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
Living Legends Visit
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
Royal National Park Tour
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
Camel Farm Discovery
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
Adelaide Central Market Tour
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
Pilot For A Day
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
Moorilla Meets MONA Tour
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.