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Best time to visit South Australia

Our verdict

The best time to visit South Australia is March-May

South Australia is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, March-May is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Adelaide, South Australia can reach a top of 30℃ (87℉). The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as 7℃ (45℉), although this can differ at other destinations across South Australia depending on the geography.

The days are longest in South Australia in December, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to South Australia in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to read all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to South Australia. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll have found out all there is to know about when to go, and you’ll be ready to start booking your flights! Who knows, we might even have some surprises waiting for you when you get there!

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

December

South Australia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. South Australia is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in South Australia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
AdelaideNovember
26℃
18℃
26℃
18℃
24℃
16℃
21℃
14℃
17℃
12℃
15℃
10℃
14℃
10℃
15℃
9℃
16℃
10℃
20℃
12℃
22℃
14℃
24℃
16℃
Coober PedyMarch-April
37℃
25℃
35℃
24℃
32℃
22℃
27℃
18℃
22℃
14℃
18℃
11℃
19℃
10℃
21℃
11℃
25℃
14℃
30℃
18℃
32℃
21℃
35℃
24℃
Port LincolnMarch-April
24℃
18℃
23℃
18℃
22℃
18℃
20℃
16℃
18℃
15℃
16℃
13℃
15℃
12℃
16℃
12℃
16℃
12℃
19℃
13℃
20℃
15℃
22℃
17℃
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Top FAQs

South Australia is in Oceania.
You can check out the full list of awesome destinations and hidden gems to explore in South Australia here.
The warmest month of the year in Adelaide, one of the most popular places to visit in South Australia, is January.
The driest month of the year in Adelaide, South Australia, is usually around March each year.

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