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Where to escape this winter

Date Posted: July 4, 2022

Green Island Australia

Warm destinations this winter

While we’re lucky that most places in Australia are prone to mild winters, many people would agree that summer is when Aussies really thrive! Backyard barbeques, exploring nature and soaking up the sun is what we do best. There are plenty of picturesque destinations to explore in Australia’s northern tropical regions which stay warm when the rest of the country cools. Not only do these locations stay wonderfully warm in the middle of the year, but it’s also the tropical dry season, making it an ideal time to visit. Here are some of our favourite places to escape to in the wintertime.

Cairns, QLD

July average temperature: 25.8°C High, 17.2°C Low

Gateway to some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, Cairns is the perfect spot for nature-lovers. Visit the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. Home to over 9000 known species, you’ll come face-to-face with an array of extraordinary tropical fish, turtles and other underwater creatures. Just a short drive north of Cairns lies another natural wonder, the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. At the Daintree, you can enjoy swims in the crystal clear waterholes, encounters with rare animals and hikes through the lush greenery. Other wonderful attractions in and around Cairns include:

  • Paronella Park
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Babinda Boulders

Kakadu National Park, NT

July average temperature: 32.1°C High, 18.8°C Low

Covering almost 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park. The landscape has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 65,000 years, the oldest living culture in the world. At the park you can experience everything from waterfalls, to rainforests, wetlands, exotic wildlife and ancient rock art. Kakadu National Park is just a three hour drive from Darwin and offers plenty of accommodation options, because one day in this place is not enough!

Broome, WA

July average temperature: 29°C High, 13.7°C Low

Say hello to beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets, whale watching, and pearling – Broome has it all! The iconic Cable Beach offers 22kms of pristine white sand and clear tropical waters. Why not try a camel ride during sunset for a truly unforgettable experience? Western Australia’s Kimberly Region is home to the world’s largest population of humpback whales and Broome is the perfect place to spot one. Historically, Broome is known as the home of the South Sea Pearl, so a visit to a local pearl farm is another must-do when visiting the town!

If you’re dreaming of a warm winter escape every year, why not consider downsizing your home to achieve the lifestyle of your dreams! There are numerous financial benefits to enjoy when you downsize, including freeing up equity, household savings and more. To find out more about how you can upsize your holidays when you downsize your home, visit our blog.

Photo by Jodi Nelson on Unsplash