First Day Of Winter In Australia

Today is the first day of winter in Australia!

What is Australia like in the winter?

Australia’s seasons are at opposite times to those in the northern hemisphere. Every June to August annually is winter in here. The month of July is the coldest that generally tend to hover around 5°C in the capital cities but only around 13°C during the daytime.

However, some portions of the high mountains in Sydney and Melbourne have snow. The resorts in these places attract families, adventurers and visitors to ski and enjoy the snow on the slopes with tobogganing, hiking, bike trail rides. Ski resorts like Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Mount Buller, Mount Buffalo and Dinner Plain in Victoria (Melbourne) are already gearing up for the season. As well as Thredbo Resort, Perisher Resort and Charlotte Pass in New South Wales (Sydney) are more than ready to welcome the tourists from all over the world.

A Snap of Winter in Australia

Here is an Instagram photo by @hockster111 via @Australia on this first day of winter in the Land Down Under.

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So if you happen to be in Oz during winter, I say you’ll be able to experience Oz in its four-seasons best!

Different Weather in Each State

However, it is different in each state. Like Queensland and Northern Territory has a tropical climate. Meanwhile, it’s seldom sub-zero in Western Australia and South Australia. Tasmania is much colder than all the states being the nearest place to the South Pole.

We are in the South Australia and it is my heart’s desire to visit snow again with my family. Hopefully, we can pursue it this time as we cancelled our plans last year when my youngest daughter got sick. It will be at least eight hours drive to the nearest resorts in Melbourne (Victoria’s Capital City) from Adelaide or 2 hours by plane. But it will all be worth the fun and memories. Cross fingers – we stay healthy.

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Wishing you all the best,

Lyn Durante

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Hi There! Thanks for reading and welcome to my blog. I am Lyn, a mom to two adorable daughters, currently residing in Adelaide, South Australia. I have lived two countries, visited 3 continents and can't wait to travel more. Photography, arts, kids fun, family travels and all things inspirational delight me. I am not born affluent but I can attest that dreams do come true with perspiration and inspiration. Lucky enough to be given a second life, I don't want to waste my time not being able to create beautiful moments. Because what we do with our time is what we do with our lives. I hope I can inspire you in your life's journey.

9 thoughts on “First Day Of Winter In Australia

  • 02/06/2017 at 00:43

    It never crossed my mind that my summer would be someone else’s winter. Very interesting. Thank you so much for posting.

  • 02/06/2017 at 01:01

    It is good to know that the weather of Australia is as you have depicted. I have been to Australia once, and it was fun but the weather was rather queer, it could be dry and hot in the day and very cold during nightfall. Loving the way that you bring out your post. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

  • 02/06/2017 at 10:46

    Hi Lyn. I’m an Aussie living in The Hunter Valley NSW, which I absolutely love. It’s not a secret that I love Australia… 😉
    Your post is brilliant. We certainly are a diverse country in many ways. Being so large, the weather north south east and west does range enormously; part of the beauty and diversity of this wonderland land. 🙂

    • 02/06/2017 at 12:41

      I totally agree Carolyn Page. cheers!

  • 02/06/2017 at 11:08

    Funny how so many think Oz is warm all the time! We are Melbourne girls, and it’s freezing at the moment! 😃🦉

    • 02/06/2017 at 12:44

      Hi mumsthewordblog1! Freezing cold here as well today. Fast forward to summer, please. =) Cheers!


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