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What to Do in Winter Australia: 17 Must-Do Activities

Winter Australia months are the best time and season to enjoy and explore the beauty of this beautiful continent. Most of the countries in Australia experience four seasons in a year. However, the tropical north experiences the wet season and the dry season.

The seasons of Australia vary from those in the Northern Hemisphere. Summers are from December to February; the changeover months to winter from summer is from March to May; winter is from June to August, and spring is from September to November.

The three hottest months, December, January, and February, experience temperatures averaging from 17 degrees Celsius to as high as 40 degree Celsius. June, July, and August are the coolest three months in Australia.

Many tourists from the Northern hemisphere travel to Australia during this time of the year to get rid of the harsh summers. Some parts of Australia, like Tasmania, South Australia, and Victoria, can fall down to 0 degrees Celsius at night.

How Cold Is Winter Australia Months

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Australia experiences very chilling and cool winters. The winter temperatures dips down to 5  degrees Celsius. During the coldest months, June and July, you can also experience some frosty nights. Some places in Victoria experience heavy snowfalls during the cooler winters. The winter Australia’s seasons vary from place to place, with an average temperature ranging from 20 degrees Celsius to 0 degrees Celsius.

Reasons To Spend Winters In Australia

Below are some of the main reasons you want to travel and explore the beauty of Australia during the winter months.

1. Dune Bashing In Simpson

The Australian winter months serve every purpose, from food to people, art, culture, adventure, and nature. The extensive sand dunes of Simpson Desert offer great adventurous opportunities to experience dune bashing. More than 1100 sand dunes allow tourists to pander to thrilling experiences in Australia.

2. Valley View In New South Wales

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One of the most fun and underrated things to do during winter Australia months in New South Wales is to get to the top and explore the Valley View Lookout. The valley offers a picturesque view of glorious and splendid landscapes.

Visiting the Valley View Lookout is worth it as it allows the tourists to capture beautiful moments they would carry on forever.

3. In Lap Of Nature In Litchfield National Park

One of the popular things to do in winter Australia months is visiting the Litchfield National Park. The park is full of natural pools, dense forests, flowing waterfalls, and refreshing green vegetation, thus making it one of the best places to go for hiking, camping, nature walks, and experiencing some thrilling activities with amazing nature views.

The national paradise park takes you to the land of Australia’s wildlife and the goodness of nature.

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4. Ningaloo Reef In Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef is situated in the core of Western Australia and is a prized World Heritage Site. Tourists from all over the world visit the Ningaloo Reef during June to August calendar months and experience swimming in the reef with the white sharks.

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The Ningaloo Reef is spread over 260 kilometers along the Ningaloo Coast. Tourists can snorkel at the Turquoise Baby, stay in luxury camps near the coral reef, and fly with microlight flights.

5. Wine Tour In Yarra Valley

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The Yarra Valley is surrounded by the Yarra River, which originates from the nearby regions of Melbourne and flows into Port Phillip Bay. The Yarra Valley is the production home to some of the country’s best and most delicious wine.

The vinery and winery of Yarra Valley during the Australian winter months are blossoming and flowering. It thus makes a great day trip and excursion spot.

6. Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, located in the shoreline of Queensland in the northeast of Australia, is one of the largest and most lively ecosystems worldwide. The 2,400 km large breathing ecosystem comprehends hundreds and thousands of islands and reefs that is a living place to several species of starfish, fishes, molluscs, sharks, dolphins, and turtles.

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7. The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is located between the Victorian cities of Allansfordan and Torquay and covers an area of more than 200 km. Besides being a world-popular heritage of Australia, it is also considered as one of the most splendid scenic routes on earth.

The road trips allow you to witness the beauty of the 12 Apostles, foggy waterfalls, untouched rainforests, and native wildlife.

8. Greet The Penguins On Philip Island

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Who does not love to watch some cute penguins? Philip Island is famous for the penguin Parade, and tourists worldwide witness the adorable penguins during the Australian winter months. The tourists can also experience an underground viewing tour to get close to the penguins during the Philip Island tour.

