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As Australia is such a vast country, the answer for a question on when is best to visit it willl depend on where in the country you are going.

Most of the major cities of Australia are located on the southern part of the continent, which experiences a temperate climate. Being on the southern hemisphere, these cities get a climate that is the direct opposite to those in Europe and North America. The winter months are quite wet and cloudy, particularly in Victoria and Tasmania.

Skiing in Australia
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A good time to visit the southern part of Australia is in summer. This is however a peak traveling season, so expect prices to be higher, and be sure you book your accommodation well in advance. Spring is also an excellent time to visit, and in places such as South Australia and Western Australia, you can see the wildflowers in bloom, between September and December.

If you are coming to enjoy winter sports, then of course, you need to come in winter. The sky slopes in Victoria are open between June and September.

The northern part of Australia lies in the tropical zone. Here, the climate can be divided into the dry season and the wet season. The dry season will be a more comfortable time to visit. This runs from May to October. The wet season, on the other hand, is not only wet, but also hot and humid, with many places flooded. So I wouldn't recommend going to the northern parts of Australia during that time.

Surfing in Australia
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Hello and thanks for visiting my Australia Travel Guide! I am Timothy Tye aka Tim the Traveler. Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and with this travel guide, I want to share with you the wonders of this country with you.

Australia is a huge country with lots to see and do. We shall explore it bit by bit, until we eventually cover every city and every town in the country.

If you are planning your visit to Australia, I hope that this website will provide you ideas and suggestions of places to go. I also want to share with you a few tips to help you plan your trip.

As you plan your trip to Australia, the first thing to do is to look for accommodation. I recommend that you compare prices provided by different hotel booking sites such as Agoda, Travelocity, Expedia, etc. Use this automated search engine to help you.

The currency used in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD). Here's latest exchange rates in the last 24-hours.

Finally, you consider the following travel books to improve your knowledge of Australia ahead of your visit. You can get them directly from Amazon.