Australia’s Best Winter Warmer Destinations

The winter months are fast approaching and it’s time to
start planning ahead and booking in your self-drive winter warmer
escape. Take advantage of our Escape the Cold promotion and SAVE 20% OFF
the rental when you pick up from 15th of July to the 15th of September
2015. Here are some of Australia’s warmest winter destinations to
consider for your upcoming holiday, with all offering a healthy dose of
sunshine and the tropics right when you need it the most.

Darwin

During the Australian winter months, Darwin sees an
impressive average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius making it the
ultimate winter warmer destination and the country’s most tropical
capital city. Experience brilliant sunsets, great alfresco dining and a
relaxed atmosphere in this urban city in the Northern Territory. Don’t
miss out on the Mindil Sunset Markets serving up some of the area’s
finest food or a laidback sunset cruise on the harbour.

The Whitsundays 

With an average winter daytime temperature of 23.1 degrees
Celsius, the Whitsundays are the perfect place to visit to escape the
cold of the south. This majestic group of 74 tropical islands offer
pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise water and plenty of activities to
keep everyone entertained. Pull up in your camper at Airlie Beach, the
hub for accessing the islands and choose from activities including
snorkeling, diving, kayaking, bush walking, scenic flights and so much
more. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on a day-trip to Hill Inlet where
you will experience breathtaking views of Whitehaven Beach.

Margaret River

Winter is a great time to visit this bustling tourist town
in Western Australia when the crowds have finally dispersed. The town
offers the perfect combination of outdoor and cultural activities and
has an abundance of stately wineries to explore. If you like catching a
wave or two, the surf is fantastic at this time of year and there are
plenty of coastal tracks for the adventure seeker including the Cape to
Cape track which offers spectacular sweeping coastal views and can be
enjoyed all to yourself in the winter months.

Cape York

Nestled in tropical far North Queensland, Cape York offers
unique insight into Australia’s history as well as prime wildlife and
culture encounters. This corner of Australia has a tropical climate
year-round and Cooktown, located at the base of the peninsula, has an
average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius in June.

Hervey Bay

July onwards is a convenient time to visit this popular
coastal city in Queensland due to mild weather conditions and the
beginning of the famous whale watching season. The harbour offers a
myriad of half and full day tours allowing you the unique opportunity to
get up close and personal with these friendly ocean creatures. Some
charters include lunch and a glass-bottom boat to offer you maximum
viewing opportunities.

Byron Bay

This uber laidback town on the coast of New South Wales is
a beautiful winter oasis offering all the perks of a summer escape.
With great beaches, lush green rainforests and an abundance of lively
cafes and restaurants, Byron Bay caters to all kinds of holiday
requirements and is located on the most easterly tip of Australia. Here
you will find an eccentric mix of people from modern-day hipsters to
backpackers or sleek city dwellers on holiday. To really absorb the
unique vibe of the town, take a yoga class or have a natural treatment
at one of the day spas. Follow it up with a visit to the beach to
immerse yourself in Australia’s unique beach culture without the summer
crowds.

Exmouth

Located
on the North West Cape of Western Australia, Exmouth is a stunning part
of the country and is located at the doorstep of the Ningaloo Coast
World Heritage area. Just moments from Exmouth itself you will discover
spectacular white beaches with azure waters that are ideal for swimming,
snorkeling and evening walks. The area is also great for bush walking,
witnessing unique wildlife and marveling at beautiful Australian
scenery.

Uluru

Australia’s most famous natural icon and World Heritage
Listed site is an absolute must-visit for anyone planning a self-drive
adventure around Aus and winter is a great time to visit. During this
time of year the crowds are thin and you can experience unique tourism
encounters without suffering heat and dense crowds. Here you will learn
about the rich indigenous culture of the area and can even ride a camel
through the red sand dunes. Don’t miss out on Kata Tjuta for an
impressive sight.