Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia? If you're planning to go to Canberra, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Based on the climate and weather in Canberra, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Canberra, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Canberra.

If you intend to see the lovely St John the Baptist Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Australian National Botanic Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you visit Canberra Museum and Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Canberra.

What to wear/what to pack for Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Canberra during January, you may see that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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February

February in Canberra is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March in Canberra is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

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April

April in Canberra is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you visit Canberra during May, you might see that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you go to Canberra in June, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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July

July in Canberra is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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August

If you are traveling to Canberra in August, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

September in Canberra is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

If you go to Canberra in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November for Canberra is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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December

If you visit Canberra during December, you are likely to see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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