Outdoor Adventure in Australia’s Winter

Many travelers shy away from Australian travel from June to September, as the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing its winter. But, in fact, Australian winter is still balmy by northern standards and offers plenty of outdoor adventures. Some activities are actually best at this time of year! At Down Under Endeavours, we have several Australian travel packages packed with outdoor adventure.

For those wishing to see Australia’s stunning marine life, winter is the prime diving season. Less rain in the winter months means you get the best visibility underwater. Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef (recently named the No. 1 place to visit in the world by U.S. News and World Report) or do something different by diving among World War II wreckage at Darwin Harbour.

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Diving in the Great Barrier Reef. Image: Tourism Queensland

If you want an adventure in the one of a kind Australian Outback, winter is the ideal time, since the usually scorching temperatures drop to milder warm weather. In the Outback, witness the sacred Ayers Rock change color at sunrise, see the area’s unique wildlife, and learn about aboriginal culture firsthand with experienced guides. Whether you travel by car or by train, this beautiful desert is not to be missed.


Ayers Rock, Red Centre. Image: Tourism Northern Territory

The southern island of Tasmania does cool down in the winter, but its many scenic walks are less crowded and just as beautiful this time of year. From the pink granite cliffs of Freycinet to the Enchanted Walk through a frost-covered rainforest, Tasmania’s gorgeous walks offer seclusion and adventure to any nature lover.

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Wineglass Bay. Image: Tourism Tasmania

No matter your favorite outdoor activity—swimming, hiking, biking, riding, or anything else—Australia in winter is the perfect destination to make the outdoor adventure you always dreamed of come to life.


Ready to start planning your own adventure to Australia? Contact us at (312) 951-8517 or use our online trip planner to begin planning your trip of a lifetime!