A trip to Australia should be prominent on the bucket list of the average Brazilian because it is a nation with great similarities with Brazil.
Brazilians and Australians have two things in common, their love for sports and festivals. Hence, in these two countries every year, depending on your interests, you are prone to be treated to a repertoire of festivals and sporting events according to your taste. For Brazilians, Australia represents a fantastic destination to visit, with a home away from home atmosphere that is bound to leave a lot of memories they can hold on to for a long time to come. Whatever your interests, whether to go skiing on the alpine alps or snorkeling across the Great Barrier Reef, or even a hike across the Tasmania region, there is a lot to enjoy on a trip to Australia. There are so many reasons to visit Australia but when exactly is the best time to make the trip?
Two Most Important Factors that Determine Best Time to Visit Australia
As a tourist, the best time to visit a country has to be the time when festivals and outdoor activities are at a high isn’t it? After all, part of the reasons for embarking on vacation is to create memories and to experience a new culture and people. The best time to visit any country will be based on two major reasons, your budget and your ideal weather condition and all of these would be examined in this article.
Brazilians are typically fun lovers who love to party and enjoy life. They are sociable and tend to like to partake in parties and festivals. Hence to maximize a trip to Australia, it is imperative to plan your budget as you are going to spend on accommodations, memorabilia, food, as well as entry fees to your favorite events. While it seems tempting to recommend the best time to visit Australia based on weather conditions, realistically, whatever time you visit, you are going to be exposed to a range of activities that are pleasant and enjoyable for you and your friends or family depending on whom you come with.
Outdoor activities are largely influenced by weather conditions. Just like Brazil, Australia is saturated with beautiful beaches tourists can visit to experience the beautiful Australian weather. The best time to visit Australia if you are a fan of beaches is from December to February. This would be a great time to visit the beaches across the country or to go for a hike across the country. If you are a fan of Formula 1 racing, you may want to fix your trip anytime between March to May as this falls within the period of the Melbourne edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The best approach to answering the question of the best time to visit Australia is by considering the different seasons and the time they tend to come into play.
Below are brief details of the different seasons and how they can influence your travel decisions.
Summer: Summertime kicks in from December to February in Australia, and the weather can get scorching at this time. Ideal for outdoor activities and sport, Brazilians are fond of playing volleyball on the countless beaches of the beautiful island country. Majorly deterred by high prices of transportation and accommodation due to the surge of tourists at this period. This implies favorable prices for other seasons from February to November.
Autumn: Autumn spans from March till May. The temperature may range from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius at this time. The Australian Grand Prix also tends to fall within this time as well as food and wine festivals which can offer tourists a unique perspective of Australian life. In all, Autumn time could offer lots of fun for a tourist visiting Australia around this time. Autumn is potentially the best time to visit Australia.
Spring: In Australia typically spans from September to November. At this point, the days of the month may be warm, and the humidity levels also seem nice for outdoor events and this is why you are likely to find festivals and celebrations at this time. Essentially Australia tends to get crowded at this time as the warm weather seems a nice perk for residents to come out and tourists to visit. If you are a fan of diving and surfing sports or you want to engage in them yourself then you may want to visit Australia during Springtime.
Winter: Typically this is a time marked by chilly breezes in Australia. You can expect a temperature level of 15 degrees and 26 degrees Celsius up to a maximum temperature of 30 degrees. Winters tend to break out in June and could extend to August with the coldest period tend to be around July when weather conditions could dip as low as 12 degrees Celsius. Ideally not an advisable time considering the present situation and how lower temperatures seem to hasten the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
When is the Best time to visit Australia?
The months of March, April and May is the best time for Brazilians to visit Australia. This is the period that falls within the Autumn season and it is a period that is marked by a lot of festivals and social activities that can bring tourists into close contact with the locals as well as the beauty of the Australian folklife. Also, the weather is nice as it ranges from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius which makes it cool for camping activities and other social events. Summertime could have also been classified as a great time to visit Australia but apart from a visit to the beach, there isn’t much to enjoy at this time in Australia. What is the essence of a vacation trip if you don’t get to indulge in the food and wine on offer as well as interact with the locals? A trip to Australia in Autumn will afford Brazilians the opportunity of participating in the array of food and wine festivals in Melbourne aside from the Formula 1 Grand Prix held around that period. There are also fashion weeks held around this time.
Festivals and Carnivals around March to May
As indicated earlier, the choice of Autumn (March to May) as the favorite time to visit Brazil is informed by the plethora of outdoor events and celebrations usually on offer at this time. The Canberra Baloon Spectacular (formerly known as the Canberra Baloon Festival) holds from 6th to 14th March. The Adelaide Festival is another festival to look up to, although it is slated to begin on the 26th of Feb, it will end on the 14th of March. Parrtjima is an international arts festival which celebrates Aboriginal artists and it will be held from 9th to 18th April. Moomba Festival is a community festival that will be held from 5th to 8th March 2021. You can hop in for a bout of laughter when you attend the Melbourne International Comedy Festival held from 24th Mar – 18th Apr.
Places like Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Tasmania, and Adelaide are some of the popular destinations to visit in Australia. However, although the best time for Brazilians to visit Australia is from March to May, one big celebration that happens in Australia is the National day which is celebrated on the 26th of January. The national day celebration is naturally a day to enjoy the lavish Australian day entertainment and for Brazilians, this could be a good time to get to know about the history of another country. After all, traveling is a form of education, participating in the Australia day celebration may be a great way to learn and relax simultaneously.