How cold is Victoria in winter???

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How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby Serenity Now » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:02 am

Hi,

We have 4 weeks off in winter,end of June to late July and being in Wollogong we cant decide which direction to go.

We have a soft floor CT but only have a 2WD.

I would love not to have a cold winter but i also would love to trip around Victoria and possibly SA.
Kangaroo Island is on my list of places to see.
Having 3 kids (12,10 and 9) the cold is harder to organise everyone in the cold but my question is how cold and windy is Victoria to trip around in winter.

Thanks
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Re: How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby Titch2 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:12 am

Hard to say ,not as cold as canberra,and depends on what parts of Victoria.
Probably on par to the Gong
The East coast is the warmest of the coasts.Along the murray is usually a touch warmer as well.
Kangaroo Island will cost you,worth a few days tho.
Would you be freecamping or Parking it.
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Re: How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby Serenity Now » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:25 am

Thanks Titch,

I think in winter we would possibly combine free camping with CPs.
In winter i do like a hot shower.

The reason i want to go in winter is to avoid the crowds in summer.We want to see the GOR,the Otways and Ballarat (Sovereign Hill).
So if we tick to the coast more it may not be too cold??

I know that everyone tolerates the cold differently but i cant tolerate masses of crowds so i like camping in winter.

You have been to KI havent you Titch,i really want to go but Hubbie doesnt want to put up the bucks..

If we dont head to Vic i guess we head to Qld with everyone else...

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Re: How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:12 am

Serenity Now wrote: i guess we head to Qld with everyone else...
SN



Not everyone SN....I am heading outback SA and NSW during winter.
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Re: How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby Bradd » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:29 pm

Coast will likely be colder during days (wind chill)
Inland colder (frostier) during nights

Weather down here is unpredictable, so come prepared for mild sunny days and also Antarctic winds.

Some averages for July

Melbourne (Central Sth)
Average Max: 13.4
Average Min: 6

Echuca (Central Nth Murray river)
13.4
3.9

Swan Hill (NW Murray River)
14.6
3.6

Ballarat (Central West inland)
19.1
4.4

Warrnambool (SW)
13.5
5.4

Nelson (SW cnr)
13.1
5.1

Still well worth it, the Great Ocean Rd is probably more spectacular when it's rough weather
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Re: How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby padfoot » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:17 pm

I am not sure I agree with Titch. I reckon it's a fair bit colder than the gong.
If it is crowds you want to avoid, I'd go for it. Just make sure you wear appropriate clothing and take sufficient bedding. Maybe get the kids some extra singlets and long-johns. You can grab them cheap at k-mart. I got a pair for myself and didn't end up needing them but I don't regret taking them as they take up no room and I'll probably use them at the snow this season (geeez they were attractive too, I'm still laughing about it).
Just check that any of the 'attractions' you might want to see are open during winter.
There shouldn't be anything you can't do, as long as you are warm and dry.

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Re: How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby mytribe » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:45 pm

Ballarat, Otways and GOR are cold during winter, and being on the coast Otways and GOR are even colder, don't let people tell you otherwise.

If you want to come camping down here at that time of year make sure you've got plenty of warm clothing, warm bedding and hot water bottles....I'm a victorian and we don't camp during winter, after the easter weekend that's it for us until approx sept-oct.
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Re: How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby Serenity Now » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:41 am

We have decided not to go to Vic in winter.It was the lack of daylight hours that swayed us against it.
We think we will go to Qld and maybe Northern NSW.

Summertime would be a lot more pleasant but the crowds are a bummer.

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Re: How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby Bradd » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:49 pm

There's another 6 months of the year called Spring and Autumn
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Re: How cold is Victoria in winter???

Postby Serenity Now » Sun May 01, 2011 11:22 pm

Bradd wrote:There's another 6 months of the year called Spring and Autumn


I guess when posting i dont always post all the info.

To me i would love 3-4 weeks to travel down Victoria and April and September school hools are only 2 weeks and winter our kids have 3 weeks and summer school hols they have 7 weeks hols.

So yeah maybe we will go in April or September school hols but i just dont rush when we travel..

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