Best Winter Destinations in Australia

When it comes to travelling, sometimes the best place to go is just around the corner. Australia is a great place to be all year round, including the winter season. Although the country is well-known for its summer activities, it also offers so many alternatives to the usual beach-in-the-sun destinations. Here are a few of them to inspire you…

Mount Buller, Victoria

Source: Visit Melbourne

Embrace the full winter experience in one of the few snowy parts of Australia. You can go skiing and snowboarding on the slopes or visit the National Alpine Museum. The temperature could go as low as -2 degree celcius – pack up your warm clothing.

 

Alice Springs, Northern Territory

John Flynn's Grave, Alice Springs

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Get the full NT road trip experience without the hot weather and humidity. You can do bushwalking and enjoy the great natural and historical sites in person. Feeling more adventurous? Rent a van and drive to the famous Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

 

Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Yulefest Blue Mountains

Source: Australia.com

The region holds Yulefest, a “Christmas” festival from June to August. Scrumptious dinner feast, carol singing, murder mystery nights and night markets are on offer. Who says you can’t have proper Christmas winter in Australia?

 

Hobart, Tasmania

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Hobart is even colder in winter, but it’s also filled with more festivities during this time of the year. Consider festivals such as the artsy Dark Mofo, the musical Festival of Voices, or Hot August Jazz. You also have a chance to get a glimpse of the rare and beautiful Southern Lights.