Best Australian Winter Destinations
Now that we've persuaded you to take a winter trip to Oz, we'll let you in on some of our favourite winter experiences:
Western Australia: The Coral Coast
Beginning 2 hours north of Perth, the Coral Coast stretches 1100 km from Cervantes to Exmouth. Its white-sand beaches, pristine coral reefs and pinnacle-filled deserts should be high on your list of winter holiday adventures. Winter's a great time to visit, with low humidity and comfortably warm temperatures.
Coral Coast Sample Itinerary - 11-day Perth to Exmouth Self-Drive for Families
Queensland: Cairns and the Far North
With its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a haven of scuba diving, snorkelling, reef cruises, all types of fishing, rainforest walks, native bird and wildlife watching. Dry Season (May to November) is the best time to enjoy the World-Heritage-Listed natural wonders of this tropical region.
Looking for winter sun? Try our 9 Day Tropical North Queensland Itinerary
Sydney & New South Wales
Sydney may not be tropical, but its winters are mild: you can leave your big winter coats and woolly sweaters at home! Bondi Beach is at its emptiest, and you can enjoy oceanside walks in the winter sun without fighting the crowds. Explore the wider Sydney region with day trips to the gorgeous Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley.
Our 11-Day Sydney to Brisbane Coastal Explorer Self Drive Itinerary visits the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and much more
South Australia: The Authentic Outback
Australia's outback is too hot for many during the summer months - it's far more comfortable to tackle it in winter. Rekindle your sense of adventure with an outback road trip through South Australia's former mining settlements, historic gold rush townships and vast landscapes of deep red Outback earth. It's a side of Australia often missed by visitors.
Follow the footsteps of the pioneers with this 12 Day Outback Self Drive itinerary
Uluru and Australia's Red Centre
With untamed surroundings, jaw-dropping rock formations, and ancient indigenous history & mythology, Australia's Red Centre is a once-in-a-lifetime destination. Uluru (Ayers Rock) is the most iconic and well-known attraction, but Kata Tjuta's mysterious rocks, King's Canyon gorges and the MacDonnell Ranges are utterly spellbinding neighbours who deserve a visit too. The daytime temperatures will be pleasantly warm, but be the desert will be freezing cold at night, so pack accordingly.
Ready for a thrilling journey to the Red Centre? Our 6 Day Red Centre Active Adventure itinerary could be just the ticket.