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Venture to Australia, the Land Down Under

Why take a journey to Australia vs the rest of the world?

Australia is home to some of the most unique and breathtaking natural landscapes in the world, alongside totally unique flora and fauna. Beautiful vistas are spread across several diverse states and territories, making it a good place to visit across the entire year.

A hand-crafted Australia safari made by five-star luxury and experiential travel experts offers a memorable experience in one of the world’s most unique and remote countries. Using our extensive product knowledge and luxury and experiential travel experiences, we create outstanding personalised journeys showcasing the major cultural icons, beautiful nature experiences, and hidden local gems scattered throughout this vast country.

When is the best time to visit Australia?

Australia is an enormous country and comes with a diverse range of environments, climates, and landscapes to discover. As a result, different regions have different weather throughout the year. The best time to go to Australia depends on what you’d like to experience on your journey. Your itinerary interests will influence when to visit Australia and our Travel Designers will help shape your journey accordingly.

High Season in Australia is between November to March. These months cover Australia’s summer school holidays, many popular festivals, and the End of Year Festive Period including Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Most travellers are found exploring the Southeast States of Australia in major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, or further afield in Tasmania, Adelaide, or Perth. Travel to the north during this time is usually not recommended due to being the Wet Season, bringing high humidity and storms.

Shoulder Seasons in Australia include March to May and September to October. These transitional seasons of Autumn (Fall) and Spring respectively are some of the best times to travel the entire country. During these seasons, both the southern and northern states alike offer temperate weather of clear days and cool nights without any dramatic peaks or valleys, with the northern states in particular offering pleasantly consistent and dry weather due to being situated on either side of their respective Wet or Dry Seasons.

The Low Season in Australia is between June to August. These months offers some of the strongest contrasts in climate. The southern states are often cool and cloudy and have fewer crowds, making this the perfect time to enjoy intimate and laidback encounters. Uluru-Kata Tjuta, the Outback including the Northern Territory’s Top End and Western Australia’s Kimberley, and the Great Barrier Reef all experience peak travel during this season, with sunshine and moderate temperatures offering the perfect environment to explore.

Top Places to Visit on a Tour to Australia

We specialise in creating bespoke itineraries and five-star Australia tours which perfectly suit your interests, budget, and needs. Australia’s major attractions can easily be incorporated into one comprehensive itinerary, depending on your preferred months of travel. These beautiful places to visit are also home to major tourist attractions.

Great Barrier Reef

Stretching from as far south as the Whitsundays to as far north as the Torres Strait Islands, the natural aquatic wonder of the Great Barrier Reef is best visited between April and October. The Dry Season and peak time to travel is between June to October with clear days, less rain, and migratory whale watching opportunities. Many destinations in these regions shut down over the Wet Season (November – March) due to stingers and monsoons.

Best Time of Year to Visit: April to October

Top End and the Kimberley

Home to sprawling Australian ranches and cattle stations, dramatic National Park and rich Aboriginal cultures, the Top End in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley of Western Australia are both found in the tropical north of Australia. This area is split between the Dry Season and Wet Season. The Dry Season between June to September is peak time to travel, offering clear and stable weather to explore the landscapes. Some shoulder season travel is possible on the tail-end of the Wet Season, but many destinations in these regions shut down over the peak of the Wet Season (December – February).

Best Time of Year to Visit: June to September

The Outback

Australia’s vast interior and home to Uluru-Kata Tjuta, South Australia’s Flinders Ranges, and dramatic mountain ranges in New South Wales, Queensland and beyond. The Outback is best visited within April to October, when the daytime weather is cooler and Australia’s wildlife is more active, while clear nights provide outstanding opportunities to stargaze.

Best Time of Year to Visit: April to October

Southeast Australia

Home to Australia’s most developed and urban areas, the lush and cool southeast houses most of the Australian population and covers major cities from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, stretching to Adelaide in the west and down to Tasmania in the south. Each region offers its own rich cultural and city offerings, while several cities are close to wine-growing areas populated with outstanding Australian vineyards in regions like the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Adelaide Hills in South Australia, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, and Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley in Victoria.

Best Time of Year to Visit: All year around

Southwest Australia

One of the most remote urban environments in the world, Australia’s southwest is a laidback region with outstanding surf, the Margaret River wine region, and rich natural biodiversity. Perth is the major city and is a popular port from which to explore further north to Broome and the Kimberley, to as far as the Christmas Islands.

Best Time of Year to Visit: All year around

Best Ways to Travel in Australia

Your trip to Australia can take many different shapes, depending on your preferred methods of travel, interests, budgets, who you’re travelling with, timeframe, and many other factors. Each of our journeys is fully customised to you, ensuring absolute flexibility and peace of mind to suit your specific travel interests—whether it’s a family friendly multi-generational holiday to remember, a romantic getaway for two, or a small group of friends being led by expert guides.

By Air

With so many destinations being located far from each other, travelling by air is not only the most convenient to get around, but opens up flexible and custom itineraries. Using private aircrafts and customising helicopter experiences are a stylish and practical way to discover ultra-remote landscapes at your own pace in style.

By Land

A slower and more intimate way to discover country, travelling by land invites you to enjoy the simplicity, immerse yourself into the space while still enjoying a luxury standard. Rail journeys, guided walking and hiking journeys, and self-drive options invite you to explore Australia at your leisure.

By Sea

Surrounded by coastline, Australia is perfect for being explored by sea. Whether on a luxury yacht functioning as a floating five-star hotel or on a perfectly-planned luxury cruise to the country’s most dramatic coastlines, travelling by sea is a distinctly memorable Australian experience.

Looking for inspiration?

Read the Bible of Luxury Travel in Australia – Australia in Style. Made in collaboration with R.M.Williams Publishing, Australia in Style is a premium Australian travel brochure telling the stories of 37 high-end properties from all across Australia. Download for free and read about remote resorts, private islands, working cattle ranches, and exceptional eco-experiences in this unique reference guide.

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