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Best places to travel in July

Max that tax return on these sunny beach escapes or cool ski towns in Australia and New Zealand this July.

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It's tax return season, and there's no better way to spend it than on a well-deserved holiday, right?

Whether you're looking to escape the cold, get away during the school holidays, or make the most of the short snow season, we've got the intel on the best places in Australia to travel this month.

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Our top picks: Best places to visit July 2022

1. Best hidden gem: Broome

Stretch out on this bit of sand.

Located between Port Hedland and Broome, Eighty Mile Beach runs for 220 kilometres and is a mix of white sands, rocky shores and tidal creeks.

During July it's one of the warmest places to be with temperatures almost at 30 degrees.

While it's not advisable to swim at the beach due to the high tides, sea fossicking, fishing, camping on the beach and catching the sunsets are all top activities that can be had here.

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2. Best for nature: Hervey Bay

Get back to your roots at the gateway to the largest sand island.

If you're keen to experience nature in the wild then Hervey Bay in July has just the ticket.

Enjoy a tropical winter season here where the water temperature is warm enough for a dip and whale watching season picks up from mid-July.

For the adventure seekers, you can rent a 4WD and head over to Fraser Island for camping and dingo spotting.

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3. Best for cultural breaks: Uluru

Long star-filled nights and cool desert days.

Enjoy the cooler temperatures winter brings and take the whole day to explore the spiritual heart of Australia.

Winter is ideal for hiking so you can walk around Uluru and explore Kata Tjuta on the Valley of the Winds Walk. At times, ranger-guided walks can be booked to learn more about the history of the area and its rock art.

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Rottnest Island beaches and walkways near Perth, Australia

4. Best for activities: Perth

For a bit of sun and fun.

Perth is hands down one of the sunniest spots in Australia year-round, which makes July the perfect time to spend time outdoors without the heat that comes with a Western Australian summer.

Take in its parks, its beaches and its islands, such as Rottnest, home to the happiest animal in the world: the quokka.

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5. Best for snow sports: Queenstown

Arguably the powder capital of Oceania.

Queenstown is a skier and snowboarder's dream. Three snow resorts surround the city, each receiving heavy praise from some of the best in the biz.

June to August is Queenstown's snow season, with July being one of the most coveted times to catch the freshest snow. Mind you, this means it is peak season so if you want to avoid the crowds, it may be better to hold off until August/September to hit the slopes.

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6. Best budget destination: Hobart

Keep cool this winter.

Those who prefer to stay cool, but aren't looking for a snowy escape, should consider making their way to Tasmania in July.

Flights are often quite cheap, the walking tracks are quiet and the scenic roads are all yours to explore.

Over winter Hobart can be super cosy. Bundle up and head to its wineries and hiking trails for something special.

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7. Best for events: Canberra

Can you smell it? Truffle season is in the air.

Winter in Canberra means two things: snow season and truffle season.

For an event that your senses can savour, spend the weekend in and around the Aussie capital hunting for truffles and indulging in truffle dusted meals.

The festival runs from June to August.

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Top July events

  • 4th of July: The USA's Independence Day is celebrated throughout the nation with fireworks and parties that run long into the night.
  • Bastille Day: 14 July is Bastille Day. This is a national day in France to mark the beginning of the French Revolution. It is celebrated with parties and fireworks throughout the nation.
  • Singapore Food Festival. Singapore's only event that's dedicated to local cuisine is on from mid-end July. Bring an open mind and empty belly along and you can look forward to unique dining concepts and delicious foodie experiences.

When's the best time in July to take a holiday?

July tends to be a quieter period for travellers around Australia, however, it’s predicted to be busiest at the beginning of the month due to the winter school holidays and workers taking some time off post-end of financial year. If you intend to travel domestically, aim for days later in the month to avoid peak prices and crowds.

Internationally, July is peak season for many countries in the northern hemisphere as their big summer break falls in July and August. While it's an ideal time to partake in festivals, it's also an expensive time to visit. We suggest you aim to travel earlier in the month, before the holidaymakers settle in and prices begin to skyrocket.

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