Winter in Australia may not be as cold as other countries but in comparison to our hot temperatures it can be hard for Australians to handle staying indoors hibernating from the rain and cold. Even with the right winter gear such as a hat or beanie, our cool temperatures can be too much for many of us to handle.
Tourism Australia has some great information for tourists on how to make the most of Australia in the winter months and we as locals, should also take some of the information on board. Regardless of whether you live in Tasmania or Victoria, the site has some wonderful activities and ideas.
If you feel comfortable embracing the winter in all its glory you could consider heading to one of our popular snow resorts and try your hand at skiing. If that is not your cup of tea, you could always practice your tobogganing or experience winter trekking in all its glory.
If you love food, then how about heading to Canberra in August for their annual Fireside Festival. Foodies in particular will love this cosy celebration of the region’s famous produce and cool-climate wines. Also around the same time (July-August) in the Blue Mountains, Yulefest occurs complete with roaring fires, roast dinners, sing-alongs and the occasional snowfall. This should definitely be enough to take your mind off the cooler temperatures, at least for a while.
Whatever your feelings towards winter, it is not here to stay and come September the sun will be breaking free and we will again be spending our time outdoors. However in the meantime if enough is really enough, you could always head to Queensland to take in some winter sun (unless of course you live there already)!