When To Go

When is the best time to go to Australia?

With over 6,000 miles of beaches, and a continent roughly the size of mainland US, Australia is a year round destination. Your Australia travel expert is either from Australia or travels there often, ensuring you have direct access to the best places to visit, and can tell you which beaches to go to during the time you travel.

Best Time to Dive

Year round. Several of us are divers and can pair the right dive outfit to your skills. We split your diving experience on the reef by best visibility times for the time of year you are there. Northern reefs (ex Cairns and Port Douglas) April-November, southern reefs (ex Whitsunday Islands) October – April. If you are looking to witness coral spawning, it occurs on the full moon of either November or December.

Best Time to Honeymoon

Year round, but here are some insider tips to get you started. May–November for a Sydney, Reef, rainforest vacation. For self driving southern adventure visits November–April. Outback is best March–November, avoiding the heat of the summer. Diving and islands are year round.

Map of Australia

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Australia: Where to Go

Queensland – Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Daintree Rainforest, and Sunshine Coast

New South Wales – Sydney, Hunter Valley wine region, Blue Mountains, and Byron Bay

Victoria – Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley wine region, and Australia’s top-ranked golf courses

Northern Territory – Classic Australian outback, Ayers Rock, Darwin, and Aboriginal culture

South Australia – Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Australia’s top wine regions, and outback

Tasmania – Nature and wildlife, wine, scenic beaches, and colonial history

Western Australia – Perth, Ningaloo Reef, Margaret River wine region, and Cable Beach

Australian Capital Territory – Canberra, hot air balloons, and Snowy Mountains

Starting at $2,099

Australia Winter Getaway

This Australia Winter Getaway was planned for a couple who wanted a winter holiday with all the highlights of Australia. This travel package gave them the perfect Australian adventure, with a mix of can’t-miss activities and leisure time. Our clients started their Australia Winter Getaway in Port Douglas, a gorgeous tropical city on Australia’s north coast. Read More…

Trip Type: Cities, Highlights

Starting at $3,499

Outback Vacation: Ultimate Australia Cultural Experience

We planned this Outback Vacation: Ultimate Australia Cultural Experience for 2 sisters who had visited Sydney and the major Australian cities, and now wanted to get a feel for the local cultures. This journey took them to iconic highlights, including Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as some spectacular areas off the beaten track. Read More…

Trip Type: Heritage and Culture