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The 8 best winter holiday destinations in Western Australia for 2024


Planning your next winter getaway?

Well, look no further than Western Australia!

Winter in Australia runs from June to August. While the northern parts of Western Australia offer a warm climate during winter months, there are also great year-round holiday destinations down south.

Whether you're seeking an escape from the cold or looking to embrace it, Summerstar Tourist Parks have compiled a list of the best winter holiday destination and winter events in Western Australia.

8 Best winter holiday destination in WA

Kununurra Ord Valley Muster
Broome Broome Cup
Tom Price Karijini National Park
Kalbarri Kalbarri National Park
Horrocks Winter Hideaway
Geraldton Wildflower Season
Margaret River    Truffle Season
Whale Watching

1. Kununurra

Ord Valley Muster

kununurra ord valley muster

Winter temperature in Kununurra: 15°C to 34°C.

Kununurra is located in the far north-east of Western Australia. Reaching delightfully warm weather during winter months, Kununurra is the perfect Australian winter holiday destination.

If you’re planning a trip to Kununurra during winter, stop in at the Ord Valley Muster.

Since 2001, the yearly Ord Valley Muster in Kununurra features a diverse range of Australian and world-class talent. The 10-day event is held at the beginning of winter, with a unique line-up of events set amongst the breathtaking east Kimberley landscape.

The warm weather and scenic surrounds make for an experience you’ll never forget.

While in Kununurra

Things to do in Kununurra.

2. Broome

Broome Cup

broome cup

Winter temperature in Broome: 14°C to 30°C.

Broome is a well-known holiday destination for travellers seeking a warm winter holiday. The beach town is located in the North of Western Australia, within Australia’s Kimberley region.

Broome is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and the ideal spot to watch the sunset with friends and family after a full day of sightseeing.

Attracting thousands of local and international tourists during the cooler months, the town of Broome is thriving in winter.

The Broome Cup (held at Broome Turf Club) in August, attracts local and international tourists to the spectacular Broome Cup Carnival. The Carnival features a range of events from Ladies Day Fashions on the Field to live music performances.

While in Broome

Things to do in Broome.

Accommodation in Broome

Want an Australian winter holiday adventure through Broome in WA's far north?

Broome Caravan Park is the perfect and central location to set up camp while exploring Broome. Located on the main road into town, relax after a long drive north for a while before heading in to the city centre where you'll find delicious restaurants, bars and cafes.

3. Tom Price

Karijini National Park

tom price karijini national park

Winter temperature in Tom Price: 7°C to 25°C.

Tom Price is located in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The rural destination is an old mining town, with years of rich history. It is interestingly Western Australia’s highest town, at 747 metres above sea level.

Don’t forget to visit Karijini National Park, one of the most breathtaking national parks in Australia. The park features unique gorges, waterfalls and natural pools. Stop in at the Karijini National Park Visitor Centre for park information and maps highlighting sightseeing landmarks.

While in Tom Price

Things to do in Tom Price.

Accommodation in Tom Price

Want an Australian winter holiday adventure through Karijini National Park?

Tom Price Tourist Park is the perfect central location, just a short drive from Karijini National Park. The winter months of June to August are peak season, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

4. Kalbarri

Kalbarri National Park

kalbarri national park

Winter temperature in Kalbarri: 10°C to 23°C.

The coastal town of Kalbarri is located at the mouth of Murchison River, surrounded by the rugged coastline and diverse wildlife. The beachside location has an ideal warm winter climate for travellers seeking a fishing adventure, whale watching or rugged Australian outback tours.

Visit Kalbarri National Park, a sightseeing marvel in the North West of Western Australia. Home to the famous Natures Window, Karijini National Park is the perfect winter tourist destination with breathtaking photo opportunities and experiencing the unique naturally formed coastline.

While in Kalbarri

Things to do in Kalbarri.

