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Would you like to snorkel at Ningaloo Reef? Learn to surf at Bondi Beach? Go fly fishing in Tasmania? Visit one of the world’s most livable cities? Perhaps, you would like to experience the outback and the southern stars. Whatever, your wishes and desires are, we will ensure you travel to Australia at a time that best suits you and your friends.

Australia, absolutely stunning all year round

Australia is an ideal destination for a holiday with friends because you can travel at any time of the year. With a diverse mix of climates and seasons, Australia has something to offer everyone. From the cool and temperate climate of Tasmania in the south to the sunshine in the Tropical Far North and the maritime climate of Sydney and Perth.

We recommend travelling to Australia when it suits you and your friends the best. It is possible to travel many routes of the country, depending on what time of the year you go. Since there are so many different options, we have listed 6 of our favourite regions to visit with friends. And when to go.

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6 of our favourite regions for friends

Tropical North Queensland

Between May and October, this place is a tropical paradise. With average temperatures of 25 - 30 degrees celsius. While Melbourne is cold, Far North Queensland is oozing with warmth and sunshine. This means that you and your friends can fully indulge in all the outdoor activities on offer.

Fish for barramundi. Dive into the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel. Go on a cruise and spot saltwater crocodiles. Hike. Discover an ancient rainforest. Soak up the Queensland sunshine. Go waterfall hopping! Immerse yourself in the oldest culture in the world. Sample mango wine. And more.

Be enchanted by The Great Barrier Reef

"The best time to visit the northern part of the East Coast of Australia is from May to October. It is the perfect time to enjoy the Aussie beach vibes"

Sylvia, Travel specialist
Simply relax in the Tropical North
Lazy days on tropical islands
Six of the world's 7 species of marine turtle can be found in Australian waters
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Uncover the southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef

Sydney

Be devoured by the glamour and grandness of Sydney. The largest city of Australia, located in New South Wales which is oozing with multiculturalism. This refined destination is rich with charisma and historical value, with an array of things to do and see!

The best time to visit is between September through November and March to May. These are the shoulders seasons that offer great temperatures and fewer tourists than the high season. September is the driest month and October is usually warm enough to enjoy the beach with an average temperature of 22- 14 degrees.

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Explore the city by bike or on foot, take a boat or a train, it’s up to you! Be charmed by the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Go neighbourhood hopping and uncover the unique individual character of each district. Pop into the vibrant Surry Hills or visit the eccentric Newtown, an alternative haven, or visit colourful art galleries in Chippendale.

This city is a shopping haven, full of lively bars and high-end restaurants. Feel the beach vibes and discover the sunny shores of Bondi, Coogee or Manly. Nearby, you can visit the stunning wine region, Hunter Valley or the mysterious Blue Mountains.

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Spend your days by the beach
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Brisbane and surrounds

Brisbane and surrounding places are fantastic to visit with your friends at any time of the year. A modern and chilled-out city, it is a shopper’s paradise. Be sure to savour an Aussie brunch in the warm sun. And try the local coffee culture too. If you like, there is plenty of nature nearby too.

The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 29 degrees. June and July are the coldest months, with an average temperature of approximately 21 - 12 degrees celsius. With plenty of sunshine, it is an ideal destination for a holiday with your friends.

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Swim at South Bank Parklands
Discover Brisbane's CBD on foot, by bike or catch a ferry

Melbourne to Adelaide

The route between Melbourne and Adelaide is an ideal journey together with friends. Best explored between April-October, you’ll enjoy mild temperatures. Along the way, you will find plenty of national parks, coastal roads, islands, vineyards and wildlife.

If you prefer, you can also drive in the opposite direction, from Adelaide to Melbourne. Each drive is approximately two to four hours, which makes it an ideal route. Drive less and see more. We have many fantastic places to stay along the way too. Self-catered and spacious accommodations with the beach as your backyard.

Explore Melbourne's vibrant neighbourhoods
Go wine tasting and sample Australia's most excellent wines

"Nearby Melbourne, you'll find amazing wildlife at Wilsons Promontory National Park."

Bart, Travel specialist
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At Wilsons Promontory National Park, you will find no less than 50,000 hectares of pure nature

South of Perth

In the south-west corner of Western Australia, you will find a special region. A place where you can admire rolling vineyards, white-sand surf beaches, forests and spectacular coastal scenery. This part of Australia is best visited between October and April. Here, you will find plenty of things to do with your friends.

This region boasts a Mediterranean climate with fewer tourists. An ideal holiday destination with hot and dry summers and mild winters. In winter, there is an average temperature of 16 degrees celsius. In January, the height of summer, the average maximum temperature is 25 degrees celsius.

Get “off the beaten” track in a 4WD. Join an Indigenous tour. Or go and spot native wildlife with a local guide. Take a scenic flight. Sample local wine. Enjoy a glass of world-renowned wine with your friends. Try local truffles and freshly caught crayfish. Marvel at pink lakes and 15-metre high granite rock. And more.

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Marvel at Western Australia's collection of wildflowers
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Kimberley

Spread across Australia's entire north-western corner is the Kimberley. Best visited between May and July, this region is perfect for an adventurous group of friends. Swim in natural pools. Visit outback stations. Admire wide rivers and ancient rock formations. And marvel at gorges that have eroded over millions of years.

Get ‘off the beaten’ track in a 4WD. As the wet season has finished (between November and April) and the dry season (between May - October) begins, it is Australia at its purest. The landscape is green with rough nature and wildlife. Conquer long and unpaved roads. If you love waterfalls, May is a perfect time to visit.

Get "off the grid" and discover The Kimberleys
Hop into a 4WD and discover Australia's Outback
Kununurra is the gateway to the east side of the Kimberley

Endless possibilities

Whatever you are searching for, we can help ensure your journey DownUnder caters to your needs. And your friends. We would love to discuss with you further all the possibilities. Our local knowledge can help ensure that you get the most out of your trip to Australia. And travel at the absolute best time.

Would you like to travel to Kimberley? Or somewhere else in another season? We would love to sit down with you and discuss all the possibilities further.

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