8 Exciting Winter Activities In Australia That You Can Do Right Now!

Tripoto
Photo of 8 Exciting Winter Activities In Australia That You Can Do Right Now! by Sending Postcards Home

Ever been to the Southern Hemisphere? The seasons there work the other way around! What is summer here in the Northern Hemisphere would be winter in Southern Hemisphere. Our earth works in ways that never ceases to amaze us..

Let’s talk about winters in Australia! Winter months are from June to August and most of the country has quite moderate climate. There are a lot of activities that you can do during winters and even pay less for them. Yes, winter being an off-peak season will be much cheaper when it comes to internal flights, hotels and rates for various tours and attractions. Local flights can be as cheap as $50!

We visited the country in late winter and early spring and had a blast! There was so much to see and do, that a fortnight didn’t seem to be enough. Some of our top Australian Winter To-Do Activities are -

1. Go Scuba Diving

Yes, you heard us right. Go scuba diving in winters! Winter is still warm to do various water sports activities. Cairns is the gateway to the famous Great Barrier Reef which has quite moderate temperatures in winters. Book a tour for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling as it’s going to be an experience you will remember for a long long time! We hugged a giant smiling fish and got our underwater pictures taken with a huge tortoise. Even though Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef is an experience of a lifetime, it's just sad to read about how the reef is dying day by day..

2. Take a Road Trip

Australia’s moderate winter weather is the best for a Road Trip. Diving through Australia’s Outback would probably give you a feel of driving through Mars. Rent a camper van and take a road trip from Darwin to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Another option would be to drive through the Great Ocean Road.

The Great Ocean Road drive is very scenic and you get to see some of the beautiful coastal wonders like the twelve apostles (of which only 8 remain now) and Loch Ard Gorge… If you are worried about a driving license, don’t fret. Indian driving license is acceptable and you can easily rent a car/camper van. Worried about driving? Take a tour bus. Check this link for Uluru and this link for Great Ocean Road.

3. Go Whale Watching

You can spot southern right whales and humpback whales as they migrate north along Australia’s Coast for the winter. The best time to watch them in action would be in May in the New South Wales and Tasmania and in June in Queensland and Victoria. It’s a sight to see.

4. Witness the Southern Lights

Southern lights is just as spectacular as the Northern lights, and these Auroras should be in everyone’s to do list. Sighting of a southern light is incredibly rare but the shows are spectacular. It’s definitely worth attempting to time your visit to Tasmania to align with Southern Lights. Watching the sky lit up in various shades of purple and green is a probably a luxury that only a few get lucky witnessing.

Also Read: Our adventures from Europe in some of the amazing posts on Tuscany, Prague, Vienna, Scottish Highlands, Dublin and Santorini

5. Be a part of Vivid Sydney

Every winter Sydney is decorated with lights and innovative installations; the streets are filled with music and you get to be a part of thought provoking workshops. This world-famous festival of lights, music and ideas is called Vivid Sydney and is the largest festival of its kind in the world. The festival transforms the city from 6pm every night into a creative canvas for people of all ages to enjoy.

6. Experience Christmas in July

You heard us right. Australia celebrates Christmas twice a year, because they miss out on the wintery snowy Christmas in December. Visit Blue Mountains for Yulefest, the winter Christmas Festivals which is filled with roaring fires, roast dinners, sing-alongs and occasional snowfalls. Now you don’t have to wait till December to enjoy some good mulled wine and stuffed turkey.

7. Hug a Koala and Feed a Kangaroo

One of our favorite part of Australia was a trip to Kangaroo Island! Yes, an entire island named after the Kangaroos. The island is like a windows wallpaper, and one of its kind. You can feed a Kangaroo, watch the little joeys tucked in their pockets, admire the sea-lions jump into the ocean and even hug a Koala! We would highly recommend staying a night in the island but you can also do a day trip from Adelaide. A more domesticated version of this would be to visit the Koala garden in Kuranda Village, in Cairns.

8. Learn Skiing

When you think of winter activities, the first thing that pops your mind is skiing. Australia is definitely covered in that department. Perisher is Australia's and Southern Hemisphere's largest ski resort destination. It's set amidst Kosciusko National Park which is Australia's famous Snowy Mountains. This terrain attracts the world's best skiers and snowboarders from the second week of June to the first week of October.

Leaving you with some photos from our amazing trip!

The gorgeous Loch Ard Gorge on the Great Ocean Road

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

All set to Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef..

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home
Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

Under water life is just so colourful, that you got to see with your own eyes..

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

That famous view of Sydney's Opera House..

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

Kangaroo Island at it's best..

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

Exploring Kangaroo Island

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

Twelve Apostles.. Sadly only eight remain now..

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

The beautiful views while driving through the Great Ocean Road..

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

Hugging a Koala should be on everyone's bucketlist..

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

Sydney's famous Harbour bridge..

Photo of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia by Sending Postcards Home

Check out our blog for more such amazing travel itineraries: Sending Postcards Home
Check out our Instagram account for breathtaking travel photos.

Be the first one to comment
Related to this article
Things to Do in Australia,Places to Stay in Australia,Places to Visit in Queensland,Places to Stay in Queensland,Things to Do in Northern territory,Northern territory Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Northern territory,Places to Visit in Northern territory,Peterborough Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Peterborough,Peterborough Travel Guide,Places to Visit in Peterborough,Places to Visit in Peterborough,Places to Visit in Peterborough,Places to Stay in Peterborough,Things to Do in Peterborough,Peterborough Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Peterborough,Things to Do in Peterborough,Places to Stay in Peterborough,Things to Do in Peterborough,Weekend Getaways from Victoria,Things to Do in Victoria,Things to Do in Victoria,Victoria Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Victoria,Places to Stay in Victoria,Places to Visit in Victoria,Places to Visit in Victoria,Places to Visit in Victoria,Places to Visit in Victoria,Places to Visit in Victoria,Places to Stay in Victoria,Things to Do in Victoria,Victoria Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Victoria,Victoria Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Victoria,Things to Do in Victoria,Victoria Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Victoria,Places to Visit in Victoria,Things to Do in Victoria,Victoria Travel Guide,Victoria Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Victoria,Things to Do in Victoria,Victoria Travel Guide,Places to Visit in Victoria,Places to Stay in Victoria,Places to Visit in New south wales,Places to Stay in New south wales,Things to Do in New south wales,New south wales Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Sydney,Places to Visit in Sydney,Things to Do in Sydney,Places to Stay in Sydney,Places to Visit in Sydney,Sydney Travel Guide,Places to Visit in South australia,Places to Stay in South australia,Weekend Getaways from Kosciuszko national park,Places to Stay in Kosciuszko national park,Places to Visit in Kosciuszko national park,Things to Do in Kosciuszko national park,Kosciuszko national park Travel Guide,Places to Visit in Tasmania,Places to Stay in Tasmania,Things to Do in Tasmania,