When to Go

High Season (Dec–Mar)

  • Summer in the south is warm and dry.
  • The tourist season peaks from Christmas until the end of school holidays in January; expect pricey accommodation.
  • In WA's north, this is the wet (low) season.

Shoulder (Apr, May & Sep–Nov)

  • Wildflowers bloom from September.
  • The best months to visit the north.
  • Humpback whales cavort offshore from September to November; whale sharks from April to June.

Low Season (Jun–Aug)

  • Wettest and coolest time in Perth and the south – chilled-out!
  • Overnight temperatures in the south can dip below 10°C.
  • High season for the Coral Coast, the Pilbara, Broome and the Kimberley; days are dry and usually above 30°C.