Baby, it’s cold outside. Beat the chill by revelling in winter’s creature comforts, or head north to where the sun always shines.
May 27, 2015 11:59pm
Baby, it's cold outside. Beat the chill by revelling in winter's creature comforts, or head north to where the sun always shines.
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Hayman Island, Qld
Fresh from its multi-million dollar makeover, the elite One&Only Hayman Island now shimmers with poolside cabanas and daybeds and an all-new Pool Wing that promises suite dreams.
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The Kimberley, WA
With winter temperatures averaging in the low 30s, deserted sweeps of gorgeous ochre coastline and a wilderness three times the size of England, the Kimberley region is a winning winter getaway.
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With average maximum temperatures hovering around 30 degrees between June and August, seemingly endless beaches and a diverse but laid-back coastal vibe, it's no wonder Broome is such a magnet for east coast escapees.
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Kakadu National Park, NTKakadu is many things. A 50,000-year-old Aboriginal homeland. A remarkable wildlife sanctuary. An open-air gallery of indigenous art. One of Australia's most beautiful national parks. And a perfect winter escape.
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Arnhem Land, NT
Winter is dry season in Arnhem Land and the perfect time to discover indigenous culture, art and lyrical landscapes via local operators like Bawaka.
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The Snowy Mountains' premier resort (recently bought by US ski giant Vail) is the ultimate winter playground of dream runs and extensive indoor activities.
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Byron Bay, NSW
Any time is a great time to bask in Byron's feel-good vibe. But in winter, the crowds thin, beach life is more chilled and surfers are rewarded with bigger swells. Oh, and the biggest thrill of all - it's whale season.
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Oodnadatta Track, SA
Trace a circuit from the opal hotspot of Coober Pedy to the hot water baths of Coward Springs, the tiny settlement of William Creek and the wonder of Lake Eyre along theOodnadatta Track's 620km of unsealed, untamed outback.
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Kangaluna Camp, SA
South Australia's remote Eyre Peninsula is big-sky country, with vast salt lakes, blood-red gorges and myriad flora and fauna, best experienced in the cooler months from the comfort of this quirky camp beside the Gawler Ranges National Park.
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Falls Creek, Vic
The warm heart of Victoria's alpine region comes alive in the cold with 65km of cross country trails, terrific accommodation at the likes of QT Falls Creek and no shortage of après-ski options.