Can I plan a trip to Australia at June-July-August?

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1. Posted by s_erez (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am planning a trip to Australia which was planned to December, however due to some issues I will need to move this trip to June-July-August.
My question is, is there any problem with traveling in Australia in that time of the year as it is winter?

2. Posted by pabear (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you are traveling in the north part of Aus. in that time of year it will be better as it will be cooler but in the south it will be wet and cold but you can get good days as well

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5672 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Although there is some snow in the mountains in the south and on Tasmania, it almost never really gets colder than about 12 to 14 degrees in winter in places like Melbourne. Adelaide and Sydney are warmer already, and for example travelling between Sydney and Cairns will give you warm and pleasant weather. And dry season in the north like pabear said.
So maybe avoid the bottom south and stay above the sydney adelaide line and you will be ok.
The centre will be cold at night and warm during the day, so bring a sweater.

4. Posted by Buckra (Budding Member 61 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

In the South which are the States of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and to some extent Western Australia it will be winter. In Central Australia in the Northern Territory it will be winter also but the days can be quite warm. In Queensland it will be temperate with days in the 20's and in the Northern Territory top end (Darwin, Kakadu National Park etc) it will be the best weather in the world. Warm lazy days averaging around 30-32 degrees Celsius, nights could get down to a coolish 16 degrees Celsius but generally around 18 degrees to 21. In the Top North wear casual but stock up on sunblock and it does not rain from June through to end of all. Is now regarded as a backpackers delight and the gateway into Australia. I lived there for many years. Alice Springs is 1450kms away and can be reached by air from any capital city in Australia or by coach from many. Queensland is a favourite haven of those seeking warmth and it has magnificent beaches and resorts and of course the Great Barrier Reef. Days will be fine mostly and in the mid 20's, nights fine so casual again.Maybe jumper at night. Other States can be very cool in winter. The National capital Canberra can get down to minus 4-5 degrees Celsius overnight and sometimes stay around 10-11 during day. That would be colder than Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth but they too can be cool. Melbourne, Hobart (Tasmania) the coldest capitals. No problems travelling anywhere. Snow only in the alpine region of Victoria and none in the major capital cities. May need a plastic raincoat because of high chance of rain. Will need to rug up because of cold overnight temperatures. Get to an Australian Football match in Melbourne and mix with the locals and have an Aussie pie and a beer. Transport system in the major capital cities is quite good. Not sure where you are travelling from but your euro or US dollar will be worth a bit in Australia. If you want anymore info please let me know. Have a good stay and enjoy a wonderful country. :)

5. Posted by SamT (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

where you're coming from might determine whether or not you will find it hard to travel in an Oz winter. If you're from the UK, an aussie winter could be like a hot summer to you, especially if you head up north, (Sunshine coast, QLD) winter days can reach 30+ degrees up there.
However if you're from a generally warm climate, travelling to VIC, SA even NSW you might find it really uncomfortable...But hey, it’s all part of the fun when travelling to foreign places!
The night life in Sydney is fairly quiet during winter, if you're into surfing northern NSW provides some exceptional winter swells!
Hope that helps.