Winter in July!Winter in Australia is between June and August. These months are usually known for summer and hot weather in the northern hemisphere, but not in Australia. Even though this is the coldest time of the year for Australia, the days can still be delightfully warm, particularly in northern states. Winter doesn’t stop the fun. You can expect to enjoy lots of outdoor sunshine and healthy living, with an array of activities and sporting events, festivals, art, guided walks, galleries and nightlife.
Vivid SydneyIf you are in Sydney, you should try an increasingly popular festival known as Vivid Sydney. It is considered the largest party of music and light in the southern hemisphere. Vivid Sydney offers art installations by local artists. Their exciting displays help you discover a completely new side of Australia’s largest city.
Winter sportsHere in Australia it’s not all surf and beaches. There is lots of fun to be had during the winter months. Try skiing at Mount Buller, an accessible all-season alpine resort, or Perisher Valley, which has skiing slopes on three sides of the mountain. Each has accommodation services and a range of activities for on and off the snow. Australia is popular when it comes to international skiing destinations.
Experience the Southern Lights in TasmaniaOne of the most exciting events during the winter months occurs in Tasmania where, if luck is on your side, you may witness the incredible Southern Lights (Aurora Australis). Whenever the Aurora Australis lights up the night sky with a brilliant geomagnetic storm of vibrant purple and green, it is a magnificent sight.
Whale watching is becoming increasingly popular during winter, a time when the whales migrate north, passing the Australian coastline along the way. Each year the beautiful southern humpback whales migrate to and from Antarctica – a sight not to be missed.
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