For most people the month of December is extremely hectic with work projects getting finialized, Christmas parties to attend and presents to buy, however it can also be a great time to take a holiday. Of course if you travel in Australia between Christmas and New Years Day you will quickly discover that the majority of accommodation, flights and hire cars are booked up well in advance, and if you do manage to find something available then the price will be fairly expensive. This is because this week is the peak holiday period in Australia and whilst it can be fun to get away and meet lots of other families on holidays it should be avoided if you are on a budget. Travelling in December before Christmas you will find lots of affordable holiday bargains and there are plenty of Australian places to visit in December because the weather in fairly good around most of the country.
Below are some great ideas of Where to Travel in December for a Memorable Holiday:
Ideal For : Family beach holidays, weekend getaways and couples looking for relaxation.
The township of Lorne has a typical coastal Victorian climate with cold winters with plenty of rainy days (May - August), slightly milder spring with still plenty of rain (September - November) and a pleasant summer and autumn (December - April) with warmer temperatures (low to high 20s ° celsius) and relatively few rainy days. ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Holiday makers of all ages who want quiet relaxation and to explore Tasmania's rich history.
The climate in Port Arthur consists of generally cool weather and the ever present prospect of rain. In fact Port Arthur averages between 12 and 18 rainy days every month of the year. During the winter months of May to September the temperature can get quite chilly with an average maximum of between 11 and 13°C. The best months to travel to Port Arthur are undoubtedly between December and March ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Young families, couples and individuals looking for beach side fun and exciting holiday activities.
The Entrance on the New South Wales Central Coast has a great climate that makes it a popular holiday destination all year round. If has mild and sunny winters (May - September) with an average maximum daily temperature ranging from 18-21°C, as well as being warm to hot the rest of the year with average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 24-28°C. Of course the maximum temperature will ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Family beach holidays, couples wanting romance and travellers looking for relaxation.
Byron Bay features great weather all year round, which is what makes it such a popular holiday destination. Average maximum daily temperatures range from 20°C in winter (June - August) up to 28°C in summer (December - February) and the overnight minimum temperatures are mild (12-20°C) all year round. Byron Bay receives a lot of rain throughout the year especially between the months of January ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Family beach holidays, people who enjoy fishing and relaxing retreats for couples.
The East Gippsland holiday capital of Lakes Entrance features a typical coastal Victorian climate with cold winters with more rainy days between the months of May and August, mild spring temperatures with less rain between the months of September and November and a warm summer and autumn between the months of December and April with warm to hot temperatures and relatively few rainy days. ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Couples and families who are looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or extended beach holiday.
The east coast holiday town of Swansea features a slightly more pleasant climate than your typical Tasmanian centre, mostly because it has significantly less rainfall and only on average between 8 and 12 rainy days per month. Swansea still has relatively cold winters (May - September) with an average maximum daily temperature of between 13-16°C. For the rest of the year (October - April) the average ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Couples and families who want a short or medium term holiday.
The Mt Gambier region features a typical southern Australian climate. This means cold winters with plenty of rainy days (May - August), a slightly milder spring with still plenty of rain during the months of September to November (average daily maximum temperature between 16-20°C) and a pleasant summer/autumn (December - April) with warmer temperatures (low to high 20°C average daily maximum) ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Family beach holidays, fishing enthusiasts and couples looking for a relaxing weekend getaway.
The coastal holiday region of Mandurah has 2 relatively distinct seasons. During the months of May and September there is on average 15-17 rainy days each month, significantly more rainfall than the rest of the year and average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 18-21°C. From October through to April the rain is pretty much non existent and the average maximum daily temperature warms up to ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Weekend getaways for couples, international travellers, family holidays and people who have their own boat for fishing.
The holiday destination of Cowes on Phillip Island is known for being cold and wet between the months of May and September, with average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 13-16°C and 15-17 rainy days per month. The weather in Cowes, however, is a lot better the rest of the year with much fewer rainy days (although the presence of rain is never to far away), plenty of sunshine and an average ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Families, fishing enthusiasts and older couples who want a longer holiday (generally a week or more).
The coastal township of Merimbula on the NSW Sapphire Coast has relatively mild weather throughout the year with average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 16°C in June and July through to 25°C in January and February. There are plenty of sunny days in Merimbula, although the possibility of rain is always present with an average of between 10 and 12 rainy days each month of the year. ..... Read Full Detailed Description
Ideal For : Families visiting from interstate or couples looking for a romantic weekend retreat.
Due to the fact that this region is located in the hills surrounding Adelaide the weather is a lot cooler than in the city. During the months months (June - August) the Adelaide Hills has an average maximum daily temperature of about 13-14°C as well as plenty of rain. From late September the rain becomes less frequent and the temperature begins to warm up until it reaches an average maximum daily ..... Read Full Detailed Description