Early winter walks


In May the weather in Australia can vary depending on the region, but generally, it’s still warm enough to enjoy walking adventures. Here are some lovely walks we recommend. Most of these tracks are well marked and indicate the approximate time they will take to complete.

Blue Mountains, New South Wales:

The Blue Mountains region experiences cooler temperatures in May, making it a great time for walking tracks like the Grand Canyon Walk, Wentworth Falls Track, and Three Sisters Walk. The late autumn foliage adds to the scenic beauty of the area.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania:

May marks the beginning of winter in Tasmania, and Cradle Mountain offers stunning winter landscapes. While some higher-altitude tracks may have snow or ice, lower-altitude walks like the Dove Lake Circuit and Enchanted Walk are usually accessible and showcase the area’s natural splendour.

Tasmania’s Mount Field National Park’s lower-altitude walks, including the Russell Falls Circuit and Tall Trees Walk, are also accessible and enjoyable in early winter, showcasing the park’s waterfalls and lush forests.

Great Ocean Walk, Victoria:

It gets cool in Victoria in May, but it’s generally pleasant for outdoor activities. The Great Ocean Walk’s coastal sections, such as the Twelve Apostles Walk and Gibson Steps, are particularly enjoyable during this time, with fewer crowds compared to the summer months.

The Dandenong Ranges‘ Sherbrooke Forest Loop Track and Olinda Falls Walk are also very scenic options in early winter, with the autumn colours still visible in the forests before the colder months set in.

Blue Lake Circuit, Mount Gambier, South Australia: 

Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake Circuit is a great option for a winter walk. This tranquil and picturesque experience is ideal in the cooler months because the lake’s blue colour intensifies during the winter months.

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