Winter is mostly time spent at home for relaxing and comfort. It is a slow and steady season that gives way to the process of change. Usually, Aussies escape the frosty temperatures by moving towards the Northern Hemisphere. But there is no better time to enjoy an Australian getaway than in winter.
With only half of the nation experiencing the cold spell, the other parts are warm and dry. Therefore, travelling during wintertime will not always give you miserable weather. When in Australia, you have the option to relish a tropical holiday or a snowy adventure.
Here are the best selections that Aussie winter can offer:
Have a Wonderful Time at the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria
The glorious region of Mornington provides scenic beauty, along with food and wine that you cannot say no to. Winter in the peninsula will give you plenty of things to do, including:
- Winter Wine Festival
- Winter Solstice Festival
- Mornington Jazz Festival
You may want to time your trip so you can participate in the above events.
Even if you miss the activities, you still have several choices, from dining to golfing to shopping. Book in advance to secure your journey. You can get to Mornington via ferry, bus, or car. Organised tours are also available.
Embrace the Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill – Ballarat
The Sovereign Hill’s Christmas in July: Winter Wonderlights is usually held over late June to Mid-July as part of the Ballarat Winter Festival.
Expect a magical day out in Sovereign Hill Winter Wonderlights, where you get to experience a olden day Ballarat winter wonderland with snowfalls, Christmas decorations and stunning light projections!
As in previous years, experience a Sovereign Hill Christmas in July, where Victorian buildings are lit up with festive yuletide animations, faux snow falls happen throughout the day, and over 15km of fairy lights make sure the Sovereign Hill light show give the entire township a golden glow.
Wondering what is Sovereign Hill? It’s one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations and a place to immerse yourself in the history of gold-rush era Ballarat of the 1850s.
During Christmas in July Sovereign Hill Winter Wonderlights the whole outdoor museum is festooned with Christmas decorations, with wreaths at every shop front, Christmas trees and the sounds of carolling along the main streets.
In addition to regular attractions and programming, there is a Christmas in July at Sovereign Hill-themed theatrical program and festive stalls. There are pantomimes and theatre performances and Christmas themed arts and crafts. Stock up on traditional Christmas decorations, sample the delicious, limited edition Winter Wonderlights lemon meringue drops, and try to catch the cheeky Gingerbread man.
Enjoy Fun Adventures in the Ski Fields of Victoria
Winter is the best time for a ski holiday. You may not have too many options in Australia to go skiing. Locals, however, would often recommend two ultimate sites: the Victorian Alps in Victoria
There has always been a debate about which of these two gives better snow. But there is no time for you to contemplate. Just hit wherever you are closest to so you can truly have a great time.
If you insist on choosing, here are some points to consider:
The Victorian High Country is one of the best places to visit in the summer. You can only imagine how breathtaking the area becomes when a thick blanket of snow covers it. You can ski right from the lift all the way to your chalet door. The Victorian Alps presents jewels, such as Mt Hotham for expert skiers and snowboarders and Falls Creek, which are deemed the best ski resorts in the state. Also, there’s Mt Buller, which is just three hours from Melbourne and an excellent destination for weekend warriors.
No matter where you go, you are bound to have one of the most memorable moments in your life.