Discover awesome winter activities and adventures right here at Adrenaline. With our epic selection of things to do in winter in Australia, there’s no reason to hide away or save the fun for later. There are experiences to suit every kind of adventure lover, from whale watching and sightseeing tours to overnight adventures and abseiling.
Winter runs from June to August in Australia and brings sunny days and clear skies with cool nights, but the weather conditions vary depending on where you are in the country.
Make plans for winter adventure with us. Whether you’re staying close to home or heading away on holiday, we’ve got you covered with the best experiences in locations around Australia.
Those looking to dodge the cooler temperatures will find it’s a perfect time to visit the Northern Territory, including Darwin, as you can expect warm days and cool nights during its dry season. You’ll find all kinds of awesome things to keep you entertained, as well as breathtaking natural beauty in spots like Uluru and Kakadu National Park.
Queensland also benefits from warmer conditions, so it’s a great time to take a break in some of its most popular locations, including the Whitsundays, Cairns and Port Douglas. Winter is a great time to explore the Great Barrier Reef as its whale migration time and stinger season is over (making a wetsuit optional, rather than something that’s required for your own safety).
Those keen to see snow and embrace the chillier side of winter will need to wrap up warm in spots like Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian alps. You could head to the ski fields for a snow day adventure, or get your kicks in countless other ways.
Melbourne may be chilly at times in winter, but there are a huge range of indoor and outdoor attractions and experiences to bring the excitement and tick off your bucket list.
Winter’s a great season in Sydney too. The Harbour City embraces the darker evenings with events like Vivid lighting up the night sky, while clear blue skies and cooler temps in the day are perfect conditions for outdoor adventures. Speaking of outdoor adventures, the Blue Mountains is a real must-visit destination for adventurers.
Over in Western Australia, you can swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, explore the city of Perth and its surrounds or head to the beautiful Margaret River. Choose from activities as varied as surfing, skydiving and quad biking.