Holidays in July
July might be one of those rare months without an official public holiday, but there are still many reasons to get out and travel. People plan a holiday to take advantage of the peak skiing conditions, to escape the cold, or to recreate Christmas in July. Don’t let a lack of public holidays limit your travel—July is the perfect time to get away with family and friends.
Why Travel in July?
The main inspiration for travel in July is the cold weather. July is the peak of winter in Australia, and many travellers want to take advantage of that. Some head for the ski resorts while others venture to the tropical ends of the country for a little warmth. Families also have a great reason to travel this time of year: Christmas in July celebrations that provide seasonal entertainment for the kids.
There are several places in Australia that offer great skiing during the month of July. The most popular is the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, but this isn’t the only spot. Ski enthusiasts can also plan a trip to the alpine regions of Victoria or to Tasmania where skiing is a possibility in its high-altitude national parks. Ski season kicks off on the Queen’s Birthday weekend in the middle of June and lasts through the beginning of October.
Christmas in July Celebrations
Christmas in Australia is right in the middle of the hot summer. Some people miss the traditional snow and seasonal celebrations, and take advantage of the weather in July to plan special activities. Families especially will want to investigate a number of winter festivals including the Yulefest celebration in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Entertainment includes Santa Claus, Christmas carols, and other traditional celebrations.
While July might be missing public holidays, it does offer plenty of events. One of the most popular is the Darwin Regatta, a fun competition where beer can boats are raced on the water of Mindil Beach. Other great events include the Canberra Truffle Festival for food enthusiasts, the Bankstown Bites Food Festival in Bankstown, and the Cairns Ukulele Festival. All of these events are popular and draw crowds, so to avoid disappointment be sure to book your holiday rental as far in advance as possible.
Where to Go in July
People planning a trip in July usually go one of two directions: towards the snow, or far away from it. If you love to ski, be sure to make your reservations for holiday rentals at ski resorts far in advance. July is an especially popular time in New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania for skiing holidays.
Others are trying to escape the snow and brisk temperatures in July. Tropical temperatures remain the further north you go. If travelling to a place where temperatures are in the range of 20 to 30 degrees is your idea of a perfect trip, then focus your sights on Darwin or Cairns. The tropical region of Queensland is a great place to hide from cold winter temperatures for a relaxing holiday.