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The Best Things To Do This June

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Grab your scarf and pull on your beanie, because winter has well and truly arrived. But rather than let the chilly conditions have you entertaining the idea of hibernating, here is a list of enticing reasons why you should brave the elements and do something different this June. Trust us, it will be fun.

Things To Do In Victoria In June

Hit The Slopes of Mt Buller

Guess what? The ski season is officially underway! So why not journey up to Mount Buller for a fun-filled day on the slopes. If it’s your first time at the snow you can go tobogganing or book yourself in for a ski or snowboarding lesson, while those with more experience can hit the intermediate and advanced runs. Alternatively, you could go for a walk along the Village Circuit Track or take a breathtaking ride on the Northern Express chairlift.

Meet Retired Racehorses

Where do champion racehorses go to live out their twilight years? Living Legends, a peaceful retirement ranch on the outskirts of Melbourne. Come and pat these champion ex-racers, learn about their legacies and tour the paddocks. And that’s not all, so make sure you also check out the historic homestead and heritage gardens, walk along the bush tracks and treat yourself to Devonshire tea at the cafe.

Mount Buller Day Trip

This tour has something for everyone, no matter your snow sports experience level. Included in your excursion is a guided walk of the Village Circuit Track and time in two tobogganing areas.

Living Legends Visit

Meet retired champion racehorses in a peaceful wooded setting just a short drive north of Melbourne. Come face-to-nuzzle with purebred racers now living out their golden years at the Woodland Historic Park, and learn about their legacies from a guide.

Things To Do In New South Wales In June

Go Whale Watching

Watch on as migrating humpbacks breach, leap and tail slap on a whale-watching expedition off the Sydney coastline. Just don’t expect a leisurely cruise – on this tour you’ll jet out of the harbour in a speedboat specifically designed to get you to the action as quickly as possible. The pace slows down noticeably when a pod is spotted though, and then you’ll get to sit back and gaze in awe as the whales put on a show.

See The Royal National Park

For many, it’s known as the home of Wedding Cake Rock, but there is so much more to the world’s second-oldest national park than an Instagram-famous site. The Royal National Park is a place of sublime natural beauty, ancient Aboriginal areas and an abundance of native wildlife – and you’ll see it all on this guided exploration. Other highlights include strolling along Wattamolla Beach, checking out Bald Hill Lookout and driving over the Sea Cliff Bridge.

Sydney Whale Watching

Experience a close encounter with humpback whales without having to leave the city on this thrilling two-hour speedboat tour from Sydney, where you’ll have chance to spot majestic whales swimming and playing in their natural environment.

Royal National Park Tour

This tour is exclusively for your group. The Royal National Park has a range of beautiful natural formations – freshwater pools, forests, waterfalls, lagoons, cliffs, beaches and rockpools.

Things To Do In Queensland In June

Step Aboard The Kuranda Scenic Railway

Wind your way through the lush, tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland when you travel on the much-loved Kuranda Scenic Railway. This unforgettable train trip is all part of a full-day adventure designed to showcase the very best of Kuranda, a gorgeous village just outside of Cairns. Your fully customisable itinerary could include a stopover at the Kuranda Koala Gardens, a hike through Barron Gorge National Park or a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Visit A Camel Farm

It’s certainly not your normal day out, but a visit to Summer Land Camels is a unique excursion you do not want to miss. As Australia’s largest wild camel training centre and dairy operation, Summer Land is home to more than 700 of these incredible creatures. Be sure to try the range of camel milk food and beauty products, enjoy a chef-prepared lunch and even go for a (bumpy) ride on one of these cute humped mammals.

Kuranda Scenic Railway Trip

Travel to this enchanting rainforest village aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, and choose from a variety of activities including visits to the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Rainforestation Nature Park.

Camel Farm Discovery

Visit the third largest camel dairy in the world, get up close and personal with the friendly camels, tour the dairy and camel training facilities, taste their multi-award winning products and enjoy a relaxing lunch on the verandah of the historic homestead.

Things To Do In SA In June

Ride In A Hot Air Balloon

Sure, the Barossa Valley is pretty from ground level, but that’s nothing compared to how magnificent it looks from a hot air balloon. Experience this splendour for yourself on a one-hour sunrise flight that floats high above the sweeping vineyards and rolling hills. A glass of bubbles and a delicious hamper of breakfast treats await you upon landing, and don’t forget to take your camera so you can capture the breathtaking views.

