New South Wales (NSW) enjoys a mild climate with four distinct seasons. Summers (December-February) can be hot, especially inland, while coastal areas remain cooler. Winter (June-August) is cooler, with snowfall possible in highland areas.
Spring (September-November) and autumn (March-May) offer temperate conditions, ideal for hiking. However, sudden weather changes can occur, so adequate preparation is crucial.
The best hiking periods are generally spring and autumn. Nonetheless, weather forecasts should always be checked prior to setting out. For local weather updates and trail conditions, visit the NSW National Parks website (https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/