Winter is fast approaching with the start of June near. There are plenty of activities to do inside and out throughout the winter without freezing. Australian winters are beautiful especially in our rural areas where we experience four seasons. The leaves begin to turn orange and red before they fall leaving the trees bare. Occasionally we will observe snowfall or sleet turning the outback into a white winter wonderland. The fog in the morning begins to thicken as dawn approaches, making us want to stay in bed all day! It’s time to layer up and get out there to see what our beautiful country has to offer.
Australian Winter brings you…..
North Queensland’s winter sun – Make your friends jealous this winter by holidaying in North Queensland, with its balmy weather, palm trees and swimmable seas.
Snow Play on the slopes – Want to see a snow-capped mountain?? During winter in Victoria, you’ll find hundreds of ski-runs across ten great alpine locations. There are also slopes in NSW including Thredbo and Mount Selwyn. Don’t worry, it isn’t that cold once you start skiing the slopes and your blood is pumping with the reflection of the sun off the white snow on your face. Make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen!
Western Australia’s wildflowers – Forget drab days and bleak landscapes. From June until September, more than 12,000 wildflower species explode across the state. The temperature is a tad hotter than what we are used to in winter, so if you are looking for a somewhat mild winter escape, WA is perfect.
South Australian Desert adventure – This winter, challenge yourself by four wheel driving the South Australian section of the vast, timeless Simpson Desert.
Tasmania’s winter secrets – Just a hop, skip and a jump over the ditch. Celebrate the solstice in Hobart or ski in Ben Lomond National Park. Trek the snow-coated highlands of Cradle Mountain or snuggle fireside in a lodge in Wineglass Bay.
The picturesque Blue Mountains – Every year from June to August, thousands of people flock to the Blue Mountains for a peaceful getaway with roaring fires, roast dinners, the city and the occasional snowfall. The Blue Mountains offers various tourist attractions including the Cultural Centre and FJ Tours.
By Jessica Jenkins
Stock up on the winter essentials! Make sure your kool kid has a wardrobe jam-packed full of the hottest colours and the essentials any little go-getter needs to play every day.