• 2021.07.12
Generally speaking, the best season to visit Australia is from December to February, but one can find a mild climate all year round because the climate in Australia varies from one state or territory to another.
There are four seasons except for the extreme Northern Tip of the country and in Tropical North Queensland where there are only basically two seasons: a rainy season (from November to April) and a dry season (from May to October).
Except for the abovementioned places which only have two seasons, the other territories enjoy a variety of weathers and four marked seasons which follow the following calendar:
Summer goes from December to February, and here in Sydney and New South Wales it is characterised by sunny days, perfect for enjoying the country's beautiful beaches.
One can go to the beach, have a picnic in one of the many parks in the city, hike on a trail, go camping and do all sorts of outdoor activities available.
They call Australia ‘the Lucky Country’ and it is so because it’s a country which can offer a lot to anyone.
Autumn is from March to May and it is characterised by lusher nature as temperatures cool down and it starts raining a bit more. This season offer foliage colours in the South of the country, but it is great here in Sydney too as Sydney is the events capital in ‘Terra Australis’ and Autumn is the preferred season to hold events: not too hot nor too cold.
It is also a migrating season for flying foxes so you may seem them flying in the sky of Sydney and it looks like an invasion of ‘batmen’.
Right now, we have just entered our winter season which goes from June 1st to August 31st.
Seasons here are counted from the 1st of the month to the last day of the month…I found it odd at first since in Europe we count them starting from the 21st of the month with the equinoxes although the equinoxes are two and the seasons are four.
To each continent its own I guess!
Many visitors to OZ are surprised to discover that snow is not so unusual on this continent in the winter. But it does not snow in Sydney.
The Australian Mountains, as they call them, in the southern part of the country, are home to resorts for lovers of winter sports.
If you don't like the cold, winter is the perfect time to visit the north of the continent where you can find mild days and cooler evenings, ideal for spending time outdoors and exploring the incredible natural landscapes of the region.
Winter in Sydney is mild but it can be rainy and windy.
This is also whale watching season, so if one likes it, one can book a boat tour to spot the humpback whales migrating north or even spot them from some cliffs.
Winter is also time for school holidays which start in July.
I think Sydney is absolutely gorgeous in winter with clear blue skies and pleasant cool temperatures with colder nights, perfect for sleeping in.
Finally, the Spring, running from September to November, is characterised by sunny days and cool nights almost everywhere around OZ.
Jacaranda trees and wildflowers are in bloom in many of the country's cities, including Sydney.
This is also a good time to take advantage of the cooler daytime temperatures to do some sports and long hikes outdoors.
Australia is a place for sports lovers, especially for those who love the outdoors and there is a high concentration of sports stores in Sydney metropolitan area.
Sport has always been an important part of Australian society and, before the Corona pandemic, visitors flocked from all over the world to take part in one of the sports events held in Sydney during this season or to watch a game of cricket, baseball or a marathon perhaps.

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  • Alberto Ferrando
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Hello everyone! I’m originally from Italy and I moved to Sydney, Australia, in 2012 after getting a job as a civil engineer. I love walking my dog along the beach, surfing and taking photos. I used to have a travel blog because I’m passionate about traveling and I love writing about it too. Sydney is my home base now and I wish to share how amazing it is to live here. I love to spend time outdoors and I’m always well informed about local events because my girlfriend works in event management.

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