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1. Posted by Wildman (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello everybody. I'll be booking a ticket in the near future to go to australia for about 6 months and was thinking about going around november time but was wondering if it would be better to leave it untill early next year in feb march time. What d'you think the best time to see it all is? Ta

2. Posted by aimsuk (Full Member 112 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

what do u want to see in oz?
november is the start of the oz summer, where as feb march is gettin on for autumn. if u plan to to the top end or middle, it will be cooler(but still hot) in feb march (i did the west coast/ top / middle from june onwards(oz winter) and it was still 30+ degrees in the north). It would get unbearabley hot, or i think so anyway, to do the north in november, but its up to u. it all depends where u wanna go?
hope my ramblings help!

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'd echo that.
If you go in Feb, you will only see the end of summer and the southern cities can be cooler in winter - Melbourne particularly so. You would be better of heading north to Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin.
If you go in November, it's going to be hot or extremely hot, depending on where you go, so just enjoy!

4. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I agree with stevieh & aimsuk as far as weather during the times you said.
There are some things to consider beforehand.
Where were you planning on flying in to?. How will you be getting around? Do you plan to work during your stay? Do you have any preferance, as to where you wanted to spend most of your time (Party or Touring) ?
Did you want to go to Western Australia - Perth (maybe fly in there), South Australia - Adelaide.

But if you want to experience the different parts of Oz, I suggest come in Jan/Feb. Start in the Southern States where it will be hot but ideal outdoors weather. Maybe the occasional day of rain in Tasmania and Southern parts of Victoria but nothing to be worried about - they are a relief anyway.
Then make your way North into New South Wales as Autumn kicks in, then to Queensland. The tropics in Far North Qld (FNQ)are fantastic. Then West to Northern Territory/Central Australia. Whether you have time to do Broome & the Kimberleys! well.. you will need to decide then.
You won't be alone so come on down & have fun. ;)

5. Posted by kacjp (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Let us know what you want to do and where you want to go, then we can help you out :) Also, if you're a sporting fan you can come in jan and there's the australian open and cricket. If you come in March, there's the footy, rugby etc.

6. Posted by Wildman (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

so it looks like it would be better to leave it untill early next year. I know it's a bit vague but i kind of wanna try and see a bit of everything and do a bit of everything. I will probably be looking to work when i'm there. I've heard a few people say that Sydney is a good place to start off, does it matter or does it come down to your own plans? Ta