Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, view near Point Cartwright. Queensland
Winter doesn’t have to delay your self-drive holiday. On the contrary, this season is one of the best times to go outside, explore and embark on new adventures. You get the opportunity to either travel to warmer regions and escape the cold or revel in it by enjoying a cosy trip. The options are endless in winter.
We’ve compiled our top locations to explore in winter across Australia to help you plan your next journey with Let’s Go!
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Looking to escape the cold? Then Queensland’s iconic Sunshine Coast is your place to be this winter. This subtropical destination is full of pristine beaches, rainforests, magnificent mountains and so much more. Fresh local produce and towns with rich histories are plenty, you’ll be immersed in the adventure from the very beginning.
Experience whale watching, water sports and snorkelling if you’re a fan of the coast, or head to the picturesque Glass House mountains for an enriching adventure. The Noosa Everglades and Biosphere Reserves are also spectacular natural wonders to explore. If you’re after national parks and forests, we recommend Conodale National Park and Noosa National Park. The things to do and see in the Sunshine Coast are truly endless.
Hire a vehicle from our Brisbane branch to begin exploring the Sunshine Coast and all its gems.
Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Macedon Ranges is where you get to connect with nature and indulge in spa treatments, while enjoying a cosy getaway from the big city. Only one hour away from Melbourne, Macedon Ranges is a well-known vibrant and tranquil spot; a place to rejuvenate.
Be dazzled by the abundance of beautiful heritage gardens and lush forests. When visiting during winter, you may even stop and witness snow falling on the rooftops. For outdoor activities, we recommend visiting Reginal Park, Hanging Rock, Mt. Macedon, and Mount Towrang Vineyard or Mount Macedon Winery for a cellar door adventure.
If you’ve hired a motorhome or campervan in Victoria, this is the place to go! Macedon Ranges have several holiday parks that are fully equipped with great facilities for your motorhome stay. Nothing beats a huddle around the campfire on a chilly night, laughing and toasting your marshmallows and this is the place to do it!
Hire a motorhome from our Melbourne or Bendigo branches to explore the beauty of Macedon Ranges.
Margaret River Region, Western Australia
The Margaret River is an amazing place to visit during winter. With its surrounding areas, you can immerse yourself in outdoor, indoor, and even underground attractions.
Known for its opulent landscapes, you’ll be sure to feast your eyes on towering forests, pristine coastlines, and spectacular limestone caves that lay right beneath the surface of Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge.
Our top activities at Margaret River for couples, groups, and kids include visiting Cape to Cape Walk Track, Mammoth Cave, Cape Mentelle Vineyards, Eagles Heritage Raptor Wildlife Centre, and Leeuwin Estate.
Holiday parks are plentiful and picturesque in the Margaret River Region. From outdoor activities to top-notch wineries and serene beaches, this location is a go-to for a winter vacation.
Book a motorhome from our Perth branch to explore this stunning region
Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia
During the cooler months, we highly recommend immersing yourself in the amazing beauty of Mount Remarkable National Park. Mount Remarkable National Park has thriving vegetation, diverse animal wildlife and campgrounds with fantastic facilities, ideal for families.
The park is well-known for the popular bushwalk trails for all ages and abilities, and the fantastic view from Mount Remarkable that presides over the Willochara Plain and looks out to the Spencer Gulf.
Hire a vehicle from our Adelaide branch to explore Mount Remarkable!
Wollomombi Falls, New South Wales
Wollomombi Falls is one of Australia’s opulent natural beauty. The falls reside inside the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in NSW and are a UNESCO recognised site – a definite must-see! Whether you are visiting for an overnight stay or the weekend, this area is great for bird watching and gives travellers a chance to admire the spectacular gorges and dramatic undulating landscapes.
It is located less than one kilometre south of the Wollomombi Village with local indoor attractions, restaurants, and local shops. This force of nature will make you hungry for adventure. You can also explore the Chandler Walking Track or Wollomombi Walking Track, which includes a family and pet-friendly picnic area. We offer pet friendly vehicles to cater to your furry friends. Click here to find out more.
Winter is the perfect time to visit Wollomombi Falls, you will be feasting your eyes on one of Australia’s spectacular natural sites.
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Enjoy the warmer climate by heading to the NT’s iconic Kakadu National Park. This National Park offers visitors the unique opportunity to connect with the landscape and Indigenous culture with a range of local tours and activities. Join rock art site walks, painting and weaving demonstrations, view the spectacular tropical waterways and waterholes.
Immerse yourself in the natural landscape by embarking on walking trails, discovering waterfalls and if you’re an animal lover, we recommend birdwatching and croc spotting. Kakadu’s wildlife will blow you away! Get the taste of Kakadu with local restaurants serving dishes with ingredients sourced from the region.
There’s always something to enjoy at Kakadu National Park. Hire a vehicle from our Darwin branch and explore this diverse region.
Enjoy a fun filled adventure with your friends or family this winter. With so many exciting places to see and things to do, your winter adventure will be nothing short of a blast. We have branches all across Australia, so you can hire a motorhome from wherever you choose to start your journey.
Click here to find out more about our branches and book your next holiday.
Some images have been sourced via Tourism Australia.