A winter to remember: adventures in Australia
Winter in Australia is from June to August and the perfect season for anyone who appreciates snowy activities, like skiing and snowboarding - but also for those who enjoy the more moderate temperatures for extensive outdoor activities in nature. Due to the country’s size the climate can vary greatly from region to region and we have the best tips for what to experience where.
Sydney - Blue Mountains and Winter festivals
Enjoy the pleasant temperatures (17°C) of winterly Sydney, with sunshine and clear blue skies throughout the day. Explore the amazing coastline and hike along the now less crowded trails - or go on an adventure and participate in a whale watching tour! If you arrive between May 26th and June 17th 2023 you get to witness magical city nights, during the Vivid Sydney Festival, which illuminates Sydney with amazing light installations. Head on to the Blue Mountains and celebrate Christmas at the Yulefest, in the middle of the year! There is so much to see and experience in this special time of the year in Sydney…
Tasmania - Winter Wonderland
For everyone seeking some colder temperatures, Tasmania is the place to visit. At the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park you can hike though a magical snowy scenery, enjoy incredible views and spot some wallabys in their natural habitat. In the evenings you can not only do some star-gazing but may be lucky and witness the magical southern lights. Don't miss out on several festivals and cultural activities in the region, like the Tasmanian Whisky Week.
Melbourne and Victoria
Melbourne and the region of Victoria also offers more of the classic winter vibes, with chilly temperatures and ski-slopes for wintersport at Mount Buller or Mount Baw. It is the perfect location for a daytrip for the whole family, only a 2 hour drive from Melbourne away. Offering activities for kids like sleigh riding, dog sled tours and the fun "Gnome Roam adventure" Mount Buller makes sure to keep everyone entertained.
Wind down by strolling around on the Winter Night Market in Melbourne and enjoy some local delicacies and the winterly atmosphere.
Adelaide - Wine tasting
The South Australian wine region in the Flinders Ranges offers some of the best red wines of the country. Enjoy Adeleaide and surroundings outside of the hot busy summer season, cozy up with a good wine and enjoy the hillview of this beautiful region. Make sure to explore the restaurant scene in Adelaide, as the city is home to some of the best restaurants of the whole country.
Canberra: Truffle season
Winter is also truffle season in Australia and Canberra is the perfect place to experience this! Presenting activities like truffle hunt or cooking classes, the Canberra Truffle Festival has a lot to offer. If you are also interested in experiencing a white winter : 2,5 hours away from Canberra you can find some of the greatest ski slopes in Perisher, Thredbo or Selwyn.
Great Barrier Reef: Swim with whales
Winter is actually a great time to visit the Great Barrier Reef and explore its magnificent beauty, because you can snorkel without a wetsuit, since it's outside of stinger season. Winter is also the height of whale season, because they migrate to the North, offering plenty of opportunities to spot them. From Cairn or Port Douglas start a lot of diving tours, that allow you to actually interact with the magical giants, like going swimming with dwarf minke whales. An unforgettable experience!
Darwin: Nature of the North
Funny enough, the North of Australia is the warmest place during winter. The temperatures will stay around 30°C all year through. But winter is also dry-season, so the climate is more pleasant in general. This time of the year is perfect to explore all the iconic places of the Northern Territory: check out Buley Rockhole in the Litchfield National Park and bath in beautiful, naturally connected swimming pools in the river. Discover other stunning places in the park, like the Wangi and the Florence Falls. If you are seeking a more adventurous experience, register for a Crocodile Cruise on Adelaide river, since winter is the best time to spot the cold-blooded reptiles.
End your day as relaxed as possible and take advantage of the cool evenings by watching a movie under the open skies at the Deck Chair Cinema in Darwin.
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