Australia is an odd duck for many people around the world. From calling itself home to some of the scariest and weirdest animals, critters, and plants, one of the weirdest things about the country is its inverted system of seasons. Now, for the vast majority of us, July – August means peak summer. However, for Australians, it’s the opposite. You see, Australia’s geographical location means that it experiences seasons at the opposite end of the year to most of the countries in the world. That makes August perfect for an Australian winter vacation.
And there are many attractions in Australia, from coral reefs to lush forests and mountains. But with so many places to choose from, it can be a hassle choosing the best things to do in Australia. That is why, we curated a list of the best places to visit in Australia this year.
Explore the local history of Darwin, Northern Territory
Australia has a rich history, comprising a mix of aboriginal as well as colonial and post-colonial history. Moreover, it is also home to some of the best scenic vistas that show nature in all its glory. And what better place is there, then the city of Darwin, the capital of Northern Territory, to experience all that?
For many of us, Darwin isn’t a place that tops our list of places to visit in Australia, and that is mostly due to its rather sweltering climate for most of the year. However, in the winter months, the weather remains pleasantly warm, making July the ideal month to explore what the city has to offer.
For the history buffs, the Darwin Aviation Heritage Centre is a great place to learn about Australia’s aerial warfare efforts during the Second World War. And if you fancy yourself a daredevil, then how about a swim with the native crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove, supervised, of course?
Those who love nature however, will find Litchfield National Park, one of the best attractions, more to their taste. As July falls during the dry season for the region, visitors will find that many roads and paths generally inaccessible due to rain are open to explore, making it a great experience exploring the rarely explored wilderness of Australia’s great north. And all within a day’s trip from some of the best hotels in Darwin like the Mindil Beach Casino Resort.