By Samuel Smith
Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
When long summer days are replaced by teeth-chattering winds, many Aussies dream of escaping overseas to warmer pastures. But winter can be one of Australia’s most beautiful seasons. From snowy mountains to lush wine country, cosy up with our top four winter escapes that don’t involve jetting overseas.
The Cradle Coast, Tasmania
With mountain-fresh air, pure white snow and wildlife aplenty, Tasmania’s Cradle Coast is the epitome of a winter wonderland. Here, spectacular scenery is the norm. Spend your days exploring World Heritage-listed wilderness, from the icy trails and deep blue waters of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park to the dense Tarkine Rainforest.
Wherever your travels take you, you’ll be in good company with wild Tasmanian devils, echidnas, platypuses and wombats roaming free. Need a break? Take a pit stop in the charming towns of Devonport, Latrobe or Burnie. When your stomach calls, recharge with world-renowned produce and award-winning wine, then retreat to one of many luxurious hotels, resorts, holiday rentals or open air campgrounds.