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The band Crowded House had a successful single called ‘Four Seasons in One Day’, and it could easily have been written about Victorian weather!  Temperature can vary across the state as Victoria has semi-arid areas in the North West and temperate areas along the coast.  Daily weather can also fluctuate with a frosty morning, sunny day and stormy night. But it all adds to the adventure!

You can swim in summer, ski in winter, admire amazing colours in autumn and enjoy the fresh vibes of Spring.

Best time to visit Victoria

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Summer: December – January – February

Summer in Victoria is defined by long days at the beach, swimming pools, cooling down in rivers and enjoying outdoor eating.  Temperatures can be high (over 30oC) and the UV very strong so make sure you protect yourself against the sun. These high temperatures can make it less enjoyable for outdoor activities such as hiking.  Bushfires can also occur in Summer so download the VicEmergency App to keep up to date.

Something else that may come as a surprise is that the ocean is colder in Victoria than other parts of Australia. If you are seeking warm tropical waters then head North! However, this cold water makes a summer dip even more refreshing and rejuvenating.

The semi-arid areas of North Western Victoria are very hot at this time of year (35-40oC), so travel at a different time of year unless you really love the heat.

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Summer = beaches along the Victorian coastline.

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There are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore.

Autumn: March- April – May

Autumn conditions are mild and towns such Bright, Beechworth and Walhalla put on a stunning show of autumn colours.

The semi-arid areas of North Western Victoria experience warm days and cooler nights at this time of year.

Autumn can be a really pleasant time to travel in Victoria as the weather is fairly stable with plenty of sunny days. Rainfall starts to increase in autumn but is a welcome relief if summer has been dry.

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Enjoy the autumn colours at gorgeous towns such as Walhalla.

Winter: June-July-August

Instead of worrying about the winter weather, just rug up and explore! Enjoy the ski slopes in the alpine region (such as Baw Baw, Falls Creek, Hotham) and cosy accommodation with fire places.

How cold does it get? Outside of the alpine areas temperatures in Victoria average around 6oC and can drop to around -4oC. So, its not Canada cold, just get a good coat!

Another benefit of travelling in winter is that costs are generally lower for accommodation and there are less tourists around. You can easily have beaches to yourself and avoid all queues at attractions!

The semi-arid areas of North Western Victoria experience warm days and cooler nights at this time of year.

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Explore the alpine regions.

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Just rug up and go explore!

Spring: September – October – November

Spring is possibly the best time to visit Victoria due to the favourable conditions. Fresh growth on trees, green grass, flowing rivers and warm sunny days – sounds good doesn’t it! Spring provides sunny days without the dry heat of summer or the chill of winter.

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Spring means fresh growth, flowers and all-round happiness!

When is the best time to Victoria?

Victoria can be visited year round, but Spring and Summer tend to be the most popular due to the favourable weather conditions. Prices generally increase over these periods but you can still have a wonderful visit suiting any budget.  Avoiding the school holidays is advisable as accommodation costs go through the roof.

Visiting the semi-arid region in the North-West is best in Winter and Autumn.

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Get cosy and enjoy a winter escape.

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There is beauty in every season. 

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