Summer is supposed to be at its peak in Australia during the months of January and February. This time of the year provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy the vast expanses of water and scenic beauty of certain destinations, especially in the south of Australia. Keeping in mind the weather conditions, here are some of the best places to visit during the Australian summers:
Jervis Bay, New South Wales
Known to be the most popular among the various beachfronts across the coastal stretch of New South Wales, Jervis Bay is a thriving hotspot for everything related to marine life and aquatic activities. You can enjoy the much-needed vitamin-sea here, while soaking in the sun or indulging in water activities at the Hyams Beach, a seaside village where the sand is the whitest in the country, the view is gorgeous, and the surroundings are spick-and-span.
The Marine Park, however, is the main attraction of the Bay. It is home to pods of dolphins, in addition to a large variety of fishes. So, you can watch the dolphins, or get into the water to play with them, or just choose one of the many spots to go fishing here.
Bruny Island, Tasmania
This island, located towards the south of Hobart, offers the most amazing concentration of nature along with a uniquely distinctive landscape. You will find a great combination of dramatic scenery and ocean-dwelling animals here, making for an adventurous yet relaxing getaway.
Take one of the marine cruises for aquatic adventures, safaris to sample the local gourmet, visit the iconic lighthouse, or just enjoy the warmth at the beautiful beaches and scenic lookout points.
Tamar Valley, Tasmania
Tamar is an ideal destination for someone who is looking to have a laid-back holiday. Based on wine production, this region offers some of the best vineyards in the country. The Tamar Valley Wine Route is considered among the best in the world, covering around 30 wineries in totality.
The Valley brings together picturesque views from forested sections to countryside vineyards. You are especially going to love this place if you are a wildlife enthusiast, since there is the Tamar Wetlands Reserve here, which hosts a vast range of flora and fauna. You could also visit the Aquatic Centre, if it gets too hot one day.
With all these beautiful destinations to explore along the coast of Southern Australia, you would be well advised to rent a car during your stay here to enhance your Aussie experience.