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Weather Guide To Australia: Pick The Right Season For Leisure Travel

Planning leisure travel to Australia? Not sure when to leave for your dream vacation? Well, this is the article for you!!! Whether you are looking out for sunbathing or want to witness the sharks, you just need to follow this luxury travel guide for planning an excursion that guarantees lasting memories. 

 

Australia is a dream vacation destination for most travelers. It is a country with massive land with over 7.5 million square kilometers. It experiences different climatic conditions throughout the year. The weather in the Northern hemisphere is just opposite to those of the Southern hemisphere. Although you can plan your leisure travel at any given time as Australia has something to offer every type of traveler, you must choose the weather that fits your requirements. For this, you must be aware of the weather conditions in different cities of the country. Knowing the weather will help you make the right decision. 

 

Don’t rush to travel agents yet… First, figure out what you actually want to do and when to leave. You need to do some research before you embark on the journey. In this luxury travel guide, you will find a lot of information that will help you choose the right weather as per your preference. 

 

Let’s find out!

 

How Is The Weather In Australia?

 

The seasons of Australia are contrary to the seasons of the Northern Hemisphere. Unlike other countries, Australia experiences Summers during the months of December to February, Autumn during March to May, Winters during the months of June to September, and Spring during the month of September to November. 

 

For most of the year, Australia enjoys moderate weather conditions. However, with the difference in the size of the continent, the temperature varies. The weather in different states and territories differs widely. 

 

Also Read: What To Know Before Planning A Vacation To Australia?

 

 

Weather Across Different Cities Of Australia

 

Plan ahead your leisure travel to Australia with the help of the given information on weather and rainfall. We have curated a list of a few top cities in the country and provided all the weather information. To know more about other cities of the country, make sure you visit the official website. Keep this luxury travel guide handy on your leisure travel.

 

 

SYDNEY

 

 

The first city we have on the Australia travel guide is- Sydney. With over 340 sunshine days a year, the weather in Sydney remains the sunny Mediterranean throughout the year. The summers in the city remain hotter while winters are mild. When it comes to rainfall, the city experiences moderate rain the whole year— however, the highest remains during the Autumn season. The weather in the country is perfect for planning outdoor activities on leisure travel. 

 

Also Read: Enjoy the Colors and Lights on this Luxury Sydney Tours

 

 

SUMMER
(Dec., Jan., Feb.)

AUTUMN
(Mar., Apr., May)

WINTER
(Jun., July, Aug.)

SPRING
(Sept., Oct., Nov.)

Maximum Temp.

26°C/79°F

23°C/73°F

18°C/64°F

22°C/72°F

Minimum Temp.

18°C/64°F

14°C/57°F

8°C/46°F

13°C/55°F

Average Rainfall (mm)

94

107

89

71

 

 

MELBOURNE

 

 

Next on our list, we have another Australian city- Melbourne. Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria. The Victorian state has a variety of climates- different in different zones. This city is famously called a “City with four seasons in a day.” The city’s fickle weather can be described as warmer summers, mild springs, and autumn, but cooler winters. If you plan to book your leisure travel to Melbourne, you must be aware of its weather throughout the year.

 

Also Read: Get the best of Melbourne in this 7-days Australia Vacation

 

 

 

SUMMER
(Dec., Jan., Feb.)

AUTUMN
(Mar., Apr., May)

WINTER
(Jun., July, Aug.)

SPRING
(Sept., Oct., Nov.)

Maximum Temp.

25°C/77°F

20°C/68°F

14°C/57°F

22°C/72°F

Minimum Temp.

14°C/57°F

11°C/52°F

7°C/45°F

13°C/55°F

Average Rainfall (mm)

52

55

49

71

 

 

BRISBANE

 

 

Brisbane is a destination for sunseekers. Due to the sub-tropical weather, the city enjoys warm to hot weather throughout the year. The summers are not just the hottest but also receive the highest rainfall. At times, the rain in the summers is too much that it results in floods or thunderstorms. Due to the rainfall, summers remain the most humid season in Brisbane. On the contrary, the winters in the city are usually dry with mild temperatures. 

 

Also Read: Get to see the best of Brisbane in this 7-days Australia Vacation

 

 

SUMMER
(Dec., Jan., Feb.)

AUTUMN
(Mar., Apr., May)

WINTER
(Jun., July, Aug.)

SPRING
(Sept., Oct., Nov.)

Maximum Temp.

29°C/84°F

26°C/79°F

21°C/70°F

26°C/79°F

Minimum Temp.

