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Aus western australia Little Beach Albany
Aus queensland montville winery
Aus queensland maleny market local
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Best time to travel to


Experiencing opposite seasons to the UK, Australia's vast landscapes, diverse climates, and unique attractions means you can visit the country almost all year round - so, which is the best season to visit Australia?

Knowing the best time to visit the various regions of Australia makes a big difference to your holiday down under.

By having a team who has first-hand experience of living in Australia, either by having been born there or by travelling to and living there for many years - we are in the perfect position to help you craft the perfect holiday itinerary, tailor-made just for you, having experienced Australia throughout the seasons.

But why do we recommend travelling to Australia in shoulder season?

  • By travelling in shoulder season, such as autumn (March to May) and spring (September to November), you can truly immerse yourself in the destination without the crowds or extreme weather conditions, allowing you to enjoy a more authentic interaction with local communities and attractions.
  • Flights, accommodation, and attractions are typically more affordable, and they offer better availability, allowing you to stretch your budget further and potentially indulge in unique experiences or longer stays.
  • By visiting in spring, you know you will be greeted with the most stunning display of blooms and cute baby animals, while autumn provides the most spectacular contrast of colours from the surrounding landscape.
  • Shoulder season is also the best time for you to spend quality time with your hosts and guides - to learn about Australia from the friendly locals who love sharing their knowledge and insider tips with you.

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Best travel time by season

Australia's seasons are the opposite of the UK's, and generally speaking, the best time to visit depends on your preferences and the regions you want to explore.

By working together, we deliver a holiday itinerary that will be full of unique self-drive routes and awesome things to do, making sure it suits your ideal travel tempo with all the care and attention you need to have the best holiday Down Under.

  • Between September and November, you can enjoy spring across Australia, with the southern parts of Australia being especially spectacular at this time of the year, while it is still good to visit the northern regions just before the wet season starts.
  • Between December and February, it is the best time to visit the southern parts of Australia, such as Tasmania; however, it is hotter, more expensive, and has fewer accommodation options because it is summer down under, and many Australians take time off during this time.
  • Between March and May, it's autumn in Australia, and it makes for a great time to visit most regions due to the good weather. It is also the ideal time to go hiking in the national parks and explore the country with fewer tourists around.
  • Between June and August, it's the ideal time to visit Cairns, surrounding areas, and Australia's largest national park, Kakadu. Meanwhile, Brisbane is dry and mild, with an average maximum temperature of 21 degrees.

Best travel time by destination

Aus queensland beach surf
Featuring a large part of the East Coast of Australia, the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island, and the tropical town of Cairns - Queensland is spoiled with world-known highlights.
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Aus nsw sydney opera house harbour bridge
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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Au whitsundays heart reef wizard
Set sail off into the Whitsundays, a massive stretch of coral reefs with an abundance of marine life. Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach, known for its white pearly sand and turquoise water.
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Aus qld cairns fitzroy island
The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is an absolute tropical paradise.
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Great Barrier Reef
One of Australia’s most iconic destinations, the Great Barrier Reef is beautiful year-round. Home to the world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef is truly an astonishing marine park.
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New South Wales
New South Wales features sparkling coastal towns, vibrant cities, rolling vineyards, friendly suburbs, charming country towns, and much more.
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Western Australia
Australia's largest state covers an impressive with an area of 975,685 sq mi, and approximately ten sizes bigger than the United Kingdom, it is no wonder that Western Australia features varied climates.
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The Red Centre
Discover the beating heart of Australia. A timeless place that is rich with Indigenous culture and ancient landscapes.
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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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"I love travelling to Australia in October. The temperatures are rising, there's fewer tourists and it's the perfect month to combine different regions."

Diana, TravelEssence customer

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