Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast, who has been travelling solo for +30 years mainly in Australia and Europe. She is keen to share her best tips and help travellers travel more and in a simpler and smarter way. Michela is the founder and editor in chief of Rocky Travel, the travel planning guide for the solo traveller.


  1. Keith Kellett
    October 9, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Agree with all … especially if visiting the ‘Top End’ or TNQ, the ‘run-off’ is the optimum time


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  3. Robert Bruce
    March 6, 2014 @ 12:31 am

    With two and a half weeks, we spent time in the following areas, driving as much as we could so we could set our own pace.Cairns. The great Barrier reef and world famous rainforest are of special interest here. Sydney. Be sure to spend a day hiking around the Blue Mountains. Red Center Ayers Rock is a place you need to put on your list. Tasmania – Is best to visit in the early spring or early fall. This area will give you a whole other look at the amazing continent with its 19th century history and amazing wilderness areas.


  4. Pete
    November 14, 2014 @ 4:19 am

    we have such a wide and varied climate here. scorching summers and cool temperate winters. A land of diversity, thats why I love Australia so much.


  5. Marvin Sowers
    January 31, 2016 @ 12:24 pm

    We are visiting Sydney in April and it looks like that may be a perfect time to visit. Good to know….and thanks for the information!


    • rockytravel
      November 15, 2016 @ 11:18 am

      April is a quite time of the year for visting Australia but still with warm temps so if you plan to visit Sydney and more Australian cities then March-April is a great choice!


  6. Karyn Jane
    March 17, 2016 @ 1:11 am

    This is a great post! The landscape is so varied here and a lot of people forget that we are an entire continent. There are so many things to be taken into account when visiting, depending on what areas you will be in.


    • rockytravel
      March 21, 2016 @ 10:11 am

      Absolutely. It is very important to pick the right time to visit places Australia! Thanks for stopping by Karyn! 🙂


  7. Mar
    November 15, 2016 @ 8:23 am

    We are looking to visit Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns (for snorkeling at the great barrier reef.) Options are April or September what would you advise? I know the temperatures vary in each location but looking for pros and cons thank you in advance


    • rockytravel
      November 15, 2016 @ 11:15 am

      September is the best time for visiting Cairns and North Tropical Queensland, as it’s the end of the dry season with warm days and cool nights. Whereas in April weather can still be wet in the tropics. If you plan to spend more time in Northern Australia and love to go snorkeling and outdoor activities, then I would go with September. April is not bad for all three regions but consider that temps in Melbourne and Sydney will be around 15-20°C max. Hope that helps! 🙂


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