Escaping the cold

Struggling with the cooler weather and dreaming of a warm escape? We have come up with five perfect destinations to visit over winter to enjoy some sunshine. With borders opening and more flights being released all the time, there are both domestic and international destinations available.

Cairns, QLD

They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing, and Cairns is no exception.  Providing warm weather year-round with plenty to see and explore, we think you will enjoy a getaway to Cairns. With an average high of 26°celcius across winter, you will be able to ditch the jumper and scarf. Our favourite things to do include snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, exploring Kuranda’s rainforest, and cooling off at Cairns Lagoon. 

Broome, WA

Haven’t been to Broome before? You will certainly be surprised by all the great things on offer in this Western Australia gem. The average high temperature sits around 29°celcius from June to August and you will forget we are in winter. Recommended activities include visiting the dinosaur footprints, relaxing at the famous Cable Beach, embarking on a day cruise, and visiting the Buddha Sanctuary. 

Darwin, NT

Darwin provides a gateway to Kakadu National Park and winter can be the most comfortable time to visit. With temperatures still sitting at a high of around 30°celcius, you will feel the heat. You can go on day trips to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, shop at the Mindil Beach Markets and cool off in the city’s wave pool. 


Say hello to friendly hospitality, stunning beaches, and relaxation. For those of us who have missed flying to international destinations Fiji is only a 4hr flight from Sydney, and temperatures range from 27 to 30°celcius making it the perfect escape. You may choose to spend your time relaxing by the pool at a resort or visiting the Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, Natadola Beach, or simply enjoying a glorious sunset. 


Hawaii is world renowned for being the ideal tropical escape. June to August are some of Hawaii’s warmer months with average temperatures sitting around 29°celcius. Whilst a little further than some other destinations, Hawaii is still only a 10hr flight from Sydney. With eight major islands, there is something for everyone. You may want to hike through one of the national parks, visit a waterfall or go snorkelling.

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