Whether you are planning to carry out an exciting motorhome road trip to explore the best outback destinations in Australia or you are thinking about exploring its iconic beaches and cosmopolitan cities, you should always try to avoid the harsh weather. Since it’s a vast country, you will find different weather conditions in different places at the same time; therefore, there is no one particular time of the year during which you can discover the entire country.
You have to explore different places at different time. When compared to other countries in the world, Australians experience summers and winters at different times. For example, in Australia, the summer season is from December to February, which is a time when the rest of the world experiences winters.
Similarly, winter is from June to August, which is the time when most countries experience summer season. So, if you are not an Australian, you should try to enhance your knowledge about its seasons in the first place so that you can avoid making the wrong choices.
If you consider the entire country, there is never too good or too bad a time to explore it.
For example, you can visit the holiday destinations in Southern Australia in Summers that is from December to February. However, if you talk about carrying out a funfilled vacation in northern Australia at the same time, you need to choose your destination carefully because the summer season is not the ideal time to explore this part of the country.
Here is a detailed description of when you should visit which part of Australia.
Places to Visit in Summer Season
One of the most cosmopolitan cities in Australia, Sydney is an ideal place that you can visit in summers. Packed with unbelievable attractions, you can spend a week or more than that to explore this city and holiday destinations near it.
Whether you talk about Sydney Opera House (a stunning performing-arts venue), Sydney Harbour Bridge (a huge steel arched bridge), Darling Harbour (an ideal celebration space), the Rocks (home to several historic pubs) or Taronga Zoo, you can have a great time exploring them in summers.
Apart from that, you can also have a blast exploring Royal Botanic Gardens, Manly Beach, Hyde Park, and Royal National Park with your loved ones in summers.
Sydney also hosts a wide range of festivals in Summer, which can keep your loved ones occupied like anything. For example, you can attend the Sydney Festival if you are an art lover. Other interesting summer festivals in Sydney include Laneway Festival, Secret Garden Festival, Tropfest and Field Day, etc.
Melbourne is also an intriguing place to explore during summers. The city hosts several arts, music and food festivals between December and February. St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Rainbow Serpent Festival, Golden Plains Festival, and Pitch Music & Art Festival are highly fascinating art and music festivals that you can be a part of if you visit Melbourne in Summers.
Apart from that, you can also explore places like Roya Botanic Gardens Victoria, Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square, Melbourne Zoo, and Flinders Street Railway Station in Melbourne.
Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne City Centre, Melbourne Museum, Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley (located at a short distance from Melbourne), etc., are also popular attractions in Melbourne, so if time is not a constraint, you must try to explore them as well.
Besides exploring Sydney and Melbourne, you can also visit the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast in the state of Queensland in summers. Tasmania is also an excellent holiday destination for summers.
Places to Visit in Autumn
If you want to explore the magnificent colours of Autumn, then you must discover the places near Sydney and Melbourne between March and May. The Autumn season is without a doubt, one of the best times to travel any part of Australia but the destinations that remain popular among holidaymakers include Bright and Yarra Valley in Victoria, Adelaide Hills and Barossa in South Australia, and South West region in Western Australia.
Places to Visit in Winters
If you want to experience the excitement that the winter season brings with it, then the Snowy Mountains is the perfect destination for you. Apart from that Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney are also ideal destinations that you can discover during the winter season.
You can visit museums, art galleries, and can attend art and culture festivals that these cities host during the winters.
If you love exploring wines in winters, then the Hunter Valley that’s home to a wide range of wineries is also a fabulous option for you. You can explore world-renowned wineries to taste unique wines.
Winters is also the right time to explore tropical cities like Darwin and Cairns that are home to exceptional attractions. You can explore places like Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Mindil Beach, Darwin Military Museum, Crocodylus Park, Darwin Waterfront Precinct, and Leanyer Recreation Park in Darwin.
Similarly, if you talk about Cairns, you can explore places like Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Rainforestation Nature Park, Tajpukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and Barron Gorge National Park, etc.
Places to Visit in Spring
Australians experience the Spring season from September to November, and it’s also a great time of the year when you can travel to any part of the country. Both Autumn and Spring are ideal seasons for discovery everything from coastal towns and iconic beaches to outback destinations and modern cities.
Whether you talk about Byron Bay in New South Wales, Broome in Western Australia, Port Elliot in South Australia or Grampians National Park in Victoria, you can explore them all in Spring.