If you’re looking to visit the north, like Cairns or Darwin, plan on going in Australia’s fall. April or May travel will have you clear of the cyclone season in January and avoid high, humid temperatures that can go through March. Rainfall is also an important consideration if you want to spend some of your vacation exploring the Outback at Kakadu National Park in Australia’s far north, so it’s best to go in dry season which is June through October.
For the scuba divers and snorkelers who want to visit the Great Barrier Reef, the best time to visit is April through May. This narrow window of travel time between this area’s high and low tourist seasons offers some advantages for well-informed travelers. Australia’s winter season, June through August, is the region’s dry period, offering excellent diving conditions. Rainfall is uncommon, which means clearer waters and mild temperatures, around 75 degrees. However, if you travel during other months in the wet season, you’re still going to get wet and have fun!
A final note, January tends to be flooded with families on school breaks and holiday vacations. During this month you’ll find hot weather and crowded beaches with prices on everything just a little bit higher than the rest of the year.
Whatever time you plan to visit, Australia is waiting to make your vacation magical and memorable!