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Every time is a good time to travel to Australia. Broadly there are two climatic zones. In the north, above the Tropic of Capricorn, about 40 per cent of Australia is in the tropical zone. The remaining areas lie in the temperate zone.

However, because of Australia’s vast size, there are variations within these zones. The temperate regions have all four seasons, while those in the tropical zone have two: summer (wet season) and winter (dry season). Be aware that the seasons are reverse to the ones in the Northern Hemisphere.

The temperate south has cool, wet winters (April-September) and warm, dry summers (November –March). In the north, a tropical climate prevails with a warm, dry season and a hot, wet season. The extreme northwest experiences the edge of the monsoon systems, while the mountains of the southeast attract seasonal snow to from some of the largest Alpine snowfields in the world.

Most of Australia is a hot and dry with vast expanses of sandy desert of gibbers stone plains giving way to shrub savannah or mallee scrub. However in coastal regions, environments range from tropical rain forest along the north east and north, to pastoral lands and sclerophyll forest in the east and the south-east, and to alpine country in the Snowy Mountains and central Tasmania.

Spring: September - November
Summer: December -February
Autumn: March - May
Winter: June – August