Australia in September: What to Expect in Early Spring
Winter is thawing...
As winter starts to loosen its grip, the first month of spring brings warmer days to most of the country, with temperatures remaining fairly cool at night.
Rainfall is usually lower around this time of year, so it's a great time for outdoor activities.
...but you can still ski!
The south of the country is cooler than the north. In mountain areas such as the Australian Alps, there may still be enough snow for spring skiing or snowboarding.
You can bask on the beach...
Sunseekers can head north to Queensland's beaches for their daily dose of Vitamin D. The further north you go, the warmer the weather.
...or stop and smell the roses (and jacaranda blossoms).
Scenery-wise, you are in for a treat. In September the wildflowers begin to wake up and put on a show in glorious technicolour. Sydney's purple jacaranda blossoms are in full flower and Western Australia's desert flowers are a must-see.
Best time to travel in September:
Australia's tourist destinations are generally uncrowded at this time of year, but there are school holidays around the last week in September, and many families choose to take a holiday at this time. You may wish to avoid.