With temperate winter conditions, Australia makes for a
convenient and fun winter holiday destination for your motorhome escape.
Experience Summer-like conditions on the beautiful East Coast or the
Dry Season in the north, explore the snow at one of two of our country’s
best ski-locations or visit world heritage listed Cradle Mountain in
Tasmania. There’s nothing quite like an Australian winter!
1. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Nestled amid the beauty of Lake St Clare National Park this striking winter destination is a must for your motorhome itinerary.
Composed of unique dolerite columns, Cradle Mountain cuts a haunting
figure over reflective Dove Lake. While you’re in the area experience a
wide variety of alpine and sub-alpine vegetation, play in the snow and
capture unforgettable photos of one of Tasmania’s most visually
impressive destinations, just a three hour drive from the capital of Hobart.
2. Darwin, The Northern Territory
If you’re looking for exotic weather in the middle of
winter, Darwin is the answer. Winter months are the ideal time of year
to visit the North’s most prominent city offering sunny weather
conditions and temperatures of around 30 degrees! While you’re there
don’t hesitate to witness a spectacular sunset at Mindil Beach.
3. Falls Creek, Victoria
This winter wonderland is the ideal holiday destination for
anyone longing to hit the ski slopes. The alpine resort offers runs for
all skill levels at Falls, Mt Hotham and Perisher. Keep your eyes peeled
for local wildlife crossing the ski field.
4. Mt Wellington, Tasmania
Tasmania’s capital of Hobart is a dazzling winter getaway
offering the perfect balance of sunshine and snow. No winter trip to the
capital is complete without making the scenic and easy drive up Mt
Wellington for spectacular panoramic views and the chance to play in the
snow just moments from the city centre! Park at the Springs and explore
the many walking tracks or head straight for the summit – be sure to
5. The Whitsundays, Queensland
Avoid the crowds and make a beeline to the breathtaking and
world renowned Whitsundays. At this time of year you’ll have easy access
to the many sites and attractions of the area including the world
heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Stay at Airlie Beach and enjoy day
trips to the reef and the mesmerising Whitehaven Beach, one of the best
beaches in the world.
6. Margaret River, Western Australia
Visit this charming town in summer and you’ll be fighting
the masses at every turn. Winter however sees the crowds disappear and
the opportunities open up! Experience the spectacular coastal walks
including the Cape to Cape Track, drink in the sunshine at one of the
coasts unbeatable beaches or enjoy mouth-watering food and wine
experiences at the plethora of wineries surrounding the town.
7. Canberra, The Northern Territory
Canberra is a comforting winter holiday destination offering
roaring fires and comfort food. August is the ideal time of year to
visit with the Fireside Festival offering a month of food, wine and
entertainment guaranteed to take the chill out of winter.
8. The Gold Coast, Queensland
The Gold Coast is everyone’s favourite winter escape
providing golden beaches, exhilarating theme parks and plenty to see and
do with the kids. Visit during the winter months and enjoy a temperate
climate perfect for getting out and exploring. Escape to the natural
beauty of the Gold Coast Hinterland and experience their charming
villages, heritage experiences and scenic walks.
9. The Barossa Valley, South Australia
Enjoy crisp sunny days in the Barossa Valley during June,
July and August. Winter in the Barossa sees endless green fields, warm
roaring fires and comforting red wine. Escape the intense heat in the
Barossa by paying a visit during the less busy and more scenic winter
10. Mt Carruthers, New South Wales
Expert skiers shouldn’t miss a visit to Mt Carruthers just
five kilometres north of famous Mt Kosciuszko. Experience some of
Australia’s most challenging ski descents and appreciate the landscape
dotted with impressive rock-lined couloirs. This backcountry skiing
experience will leave you craving more Australian winter fun.