5. Keep Moving, Stay Warm
The mercury might have dropped, but in Southern Queensland Country the events calendar is just warming up.
Across 10 days in July, the town of Warwick embraces the cool change at the annual Jumpers and Jazz festival, which is dedicated to celebrating what’s wonderfully winter in the region.
Everything at this regional event takes on a distinctly chilly theme, including the trees of the town, which are dressed up in knitwear and textile art in a nod to the season.
Further west, the Western Downs town of Tara draws a crowd every second winter for Australia's biggest camel party combines camels, culture and camping at the Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races.
Expect 10,000 people to descend on the otherwise tiny town of approximately 3000 people for a program of camel races, multi-cultural entertainment and camping.
Closer to the border, every second year, Snowflakes in Stanthorpe, gives visitors a good excuse to don their beanies, mittens and scarves for an event that’s held in the coolest town in Queensland.