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Australia's Seasons

Australia is a country for all seasons. You can do practically anything here, at any time of year.  There are four seasons across most of the country and a wet and dry season in our tropical north.   

Summer in Australia, from December to February, is a great time to get outdoors. Swim Sydney’s beaches or hike Tasmania’s Overland Track.  March to May heralds Australia’s autumn, a season of fiery foliage in Canberra and the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne.  Australia’s winter, from June to August, offers snow skiing in the Australian Alps. Alternatively, take a winter sun holiday. Snorkel in the temperate Great Barrier Reef or 4WD through South Australia’s Simpson Desert. Spring in Australia, from September to November is the time to watch for whales and wildflowers as you explore the wineries of Western Australia’s Margaret River region.  

In tropical Australia, the dry season from May to October has clear blue skies and sunny days. It’s the time to experience Darwin’s vibrant outdoor markets, movies and festivals.  December to March is the wet season, which is hot and humid with daily rainstorms. See waterfalls thunder through Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks or fly over Katherine Gorge when its water levels are highest.

Discover Australia's Summer

Discover Australia's Summer

Discover Australia's Summer

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.

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See Australia in Autumn

See Australia in Autumn

See Australia in Autumn

Discover the magical diversity of Australia’s autumn, lasting from March to May across most of the country. See red-gold trees in Orange, a rural food and wine hub west of Sydney. Explore vineyards, villages and mist-cloaked forests in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.

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Discover Australia In Winter

Discover Australia In Winter

Discover Australia In Winter

These months fall in the dry season in our tropical north. You can ski and snowboard down Victoria’s powdered slopes or snorkel and dive the balmy waters of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. Four wheel drive South Australia’s Simpson Desert or head to the Blue Mountains for Christmas festivities.

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Discover Australia's Spring

Discover Australia's Spring

Discover Australia's Spring

Discover Australia’s spring season, which lasts from September to November for most of the country. In our tropical north, this is the ‘build-up’ or pre-monsoonal season.

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