There’s something magical about winter, but many of us complain about it instead of just embracing it. While I don’t live in a particularly cold climate here in Sydney, Australia, I do enjoy the snow and going on adventures in the winter. When it comes to embracing winter, the first and most obvious adventure is visiting Australia’s snow fields.
In southern NSW, Thredbo and Perisher are the slopes in the Snowy Mountains where everyone flocks during the winter. There are a lot of hotels in Jindabyne, including lodges, dorms, and more luxurious hotels. Jindabyne has frequent bus service to the slopes, and everything is pretty central. Skiing and snowboarding adventures are huge in Victoria, too. There are seven ski fields in this region, including Mt Hotham, Mt Buller, and Falls Creek.
Indoor alpine skiing is also available in Melbourne where people can ski before and after the snow seasons have ended for the year, or even just to practice and get lessons before hitting the slopes. In addition to snow adventures, the annual whale migration on Australia’s east coast is a must-see.
Each year, humpback whales travel between the warmer oceans and their Antarctic hunting grounds from top to bottom. During the winter months, the humpbacks are in a lot of numbers, so it’s perfect for a winter adventure in Australia. Snakes in Australia are some of the most venomous in the world, but during the winter they hide and hibernate to stay warm. Winter’s the best time to hike if you’re an Australian or visiting snake-prone areas in Australia.
I love hiking in the Royal National Park, the Blue Mountains, or wherever I’m visiting. Winter is the best time to get out in nature because most snakes are hibernating. There are lots of activities and adventures you could do during winter, most of which are year-round. Embrace the winter by finding the right adventure for you.