People often say Australia is hot, but don’t realise how the climates change in each State.
‘Look at Queensland you can have the tropical rainforests from Townsville to Cooktown.
This 80 million years old tropical landscape is older than the Amazon and at 9000sq km is the size of somewhere like Cyprus. It consists of 30 National Parks and 2 World Heritage Areas, one of them being Cape Tribulation where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.
Then still in Queensland you have over 51% of the State suffering the worst drought ever recorded.
And whilst all this is happening in the North, Victoria can go from one extreme to another. One month you can have Bush fires and the next snow. In fact people often joke that in Melbourne you can have 4 seasons in one day, but they are correct, it really does happen.
You will find most retirees head North from May - November for the lovely warm weather and then head back down South for their summer.
If you are on a WHV and travelling I would also suggest you look at the months and do the Top End in the dry season and then head to the South of Australia from November until May.
So to give you some idea of what the climates are like around Australia we found this map which will hopefully give you some idea on what temperatures to expect.