Plan Your Winter Escape & Save on Accommodation
Avoid the hustle and bustle of taxi queues, airport buses, peak hour traffic and busy airport carparks. Get your next holiday off to a relaxing start at Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport.
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- Complimentary shuttle bus transfers to Melbourne Airport terminals
- Parking not included. Pay just $20 per day for onsite parking.
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3 Top Destinations for Winter 2018
Rather than freeze your tush off through Melbourne’s chilly winter, why not pack your bags for warm, sandy places? Here are our top three recommendations for sun bathed, mid-year holiday destinations at the top end of gorgeous Australia.
Broome, Western Australia
We’re heading to Broome where the average daily temperature in July is 28C. Popular with tourists from all over the world, Broome is the perfect place to get away. While peak season is May to October, this is a destination without the usual holiday crowds, making it ideal for a relaxing escape.
Breathe in the salty air at Cable Beach with luxurious sea breezes off the Indian Ocean. Famous for sunset camel safaris along stunning Cable Beach, this is one of those bucket list destinations.
Once described by Sir David Attenborough as one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, Horizontal Falls is another must. One of the most majestic sights in the Kimberley’s, these sideways waterfalls demonstrate the power of the regions tidal currents.
With some of the best reefs in the world, snorkelling or diving at Rowley Shoals Marine Park is a must. Explore this underwater world with its abundant coral and marine life. If you prefer life out of the water, there are designated fishing areas to throw in a line.
Darwin, Northern Territory
Darwin isn’t always the first place people think of when it comes to planning a holiday, but the top end of Oz is perfect mid-year with an average daily temperature of 30C in July.
This tropical destination is bursting with great seafood, and the spectacular sunsets over the Timor Sea make beachside restaurants the place to be. Grab a table on the street for the ultimate al fresco dining experience.
Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Markets open in April and run through to the end of dry season in October. These markets showcase the regions cosmopolitan mix with hundreds of stalls. Explore arts and craft or eat your way around the food stalls while you take in the atmosphere and live performances.
While everyone wants to see a salt water crocodile on their visit up north, getting up close and personal can be dangerous, so we recommend Crocosaurus Cove for your croc fix. This reptile park is all about conservation and research, but also somewhere you can safely hold a baby croc, baby turtle, snake or lizard, join in on a crocodile feeding tour or swim with the crocs if you dare to.
A strong population of Aboriginal people in Darwin make it the perfect place to learn about the oldest culture on Earth. Visit the Museum and Art Gallery of N.T. and visit local art galleries to take in the unique work of indigenous artists; or learn about the spiritual history through Dreamtime stories on one of the region’s many Aboriginal cultural tours.
Ok, so Cairns doesn’t have a beach, as such, but it is the perfect base to explore some of North Queensland’s most spectacular tourist sites, plus it has a daily average temperature of around 26C in July.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system on the planet, making it one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It stretches an incredible 2300km and offers 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. With some of the best snorkelling and diving in the World it’s no wonder it’s one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.
The ancient, tropical rainforests of Daintree National Park are just an hour drive north of Cairns. World-heritage listed, the Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest in the world and is the only place in the world where rainforest meets reef. Also, home to unique flora and fauna, it’s a natural wonderland full of breathtaking sites.
For your wildlife fix head to Kuranda for a cuddle with a koala at Kuranda Koala Gardens or visit Australian Butterfly Sanctuary nearby. With over 2000 butterflies it’s the largest butterfly exhibit in the Southern Hemisphere.
Whatever your destination this winter, don’t forget to book your accommodation at Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport. Our hotel is located just 400 metres from the terminals and offers onsite parking plus a free hotel shuttle running 24/7 to transfer guests to and from the terminals.