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Australia in July - Best Times to Visit

Whether you are looking for a holiday at your own pace, taking in the outback’s incredible landscapes or to heighten your sense of adventure in some thrilling activities, Australia is the perfect destination to suit all travelers. Many wanderlust individuals have this fantastic destination on their bucket lists and so we created pages for every month of the year, to help you find your perfect time to visit.

Are you looking to visit Australia in July? Place an enquiry today and allow one of our Personal Travel Experts to begin planning your holiday!

Temperature & Packing

Due to Australia’s incredible size, there are multiple average temperatures across the country; ranging from snow-topped mountains to tropical climates. Although July is mid-winter in Australia, the experience you receive will vary drastically depending on your destination.

In the south, including the cities of Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, the temperatures are much cooler, ranging from 0C to 11C, whereas in the upper Northern Territory, tropical destinations such as Darwin receive average temperatures of around 20C to 30C.

Although Australia’s Red Centre has a desert-like atmosphere, in the month of July temperatures range from just 4C to 19C, making it an ideal time to visit for travelers who are uncomfortable in extreme heat.

In terms of rainfall, Perth is the wettest city throughout the month of July, with an average reading of around 7 inches. The second-wettest city during this month is Sydney, with a smaller measurement of 3.9 inches. For the best weather, consider the tropical city of Darwin; the driest city with an average of just 0.4 inches of rainfall throughout the month of July.

Should you be travelling in search of snow, July is mid-ski season in Australia, providing the perfect chance to hit the slopes whilst the European destinations shut for the summer. The Snowy Mountains, located in New South Wales are a popular ski destination, alongside Victoria’s Alpine regions. There is also the opportunity to partake in winter sports within the high-altitude areas of Tasmania’s national parks.

When packing for a holiday to Australia taking place in the month of July, ensure you pack plenty of layers to adjust your clothing as temperatures rise and fall throughout the day. We would also recommend taking a warm waterproof to keep you comfortable throughout your explorations. On the other hand, if you are visiting the tropical north, be sure to pack plenty of t-shirts and shorts with the occasional swimming costume.

What to See

Yulefest – Head west of Sydney to the Blue Mountains for Christmas-themed celebrations atop snowy peaks. Why in July? Well, because Christmas takes place during Australia’s scorching summer and so Yulefest is a fun celebration of a “traditional” Christmas midway through the year!

Australian International Music Festival – For a truly enriching Australian experience, why not attend an opera at the world-famous Sydney Opera House? The Australian International Music Festival spans over 7 days of incredible performances, from youth orchestras to adult choirs.

Bathurst Winter Festival – July in Bathurst, New South Wales brings an enchanting festival, filled with community spirit, rides, sweet treats and music. This event makes for some fabulous photos and amazing holiday memories.

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival – Head to Ranelagh, Tasmania for a thrilling festival focusing on the ages-old tradition of warding off evil spirits in the hopes of a bountiful harvest. A celebration filled with craft ciders, food and a couple of toasty bonfires!

Are you looking to visit Australia in July? Place an enquiry today and allow one of our Personal Travel Experts to begin planning your holiday!

Australia in July - Best Times to Visit

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