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 travel 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|
|Tom Price||Karijini National Park|
|Kalbarri||Kalbarri National Park|
|Margaret River||Truffle Season|
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
- Tour the Bungle Bungle range
- Cruise Lake Argyle and Lake Kununurra
- Venture the rugged terrain on a Kununurra 4WD tour
Broome • 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
- Take a leisurely camel ride down cable beach
- Go on a Willie Creek pearl farm tour
- Enjoy a Taste of Broome
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
- Go on a Rio Tinto mine site tour
- Experience Millstream Chichester National Park
- Bushwalk or 4WD through Mt Nameless
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.
Kalbarri • 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
- Go on a canoe safari up Murchison River
- Explore Wagoe beach on a quad bike tour
- Take a scenic flight over Kalbarri’s breathtaking coastline
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 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
- Swim the warm sheltered beach
- Take a 4WD track to Little Bay
- Relax on the beachside and watch the sun set
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.
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
- Fly over the Abrolhos Islands
- Visit St Francis Xavier Cathedral
- Keep warm indoors at Queens Park Theatre
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.
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
- Indulge in delicious fresh fruit at the Margaret River Farmers’ Market
- Drop in for a wine tasting and bite to eat at Xanadu Margaret River
- Venture deep below the surface with a cave tour
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.
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
- Sightsee at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
- Explore the magical Jewel Cave
- Drive through the scenic Boranup Karri Forest