Climate

Life revolves around our pristine beaches and estuary systems and we take advantage of the long hours of sunlight, about 14 hours, at the height of summer.

On the Sapphire Coast, weather extremes are the exception.  Our summers reflect our temperate climate, warm waters, balmy nights and predominately northerly breezes. Life revolves around our pristine beaches and estuary systems and we take advantage of the long hours of sunlight, about 14 hours at the height of summer. Days are regularly around 30°C with average temperatures between 24°C and 16°C.

Summer fades into pleasant autumns and mild winters with about 10 hours of daylight a day. It is perfect for wilderness adventures like kayaking and bushwalking and extreme adventures like mountain biking and skin diving for game fish. Even on the below average days, when a storm races across the landscape and whips up the sea, there’s nothing quite so exhilarating as a visit to our rugged coastline. Winter temperatures range between an average minimum of 7°C and 17°C.

Waters stay warm right through Autumn, a gift from the famous East Australian Current whose curling tendrils travel down the South Coast to meet the nutrient rich currents of the Antarctic along our coastline, creating a unique convergence zone that promotes unparalleled biodiversity.

In spring, the Sapphire Coast welcomes the Humpback Highway, and we celebrate and study baleen and toothed whales and their calves on their southern migration. This year whales were seen from Eden, on the shores of Twofold Bay, as late as January.