The 5 Winter Destinations in Australia You Should Visit

The 5 Winter Destinations in Australia You Should VisitTo the rest of the world, winter is that time of the year when the snow gears are being cleaned up, prepped and readied. But in the Land Down Under, we do things a little bit differently.

Australia’s vastness makes for varying climates all over the country. It may be freezing in some parts like Thredbo and Mt Baw Baw but in the northern regions it could still be warm due to their relative proximity to the equator.

Enough scientific talk though, we’re here to give you what you need to make the most of the Australian winter! Here are our top picks for the places you should visit while it’s hot (and cold too)! Here are the five winter destinations in Australia you should visit.

Winter Destinations in Australia

Lord Howe Island

Photo by patchtok via Flickr/ CC BY 2.0
Photo by patchtok via Flickr/ CC BY 2.0

 Sitting in the azure waters of the Tasman Sea, between Australia and New Zealand, is the Lord Howe Island. Its crescent-shaped island provides for indulgent relaxing atmospheres, exhilarating experiences like scuba diving, birdwatching, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking and fishing. There’s also room for hiking, trekking and walking in its famous twin peaks.This summer, you’re sure to be immersed in breathtaking stunners in the form of mountain views, cool beaches and stylish lifestyle in the Heritage-listed paradise island.

Gibb River Road

Photo by Stray Croc via Flickr/ CC BY-SA 2.0
Photo by Stray Croc via Flickr/ CC BY-SA 2.0

If you have more than a few days to spare and looking for a 4WD adventure, then the 660-kilometre Gibb River Road is the winter getaway for you. In eight days, you can get full doses of epic outback experiences from the Kimberley Region in Western Australia. Go through the Derby, Windjana Gorge, Mt Hart Homestead, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station, Ellenbrae Station, El Questro Wilderness Park, Wyndham and Kununurra. Life here is simple and the former cattle route still offers accommodation from  several cattle stations.

Simpson Desert

Photo by enjosmith via Flickr/ CC BY-SA 2.0
Photo by enjosmith via Flickr/ CC BY-SA 2.0

Another roadventure, another reason to hop on the driver’s seat and get going! Driving along the deep red sands of the Simpson Desert is nothing short of a challenge. Though arduous and requires a lot of time planning ahead, the possibilities are endless and the rewards limitless! Take the Stuart Highway from Adelaide, drive the Oodnadatta Track and dare cross Mt Dare or propel from Poeppel Corner. Plus, though the conditions might be harsh for life to thrive, there is a lovely collection of wildflowers, pine trees and unique wildlife.

The Whitsundays

Photo by brewbooks via Flickr/ CC BY-SA 2.0
Photo by brewbooks via Flickr/ CC BY-SA 2.0

Now it’s time to relax again and one that will never (ever!) disappoint is The Whitsundays. The islands are of lush emerald colour, the waters as clear as the purest sapphire could be with the foamy yet lazy waves crawl to pearly white fine sands. T

Mt Donna Buang

Photo by r reeve via Flickr/ CC BY-ND 2.0
Photo by r reeve via Flickr/ CC BY-ND 2.0

This perhaps is Melbourne’s best-kept secret and this reveal will surely benefit everyone who’s been looking for a bit of snow to see what the fuss is really all about. In the  southern reaches of Victoria, in the Yarra Ranges National Park, a bright explosion of white will greet you as a Mount Donna Buang is located here. Ready your winter gear! Here we come for days of snowplays and tobogganing!

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Winter Destinations in Australia

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