21°C/70°F

17°C/63°F

10°C/50°F

15°C/59°F

Average Rainfall (mm)

152

109

59

75

 

 

PERTH

 

 

One of the most preferred leisure travel destinations on the list is none other than Perth. Being a part of Western Australia, Perth enjoys immense numbers of climatic zones. The vast difference in weather is because of the massive land size. The number of sunny days the city experiences in a year is much more than any other capital city of Australia.  February remains the hottest month, while the highest rainfall usually happens between May to September. However, winters remain the month with moderately mild temperature and great for booking the travel package. 

 

Also Read: Visit Perth to Exmouth in this 6-Days Australia Tour Package

 

 

SUMMER
(Dec., Jan., Feb.)

AUTUMN
(Mar., Apr., May)

WINTER
(Jun., July, Aug.)

SPRING
(Sept., Oct., Nov.)

Maximum Temp.

31°C/88°F

25°C/77°F

18°C/64°F

23°C/73°F

Minimum Temp.

16°C/61°F

14°C/57°F

8°C/46°F

11°C/52°F

Average Rainfall (mm)

11

93

146

47

 

 

HOBART

 

 

The next city we have in- Hobart. It is the city that witnesses four different seasons a year, and every season has its own charm and elegance. The summer remains warm, with December the hottest month of the year. If you check the given table, you will find out that the city receives barely any rainfall. The average rainfall throughout the year counts to 626 millimeters, making it the second-driest city in the country. Winters are just the opposite in the country. During the winters, the city encounters cold winds, which makes it the coolest in entire Australia. 

 

Also Read: Top Ten Places You Must Visit in Australia Vacations

 

 

SUMMER
(Dec., Jan., Feb.)

AUTUMN
(Mar., Apr., May)

WINTER
(Jun., July, Aug.)

SPRING
(Sept., Oct., Nov.)

Maximum Temp.

21°C/70°F

17°C/63°F

12°C/54°F

17°C/63°F

Minimum Temer p.

12°C/54°F

9°C/48°F

5°C/41°F

8°C/46°F

Average Rainfall (mm)

48

48

53

57

 

 

CANBERRA

 

 

Hot summers and cool winters- this is how we can describe the weather of Canberra. This is one of the Australian cities that witness 9 hours of sunshine during the summer months. However, in winters, it gets dropped to 5 hours a day. The summers in Canberra are usually dry, with January the hottest month of the year. On the contrary, winters in the city are crisp and cold due to the snowfall in Australian Alps. Even though the city experiences such a massive difference in weather, booking a leisure travel package to Canberra in any of the months is a great option. The city has too much to offer, that you will have the best time on your vacation irrespective of the month you choose. 

 

Also Read: Australia Travel Guide To Pick Best Hotels and Restaurants

 

 

 

SUMMER
(Dec., Jan., Feb.)

AUTUMN
(Mar., Apr., May)

WINTER
(Jun., July, Aug.)

SPRING
(Sept., Oct., Nov.)

Maximum Temp.

27°C/81°F

20°C/68°F

12°C/54°F

19°C/66°F

Minimum Temp.

13°C/55°F

7°C/45°F

0.7°C/33°F

6°C/43°F

Average Rainfall (mm)

56

47

42

60

 

 

The Perfect Weather To Plan Leisure Travel

 

While planning leisure travel, weather plays a crucial role, much more than your imagination. Know the weather condition of your destination and plan out your complete itinerary. Right from the places you want to visit to activities you are interested in, every bit of vacation is affected by the weather. When it comes to Australia, there’s no imperfect time. You can plan out your vacation at any time of the year only if you know the right destination according to the season. 

 

Here are some of the destinations and the best time when to plan leisure travel to enjoy their most incredible sights and travel attractions.

 

Sydney: Perfect to visit throughout the year.

 

Southern Australia: Great to visit in the warmer months. 

 

North Australia: Must plan your vacation from May to October.

 

Queensland: This region of Australia is warmer year-round. The rainy season is great to enjoy the utmost beauty of the country. So, plan during the months of May to October.

 

Tasmania: Although it is a summer destination, with November to March being the best months. However, if you are interested in skiing, you must visit it in winter.

 

South-Western Australia: It is the region that is perfect for planning a vacation during spring or autumn. This is because summers are hot and winters are cold.

 

Gold Cost: This city is known for its fantastic weather for the maximum time of the year. If you are looking forward to sunbathing on the beach, then summer is the best time. Other than that, spring and autumn is the ideal time to visit. 

 

Red Centre: It is a destination to enjoy all around the year. However, the summers here are sweltering and wet. This makes winters the best time to visit the city. So, plan your vacation from May to September. 

 

Other than the cities, there are different factors we look up to while planning leisure travel to Australia. Here is some more information on Australia’s weather. Look at the information and plan your vacation accordingly. 

