Australia's Top Ten Destinations To Visit Before The End Of Winter

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

Cradle Mountain

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

Darwin, 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
rug up!

5. The Whitsundays, Queensland  

The Whitsundays,

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

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, 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, 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

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 months.

10. Mt Carruthers, New South Wales

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.

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