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Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast who has travelled solo for +35 years between Italy, Australia, South East Asia and more countries. Through her adventures and knowledge, she has been inspiring and helping women over 50 to travel solo and independently. Michela is the founder and editor-in-chief of Rocky Travel & Tours For Over 50.


  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


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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!


    • Rocky Travel Australia
      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!


  5. 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.


    • Rocky Travel Australia
      March 21, 2016 @ 10:11 am

      Absolutely. It is essential to pick the right time to visit places in Australia! Thanks for stopping by, Karyn!


  6. 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


    • Rocky Travel Australia
      November 15, 2016 @ 11:15 am

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


  7. Ellie
    March 16, 2018 @ 5:21 pm

    I’m dreaming and already planning a trip to Tasmania. I’d like to enjoy the beach holidays, meet unique local wildlife and spend not much money. Is it possible at all? You recommend summer as the best season for the warmest temperatures, and that’s what I need for a seaside vacation. But it must be too expensive and too crowded, so could I possibly choose November or March instead? Are there any recommendations for the best wildlife experience? Thanks in advance for an answer.


    • Rocky Travel Australia
      May 6, 2018 @ 3:36 pm

      Hi Ellie, sorry for the late reply! For a wildlife experience in Australia, it depends on where you are! The best I can recommend is Wilson Promontory National Park; if you plan a trip to Melbourne in March, that would be just perfect!


  8. Kathy
    February 23, 2019 @ 6:31 pm

    Planning to visit Tasmania this year and this article is helpful for us to decide when is the best time of the year to visit. Thank you very much.


  9. Linda Evans
    January 16, 2020 @ 12:28 pm


    I was planning on visiting Adelaide in July and August with my two sons who will be 8 and 14. I was hoping to make a base for the summer and travel out to activities. However, reading your information I can see that this mightn’t be the best weather wise. I’m not necessarily looking for really hot weather, just warm, mostly rain free so I can get outside with my sons and away from the dreaded xbox. Where would you suggest please?


    • Rocky Travel Australia
      February 7, 2020 @ 1:19 pm

      Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by and leaving your message. If you travel between July and August, the best places where the weather is fine but not humid and rainy would be Northern Australia, between Darwin and Cairns, where temps will be between 25-30 C. Otherwise, you could also hit Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but temps would be between 18-23 C. It really depends on what you are wanting to do in Australia. You can visit this page with more Australia Itinerary Ideas or get my Australia Itinerary Guide Book. If you have more questions feel free to come back to me by sending in a message via the contact page here on the site. Thanks.


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