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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Koonawarra, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Koonawarra...

Koonawarra is a coastal city in Australia. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 3630 people. The water temperature around Koonawarra changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 16.8°C (62.2°F) in August up to 23.2°C (73.8°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Koonawarra is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Koonawarra?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Koonawarra is approximately:
23°C (73°F)

Are there surf spots close to Koonawarra?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Koonawarra. The nearest one is Port Kembla, which is just 5.8km (4miles) away from Koonawarra. Click here for more information on Port Kembla and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Koonawarra are Cowries, which is approximately 6.5km (4miles) away, and Shatters, located approximately 6.8km (4.2miles) from Koonawarra.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in proximity to Koonawarra. A beach that might be worth checking out is Oreti Beach, which is almost 1169.9km (726.7miles) away from Koonawarra. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Golden Bay, which is 1229.8km (763.9miles) away from Koonawarra.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Koonawarra?

The water temperature around Koonawarra is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during July, August, and September, temperatures cool down to roughly 17°C (62°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Koonawarra?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during summer. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during January, February, and March when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Koonawarra: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Koonawarra...

Do you know what the the city Melekyne in the Ukraine, the city South Beach in the United States, and the city La Plaine in the Dominica have in common with Koonawarra? Click on the links to find out...