Accommodation in Kalbarri

Enjoy a relaxing winter adventure in style with Kalbarri Red Bluff Tourist Park. The brand new park was recently completed to provide a luxurious, comfortable and warm stay.

5. Horrocks

Winter hideaway

horrocks winter hideaway

Winter temperature in Horrocks: 8°C to 22°C.

With a population of around 200, the small beachside town of Horrocks is the perfect Australian winter hideaway. This hidden gem is great for travellers seeking a relaxing and quiet holiday away from the big city.

Voted Australia’s #1 mainland beach for 2018, Horrocks Beach is sheltered by reef, giving a safe, flat and warm swimming destination for families to enjoy. Jump in a boat and head out on calm waters beach fishing, or hit the surf breaks on your long board.

Don’t forget to try out the local fish & chips while you’re there – the locals rave about it!

While in Horrocks

Things to do in Horrocks.

Accommodation in Horrocks

Enjoy your beachside winter adventure in style with Horrocks Beach Caravan Park. The park has newly renovated holiday units and facilities to make for a luxurious stay.

6. Geraldton

Wildflower season

geraldton wildflower season

Winter temperature in Geraldton: 9°C to 21°C.

Spend your winter holiday north of Perth (approximately 425km) in the coastal town of Geraldton. Geraldton is the hub of logistics for regional mining, farming and tourism. With popular tourist attractions, events and entertainment, Geraldton is the perfect stop on your road trip up the coral coast.

Winter in Geraldton welcomes wildflower season. Book your winter holiday in late July or August to make the most of the sightseeing event.

With thousands of species (many of which aren’t found anywhere else on Earth), you’ll be blown away with naturally colourful fields as far as the eye can see.

While in Geraldton

Things to do in Geraldton.

Accommodation in Geraldton

For the ideal central location during your winter travels in Geraldton, book accommodation with Geraldton Belair Gardens Caravan Park. The park is located just 250 metres from the waterfront and local tours can be booked from the park office.

7. Margaret River

Truffle festival

margaret river truffle festival

Winter temperature in Margaret River: 8°C to 17°C.

While Margaret River has a cooler climate during Australia’s winter months, the seasonal events make it a tourist hotspot for local and international visitors year-round. Rug up and indulge in the local cuisine and fine wine.

The yearly Truffle Kerfuffle Australian truffle festival celebrates one of the world’s most luxurious ingredients, fresh black truffles.

Experience the delightful fresh truffle marketplace and indulge in some delicious black truffle products. Don’t miss out on the truffle dog demonstrations and presentations by award-winning chefs who’ll take you on a culinary experience covering all things truffle.

While you’re on a winter holiday in Margaret River, make the most of local Cabin Fever events. Cabin Fever celebrates 10 days of delicious regional produce, unique events and epic locations.

While in Margaret River

Things to do in Margaret River.

Accommodation in Margaret River

For the perfect central location for all thing’s truffle, book your stay with Summerstar Tourist Parks. Stay just a stone’s throw from the Margaret River town centre by booking accommodation at Margaret River Tourist Park. Or, book your stay on the riverfront surrounded by thriving greenery and nature at Riverview Tourist Park.

8. Augusta

Whale watching

augusta whale watching

Winter temperature in Tom Price: 12°C to 18°C.

On the south-west tip of Western Australia just below Margaret River is the beachside town of Augusta. Known to be a tourist hotspot for fishing and surfing in the south west of Western Australia, the town offers a unique destination for travellers during the cooler winter months.

Join the ocean’s largest mammals on their long winter journey up the West Australian coastline.

Augusta is the ideal sightseeing destination to spot humpback, blue and southern right whales off the coast. Organise a whale watching tour this winter and journey offshore to the view pods of whales and dolphins up close.

While in Augusta

Ready to go on a winter holiday in Western Australia?

Book your winter holiday with Summerstar Tourist Parks. You’ll find the perfect holiday destination with locations across Western Australia.

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23 April 2024

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