The “World’s Best Climate”

There is a persistent urban myth in the local area that National Geographic conducted a survey and analysis of climates around the world in the 1970s.

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find evidence of this over the years and so far haven’t found it. But, this is not to say that there isn’t a grain of truth behind it.

A few facts:

  • Since the Australian Bureau of Meteorology started recording data at the Walkamin Research Station the temperature has never done below 2°C or made it to 40°C.
  • Due to our location in Australia, being close to the Pacific Ocean and being at altitude the air is very clean and clear.
  • We have cool, dry winters (and warm, wet summers) which are conducive to a light flu season.