13 June 2024

Cosmo's Guide To Escaping Winter In Victoria

Escape the ordinary this winter in Victoria - embrace the city, hit the slopes, or chase the sun with Cosmo Homes' curated getaways!

Cosmo's Guide To Escaping Winter In Victoria

Embrace or Escape, Start Planning Your Winter in Victoria

As the seasons start to shift, some may find themselves drawn to the comfort of crackling fireplaces and steaming mugs. For others, cabin fever might have already set in, and you're looking for your next sun-drenched beach retreat. We understand this seasonal turnover can leave people feeling cooped up, especially for those in Victoria, which experiences some of the coldest temps in Australia.

Whether you’re a lover of the crisp air or would rather take off to the beach until the heat comes back, there are many things to do during those months. To help you weather the winter time, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to embracing or escaping the cold.

Take the Fun Indoors

Melbourne offers many indoor activities. Enjoy the city's rich cultural scene by visiting world-class museums and art galleries. The extensive collections of the National Gallery of Victoria are renowned for showcasing contemporary and classical art. Or travel back in time and visit the rich fossil collection at the Melbourne Museum.

Escape the chill and indulge in retail therapy at Melbourne's iconic indoor markets. Browse the bustling stalls of Queen Victoria Market, a treasure trove of fresh produce, handcrafted goods, and local delicacies. From hidden laneways brimming with independent boutiques to sprawling shopping centres, Melbourne offers a delightful winter shopping experience for every taste.

Explore Victoria’s Snowy Mountains

Victoria is home to some of the most popular ski resorts in Australia. Hit the slopes for the first time at Falls Creek, a family-friendly resort outfitted with a magic carpet and designated beginners' area. Once you’ve gained confidence, you can veer onto Wombat's Ramble, Australia's longest green run.

Thrill seekers and experienced winter sports enthusiasts should head to Mount Hotham or Mount Buller. The scenic vistas are complemented by more difficult terrain and off-trail runs, making them a sought-after destination for pros in the region.

Embrace the Natural Beauty

Though it may seem like all the best natural sightseeing is reserved for summertime, there's a surprising amount of wildlife to see in the winter.

Phillip Island transforms into a wildlife wonderland each night as thousands of little penguins waddle ashore in a line. Locals have cherished the unforgettable parade for over 80 years. Now a world-famous spectacle, visitors worldwide witness these seabirds returning from a day of fishing to their burrows nestled in the dunes.

Similarly, you can witness the awe-inspiring migration of humpback whales with their calves along the coastlines or look up to the sky to see the colourful streaks of the Aurora Australis. Increased winter rainfall transforms Victorian waterfalls into stunning cascades, making Trentham Falls or Erskine Falls even more captivating.

Escape Victoria for Warmer Weather

If we still haven’t convinced you to embrace the Victorian winter, plenty of locations seem to have summer all year round.

While the southern coastlines cool down, Queensland beckons with sunshine and warm waters. Set your sights on Palm Beach on the Gold Coast for golden sands, world-class surf, and a vibrant atmosphere. Cairns offers the best of both worlds if you crave adventure alongside relaxation. Luxuriate on pristine beaches by day, and embark on unforgettable adventures on the Great Barrier Reef by night.

From the world-famous Whitsunday Islands with their turquoise waters to the lush rainforests of the Daintree, Queensland is a tropical paradise that promises an unforgettable winter escape.

Cosmo Homes has you covered this winter

Whether you crave the vibrancy of city lights, the thrill of snowy slopes, or the serenity of crystal-clear beaches, Cosmo Homes provides the key to your perfect winter escape. Our selection of accommodations caters to every taste, from charming farm stays and stylish urban apartments to idyllic beachfront havens. Book your unforgettable winter getaway with Cosmo Homes today.

By Camryn Thayer

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