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Places - Launceston
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Deciding the best time of the year to visit Australia can be quite daunting - with its vast landscapes and territory, where does one even begin? Fear not, you're in luck - thanks to our expert's insider knowledge, we can tell you just when it is best to visit this amazing destination!

Australia's weather

Welcome to Australia, where the weather is as diverse as the country itself!

Basking in a whopping average of 2,800 hours of sun per year, Australia is, without a doubt, a sun-seekers paradise. From the Red Centre's deserts to Queensland's lush rainforests, there's no shortage of places to bask in the warmth and escape the unpredictable British weather.

But with such a vast landscape and diverse climates, it comes as no surprise that temperatures vary significantly across the country, with hot summers in the north and milder climates in the south, meaning that the season to visit depends entirely on which regions you are looking to visit.

So, if you're in the early stages of planning a visit to Australia, and you're looking to learn more about the varying seasons, then read on, we'll tell you just which seasons are the best!


Springtime in Australia is like nature hitting the refresh button, so picture this: sunny days, blossoming flowers, and adventures waiting around every corner.

And having lived in Australia for so long means that we also know - and can tell you - that it is a blooming season to visit, as you'll witness the outstanding regions and attractions without the crowds.

One of our favourite places to visit in spring is the southwest of Australia to witness first-hand the desert flowers in full bloom - one of nature's most striking displays of resilience even in the harshest of conditions.

Spring is also one of the best seasons to visit other parts of the Southern Territory of Australia, such as Sydney, Kangaroo Island, Canberra, and Margaret River.

Best destinations in spring

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Be enchanted by Australia’s largest and most glamorous city, Sydney. The capital of New South Wales is located along the East Coast of Australia and draws visitors from all over the world.
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Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo island is a natural wonderland that covers 3,400 square miles of rugged coastline. Pure beauty, rich with untouched wilderness and protected nature reserves.
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Welcome to Canberra, the capital of Australia. Located approximately 185 miles from Sydney, it is a cultural and nature mecca.
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Margaret River
Whether you are a foodie, a wine connoisseur, a beach lover or an outdoor enthusiast, Margaret River is a must-visit. Located in the southwest of Western Australia, this gourmet escape is one of Australia’s premium wine regions.
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We know that summer in Australia is probably the most famous season, thanks to the popularity of places such as Bondi Beach and the films and series filmed on the many incredible Australian beaches.

And here at TravelEssence, we totally understand the appeal - the sun, the sea, the Aussie vibes - are all best enjoyed with a BBQ on the beach - all you have to do is pick your favourite out of the 10,000 beaches available.

If you are looking to visit Australia in summer, then you've come to the right place, as we know just how to get you to enjoy a fully immersive Australian experience - even in peak season.

So pack your sunnies, a hat, your flip-flops (or thongs as they're known in Australia), and the all-important sunscreen - we're taking you on a sunny adventure down under.

Best destinations in summer

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With 19 national parks, Tasmania is renowned for its wildlife, untouched wilderness, and some of the world's best outdoor activities - Tasmania is nature's open-air playground.
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Uncover the capital of Victoria, a melting pot of culture and style. Go on a bespoke journey and discover Melbourne, one of the world's most lovable cities.
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Great Ocean Road
Be intrigued by one of the world’s most renowned coastal scenic drives and uncover all the highlights and hidden gems.
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Perth is a vibrant and lively holiday destination brimming with natural attractions and beautiful beaches.
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To us, this is one of the best times of the year to visit this majestic country as the temperature is just right. And we know this because we're locals!

Autumn is without a shadow of a doubt, an incredible time to visit Australia's many regions, while it isn't likely you will see it all in one go - unless you are travelling for a year - most regions are not only accessible in autumn, but there are far fewer crowds around, and the cost of accommodation and attractions is far more appealing!

Wine lovers will know that this is the ideal time for a visit to Barossa Valley and for sampling the many locally produced, world-famous wines Australia is known for.

But autumn is also a season of transformation and exploration; as such, most of the national parks and mountain ranges are primed for a hike and a trail. That is why we recommend visiting the Cradle Mountains, the Grampians, and the Blue Mountains at this time of the year.

Best destinations in autumn

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Daintree National Park
Discover this 463 square miles wonderland that is one of the best biologically diverse rainforests in the world.
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Barossa Valley
In the rolling hills, an hour and a half from Adelaide, a food and wine paradise awaits you. The Barossa Valley is known as Australia's wine mecca with some of the oldest vineyards in the country.
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Grampians National Park
Be enchanted by an outdoor enthusiast's paradise in Melbourne's backyard featuring world-class hikes, sandstone mountains, wildflowers, gastronomic delicacies, and unique Australian wildlife, plus so much more.
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Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park
Cradle Mountain is an iconic beauty in the centre of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It is renowned for its nature and wilderness, with dramatic mountain peaks, rainforests, glacial lakes, and grasslands.
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Blue Mountains
In Sydney's backyard, you will find a natural wonderland and outdoor enthusiast paradise. Step into nature and explore a World-Heritage Listed wonder.
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With such vast territory, it isn't surprising at all that even in winter, there are many regions that are still perfect for a visit. The Northern Territory and Queensland, due to their closeness to the Equator, are still basking in fairly amenable temperatures, even in winter.

Due to its amenable temperatures, winter is also the perfect season to visit the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef as you witness the breathtaking sights and explore the world's largest living ecosystem.

This time of the year also makes for a perfect time to visit places such as Kakadu National Park, Brisbane, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and the Sunshine Coast.

So, if you're dreaming of an adventure down under, then get in touch - we know just how to make the best one ever!

Best destinations in winter

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Kakadu National Park
Australia’s largest national park. Dual World Heritage listed for both natural beauty and Aboriginal culture. Breathe in the fresh air in the wide open spaces of the Australian countryside.
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With a size of 9,800 square miles, Brisbane City is a laid-back destination filled with 280 days of sunshine per year.
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Sunshine Coast
Just north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, is the Sunshine Coast. A stunning, laid-back coastal and hinterland region, Sunshine Coast is a place to take it slow.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
To connect to the spirit of Australia, head deep into the Red Centre and visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Home to two unique geological attractions, be captured by nature’s greatest spectacles, and learn about this ancient land.
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