Discover Australia’s Summer

Gold Coast, QLD. © Tourism Australia

Australia’s Summer Invites You!

Experience Australia’s glorious summer from December to February.Walk along spectacular coastal cliffs from Sydney’s Bondi Beach to Bronte. Day trip from Melbourne to the vineyards, beaches, national parks, golf courses and day spas of the Mornington Peninsula. Taste Tasmania’s finest food and wine on the historic Hobart waterfront or explore food, wine and history in the Swan Valley, near Perth. Follow fresh seafood around the pristine coastline of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula or watch coral spawning en-masse on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. Experience dazzling thunderstorms and blossoming vegetation in the tropical Top End. Or get up close to native Australian animals and ancient Aboriginal history in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, near Canberra. Summer in Australia is also the season for world class cricket, grand slam tennis, vibrant music festivals, NYE celebrations and outdoor cultural events.


Our summer brings you

Bondi to Bronte, Sydney

Bondi to Bronte, Sydney

Soak up Sydney’s famous summer lifestyle walking from Bondi and Bronte.

Mornington Peninsula - Melbourne's Summer Playground

Mornington Peninsula - Melbourne's Summer Playground

Rediscover the easy joy of summer on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, which lies just an hour south of Melbourne.

South Australia's Aquaculture Trail

South Australia's Aquaculture Trail

Combine world-class seafood with unique experiences and stunning coastal landscapes on an aquaculture trail around the Eyre Peninsula.

Summer in the Swan Valley, Western Australia

Summer in the Swan Valley

Add some sunshine to your life in the Swan Valley, a scenic pocket of food, wine and history just 25 minutes from Perth.

Tasmania's Taste Festival

Tasmania's Taste Festival

Celebrate the new year with a week of fine Tasmanian food and wine, entertainment and sailboats on Hobart’s historic waterfront.

Tropical summer in Australia's Top End, Northern Territory

Tropical Summer in Australia's Top End

Be part of the invigorating cycle of life during tropical summer in Darwin, Kakadu and Katherine.

Queensland’s summer marine life spectacular

Queensland's Summer Marine Life spectacular

See turtles nest and hatch near Bundaberg and mass coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef during summer from November to March.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Find yourself amongst native Australian animals and ancient Aboriginal artifacts on a summer bushwalk, bike ride or drive in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Planning to travel Australia safely

Planning to travel to Australia safely

Obtain a wealth of safety tips and travel advice to help you plan your Australian holiday.

 Australia's Animals
Australia's Travel Tips/Hazards
Useful Tips


Journeys

Journeys

Travelling Australia

Australia's summer is a perfect time to embark on a self drive road trip through tropical rainforests, challenge yourself with mountain walking or even a cycling adventure.

 Kangara to Katoomba Walk, NSW
 Munda Biddi Trail, WA
 The Rainforest Way, QLD
 Indian Ocean Drive, WA

 The Great Tropical Drive, QLD
 Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road
 Crossing the Nullarbor


Australia's Cultural Attractions

Australia's Cultural Attractions

From national monuments to boutique galleries and open-air festivals, Australia’s cities have a rich and thriving creative culture.

Attend a full-scale performance at Sydney’s iconic Opera House and discover Canberra’s treasure trove of national attractions.


Australia's Heritage Attractions

Australia's Heritage Attractions

Connect to Australia’s history, from ancient Aboriginal traditions through to convict and colonial eras.

Learn about Sydney’s traditional owners and see the colony’s beginnings in historic sites stretching from the harbour to Parramatta.

Australia's summer events

Australia's Grand Slam Summer of Tennis

Australia's Grand
Slam Summer of
Tennis

Watch top international tennis players battle it out across Australia.

New Years Eve

New Years Eve
Celebrate the new year in Australia, where the festivities include huge outdoor parties and spectacular fireworks.

Australia's Summer of Cricket

Australia's Summer
of Cricket

Connect to the passion of Australian cricket, an inseparable part of our summer lifestyle.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Sydney to Hobart
Yacht Race

Watch boats sail out of Sydney Harbour and into historic Hobart in one of the world’s greatest blue water classics.

Australia's City Festivals

Australia's City Festivals
Experience Australia’s cities during their major festivals.

Australia's Music Festivals

Australia's Music Festivals
Pick your musical bliss in Australia, in the jam-packed festival calendar.

Sydney Mardi Gras

Sydney Mardi Gras
Experience Sydney against a backdrop of feathers, glitter, parody and pride.

Major Events

Major Events
Join the party at one of Australia’s many festivals, events and exhibitions.