Wonderful winter experiences
Think the outdoors aren’t the place to be in winter? Think again! Rainforests may be better in winter, but that means it's a great time to see waterfalls flowing. Visit the coast in winter and you might be lucky to spot a whale. Or just rug up and get together with friends for a brisk walk.
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With increased rainfall, winter is a great time to see waterfalls flowing. Many are only a short walk from the carpark, so you don’t need to spend too long in the cold to experience glorious nature! Remember, waterfalls may seem like an inviting place to take a dip, but swimming can be dangerous. There’s plenty of other ways to enjoy the beauty of waterfalls. They make for a spectacular end to a nature walk, with the opportunity to take great photos for your efforts.
Find your next waterfall adventure on by visiting our waterfalls page.
Don’t avoid the coast in winter, you might miss the chance to spot a whale! You’ve got a chance to spot whales all along the Great Ocean Road from May to October. Keep your eyes peeled for Southern Right Whales at Cape Nelson Lighthouse Reserve, Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Belfast Coastal Reserve or Port Campbell National Park.
Joining a licensed tour operator is a great way to discover amazing ocean wildlife.
More places where you can spot whales:
Gabo Island Lighthouse Reserve
Point Hicks Lighthouse
Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary
Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park
If you ask us, there's something special about rugging up and taking a walk in the cooler weather — especially if it's not raining! Walking in nature benefits your mental health and wellbeing all year round. Plus, it’s a great way to socialise. Get your friends together for a brisk winter walk or join one of our guided park walks to meet new people. Just remember to take a waterproof jacket and some extra warm clothes.
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