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Winter activities for international students

While you may think of summer as the best season to get out and about in Australia, winter also has its own unique offering.

In summer it’s all about enjoying the longer daylight hours and lazing by the pool. But let’s be honest, it’s probably too hot for many activities.

Whereas, the winter months which run from June to August allow you to rug up, get a group of friends together and do those activities that you would have otherwise sweltered doing in summer.
Check out these ideas to get started:

  1. Hit the ice

When you think of ice skating, probably what comes to mind is countries like the US and England. However, Australia also has plenty of indoor (and in some areas outdoor) ice skating rinks to enjoy in winter.

The great thing about ice skating is you don’t have to be a professional to hit the ice, as you’ll find all levels of skills gliding around the rink.

  1. Watch a sports match

 We all know Aussies love their sport. To get into the Aussie spirit, why not take in a sports match this winter? Whether you’re a rugby, football or netball fan, there is bound to be a sports match or two on over the winter months that will take your fancy.

While you’re at the game don’t forget to enjoy a meat pie – a favourite snack for sports watchers down under.

  1. Go star gazing

You don’t need to be studying astronomy to enjoy gazing at the Milky Way. The winter months are known to be the best time of year to take in a little stargazing, as there are generally clearer nights during the colder months.

The best part about this activity is it can be done for free by grabbing a picnic blanket and heading to a quiet spot near you. Alternatively you can make a visit to one of your local observatories.

  1. Become a festival goer

As Australia is so hot during summer in most parts of the country, festivals are usually reserved for the colder months.

With a quick Google search you’re likely to find a great deal of festivals coming up near you. Choose a theme that suits you like a food or wine festival, light show or film festival.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning a great winter in Australia – you might just find it outdoes your summer experience!

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