Not sure where to go for the winter break? It is always great to try something new and different. There are plenty of places on offer, all across Australia, with something different and unique at each one. Below are a few of the best and most exciting places you can visit this winter.
Winter Adventures in Australia
Escape the cold
If you don’t like the cold and you are looking for a beach vacation there is no better place than the Whitsundays. Winter doesn’t seem to reach this far north, though this time of year an edge has been taken off the heat. Jet skiing is the best way to enjoy your time in this island paradise. Want to give jet skiing a try but don’t have your own? Check out quality retailers like JSW Powersports to find a model that suits you. If you live near the water you will be using it every weekend. With a jet ski you can hop from island to island and see the reef up close without going into the water.
With the summer heat gone, now is the perfect time to go hiking. Hiking is by far one of the best ways to see some of the most picturesque parts of the country. South East Queensland and northern New South Wales has some of the best hiking trials in Australia and even the world. Just west of the Gold Coast are the mighty rainforests surrounding Springbrook, with trees that are thousands of years old and waterfalls that flow all year round. If you are looking for more of a challenge, and an extraordinary view, look no further than Mt Warning, a three to four hour climb that results in views looking over the Gold Coast and south of Byron Bay.
Hit the slopes
When you are soaking up the heat of summer, it is easy to forget that Australia is home to some pretty awesome ski fields. Falls Creek in Victoria is home to a winter wonderland. Whether it is skiing or snowboarding, or just building snow men, it is the place to be for a white winter. There are slopes for beginners and experts, meaning fun for everyone. One of the most attractive reasons to visit is the usually short lines and limited queuing, getting you in the action as quick as possible.
Kakadu is the perfect place for a more ‘Crocodile Dundee’ type adventure. Early winter is the best time of year to go. It’s not too hot and the water is still flowing from the wet season. Kakadu is a fisherman’s paradise and a great place to catch barramundi. There is also plenty of trekking and hiking on offer across some of the countries most rugged terrain. The more adventurous thrill-seekers will find plenty of fun in white water rafting and kayaking in the region.
Fly South for the Winter
Tasmania in winter is like something out of a fairy tale. Snow-capped mountains, deep, dark forests and quaint little villages all combine to make the island state one of the most beautiful places to visit. There’s plenty of skiing to be done but it is hard to resist the allure of a walk around the crystalline Dove Lake, at the base of Cradle Mountain or through one of the frost encrusted rainforests, shimmering like diamonds in the sunlight.
There are so many great places to visit on a winter break, these are just a few of the best.
Where are you planning to go this winter?
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