Discover Australia's May Wonders: 12 Must-Visit Places

As the temperatures begin to drop in other parts of the world, May is the perfect time to visit Australia

places to visit

Swim, snorkel or dive to your heart's content. Get up close and personal with colourful coral and marine life in perfect weather.

Great Barrier Reef


Wine lover's paradise with numerous festivals and events throughout May. Indulge in the finest drops and soak up the atmosphere.

Hunter Valley


Take a guided tour, hike to the top of Uluru, or enjoy a sunset picnic with spectacular views in mild temperatures.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park


More than just wine, this region offers stunning coastal scenery, local art galleries and scenic drives.

Margaret River


Wildlife haven with kangaroos, koalas and wallabies. Explore the island's pristine beaches, rugged coastline and unique flora.

Kangaroo Island


Renowned for its pearling history and stunning Cable Beach. Clear skies, warm temps and multicultural festival in May.



Charming tropical town near the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Pleasant temps and fewer crowds make it an ideal time to visit.

Port Douglas


Rugged beauty of snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and ancient forests in May.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park


Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, but also botanical gardens, museums and art galleries. Take a scenic drive to nearby attractions.



Vibrant city surrounded by stunning beaches and natural beauty. Mild temps and plenty of events and activities throughout May.



Picture-perfect destination with pristine beaches, turquoise waters and idyllic islands. Explore the Great Barrier Reef and more.

The Whitsundays


World Heritage-listed area with stunning scenery, including the iconic Three Sisters rock formation and Jenolan Caves.

The Blue Mountains


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