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Australia in May - Best Times to Visit

May is Australia’s last month of autumn, temperatures are cooler but still mild with an average of 30 degrees in the day. There is some light rainfall, averaging less than two inches, except in Cairns, Sydney and Perth where there tends to be more. The combination of low humidity and pleasant temperatures pave the way for a good sightseeing month without the extreme Australian heat exhausting visitors.

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Set north for the Red Centre and Outback to immerse yourself in Australia’s rich history. The vast plains of desert wilderness paired with never ending blue skies and ochre drenched landscapes create a cinematic display possessing aboriginal stories and ancient arts, ready for you to explore.

The Red Centre’s stars are the stunning natural wonders known as Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Prepare to be emotionally overwhelmed by the sight of Uluru, a striking red monolith standing 348 meters from the surrounding plains with most of its mass underground like a “land iceberg”, overtaking the height of the Eiffel Tower! Kata Tjuta is a mystical collection of large domed rocks complimenting Uluru as spectacular geological icons of Australia.

Walk amongst 50,000 illuminated glass sphere stems in the incredible “Field of Lights” art installation. Watch Uluru glow as darkness falls in this award-winning exhibition. Join sunrise and sunset tours, rise early to experience the first rays of sun highlighting the beauty of Uluru. Enjoy a glass of wine whilst savoring the sunset casting a stunning array of colours across the landscape and the great Ayers Rock.

See Sydney come alive during the world’s largest winter festival. The Vivid Sydney festival takes place annually running over 24 days and nights. Vivid boasts a full program of lights, music and ideas. Watch Sydney’s attractions transform into colourful art installations, marvel at the Sydney Harbour Bridge shining bright with multicolored stripes. Soak in the enhanced beauty of the famous sails of Sydney Opera house as it is illuminated with a projected light and music show. Vivid is a unique festival that is big, bright, fun and loud offering different events every year!

With May’s moderate climate, this is one of the best times to explore the stylish and innovative city of Melbourne. Melbourne displays cultural diversity and known for its many laneways, exciting culinary delights, eye catching street art as well being the coffee capital of the world. Coffee lovers should not miss out on the coffee tours in the city.

Admire the vibrant graffiti on a street art tour, where you’ll appreciate Melbourne’s reputation as one of the street art capitals of the world. Shop till you drop on the popular Chapel Street favoured by celebrities or visit the former Melbourne Government Post office converted into a shopping mall.

Hop on a tram to St Kilda beach for the colourful, Instagram-worthy beach huts and see where little penguins reside. Scream out loud on the world’s oldest rollercoaster in Luna Park, opened in St Kilda in 1912.

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Australia in May - Best Times to Visit

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