If you’re someone who can’t really enjoy oneself during the really warm summer days and feel like there’s nothing to do to get cooler, even just a little bit, a properly planned vacation may be the answer you’re looking for. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you need to travel to icy cold environment, as there’s a great place with absolutely amazing winter temperatures while the rest of the world deals with heat. You’ve guessed it, it’s none other than The Land Down Under!
1. The weather is amazing
Even though it’s winter in Australia, you can expect amazing weather conditions, which is perfect for people who don’t like it when it’s too hot or cold. What’s more, the continent offers something for everyone. For instance, the North has pleasantly warm climate (around 25°C/77°F) that still allows for some relaxing beach and even swimming time. On the other hand, the South is cooler, and if you plan to visit Sydney, you can expect the temperature to be around 10°C/50°F. You may need an umbrella, but definitely not the full winter clothing getup. Still, if you really fancy to see and enjoy the snow while the rest of the world has to deal with the unforgiving sun rays, head to the Southern mountain ranges, which are covered in snow during the months of June, July, and August.
2. The best road trips take place in winter
Australia is famous for its breathtaking nature and the popularity of road trips as well. So, if your goal is to experience Australia in all its glory and get away from the unbearable heat, going on a road trip is the best possible choice you can make. Australia’s Red Centre Way as well as the Savannah Way are your go-to routes, as they’ll allow you to explore the most exquisite sights that the country of Oz has to offer.
3. Winter is the festival season in Oz
If you’re a fan of festivals (that usually take place during the summer in the rest of the world), winter in Australia is the perfect time to get your fair share of festival culture and fun. Not to mention that you have plenty of options to choose from. In case you’re interested in staying in Sydney, don’t miss the incredible art exhibitions during the VIVID Festival that light up the entire city as well as the historical sights. Speaking of historical sights, if something like this sparks your interest, you may want to book Randwick accommodation for more opportunities to check historical parts of the city. Moreover, Mowanjum Festival in Western Australia is perfect for learning more about Aboriginal history and culture. Also, Brisbane’s Regional Flavors festival is a definite must for wine and dine enthusiasts.
4. Enjoy the sports spirit
The weather is relatively warm in certain parts of Australia, as mentioned, which is precisely why so many people decide to take up some water sports. For instance, diving, snorkeling, surfing and swimming make for some great fun, especially if you head to the Great Barrier Reef. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea though, you can still get social and comfy at the pub while watching Rugby matches with fellow pub-goers and Rugby fans.
5. The journey is more affordable
Winter time in Australia is considered to be out-of-season for tourists. This automatically means less crowds as well as cheaper options for food, entertainment, hotels, etc. There are plenty of discounts around, too, which is great for someone who has a limited budget and definitely doesn’t like to be bothered by huge crowds, especially when it comes to finding your own spot on the beaches.
Australia is a country that has something to offer to everyone and can accommodate different tastes and adventure spirits 100%. If The Land Down Under is on your bucket list, don’t hesitate to get away to Australia’s winter this summer.
Olivia is psychologist and entrepreneur from Brisbane. She is a mother of two beautiful children and proud owner of two silly boxer dogs. She is a passionate writer, a traveller and conscious consumer, seeking healthy and sustainable products to incorporate into the lives of her family. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world”.