Embark on the ultimate winter getaway

Winter in Australia

Discover Australia’s winter highlights

If you’re looking for the perfect summer escape this June to September, hesitate no more and fly Qantas to Australia to experience a winter wonderland. Whether you are dreaming about skiing on glittering slopes, heading out to the wide-open water for some whale watching, or simply indulging yourself with delicious local produce, you’d fall in love with Australia’s winter. Beat the summer heat this year and fly down under for an ultimate winter getaway!

ladies on Yarra Valley

Visit the vineyards

Less than an hour drive from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest wine region. You can indulge in best-in-class wine and delicious local produce, like organic fruits and handmade cheese. If you have the chance, take a hot air balloon tour during sunset and soak in the amazing view! 

Mount Hotham

Hit the slopes

If a ski holiday has always been on your wish list, then fly down to Mount Hotham - the country’s ‘powder capital’ - this summer. Try skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and sledding on the 320-hectare snow fields. Don’t miss out the spectacular 360-degree alpine views! 

tourist on Hervey Bay

Go whale-watching

During wintertime in Australia, the energetic humpback whales will journey to Hervey Bay in Victoria to mate and calve. Join a whale-watching tour and you’re almost guaranteed to see their playful antics in the beautiful water. In July and August, you can also check out the Hervey Bay Whale Festival!

Picnic on Blue Mountain

Explore the magnificent Blue Mountains

Winter is the best season for hiking in Australia. Set out on a luscious trail to admire the pristine streams, waterfalls, native bushland and sheer cliffs. We highly recommend the Lincoln’s Rock Lookout to view the magnificent beauty of this World Heritage Area. 

Cradle Mountain

The romantic Southern Lights encounter

Cradle Mountain in Tasmania is the best spot to witness nature’s most magical show. Like the Northern lights, the Southern Lights illuminates the night sky with flickering shades of green, blue, purple and red.  The views of surrounding lakes, mountain ranges and starry sky are also very memorable. 

Important information

* Prices exclude taxes, fees and carrier charges and are based on payment at qantas.com. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Availability is limited. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes.