When to Go to Australasia

Port Douglas beach
Port Douglas, Australia

Australasia by Season

As it covers such a wide region, Australasia’s climate varies considerably. On any one day you’ll find hot, dry desert conditions in one locale and frost or even snow in another. In general, all four seasons occur here, but the further north you head the more they blur into one hot, tropical year with high temperatures and little rainfall. And the good news is, it’s always a good time to visit somewhere, it just depends on your interests. We’ve highlighted some of the best times to visit below; contact our Australasia Experts for further suggestions.

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Sydney at New Year
December to February
  • Christmas on the beach
  • Sydney’s New Year celebrations
  • Best time for snorkelling in New Zealand
  • Dolphin watching in Kaikoura, New Zealand
Hiking in Aoraki/ Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
March to May
  • Australia to see Kakadu National Park’s waterfalls in full flood
  • Best time for hiking in Tasmania and New Zealand
  • Autumn foliage colours in South Australia and New Zealand
  • Warm, calm weather across the Pacific Islands
Skiing in Queenstown, New Zealand
June to August
  • Best time for whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, Australia
  • Ski season in New Zealand
  • Whale watching in Kaikoura, New Zealand and Tonga
  • Fiji’s vibrant Hibiscus Festival
Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef
September to November
  • Best visibility on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Blooming Outback flowers
  • Whale watching in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dry season in the Pacific Islands

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