Discover The Adelaide Central Market

Eat your way through one of the largest undercover food markets in the Southern Hemisphere when you visit the Adelaide Central Market. Rather than roaming around aimlessly by yourself, on this small-group tour you’ll be taken to the most interesting stalls, get to meet some of the colourful vendors and hear all about the history of migration and food culture in SA. Best of all, tastings and coffee are included in the tour price.

Barossa Valley Hot Air Balloon

Watch the sunrise over the Barossa Valley, then tuck into a gourmet breakfast on this memorable five-hour tour. Take to the skies for a one-hour hot air balloon flight and enjoy thrilling aerial views over the sweeping vineyards.

Adelaide Central Market Tour

Tour the market with a guide who takes you to sample tried-and-true winners. While you sample food, your guide also tells you about the history of migration in South Australia and how it has influenced the food culture.

Things To Do In WA In June

Cast A Line

Speak to anyone from out west and they’ll tell you there’s no better place to go beach fishing than WA. Find out if that’s true or not on this half-day fishing safari. Departing in the afternoon, you’ll head out in a 4WD to a remote stretch of sand north of Perth, where you’ll have a crack at trying to catch tailor in the surf. Come sunset and it’s all about reeling in the big ones, like snapper and mulloway. 

Fly A Plane

If you’ve always dreamed of being a pilot, this high-altitude outing is your chance to make that fantasy a reality. Training begins at the Kookaburra Air flight facility, where you’ll get a rundown on what all the aircraft’s knobs, buttons and controls do. Then it’s time for take off – with the guidance of an experienced instructor, of course. For half an hour you’ll soar high above beautiful Perth, before coming in for landing.  

Half-Day Beach Fishing Safari

One of the most popular fishing tours out of Perth. Also included is 4WDing along beautiful remote beaches, wildlife, magnificent sunsets and amazing stargazing at night.

Pilot For A Day

Become a pilot for a day by joining us at our flight training facility for a trial flight, and experience the thrill of flying a plane yourself. After a brief introduction to aircraft controls and functions, you can get behind the wheel of a real aircraft.

Things To Do In Tasmania In June

Explore Mount Field National Park

Immerse yourself in the pristine Tasmanian wilderness on this full-day tour from Hobart. Mount Field National Park is one of Australia’s oldest national parks, and it’s home to towering eucalypts and the three-tiered Russell Falls. Here you can spend time wandering the park’s leafy tracks and soaking up the natural sights. Plus, you’ll also get to visit Salmon Ponds, a world-renowned hatchery.

Sip Wine and See Art

Combine art appreciation with wine tasting when you spend the day exploring two of Tassie’s most iconic destinations. This tour kicks things off with a ferry ride down the Derwent River, alighting at MONA to view the gallery’s thought-provoking collection. Next it’s onto the award-winning Moorilla Estate for lunch, a behind-the-scenes tour and a tasting of 10 wines, including a selection from the winery’s prestigious Cloth Label Series.

Mt Field National Park Tour

Visit Mt Field National Park on this day trip from Hobart. Check out sites like a historical trout fishery, drive along the River Derwent, admire tall tree ferns and go walking along a forest stream.

Moorilla Meets MONA Tour

Spend the day at Moorilla Estate for a unique Tasmanian winery experience that includes world-class art. Enjoy a seasonal lunch, followed by a tasting and behind-the-scenes tour at Moorilla Estate.

Things To Do In NT In June

Cruise Darwin Harbour at Sunset

Bask in the glow of a golden Darwin sunset when you jump aboard the Charles Darwin – a fancy three-level catamaran – for a relaxing evening cruise. This two-hour trip departs Stokes Hill Wharf before gliding past the Esplanade, Larrakeyah Naval Barracks and Fannie Bay. Enjoy a live commentary on Darwin’s fascinating history, and keep your eyes peeled for crocs, dolphins and dugongs. Snacks and drinks are available to purchase, or you can opt for the buffet dinner.

Camp in the Outback

Experience the very best of the Northern Territory on an overnight stay at the Top End Safari Camp. Here you can tick off almost everything on your Outback bucket list, like a scenic helicopter flight, airboat cruise and sleeping in a luxurious glamping tent. You’ll even have the opportunity to swim in Australia’s only nature-based, croc-safe pool. There’s no chance of going hungry either, with a barbecue dinner and cooked brekkie included.

Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise

Travel past Stokes Hill Wharf, the Esplanade, Larrakeyah Naval Barracks, Cullen Bay, and Fannie Bay, while seated in air-conditioned comfort or outside on the sun deck of this three-storey vessel.

Top End Safari Overnight Camp

Situated in an exclusive location, this tour comes complete with airboat cruise, crocodile encounters, helicopter scenic flight, overnight glamping, amazing food, and more.

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