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.
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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