Australia, the flattest continent on Earth, has a fairly well diversified landscape and climate throughout. Australia is comprised of six states (Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania) as well as the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory (located between Melbourne and Sydney). The large inner portion of Australia is desert land known as the Outback and there is much gold to be found there. Along the northernmost edges of the country, there are lust rainforests and swampy areas as the climate is more tropical. The eastern coast of Australia has the most widely desired climates-boasting temperate and subtropical, the majority of the population found along the southeastern portion of the coast for this reason.
Because the different areas of Australia are so different in landscape and climate, the best times to visit are varying, as well. If trekking through the Outback is your fancy, then you would be best off visiting during Australiaâ€™s winter months. While the days are guaranteed to be sunny and warm, the nights will be cold, so go prepared! If it is the Northern Territory you seek, Australiaâ€™s mid-fall to mid-spring is the most ideal as that is the dry season. The Northern Territoryâ€™s wet season is miserably hot and with very high humidity. As for the other more populated and cooler sections of Australia, the summers are hot and the winters are beautiful with daytime temperatures ranging from 66Â° to 88Â°F (19Â° to 31Â°C) and hardly ever a drop of rain. For beach weather, Australiaâ€™s early fall is most highly recommended as it is more than warm enough without the scorching-hot temperatures of summer.
There are endless attractions in Australia to keep you and yours busy and entertained, no matter which lovely part you choose to visit, first. With the countryâ€™s beaches, snowy mountains, rainforests, big cities and deserts, there is certainly something for everyone. To name just a few, there are snow skiing, surfing, road race buggies, tours galore (throughout all areas that include waterfalls in the rainforest and wildlife journeys), zoos, cruises, dolphin safaris, and snorkeling along Cairnâ€™s world-famous Great Barrier Reef. In Sydney, you may take a helicopter tour or see the famed Sydney Opera House or perhaps catch the highly recommended Sydney International Boat Show. Basically, if you enjoy it, you can find it in Australia. Australia even offers many lunch and dinner sight seeing cruises for those wanting fun and festivities even while dining.