Winter is in full swing and we’re lucky, in Australia, that the season means both sun and snow for the holidays. You deserve a mid-year break and you can’t go wrong taking time off at these trending destinations for travel in July.
Yulefest enlivens the Blue Mountains in winter, making it the perfect time to visit for Christmas in July celebrations. Cosy log fires and traditional dining awaits, at venues across the region. The Redleaf Resort hosts packages including a four-course Yulefest dinner, a visit from Santa, plus bed and breakfast. Or, indulge in a lavish buffet with Christmas decorations and bon bons, at Fairmont Resort each Friday and Saturday night of the month. Make a point of stopping by Jenolan Caves House, for the novelty of seeing Santa inside one of the spectacular caves.
Enjoy Darwin’s Mindil Beach at sunset, with warm temps for company.
If you can’t wait to leave your jacket behind, you’re guaranteed clear, sunny days and warms temps in Darwin.
If you can’t wait to leave your jacket behind, you’re guaranteed clear, sunny days and warms temps in Darwin. Winter is the absolute best time to visit, as it’s dry season and the heat is welcome, rather than unbearable. Look forward to getting back outside for drinks, visiting the famous Mindil Sunset Markets and even swimming with crocs - in safety - if that’s on your bucket list. Day trip options are among the best in the country, including Kakadu National Park and Arnhemland.
Have you discovered Newcastle’s dramatic facelift yet? Savvy investors are flocking to the city, along with curious tourists. The weather is relatively mild in July, in comparison to southern NSW and perfect for crisp, coastal walks along the rejuvenated Bathers Way. However, it’s the blossoming arts and dining scene that has everyone talking, with established venues and newcomers blazing a trail across the foodie scene. Hit classy Honeysuckle and Darby Street for just a taste of the action and check out the historic Civic Theatre for world-class performances.
If the slopes are calling you, the action’s on at Perisher.
To make the most of the snow, the Kosciuszko National Park is our very own winter wonderland, with Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snow Resort bringing the ski action. July is a great time to visit with the kids, to watch events including the NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships or participate in the Torah Bright Mini Shred at Thredbo, for a fun coaching experience. Finally, stay at Perisher and have a go at Neon Night Skiing and Boarding every Tuesday and Saturday night from the 3rd, with fireworks for extra colour. And that’s all without mentioning those cosy cabins with log fires, spas and inspiring mountain views - for the parents.