Australia is such a diverse country with so many holiday options. Go snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier reef, hike the Blue Mountans or walk Kakadu National Park. For the adrenaline junkee, bungee jumping, sky diving, hot air ballooning and white water rafting are a must. Why not take a journey through its magical outback to the Red Centre including Uluru/Ayres Rock. Enjoy its many vibrant cities including a visit to Sydney to see its famous Opera House or even climb the Harbour bridge. Australia's sports capital is Melbourne where you can visit the famous MCG, Rod Laver tennis area, Albert Park Grand Prix circuit or catch an AFL game.
Truth be told, any time is a good time to be somewhere in Australia. When it's cold down south, it's magnificent in the north and the Centre; when it's too hot and sweaty up north, the southern states are at their natural finest.
The seasons in Australia are the antithesis of those in Europe and North America. Summer is December to February; the weather and longer daylight hours are tailor-made for swimming and other outdoor activities across much of the country. Summer is also school holiday period and consequently high season for most places.
Winter is June to August, when temperatures drop with the latitude. This is officially designated the tourism low season for most of the country, but not the Northern Territory, Queensland and top of Western Australia. Winter in this northern stretch offers respite from the humidity of the wet season (which runs roughly from October to March, with the heaviest rain falling from January onwards; the Dry lasts from April to September) and the temperatures are highly agreeable. It's also when roads and tracks are most accessible up north. Autumn (March to May) and spring (September to November) both enjoy a lack of climatic extremes everywhere.