if you’re stopping by!

Bill Weston is a content writer who writes on a number of subjects including cheap flights. For more information and to book flights to australia please see

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One comment on “When is the best time to visit Australia?

  1. Hector
    November 4, 2012

    I really do hope that you are going to be elaborating a little more on this topic.
    I like a little more information.

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