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4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter

4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter
Australia’s winter lasts from June to August, meaning for most of us, Australia’s winter is our summer season. Which is ah-mazing, because when you get sick and tired of the *exhausting* heat, you can book a trip to milder Australia; which averages a temperature of 15 °C in the winter.
Escaping the intense summer in your own country is probably the best reason to visit Australia in the winter however, we’ve put together four more reasons why you need to book your trip this summer! Check out these Australian attractions and things to do during the winter in Australia.

4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: 

 

Reason #1: You Can Soak in the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs

Indulge in a relaxing spa in Victoria's first natural hot spring
4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Mornington Peninsula Hot Spring

Escape the hustle of Melbourne and make your way to Mornington Peninsula. Despite any chilly weather you may encounter, you will be toasty warm in the Peninsula Hot Springs. Sit in the springs and pamper yourself in the warm waters surrounded by stunning, lush gardens. Natural thermal mineral water flows into pools and private baths, creating an idyllic setting.

Peninsula Hot Spring
4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Mornington Peninsula Hot Spring (image via @unaema, Instagram)

Book a tour from Melbourne and not only can you discover natural hot springs but maze gardens and wineries at this coastal destination. On your tour, you’ll find yourself at Enchanted Adventure Garden where you can challenge friends to a race through a hedge maze then you will cap off the day at Montalto Vineyard for a wine tasting.

 

Reason #2: You Can Catch Sight of Uluru Rock During Field of Light

Australia in Winter Uluru Rock Field of Light
4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Uluru Rock Field of Light (image via Lisa West Photography, flickr)

Uluru Rock, also known as Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone rock formation in the Australia’s Northern Territory desert. It’s known as a sacred site for the Australian indigenous people. The rock is said to be 550 million years old so it’s worth seeing at any time or season, however until December 2020, you can catch a stunning light show at this ancient site.

4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Uluru Rock Field of Light
4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Uluru Rock Field of Light (image via Romain Pontida, flickr)

After the sun sets, watch iconic Uluru Rock become illuminated by thousands of twinkling and colorful lights during Field of Light Uluru. Glimpse vibrant lights spanning the desert against the historic Uluru Rock. Grab your tickets to this enchanting festival here.

Reason #3:  You Can Explore Great Ocean Road and Australia’s National Parks

 

4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Drive Along Great Ocean Road
4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Drive Along Great Ocean Road (image via Larry W. Lo, flickr)

While the winter season in Australia might be a little too cold for diving or snorkeling, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the picturesque coastline. Drive along and explore Great Ocean Road and witness rocky peaks, sandy beaches and turquoise waters.

Australia in Winter Great Ocean Road
4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: See the Twelve Apostles

Book a tour and your drive of Great Ocean Road with a visit to two of Australia’s national parks. Check out Great Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park, where you can witness the Twelve Apostles landmark. Admire the 12, 70-meter high cliffs that dot the shore.

Reason #4: You Can Test Your Nerves with SKYWALK at Sydney Tower

4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Sydney Tower
4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Sydney Tower (image via Matthew J Photos, flickr)

Sydney is equally as beautiful in winter as it is in summer, so take advantage and make your way up Sydney Tower. From Australia’s tallest observation tower deck, you can observe sweeping views of the city, including major icons like Sydney Harbor Bridge and Circular Quay.

4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Sydney Tower Skywalk
4 Reasons to Visit Australia in Winter: Sydney Tower Skywalk

The view from the tower provides some gorgeous Insta shots but those looking to up *really* up their Instagram game, should join in the SKYWALK. Participants will gear up with a harness than step out onto the tower’s rim to experience walking among the clouds!

 

Don’t be afraid of the winter season in Australia! As the crowds of tourists thin out when the temperature dips, it’s the perfect time to discover Australia’s attractions.

 

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