 

 

Best Time To Enjoy Beaches Of Australia: From Bondi Beach of Sydney to Whitsunday Islands, Australia is a land of beaches. The beauty, calmness, and offerings of the beaches here are hard to beat. They are a must-to experience on leisure travel. However, you must be aware of the right time to make the most of them. Due to the availability of ample sea animals, you have to make sure that you are picking the right time as per your preference. In general, September and October are considered the best time for swimming on the beach. However, you must review the weather conditions of each city to know the exact situation.

 

Ideal Time To Plan Travel To Australia Wine Country: Australia is a country with over 60 wine regions. Here you will get to enjoy a good wine throughout the country irrespective of the time of the year. However, to enjoy the best of the wine, nothing can be better than attending wine festivals. Since autumn is the time for the harvest festivals in Australia, it is the best time to plan a wine vacation. If you want to savor some mouth-watering wine, then make sure you book your leisure travel in April, May, or early June. However, if you want to stroll in the vineyards under the sun, then plan your vacation in the summers.

 

Perfect Weather To Enjoy Budget-friendly Trip To Australia: It is said that- “There’s no truly cheap time to visit the Antipodes.” However, some seasons or months are less visited by travelers and leads to budget-friendly leisure travel in the country. Although December and January are the most expensive months in the country, September, October, and November are the cheapest in Sydney and Melbourne.

 

 

What Different Seasons Have To Offer?

 

SUMMER

 

 

When you visit Australia, it will not take long for you to realize why summers are great to plan leisure travel. The country has an endless stretch of beaches, appetizing seafood, and mesmerizing wildlife to encounter. This makes summers perfect to explore the beauty of Australia. In summers, the country enjoys long sunny days with quite a high temperature. At the same time, the northern part of the country experiences a wet season with rain brust typified and high humidity. This makes the southern part of the country perfect for planning a summer leisure travel. Here are some activities that you can enjoy in the country on warm and sunny days.

 

1. Hike on the plethora of best trails

2. Enjoy luxurious sunbathing at the Red Centre

3. Snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef

4. Swim with marine life of Australia

5. Savor tempting seafood

6. Be a part of the Australian Open audience

6. Spot famous wild Dingos

 

AUTUMN

 

 

Yet another season that is perfect to plan leisure travel to Australia is Autumn. This is the season that is packed with fun-filled and exciting festivals and vivid colors everywhere. By this time, the temperature comes down and offers pleasant weather to the visitors. Even though there is plenty of sunshine the whole day, the weather is great to stroll on the streets and enjoy the offerings of the country. Not just the cold weather, travelers love autumn also for the lesser rainfall than summers. Together with enjoying the beauty of leaves changing their colors, Autumn vacation has a lot more to offer. Below in this luxury travel guide, you will get to know what all you can do in Australia’s Autumn.  

 

1. Experience Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

2. See Lake Burley Griffin changing colors

3. Take a hot air balloon ride

4. Witness turtles hatching

5. Be a part of various festivals 

6. Enjoy picturesque landscapes on road trips

7. Take up luxury train journey from Darwin to Adelaide

 

 

WINTER

 

 

Right from sunny tropical escapes to snow-covered mountains, Australia’s winter is perfect for all visitors. If you are someone who doesn’t like snow-covered gateways, then the northern part of the country is great for you to visit in winters. The northern territory remains dry even during the winters and experiences sunshine all day and hot weather. On the other hand, the southern part of the country freezes in winter and encounters low temperatures. You will find snow in various parts of the country. This makes winter an ideal time to plan leisure travel as you can enjoy different weather altogether and take part in ample activities. 

 

1. Enjoy swimming and strolling in Northern Australia

2. Witness Broome’s pearl farms and their shows

3. Swim with whales and interact with various creatures

4. Admire outback sky in chilled winter

5. Relish free and ticketed events at Perth

6. Enjoy skiing on famous ski fields

7. Go on a hike on snow-covered trails

 

 

SPRING

 

 

Last on the list; we have one of the most beautiful seasons- SPRING. It is the time with warm sunny days but cold, cozy nights. Spring encounters lower rainfall and offers decent weather to enjoy the vacation. Although the first two months of Spring- September, and October remain dry, November is usually wet. Not just the beauty, this season is also lured by many visitors as it is comparatively cheaper and less expensive. Even though the crowd is lesser in Spring, this time of the year offers great things to do in the country. Here are some of the things you can enjoy on spring leisure travel

 

1. Be a part of the largest flower festival 

2. Take up a boat ride or enjoy cruising

3. Witness cities full of purple jacaranda’s

4. Plan road trips around the country

5. Sip in amazing wine in different regions

6. Soak in the hot spring 

7. Enjoy birdwatching and animal sightseeing

 

 

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