What time is best to go to the east coast Australia?

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I am planning a 2 – 3 month trip to the east coast Autralia next year, from Cairns down to Tasmania. What time of year would be to go? Dont want it to be raining, but alsodont want it to be overwelmingly hot. Was thinking May – July time, anyone know?
What months does everyone recommend?

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We just came back from a 2,5 month trip in Australia and did both West and East.
We traveled Oct-Dec which was perfect for us! This period will save you from paying the full high season prices (starting 2nd half december, january and february) but will garantee you the good weather because you’re in spring time and heading to summer.

Especially Tasmania can get really cold in Autumn or Winter. So oct, nov, dec would be the best. Autumn and Winter is risky around Sydney for showers so Spring is better. Spring is also good in the north as their wet season starts late december. The first two or three weeks of december it just gets really hot but the real wet season as in showers begins around dec-january. We were fine in Cairns, stayed til the 15th of december and had great weather, even went to the great barrier reef. Didn’t spot a cloud.

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Shannen

If your planning on going in May – July then thats near the end of Autum and Start of Winter
so it won’t be hot, be there may be a chance of rain in the cold winter months… but then again
the weather pattern has been all over the place lately.. so its a game of chance

Now just 2 let you know Cairns is one of the hottest places in Australia, so just be prepared 4 it 2 be really hot there, the weather gets cooler as you go down the south coast for example Sydney in New South Wales in autumn/ winter is a fair type of weather not 2 hot but not 2 cold…

Tasmania is another different story, i have never been there but from watching the news and weather and from common knowledge it is a very cold place, with alot of rain in the colder months, just 2 give you another heads up

Hope i helped, Enjoy your trip of Australia, its a great country :)

Globetrotter

We just came back from a 2,5 month trip in Australia and did both West and East.
We traveled Oct-Dec which was perfect for us! This period will save you from paying the full high season prices (starting 2nd half december, january and february) but will garantee you the good weather because you’re in spring time and heading to summer.

Especially Tasmania can get really cold in Autumn or Winter. So oct, nov, dec would be the best. Autumn and Winter is risky around Sydney for showers so Spring is better. Spring is also good in the north as their wet season starts late december. The first two or three weeks of december it just gets really hot but the real wet season as in showers begins around dec-january. We were fine in Cairns, stayed til the 15th of december and had great weather, even went to the great barrier reef. Didn’t spot a cloud.

iansand9876

Follow the climate. Start in the north around August and mosey down south until December. That shoulsd avoid the worst of the heat and humidity but guarantee reasonable swimming weather all the way down.

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