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9. Kangaroo Island In South West Adelaide

Kangaroo is the trademark of Australian tourism, and without visiting Kangaroo Island, your trip to Australia would not be justified. The third largest Australian island is Kangaroo Island which is also home to numerous sea lions and koalas. Visiting this little paradise is one of the best places to do during the Winter Australian months.

10. Overland Track In Cradle Mountain

The Overland Track is a great trekking site during the hot summer months. During the Australian winter months, it turns into a beautiful snowy wonderland. Tourists from all over the world visit the Overland Track in Cradle Mountain to experience snowshoe trekking.

11. Perth’s Blooming Wildflowers

At Perth, you can witness and experience more than 11000 species of blooming wildflowers. The wildflowers are spread over an area of more than 2 million square kilometer in west of Australia.

The Botanic Garden in Perth is rich in flora and fauna and is considered one of the best things to do in Western Australia during the winter Australia months. Moreover, more than 50 percent of the wildflowers are of Australian origin.

12. Adelaide’s Crocodile Cruise

The canals and streams of Northern Australia comprises of more than seventy thousand saltwater crocodiles. Experiencing the Crocodile Cruise is few of the interesting things you can do in Adelaide.

The saltwater crocodiles are easy to spot and locate during the cool Australian winter months. The wild Aussie crocs could be seen sleeping and resting in muddy waters.

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13. Watch The Dolphins at Glenelg

Glenelg is a suburb of southern Australia and serves as a popular tourist destination in Adelaide. The place attracts many tourists to enjoy the beachside and soak up some vitamin D during winter. Tourists also get to spot dolphins and can enjoy swimming with the wild and playful dolphins.

14. Taste The World Class Drink On Tasmanian Whiskey Trail

Winters and a glass of whiskey go hand in hand. Tasmania in Australia is popular for its rich history with breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Tourists get to experience brewery tours and also get to sip on their favourite drink. The breweries give an in-depth understanding and awareness of the art and craft of fine whisky-producing technology.

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15. Dark Mofo Fest In Tasmania

One of the most interesting to do in the Australian winter months is to visit the winter festival of Dark Mofo. This winter festival brings half of Tasmania together. The festival celebrates the roots of nature, human existence, light and darkness, culture, traditions, and religion. The festival is organized by the Museum of Old and New Arta and is celebrated for a long 10 days. The festival also features great food, films, art, music, people, and entertainment.

16. Experience Truffle Season In Canberra

The winter Australia months are truffle season in Australia. In Canberra, various truffle-inspired events are happening as a part of the annual Truffle Festival. You can experience truffle hunting and take cooking classes to theme meals.

Moreover, Australia’s best ski fields are located 2.5 hours from Canberra. In addition, if you are not a ski person, you can experience other activities such as dog sledding and snowshoeing.

17. Stargaze In The Red Centre

One of the must-do things in winter Australian months is to visit the Red Centre. The tourists get to see the amazing monoliths from motorcycles, camels, segway, or helicopters, wander the amazing Field Of Lights which features 50,000 solar-powered stems, or walk the Larapinta Trail.

Here the stars look brighter and bigger, and you also hear Aboriginal stories. It takes a journey across the Milky Way with the help of iPads, binoculars, and telescopes.


The winter Australia months are the perfect and ideal season to discover and sightsee the fabulous destinations of Australia. The Australian winter is a magical time for tourists as the places are less crowded, and the hotel and ticket prices are comparatively lower.

Tourists can experience the white snowy wonderland with freezing temperatures in the south of Australia or mild temperature with frosty nights in the north of Australia.

Ankita M Bose
Ankita M Bose
Ankita has completed her Masters in English and has a great interest in traveling and exploring beautiful destinations. She loves writing travel contents and also keeps an interest in exploring beautiful Australian beaches, deserts and wildlife. She will guide you through some of the popular and exciting destinations to visit in Australia from her research.

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