Time your visit right to Australia and check out Australia’s holiday calendar. The main holiday period is from December for 3 or 4 weeks. Some areas it will be difficult to find a room. Some of Australia’s public holidays calendar vary by state
Ironically the most settled weather in southern Australian states Victoria and Tasmania is actually later in February. In contrast the peak holiday period for far northern Australia is the dry season which starts in May and runs through to October. Its worth checking out the 2009 Australia holiday calendar so that you are aware of local events which can make it hard to find a bed. Queensland has four school terms, while many other states only run three. Unless if you have kids in school travelling outside the school holidays is always a good idea.
Australia boasts not only summer in the northern hemisphere’s winter but a whole lot of variety in their seasons. Although most northern hemisphere residents see Australia as the land of hot long summers. The reality is more complex. In July to September you can even ski in Victoria and NSW. In contrast in the far north there is no summer: just a wet and dry season. Once the rains come in the north travelling is restricted to boats and sealed roads as the country turns to mud.
Buy yourself a pocket Australia 2009 holiday calendar as soon as you arrive. That way you will be on top of the confusing holidays including Queen’s Birthday and Labour Day which vary right across the year depending on the state. Australia-wide there is consistently in a few national holidays including ANZAC Day and Australia Day but apart from these exceptions Australia is a mess of different holidays – and don’t even get me started on the timezones!