Top 5 Winter Sun Destinations in the Southern Hemisphere Travel by - May 6, 2019July 25, 20190 When the days are getting shorter and colder as winter draws in across the Northern Hemisphere, why not think about taking a break and head to the sun of the Southern Hemisphere to one of these great destinations. Start looking into booking your flights and holidays for some winter sun now too :- Australia A vast country Australia is actually the sixth largest in the world, it offers everything you could want from a holiday from the busy beaches of the East Coast with the great barrier reef for marine wildlife with its amazing diving also with great nightlife such as on the Gold Coast. If you prefer world class cities and culture then head to Sydney or Melbourne and enjoy the restaurants, bars, music and art festivals. Alternatively, you can get away from the hustle and bustle on the remote beaches of the west coast or head into the outback for a glimpse of red rock Uluru. Thailand With pristine beaches on remote islands in the south, the famous full moon parties, great food and culture Thailand offers plenty of options for holidaymakers. Bangkok was the most visited city in the world for 2018, and it is easy to see why with busy markets for shopping, temples, and a diverse nightlife. For something different head to the northern regions on an overnight sleeper train for hiking in the hills, and cookery courses which teach you how to cook the local cuisine at home. New Zealand New Zealand probably isn’t renowned for its sun having a temperate climate, however being in the southern hemisphere its summer months are December to February and are a great time to visit. The diverse scenery shown in the Lord of the Rings films has helped bring the appeal of the islands to a wider audience and it is now one of the highest rated global holiday destinations. New Zealand is a great place see stunning landscapes of the mountains and glaciers on the South Island, or to try any of the popular extreme sports from bungee jumping in Queenstown, to caving at Waitomo, or white-water rafting. Malaysia A tropical destination with world heritage sites, beaches, cities, and rain forests, Malaysia offers more than you may have thought. The capital Kuala Lumpur is where most people will arrive and is a great place to acclimatize and enjoy the food, shopping, and nightlife before moving on. Many people will then head to some of the beautiful beaches and islands including Langkawi, Penang, or Redang. If you prefer something more active than relaxing on the beach then head to the Cameron Highlands to trek the forests or visit the tea plantations. Sri Lanka An island which is small enough and extremely easy to get around with lots to offer for the increasing number of tourists who now flock each year looking for that tropical sunshine getaway. Along the coasts there are numerous beaches from the busy large resorts with accommodation to suit any budget to quieter laid back beaches where surfing and sipping fresh coconut water are the main activities. For those interested in history there is lots to explore heading inland away from the coast there are numerous UNESCO world sites such as the ancient rock fortress at Sigiriya and incredible cities of the past, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa with their vast display of ruins left behind by past civilizations from the 4th century onwards. Sri Lanka also boasts 1 of most beautiful scenic train rides through its mountains and tea plantations. With mountainous forest regions and safaris in the numerous national parks you will struggle to fit everything into your 2 week break!