When is the best time to visit Australia?
Australia is on the other side of the world, so we’ll try to get the confusing part out of the way right off the bat; the seasons there are the opposite of ours here. So, that means when you visit Australia, December to February is summer, March to May is autumn, June to August is winter, and September to November is spring. The northern part of the country tends to stay warm all the time, while the southern end of the continent has a full range of seasons. We could write a whole guide just about what temperature and precipitation is like across Australia at different times of the year, but we don’t have that kind of real estate in these travel guides. Make your Australian adventure in winter or spring (their summer and fall) and you’ll be warm and comfortable.
Is it safe to travel to Australia?
A trip to Australia will be pretty safe, if you know what direction to look for danger in. You’re probably not going to get robbed or scammed, Australia has a low crime rate. But the dangers of wild animals and the elements are very real. The sun is big, bright, and hot in Australia, and heat exhaustion is no joke. Australian beaches, while incredibly beautiful, have some legit hidden dangers like jellyfish. There are poisonous snakes and spiders aplenty in the outback. Usually we write about pickpockets in this part of the guide, now we’re writing about spiders. Obey all signs on the beaches and in the wilds of Oz, do your research before embarking on an adventure, and you’ll be just fine.