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?
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.