What to do in Australia during July

Because it’s midwinter in Australia, you’d expect it to be colder than usual — and colder as you go further south. July in Australia is one of the best months for skiing and other snow activities. The Australian ski season usually starts on the Queen’s Birthday in June and ends on the Labor Day in October. You can ski in Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Victoria’s Alpine regions and Tasmania in some of its high-altitude national parks. At Australia’s top end, July is also the month when the Darwin Beer Can Regatta takes place. This is a fun competition when boats made of beer cans race one another in the water on Mindil Beach. The Blue Mountains of Sydney celebrates Christmas in July during its winter Yulefest because Christmas occurs in Australian summer time. The wettest city during July is Perth followed by Sydney while the driest city would be Darwin. For those who wish to escape the winter cold, tropical Australia should be a favorite destination. This region is in the area of Queensland from around the Tropic of Capricorn to Cairns and further north; and in the Northern Territory, Darwin and nearby areas.