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Reasons Why It’s Best To Spend Your Winter In Australia

June marks the start of winter in Australia. It is also the time where cold weather, snow and exciting winter activities begin. While Australia is known for its sunny weather, it’s a bit colder this season. It also does snow in some parts of the country, especially in the Australian Alps. I’ve come up with a list of the best places and activities you can do in Australia this cold season. I’ve picked some of the things most locals do and go to to make it more exciting.

Here are the 3 best reasons why it’s best to spend a winter vacation in Australia.

Spend Your Winter By The Beach In Seventeen Seventy

Australia is known for its sunny winter. This is perfect for people who wanted to experience a different kind of winter. It won’t be as hot as usual. Average temperatures are around 26° with a low of over 16°-15°. This makes beaches an ideal place to spend your winter.


Australia is known for its majestic beaches and one of the best places to head on to this winter is by going to the town of 1770. Some locals prefer to call the town as Seventeen Seventy, while others refer its numeric alternative. It’s a town residing in Gladstone Region, Queensland. It’s one of the best tourist attractions in Australia due to its beautiful beaches that are near the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

You start your winter in Australia by diving into one of the town’s beaches. Tours are also available as well as comfortable accommodations. You can end the day by simply relaxing as you watch the beautiful sunset while drinking your favourite beverage. It’s one of the best places in Australia that can be enjoyed by both young and adults.

Attend Different Events And Festivals In Melbourne

Your vacation in Australia wouldn’t be fun if you haven’t been to Melbourne. Known as the most liveable city in Australia, Melbourne is home to the country’s best festivals and events this winter. You can start by booking a seat for the annual Melbourne International Film Festival. Here, you can enjoy different films from different parts of the world. You can also choose different films with different genres too.

Another location that makes the city the perfect place for your winter getaway in Australia, is the Fed Square. Home to Melbourne’s art and culture festivals. It’s one of the best places you and your family could go to once you’re in the city. You can check some of their upcoming events and exhibitions through their website.


Visiting the Queen Victoria Market this winter is the thing you don’t wanna miss in Melbourne. Here, you can choose from a wide variety of cuisines and street foods. Different beverages are also available. Shops and stalls in the area offer different kinds of alcoholic beverages. There are also drinks available for kids.

The Queen Victoria Winter Night Market is open every Wednesday. Here you can experience what locals enjoy in this season. The entertaining music made by buskers, as well as good food.

Enhance Your Skills At The Falls Creek

Well, winter wouldn’t be winter without snow, right? So, it’s also wise to experience the snow here in Australia. Situated near the Alpine National Park, the Falls Creek is a resort town in Victoria. It is the best place for you and you’re family if you’re looking for the perfect place to do winter sports.


Tourists from all over the world who have spent their winter here in Australia, have been into the Falls Creek. Here, you and your family can try different winter sports. Aside from skiing and snowboarding, you can also enjoy snowmobiling. Your kids can enjoy snow tubing and ice skating.

Since its a resort, snow gears and apparels can be rented on the area. You and your family can also book different lessons depending on your preferences. You and your friends can learn how to ski, snowboarding and even ice skating. These are one of the best reasons why winter is best spent in Australia.


Since winter is not that cold in Australia, packing light would be easy. One of my best and efficient travel tips for people who are heading to Australia is that they wouldn’t have to pack a lot. Bringing a lot of jackets would only make your vacation less fun and exciting. Pack light, it’s what most travellers do regardless of the destination. This will make give you efficient travel experience.

So there you have it, my top 3 best reasons why it’s best to spend your winter vacation in Australia.

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