Australia in April: Weather, Travel Tips & More


Because of its Southern Hemisphere location, it is the start of the fall season in Australia in April. The unpleasantly hot temperatures of summer have come to an end, meaning there is hardly anywhere in the country that is off-limits to travelers. In addition, there are several major events to look out for, ensuring any visit to Australia is a special experience. Anzac Day is particularly important to the nation, but we have got all you need to know about Australia in April right here.

Australia Weather in April

View of Hobart harbour with Mount Wellington in the background, Tasmania
View of Hobart harbor with Mount Wellington in the background on a clear winter Day, Tasmania

Although it is fall, Australia is still warm for the most part in April. Tasmania is the coolest part of the country, with highs of 18°C. Temperatures in Australia in April can creep up the further north you go, with Melbourne and Sydney in the low twenties (Celsius) and Cairns in northern Queensland witnessing the highs of 30°C. A sweater is a good idea for evenings. The rainy season in the tropical regions of the country such as Darwin eases off in April, and while cities further south see some rain, it is generally light and nothing that might affect your plans for long.

For a seasonal overview, read our travel article on the best time to visit Australia.

Weather in Australia in April - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)262625232018171820141618
Avg Nightly (°C)1919181512108912222426
Avg Daily (°F)78.878.87773.46864.462.664.46857.260.864.4
Avg Nightly (°F)
Avg Rainfall (mm)1311261641331011405699658811685

Why Visit Australia in April

Fitzroy Islands in Cairns, Australia
View of Hobart harbor with Mount Wellington in the background on a clear winter Day, Tasmania
The aerial view of 12 Apostles, Australia
Relax and dip your feet in the ocean at the 12 Apostles, Australia

If you are looking for an excuse to visit Australia in April, there is good news. We have got plenty of reasons to visit Australia over other times of the year. Take a look at them right here.

  • Easter celebrations: The Easter period often takes place during April in Australia, and although there are no special Easter traditions as such, the break shows off the country at its most relaxed.
  • Explore the Outback: After dangerously hot summer months, the Outback opens up for tours, allowing you to explore destinations including Uluru and Alice Springs.
  • Anzac Day: Anzac stands for the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, and April 25 is the main day of remembrance for both countries. Dawn services see Australia in a contemplative mood, with Canberra, the national capital, the focus of attention.
  • Beaches beckon: Yes, it is fall, but air and sea temperatures are such that you will still find plenty of Australians taking to the beaches around Sydney and Melbourne.

Where to go and what to do

The view of Ormiston Gorge in the West MacDonnell Ranges
You'll experience great views if you hike far enough into the MacDonnell Ranges in Australia

With temperatures cooling down in Australia’s Red Center, Uluru and the Olgas Mountain range are back on the bucket lists. They also experience comparatively fewer visitors than at other times of the year, since most have their attention turned towards Sydney and Melbourne instead. Use Alice Springs as your base and you can choose from activities as diverse as camel treks and Aboriginal experiences. Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is also in fine form in April, with the region’s occasional showers not bothering anyone snorkeling or scuba diving. And while it is technically still a jellyfish season, there are plenty of diving spots free of their stinging tentacles. To sample fine food and wine in Australia in April, South Australia’s Barossa Valley is probably the best place to head, with its Mediterranean climate perfect for evenings by the ‘barbie’. Canberra will fill any cultural hole you may feel exists in your itinerary.

Australia in April is awashed with a variety of activities in destinations across the country. To discover the best places to visit, why not contact our local travel experts and start planning a customized trip to Australia?

Alternatively, take a look at our great selection of Australia tours in April!

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