How to enjoy peak season in Australia

G’day all, I just returned from an epic trip to Australia.  I was there for 3 weeks and yes, I did get to see the fireworks in Sydney Harbour for New Year’s Eve.  Let me say, the experience lives up to the hype.

December is a very popular time to visit Australia, due to the weather AND it is school holidays for Australians.  As a person that typically prefers to avoid the crowds, I knew of the potential challenges, however, we were able to find places that were less busy: Port Lincoln (South Australia), Cradle Mountain and Scottsdale (Tasmania).

Port Lincoln is a quaint seaside town that is an hour’s flight from Adelaide. This town has access to some of the best fresh seafood, like salmon, mussels, oysters and shrimp. It is also the launching point for to journey to the Neptune Islands, one of the only places in the world where you can swim with great white sharks. The day we went out, we saw 5 different great whites.

Cradle Mountain is a stunning national park in the middle of Tasmania. And to be honest, I was afraid that the park would be really busy given the time of year, but it was great. We did a scenic helicopter flip, and then hiked from Ronny’s Creek to Dove Lake. Along the way we saw 4 wombats including a joey.

We spent our last 2 days with Pepper Bush Adventures in Scottsdale, Tasmania. We got up close and personal with brush tailed possums, pademelons, eastern quolls, Bennett’s wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos, platypus and echidnas.

The trip was truly amazing, I would love to help you plan a similar trip.  Call me when you are ready to go.