With the hot summer seasons fast approaching to 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 cheaper because it’s not in the holiday season timeframe.
The weather during this season is very mild considering it’s the cooler month. The temperatures generally range somewhere between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (or 59 to 77 Fahrenheit) along with great sunshine on most days.
Campervan rental really suits the Aussie laid-back culture; it's easy, 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 traveller can snap up the very best serviced sites without having to the 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 definitely 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 sand dunes and learning about native Anangu culture at the visitor's centre. If you’re a food lover, then we recommend taking the Sounds of Silence experience which features a 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 great place to travel to. It is known as one the best places for fine food and wine destinations and winter is the best time to dine on a budget.
For the budget traveller, we recommend renting out a campervan and doing some backpacking along the way to fully absorb the beauty of the region. There are also a lot of great caravan and camping parks around the area – with low rates around the Australian winter time.
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.
In fact, Margaret River has always been a huge draw card 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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