If you’re planning a trip to Australia, you may realize by now that your summer is our winter and visa-versa. So, with that being said, do you know where the best winter destinations are for you to travel to in a motorhome hire?
Some of these destinations are ideal to visit in a motorhome hire while others, you may have to take a boat to get to them. Either way, Australia in the winter is always a good idea. You can enjoy some beach destinations or head to the hills for fun in the snow. There is no shortage of activities to be done by any type of traveler.
If you’re hoping to make the best of your time down under, you’re in for a real treat. Australia does not disappoint. Consider the following destinations for your next Australian trip in July and August and see why many people choose to visit Australia in the winter:
- Mount Buller, Victoria
If you love winter destinations and want to enjoy some fabulous winter fun, then you’ll appreciate a trip to Mount Buller in Victoria. This is where many Australians wander over to for a good skiing season. There are 3 different terrain parks so that those of every level can have a great time no matter how advanced they may or may not be. There is even a village toboggan park with a snowmaking machine, so if you’re road tripping with your kids, this is the place to be.
- Port Douglas, Queensland
If you like the idea of feeling less heat than usual but more warmth than an ice-cold winter in Australia, go on over to Port Douglas, where you can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea. From the four mile beach for lounging around at to the cruises for checking out the reef, there is plenty of fun to be had in Port Douglas, even in the winter. You may question the wisdom of visiting another country during the winter yet going to a sunny beach. The great thing about this is that you avoid the sweltering temperatures that are present in Australian summers, but still get to enjoy some of the most beautiful Australian destinations while here.
- Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
Yet another destination for those who aren’t big fans of cold weather, Whitsunday Islands are a must-visit for anyone visiting Australia, whether it’s summer or winter. The good thing about going in the winter is that you get slightly cooler weather, but still get to enjoy the paradisiacal beauty that exists there any time of the year. You may even get to see whales in the area, while sailing from one island to another. Whether you love water adventures or prefer lounging around on the sandy beaches, there is something for everyone in the Whitsunday Islands area.
- Blue Mountains, NSW
If you love winter adventure and hiking, mix the two with a trip to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. This World-Heritage destination is a wonder to explore with beautiful views, Mount Tomah to admire, and plenty of fun to be had as you hike through the region. While it doesn’t always get a lot of snow, when it does, this already magical destination becomes even more with a beautiful sprinkling of white powder across the peaks. Just be safe as you travel through the area in the winter and make sure that you go hiking fully prepared.
- Falls Creek, Victoria
Those who love winter fun, will enjoy snowboarding and tobogganing at this Australian winter wonderland. Close enough that you can reach it in a few hours from Sydney and Melbourne, Falls Creek is a favorite alpine resort for those who don’t want to head to the beaches but who would rather take on the powder during the winter. If you are traveling with your kids, you’ll appreciate the fact that this ski destination gives lessons to kids.
Australia isn’t only a place to be enjoyed during the summer. There is plenty of fun to be had in the winter as well. Whether you want to head to the beach for a cooler summer experience or you are all about the snow, Australia has plenty of landscapes for you to choose from.
Even better, winter is when some of the nation’s “scary” animals aren’t so present, so if you are hoping to avoid snakes, spiders, and crocs, they won’t be out as much as they are in the summer. If you are traveling with your kids, it’s a good time to visit, so you avoid the intense heat that is often present in the summer.
Are you hoping to enjoy Australia in the winter while road tripping in a motorhome hire? What a fantastic idea. Pack up your vehicle, plan your route, stock up on necessities, winter proof your vehicle, and get moving. Australia is an incredible country to explore.