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Written by Vijay on April 27, 2020 Share on

Australia In December- Weather and places to visit

Australia as a country serves as a complete package for any kind of traveller. This country is a land of beaches, mountains, wildlife, vast laid back places, and well built metropolitan cities. This is the very reason why Australia is considered to be a dream paradise to every kind of traveller, be it a backpacker, or for someone who is looking for a family getaway or for friends who are looking for an adventure-packed vacation or for someone who is thinking of planning a honeymoon, this country has got it covered for all. Considering that the summer just kicks in December, this makes it a perfect time to visit Australia. The remote location of this destination often makes it a long journey to reach this place but the experience that you get from visiting places in Australia just beats everything proving the fact that best views come after the hardest climb.

Weather in Australia in December:

Considering that summer just steps in, temperatures are around 24-25 degrees in most of the cities making it a pleasant & comfortable time for tourists to explore the coastal parts of Australia whereas when you are visiting the outback regions like the Alice Springs and Red Centre and northern cities like cairns & darwin the temperatures average about 30-32 degrees approximately and considering this tropical climate do expect some rainfall so its advisory to check weather conditions before you head out.

Top 5 cities to visit in Austalia in December:

Sydney

Scintillating view of Sydney harbour bridge
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This city is the oldest &  biggest of all the Australian cities. Considering that this is the time of Christmas & New Year, the city would be gleaming with lights. People all around the world travel to Sydney to see the fireworks, especially on New Years’ day.  Sydney opera house, the Sydney harbour bridge, Sydney tower eye, Bondi beach, Sealife Aquarium, and the trip to blue mountains are few of the must-see attractions during your visit to Sydney.

Melbourne

Penguins at Philip Island
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This city is the capital of Victoria which is the most populous state in Australia. This city is home to the busiest seaport and second busiest airport in Australia. This city is also called as the cultural capital of Australia due to the number of events across music, television, sports, comedy, theatre art & Literature. No wonder this city was ranked at the top in a survey for the world’s most liveable cities by  The Economist Intelligence Unit for seven straight years between 2010-2017. The Great ocean road, The Penguin parade, The Eureka sky deck, and The Melbourne cricket ground(MCG) are a few of the top recommended activities to do in Melbourne.

GOLD COAST

Originally called the south coast, the city got its name due to inflated real estate prices and hiked up prices of goods and services. In fact, people found it derogatory initially but over the due course of time, the name just stayed there. The most charismatic city of Queensland has around 70 kilometres of uninterrupted coastline and has been attracting travellers across all demographics for the past 50 years now. It is famous for its surf beaches, theme parks, and nightlife. It also homes a lot of national parks. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild & Sea world are the major theme parks that can be visited while in Gold coast.

Cairns

Aboriginal Performances in Kuranda
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This city is predominately known for the great barrier reef, it also consists of a lot of beaches and wet tropical rain forests. Snorkelling, scuba diving, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Daintree forests & Kuranda scenic railway train are the few must-do activities in Cairns. Three to four nights would be perfect to explore the city on your trip to Australia in December

Adelaide

Home for major government institutions and also known as a commercial centre for major festivals, Adelaide has a lot to offer to clients as well. This city is also known as the city of churches. This city is the best place to learn about the Kaurna heritage.

Top Activities to do in Australia in December

Christmas & New Year:

Fire works at Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Considering that Sydney is the most sought after place to celebrate Christmas and Especially new year, you can expect it to be crowded during this period. Around 1.5 million people visit Sydney during this period to visit the breathtaking fireworks that take place at the commence of the New year. This is the very reason why we suggest you book your stay well in advance to ensure you get accommodation at a reasonable price. Birchgrove Park, Cremorne Point, Darling harbour & Duff Reserve are the few vantage points to see the fireworks. This should be one priority when you are visiting Australia in December

Pro Tip: Make sure that you go early and block your spot.

Great barrier reef

Coral reef in Great Barrier Reef
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This natural gift from nature to Australia is the largest coral reef in the world. It is the only world heritage site that has biodiversity as has a collection of more than 400 types of coral, 4000 varieties of mollusks, and around 1500 types of fishes. In fact, this is the only living thing on Earth that is visible from outer space and also larger than the Great wall of China. It is also treated as one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Snorkelling and scuba diving here is treated as once in a lifetime experience.

Great ocean road

Sunset on Great Ocean road
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Along the South-west coast of Victoria, you will experience the most scenic coastal rides in the world. This 400km(Appx) stretch will take you through national parks, uneven terrains empty beaches, and most importantly the 12 Apostles. Don’t forget to stay in one of the beachside villages and the breathtaking views from the cliffs. This sheer beauty of this place brings to the top places to visit in Australia in December

Blue mountains

Sunset in Blue Mountains
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Just two hours away from Sydney this place is covered with eucalyptus trees. When the sun rays fall on the oil that breaks out of leaves, it creates a natural blue haze and this is how the blue mountains name was derived. These mountains are also home to the steepest passenger railway. You can also cover the Jenolan caves when you are visiting this place in Australia in December.

The above mentioned are just a few activities and attractions are based on our experiences but don’t limit yourself to these as Australia has a lot to offer. To know more about the place or in need of Australian packages do please visit our website pickyourtail.com and a destination expert will help you customize your itinerary as per your need at the best price and experience. Alternatively, you can also reach out to us on Whatsapp.

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