Australia in December: A Summertime Christmas
Escape the winter blues...
If you're travelling to from Europe, the UK or the USA, arriving in Australia in December will feel like heaven: after several months of cold, dark autumn (fall) days, you'll be bathed in December sunshine.
The sun may be harsher than what you're used to, so pack sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself.
...and discover Christmas in the sun.
In the run-up to Christmas, there will be festive decorations everywhere and Christmas markets to explore - if you have never spent Christmas in the sunshine, it's a fascinating experience!
This goes for New Year's Eve too of course - and it's MUCH more fun watching the fireworks on a warm summer evening than in the rain or snow.
Experience a life lived outdoors...
Since it's early summer, temperatures may not have reached their summer peak yet. This makes December a great time for outdoor adventures. Take advantage of the climate to hike and explore Australia's national parks & landscapes to your heart's content.
...but be prepared for summer crowds.
December is a great time to travel, but late December is extremely busy. Schools close for the long summer holiday and many families flock to Australia's beaches & outdoor tourist attractions around this time. Book accommodation and flights as early as possible to avoid missing out or paying premium prices.