13 August 2018
Australia is a land of diversity, from its cosmopolitan cities to its natural wonders. It’s a destination full of unique experiences, from interacting with wildlife, enjoying the feeling of wide open spaces, experiencing the brilliant colours of the Great Barrier Reef or even exploring the red sands of the outback.
Best time to visit Australia
Due to the mild, temperate climate of Australia, there is really no bad time to visit – even in mid-winter (June), the mercury regularly climbs to 20°C. However, the best time to visit Australia is definitely during the summer (December to March), as although temperatures can reach 40°C, more events and festivals take place, and a generally more festive atmosphere fills the streets.
Recommended length of stay: Three weeks
Local currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Top three experiences
The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
The Great Barrier Reef offers a range of experiences from simply snorkelling from a pontoon, sailing a yacht through pristine waters, sipping sparkling wine on an isolated coral cay, or chilling on the beach of a deluxe Island resort.
Australian Outback, Northern Territory
Discover the wide open spaces of the Outback from the comfort of a luxury 4WD, get a bird’s eye view from a scenic flight or explore the red sands on the back of a horse. You can find a bit of the outback in every state of Australia, but the famous Uluru is found in the heart of the Northern Territory.
Wildlife, Western Australia & Queensland
Experience Australia’s diverse wildlife, from swimming with whale sharks in Western Australia, gliding with turtles over the Great Barrier Reef, cuddling a koala at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, or reeling in that massive marlin off Lizard Island.
Where would you like to visit on your next adventure? Contact your local Travel Counsellor for a tailor-made holiday, or read our Authentic Encounters brochure for more inspiration.