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An Australian Winter Holiday is Summer’s Best Kept Secret


Uluru (photo: Alex Healing)

With the hot summer seasons fast approaching those in the northern hemisphere, there is always a question of what exactly is the best way to spend your summer.

Have you ever thought about a trip to Australia – one of the most unique places in the world?

Climate and Temperatures

June, July and August are the best times to consider a budget trip because it's the winter season for the Aussies.

The prices for traveling and accommodation will be lower because it's not in the holiday season timeframe.

The weather during this season is very mild, considering they're the cooler months.

The temperatures generally range somewhere between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (or 59 to 77 Fahrenheit) along with great sunshine on most days.

Recommended Destinations

Campervan rental suits the Aussie laid-back culture; it's relaxed, casual, and people are always willing to welcome a new face with a story to tell.

The Australian winter is less busy for the tourism industry, so at this time of year, a clued-in traveler can snap up the very best serviced sites without having to pay high seasonal rates.

If you've always wanted to visit Uluru – the iconic big red rock in Alice Springs, then winter is the time to go.

Better yet, it is a perfect destination for backpackers because of the beautiful surroundings and unique landscapes around it.

It averages a beautiful sunny daytime temperature 22°C (which is about 72 degrees Fahrenheit), which is perfect for traveling around without getting too hot or too cold.

July/August is the best time to visit the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and you'll be stunned by the iconic feature of Australia's most famous and photographed landmark.

There are also activities available like camel riding through the beautiful red dunes and learning about native Anangu culture at the visitor's center.

If you're a food lover, then we recommend taking the Sounds of Silence experience, which features superb dining under the desert stars.

If you're a fan of gourmet food and alcohol, then Margaret River, located in Western Australia, is another excellent place to v.

It is known as one of the best places for excellent food and wine destinations, and winter is the best time to dine on a budget.

For the budget traveler, we recommend renting out a campervan and doing some backpacking along the way to absorb the beauty of the region thoroughly.

There are also a lot of great caravan and camping parks around the area – with low rates around the Australian wintertime.

Just imagine waking up next to the pristine waves of the Indian Ocean right next to you – it doesn't get better than that.

There are some fantastic surfing opportunities along the beautiful Western Australia coastline with irresistible white sand beaches.

(Although a thick wet suit is probably needed for surfing in the cooler months of the year!)

If you're into arts and creative crafts, then you must check out the picturesque local villages surrounding the Margaret River area. They feature a lot of local arts and crafts and fresh local produce.

Margaret River has always been a massive draw for artists and creative people, so after you leave your campervan at your preferred site, you can wander around the galleries and experience the local talent and creativity.

At Margaret River, you very easily be inspired by their unique artwork and the region's natural attractions.


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Sunday 23rd of March 2014

These are excellent points ... plus, if you want to go skiing, there's often snow in the far south of Australia, and if you seek tropical heat, the north of the country has it in abundance (just bring your umbrella though!)


Monday 17th of March 2014

Uluru has been photographed millions of times but you won't get tired of seeing it, even in person. This is stunning.

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