Australia Weather and Climate
Australia is the only country in the world that also fills an entire continent. Australia is south of Indonesia and northwest of New Zealand. About 23.63 million people live in an area of 7.69 million square kilometers. That’s just 3.1 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Around 60 percent of Australia’s land mass is occupied by deserts. In the western landscape of Australia there are the Great Sand Desert, the Gibson Desert, the Victoria Desert and also the Nullarbor Desert. Both the western and the medium-sized large landscape are mostly not habitable.
The well-known coral reef Great Barrier Reef lies in front of the state of Queensland. The desert areas of Australia are called the outback. This also includes the semi-desert areas. At 2,745 meters, Big Ben is the highest mountain in Australia. Canberra, the capital of Australia, lies between Sydney and Melbourne.
This emerged as a planned capital because Sydney and Melbourne could not agree. Canberra has a population of just 360,000. Sydney with 4.1 million and Melbourne with 3.6 million residents thus far surpass the capital. With at least one stopover, e.g. in Dubai or Singapore, Sydney can be reached from Frankfurt in around 23 hours.
Climate in Australia
Since Australia has a large span in its north-south extension, the country is divided into at least three different climate zones. In the north one finds a tropical climate with enormously high humidity, this turns into a subtropical climate in the central area. The south of Australia, on the other hand, is characterized by a more moderate climate.
In Queensland, for example, there are temperatures between 23 and 32 degrees all year round. The precipitation values usually do not exceed the mark of 75 millimeters. In the eastern city of Sydney, temperatures fluctuate between 20 and 26 ° C over the course of the year. In February and April there can be precipitation of up to 137 millimeters.
When to go to Australia
Australia is easy to travel all year round. Due to its different climatic zones, there is a wide range of climatic conditions, so that certain regions are perfect for a trip at any time of the year. In the temperate zones, you can feel the slight effects of summer and winter weather. In the north, however, you can feel the effects of the northwest monsoons from November to April.
We have linked the exact details of the Australian climate and the climate tables of the most important travel regions individually below so that you can get a detailed impression of your desired travel destinations. You can reach the detail pages by clicking on the text ” Climate Details ” below the respective cities and rough climate overviews.
Highlights and attractions
The metropolis of Sydney is a must-see in Australia. Here you can not only admire architectural masterpieces such as the famous Opera House or Sydney Harbor, but also enjoy beautiful beaches not far from the city center, such as Bondi Beach with its unique atmosphere. A well-established and still recommended highlight in Australia is the tour with a camper along the east coast.
You can start directly in Sydney or fly on to Brisbane first to pave the way from there to Cairns. On the way, scenic highlights such as detours to the Whitsunday Islands, unique nature and unique moments on the highways beckon. Kangaroo sightings are almost guaranteed in this region of Australia.
Trips from the Northern Territories, for example from Alice Springs to the Red Center with the imposing Uluru, are also very popular. The south around Melbourne also offers unforgettable travel joys, while a tour to Tasmania completely leaves the beaten tourist path. Australia is a continent of unlimited possibilities that will amaze you!