1. It’s not always summer in Australia.
It’s amazing how many tourists visit Australia believing that it’s always summer here, though in most parts of the country we actually experience all four seasons. And trust me when I say that winter gets incredibly cold. Scraping ice off the windshield of your car kind of cold. Even if you’re spending time in the Outback, temperatures drop quite substantially overnight.
Though don’t let that turn you off from visiting at this time of year; there are some fabulous places to visit in Australia during winter. Just understand that it’s necessary to travel with a set of warm clothes. Though perhaps this is a well-placed myth to boost retail sales among travelers visiting here!