Winter is in full swing here in Australia. As most folks do their best to stay warm indoors with their families, why not go on a winter road trip to make things a little more exciting?

A winter road trip

A winter road trip is not unheard of; Australia is filled with road trip potential even in winter. So, if you’re looking to spend your winter days with a twist, then check out these cool winter road trips:

The Great Ocean Road

We’ve mentioned the Great Ocean Road before. The Great Ocean Road allows you to see more of the country’s natural wonders.

See the Twelve Apostles, Gibson Steps, and the Lord Ard Gorge during the drive among others.

What’s great about this road trip is that it’s best to take it at any time of the year, as it gives off a different look and feel to the atmosphere depending on when you come for a visit.

The best part is that stopovers for photographs aren’t the only thing this road trip is suitable for; in fact, you will pass by a few towns on your way to complete the journey. Each city offers their own speciality that you and your loved ones will surely enjoy.


Albany is the whale-watching capital of Australia. You can come to see the whales around this time of year (June to October). If you’ve ever wanted to see a real-life whale up close and doing their whale-thing, then Albany is the perfect stop for you.

Aside from witnessing a majestic creature before you, visitors can also stretch their legs after hours in the car by taking on the long coastal walks where you can breathe in some fresh air.

History buffs also flock this whale watching town, as it was one of the first towns Europeans settled in. You can find a replica of the ship that brought Europeans and convicts to Australia in the Princess Royal Harbour.

Blue Mountains

Looking to stay in New South Wales for your trip? Then consider going to the Blue Mountains, celebrated as one of NSW’s most exciting journeys.

Stop by Shield’s Orchard in Bilpin where you can try their famous ciders, once you’ve downed a few ciders, take a break before driving up to Echo Point to catch a glimpse of the three sisters and learn about their history on how they got their name.

Your last stop is Leura, a village that offers some unique antique stores. It is also a great place to get yourselves and the people back home some nice souvenirs from your journey.

Phillip Island

When there’s snow, the first thing you will think of is Santa Claus, then penguins.

Phillip Island is home to at least a hundred penguins which goes on a daily parade just before sunset. Aside from that, Phillip Island is home to other attractions including a treetop boardwalk, Grand Prix Circuit, and the A Maze’N Things theme park.

So, remember to check out all of these activities and attractions throughout the day and top it all off with the penguin parade by the end of it all. A promising adventure for everyone of all ages to enjoy.

Have you chosen a destination? If so, then grab your loved ones, plan your trip, and don’t forget to book a vehicle from Alpha Car Hire to ensure a worry-free ride.

Enjoy the winter season to the fullest with a great family road trip that everyone is sure to enjoy for themselves.

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