Five reasons you should hit the road for a winter getaway

Font Size:

Winter has arrived and, while it is the coldest season of the year, it doesn’t mean that you have to hibernate. Most experienced RV holidaymakers have already headed north to follow the beautiful tropical sun, those less experienced are probably now on their way to try and escape the chilly south. We are so lucky that Australia is big and offers such unique experiences and destinations, allowing those of us who don’t enjoy putting on our winter woollies or braving the Australian cold to escape.

Winter can be one of the best times to take a road trip and head off in your motorhome, campervan, caravan or pop-top, and enjoy the season. We’ll give you five reasons why you should get out and go this winter.

1. Escapism
Many of us feel trapped, suffering higher levels of stress and anxiety in winter. Winter can be a difficult season with most of us staying inside from work to home and back to work again, all the while living inside a concrete jungle with hot ducted air blowing. Heading away on a winter break gives you a new reason to get excited, plan new adventures, see new destinations and more often than not can help you overcome the lower moods that are experienced in winter.

2. Less crowded
Think of Fraser Island in the summer and then think of it in the winter – whilst many southern folk head north, it is certainly going to be far less crowded in the winter than the summer months. You won’t have to compete for the best camp spot, views or restaurant. Experiences will be cheaper being low season. Bushwalking trails will be more serene with less noise around. And for those who aren’t partial to snakes and spiders, most of them go into hibernation in the winter, so there is less chance of coming across them on your walking trek.

3. Vista
The same destination that you usually head to in other seasons of the year can look completely different in winter. If rugging up isn’t an issue, why not head to Mt Kosciuszko or Mount Bulla and see the mountains in full snow? They are breathtaking. Beautiful green eucalypts are buried in snow and you can observe the fauna and flora in unfamiliar seasonal behaviour. Definitely a photo-worthy opportunity.

4. Winter activities
There are many unique outdoor recreational activities that can’t be performed in seasons other than winter, such as skiing, cross country skiing, whale watching – watching the whales migrate north to warmer weather. The Aurora Australis – Southern Lights is year-round; however, it is visually at its best in the winter, giving you even more reason to head south to Mt Wellington in Tasmania (said to be one of the best vantage points in Australia) over winter. Or why not experience Christmas like all the northern countries do in winter? There are many restaurants in Australia that celebrate Christmas in July. And nothing beats rugging up and sitting by a roaring campfire, sipping on a good mulled wine, toasting a marshmallow or two and breathing in the fresh cold air.

5. Shorter days, longer nights
Nights in winter are longer and colder. Winter enlivens your senses: perfect to grab your beanie, scarf and gloves and sit out under the clear starry skies around a campfire gazing up at the billions of stars and tucking into a campfire oven dinner or damper or even a cooked spud in foil. It is said that happy thoughts and comfort food predominantly eaten in winter are associated with the same part of the brain that controls sense of smell and also looks after long-term memories, behaviour and emotions.

So, therefore, you could say that in the cooler months, families that get together in the great outdoors will form fonder memories for recall in later life.

What are you waiting for? Take your pick of a motorhome, campervan, caravan or pop-top at Avida RV and get out and go on a winter escape.

Join YourLifeChoices today
and get this free eBook!

By joining YourLifeChoices you consent that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy


Total Comments: 0



    continue reading

    Health news

    Australians want to die at home - but do we achieve that goal?

    How do you want to die? More than 70 per cent of Australians want the end to come at home,...


    Rise in 'grey divorces' sparks warning from legal experts

    More Australians are divorcing later in life, leading to "unique, confusing and overwhelming" challenges for couples aged over 50. The...


    Friday Funnies: Short jokes for the shortest month

    February flies by too fast, just like these short but sharp jokes. What is the recipe for Honeymoon Salad?Lettuce alone...


    The four types of hearing loss explained

    Research indicates that one in six Australians has some form of hearing loss.  Hearing loss refers to reduced hearing, which...


    Fabulous Fish Pie

    It should go without saying that a fish pie needs to have lots of big chunks of fish in it,...


    Succulent Spice-Roasted Salmon

    These little salmon bites are something I've made time and time again over the years and this method of roasting...


    How to take great pictures of gardens

    If you've never been too good at taking pictures of your beautiful blooms, now's the time to brush up on...

    Aged Care

    Paid on par with cleaners: the broader issue affecting aged care

    Paid on par with cleaners: the broader issue affecting the quality of aged care Ben Farr-Wharton, Edith Cowan University; Matthew...