Have you been looking for the next best holiday destination but you aren’t sure where to go this year? With so many options nowadays it can be overwhelming to pick the perfect place with something for everyone along with safety, friendly locals and more. If you’re keen to head somewhere summery this winter, why not consider heading south of the equator to the Southern Hemisphere. With so many amazing places to see and experience, it’s no wonder why many people opt to travel to this interesting half of the world. Here are some of the best Southern Hemisphere locations you should check out this year!
Tucked away in what seems to be the furthest corner of the globe, New Zealand remains one of the countries that almost everyone desires to go to. Whether it’s the glorious mountain ranges, miles upon miles of coastline, beautiful towns and cities or even just the decadent local wines there is something in New Zealand for everyone. From the cities of Wellington and Auckland on the north island to Christchurch on the south island coupled with the beautiful mountain town of Queenstown, the cities and towns of the country are rife with things to see and do as well as being the best in bases to explore local areas. For the adventurer who likes the outdoors, the South Island is your spot with its trails, mountains and coastline just waiting to be discovered. Book a flight with Webjet New Zealand and pack those bags for the adventure you won’t soon forget.
Another top spot for wine lovers, Argentina is home to not just some of the world’s best wines, but also beautiful spots such as Patagonia and the Andes. With vineyards, coastline, historical and beautiful cities, not to mention the mountains, Argentina truly has it all for the discerning traveller. Be sure to book a stay on an authentic estancia for the real Argentinian farm experience. Many companies organise horseback rides where you can help the ranchers wrangle cattle followed by dinners featuring local fare and wine. What more could you want?
South Africa is another great spot for those who like adventure, the outdoors and wine. This large country that is highlighted by beautiful, rugged coastline to the south and along the western and eastern edges, and Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the north, is a popular stop for those who want to experience a bit of African culture with a touch of European charms. Visiting in the spring ensures you will get a chance to see the wide swathes of wildflowers that carpet the countryside and the opportunity to head out on safari before the hot summer months hit. An ideal time to visit all around.
So if you’ve been wondering where to go for a summery but adventurous getaway this winter, consider the southern hemisphere, where it will be summertime! With so many great options for destinations, you will only be stuck asking yourself where the best one for you is!