Australia is known for its beautiful beaches that are perfect for the summer season, but it is not summer all year round on the big lap. In the middle of the year comes the cold weather, so it may be a break for some beach swimming and sunbathing.
Here are some perfect adventures to do when visiting Australia in the winter season.
📍 Warm Dip in Darwin and the Top End
Contrary to the freezing weather in southern Australia, the Top End and Darwin bring you a warm breeze, sunny days, and cool nights. You can still put those bikinis on and take a dip at the natural plunge pools of Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. You may also explore the crystal clear connecting swimming pools in Litchfield National Park.
📍 Get Amazed by the Ancient Beauty of Broome and The Kimberley
Stay dry and warm in the outback in the Kimberly region. You can choose from its wide options of adventures to do in Kimberly. Enjoy the clear and enchanting Horizontal Falls, a scenic trip to the Buccaneer Archipelago, and watch the ancient domes of the Bungle Bungle Range from the sky. It is also a perfect time to learn about the rich Aboriginal culture through rock arts in the area.
📍 Enjoy the Underwater World of Great Barrier Reef
You don’t need to wear a wetsuit, unless you can’t take the freezing cold weather lol, to have spectacular snorkelling and scuba diving experience in the Great Barrier Reef as it is outside the stinger season. It is also the height of whale season in Australia so it might be a lucky time to spot and play with the whales.
📍 Roadtrip at the Red Centre or Great Ocean Road
Explore the Northern Territory’s outback and catch the color-changing Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) either during sunrise or sunset. If you are a fan of coastal drives, Great Ocean Road is the best option for you for a road trip. Have a scenic trip through some of Australia’s coastal wonders such as the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
📍 See the Southern Lights in Tasmania
It is incredibly rare to sight southern light, but the show is just as spectacular as the northern lights. Watch the sky filled with dancing colored lights while savoring the breezy weather.
📍 Vivid Sydney
If you are not lucky enough to catch the southern lights, you may instead watch Sydney lit up with decorated lights and filled with music at the world-famous festival of lights, Vivid Sydney. Enjoy the light shows from 6 pm in the winter season.
📍 Build a Snowman at the Blue Mountains
If you missed the winter snowy December in Australia, now is the time to experience white Yulefest at the Blue Mountains. The winter Christmas Festivals filled with roaring fires, roast dinners, sing-alongs, and occasional snowfalls.
📍 Learn to Ski at Snowy Mountains in New South Wales
Take advantage of the winter in Australia and have an epic ski holiday at the highest and whitest snowy mountain in the country, Kosciusko National Park.
Adventure around the big lap still continues whatever season it may be, so make sure to pack your bags, save this blog, and plan your next travel around oz.