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
Courtesy of Tourism Australia. Click to view full-size map.
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