August is an excellent time to visit northern Australia, which experiences dry, sunny and warm conditions, making all areas easily accessible. You can comfortably hike in the national parks, relax on the beaches while they’re at their best, and snorkel around the Great Barrier Reef, which sees gentle currents at this time of year.
Southern Australia is cooler, making it a good time for hiking, though there’s more chance of rain. You’ll find far fewer visitors than during the country’s summer months, and without the scorching temperatures you’ll be able to more comfortably explore inland regions such as the Flinders Ranges.
- Don't miss: Sydney, Uluru & Great Barrier Reef
- Flight time: 20 hours (Perth) or 24 hours (Sydney)
- Time difference: UTC +7 to UTC +11
- August Temperature (Day): 19 to 38°C, depending on region
- August rainfall: 4 to 611mm, varies by region