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Best time to visit Australia for solo travellers

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Be charmed by Australia. Countless beaches. Ancient rainforest. Dynamic culture. Sample local wine. Endless walks through nature. Visit vibrant cities. Hike. Go national park hopping! Admire sunbaking sea lions. Snorkel. Cuddle a koala. Hand-feed a kangaroo. And more.

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But when is the best time to visit Australia? The answer to this question depends on you. What are your wishes and desires? With our local knowledge and expertise, we can help you make this important decision. We know the best places to visit and when. The more important question is ‘when can you go’?

Since Australia is huge and the options are endless, we have listed 5 of our favourite regions to visit as a solo traveller and when to go.

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5 of our favourite regions for solo travellers

North Queensland

This tropical paradise is bursting with beauty. And has so many things to do and see. Best visited between May and October, you can expect an average temperature of 25 - 30 degrees celsius. With plenty of sunshine, there are a galore of outdoor activities to indulge in. Either together with a tour or by yourself, the choice is yours!

Discover the iconic Great Barrier Reef
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Hop on a cruise boat and explore the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel or dive and discover a wondrous marine environment like no other. Take a day trip to the Daintree, an ancient rainforest with an abundance of flora and fauna to discover. And more.

"The best time to visit the northern part of the East Coast of Australia is from May to October. It is the perfect time to enjoy the Aussie beach vibes"

Sylvia, Travel specialist
Snorkel the magnificent Great Barrier Reef
Dive and discover The Great Barrier Reef
Six of the world's 7 species of marine turtle can be found in Australian waters
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Uncover the southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef

Sydney

Be devoured by the glamour and grandness of Sydney. The largest city of Australia, located in New South Wales which is oozing with multiculturalism. This refined destination is rich with charisma and historical value, with an array of things to do and see!

The best time to visit is between September through November and March to May. These are the shoulders seasons that offer great temperatures and fewer tourists than the high season. September is the driest month and October is usually warm enough to enjoy the beach with an average temperature of 22- 14 degrees.

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Explore the city by bike or on foot, take a boat or a train, it’s up to you! Be charmed by the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Go neighbourhood hopping and uncover the unique individual character of each district. Pop into the vibrant Surry Hills or visit the eccentric Newtown, an alternative haven, or visit colourful art galleries in Chippendale.

This city is a shopping haven, full of lively bars and high-end restaurants. Feel the beach vibes and discover the sunny shores of Bondi, Coogee or Manly. Nearby, you can visit the stunning wine region, Hunter Valley or the mysterious Blue Mountains.

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Spend your days by the beach
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Visit the Blue Mountains and iconic Three Sisters

Brisbane and surrounds

Discover Brisbane, the laid-back capital of Queensland. This part of Australia is great to visit at any time of the year. With warm winters and hot summers, there are plenty of chances to enjoy the outdoor Aussie lifestyle. Nearby, you can also explore the Sunshine Coast, The Glasshouse Mountains and Tamborine Mountain.

Conquer the Glasshouse Mountains
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Swim at Southbank and admire Brisbane's CBD

The route between Melbourne and Adelaide

A magical route featuring one of the world’s most livable cities and one of the world’s best scenic drives. Along the way, discover mountains, islands, vineyards, wildlife, Outback, national parks, and more. Join a wine tour or cycle through Melbourne, the options are endless.

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Uncover the local treasures of Melbourne with a local guide
Visit galleries and museums
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"Nearby Melbourne, you'll find amazing wildlife at Wilsons Promontory National Park."

Bart, Travel specialist
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At Wilsons Promontory National Park, you will find no less than 50,000 hectares of pure nature
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Best visited between October and April, this very diverse route offers good driving times. Each accommodation is approximately two to four hours drive. This means less time in the car and more time exploring the jewels of the southern coast of Australia. And if you prefer, you can travel the opposite way - from Adelaide to Melbourne.

Sample Australia's most exquisite wines
Cycle through the vineyards

The Red Centre

Discover the beating heart of Australia. A timeless place that is rich with Indigenous culture and ancient landscapes. The best time to visit is between May and September. There is a maximum temperature of 20 and 30 degrees Celsius during the day. Perfect for exploring and, you will avoid the scorching hot temperatures of the summer.

We recommend joining a local tour to discover this fascinating part of the world. Together with a local guide and other travel mates, you will start in Ayers Rock and end in Alice Springs. And it is easy to fly here from most major cities.

Watch the sunrise over Uluru
Sleep under the stars in a 'swag'
With a small group, take a walk and explore The Olgas

With endless possibilities, we would love to meet you to discuss and the best travel time further. Let us know a time that suits you best.

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