Did you know it snows in the Aussie land too?
Looking for an ideal destination outside India to spend your summer vacation? How about Australia this year. Located in the extreme southern part of the globe, Australian winters are indeed unique. While the sun shines on beaches in the north, it’s snow time down south. New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania have plenty of opportunities for winter activities and adventures as the snow here is in abundance. It’s the perfect time to slide down the slopes, take a walk through the pristine wilderness and celebrate the festivities that only a snowy winter brings.
Ski at Mount Buller, Victoria
An easy three-hour drive from Melbourne, Mount Buller is the most accessible and the biggest snow resort in Australia. It is also considered as the premier ski destination for snow enthusiasts from across the country and globally. Known for its beautiful landscape suitable for skiing, one can also indulge in other activities like chairlift rides, snowboard or snow toboggan. If you are travelling with the family, you can even take the kids on a mystical Gnome Roam adventure in the mountain village. Get dazzled by the wide range of snow activities Mt Buller has to offer its tourists from far and wide.
Dog Sled in Mount Hotham, Victoria
Hotham, a mountain area is a four-and-a-half-hour drive from Melbourne. It is the perfect place for those who like their runs steeper and deeper, with a mix of intermediate, advanced and expert terrain. Dog Sledding is the main activity here and the kids will have a gala time. A team of racing huskies will take you for a winter wonderland ride as you snuggle up in the sled under layers of thick snow blankets. To make it a more mesmerising experience, one can even sit back and watch the sunset peacefully over the snow-covered mountain tops, while you sip on some Aussie wine.
Snowshoeing in Thredbo, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
Six hours south of Sydney, Thredbo - a ski mountain area is a perfect destination for an unforgettable family holiday. It has runs to suit every age and ability, world-class ski and snowboard programme, family-friendly events and activities, plus a great range of convenient accommodation options. Navigate through the thick, open and snowy terrain with the local guides on specially-made snow shoes. With no prior experience required, snowshoeing is the perfect activity if you don’t consider yourself a skier. This makes for a perfect family snow holiday with memories that will last a lifetime.
Snowmobiles at Falls Creek
The prettiest snowfield in Australia, Falls Creek - is a pedestrian-only ski village four and a half hours from Melbourne and two hours from Albury airport, New South Wales. Grab your driver's license and zoom across as you explore the snowy landscape of Falls Creek in a snowmobile. Don’t have a river's license? Not to worry, one can still opt for a snowmobile tour with one adult driver and one passenger per vehicle. The tours explore the high plains, which provide magnificent views of the surrounding mountain ranges.