When you think ‘holiday’, chances are you imagine sunshine and white sandy beaches.

But a winter holiday can be equally attractive – a break from your workplace during Australia’s colder months, to reinvigorate you midway through the year, and to see the countryside in a new light.

We’ve compiled 7 things to love about a winter driving holiday:

Winter Scenes

Enjoy autumnal leaves, lush green countryside and – in select cooler locations – glimpses of snow!

Cosy fireplaces 

Spend a few hours at a welcoming cellar door or regional restaurant. The hearty fare is often matched by a warm welcome.

Red-wine tasting

Just make sure you’ve appointed your designated driver before you settle in at a winery, drinking in both new vino tastes and the surrounding scenery.

Rugging up for a walk 

Get out from behind the wheel and stretch your legs in spectacular locations like the Blue Mountains, with local trails to suit all ages and levels of experience

Museums and art galleries 

Swap the country views for insights into local art and craft and stories from regional Australia. Many towns combine their art gallery and museum with cafes, stores and libraries.


Need we say more?

Watch the animals 

Take a side-trip to a wildlife sanctuary or park, where animals are often more active during Australia’s cooler months and likely to be moving around – perfect for some Aussie fauna snaps!

As part of your winter roadtrip, check out our list of holiday parks. We look forward to welcoming you here!