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5 Mer-Mazing Beach Holidays to Beat the Winter Blues

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

As temperatures continue to drop and winter sweeps over Australia, we’re all dreaming of a sunny getaway! Luckily for us in Australia, a great beach with lots of sunshine is never far away. Below, we’ve curated a list of some sunny destinations with plenty of activities for the kids and lots of swimming too!

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is located in the Whitsundays, which is a beautiful group of islands scattered along the Great Barrier Reef. The beach itself stretches almost 7km in length with plenty of area to swim, snorkel, tan, or play in the sand! There are also a few places to check out with the kids, such as the Beacon Museum, a must-see attraction, with four floors of history, exhibitions, games and fun for the whole family. Another great option for the kids is Jungle Jacks at the Whitehaven Sports and Recreation Centre, which is the ultimate soft play centre for kids.


This destination needs no introduction! Noosa is one of Australia’s beautiful seaside holiday destinations and is home to some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, where you’re never far from a beach or national park. If you’re in searching of something to do, the Noosa Winter School Holiday Guide is a perfect resource – and don’t forget to pack your mermaid tails for kids!

Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a very popular holiday destination, especially for families during the school holidays. Described as a modern-day paradise that’s synonymous with surfing and hippies, Byron Bay is one of the gems of the Australian coast. With lots of activities and access to the Gold Coast, you’re never far from finding a great day out with the kids.


With temperatures between 21°C to 32°C even during the colder months, Darwin is the perfect winter getaway! Though this destination may be a little further away than the other holiday ideas on this list, Darwin makes up for the travel with its practically guaranteed sunshine! There are plenty of activities for the whole family too, including wildlife parks, markets, outdoor adventures, wave pools and wildlife encounters! Here’s a list of great things you can do with your family.


Last but certainly not least is our very own Sydney beach, Bondi! Weather during the winter can be a little less predictable than in summer but if you manage to catch the sun on a good day then you can enjoy temperatures of up to 23°C. What a perfect winter’s day at the beach! If swimming is not your thing, then there’s also the Bondi Playground.

So, there you have it! No more excuses not to get some sunshine even during winter! With plenty of places to go and things to do, there are always great times and good fun just around the corner.



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