Even those grey nomads who argue that it is great to travel out of season and beat the crowds might be having second thoughts now as snow blankets parts of the south eastern states and temperatures plunge.
While cocktail-sipping travellers in balmy Darwin and Broome enjoy maximums of 30 plus, the fate of Tassie’s hardy off-season explorers is significantly more chilled. With snow on the beaches and treacherous driving conditions, for grey nomads beating the crowds on the Apple Isle it is a matter of rugging up, putting the heaters on … and hopefully getting out to enjoy some spectacular scenery.
However, the wild and icy weather has already been blamed for a spate of accidents across the state and all travellers venturing onto the roads have been warned to take extreme care.
Meanwhile, in the warmth of the north, snow has not made travel conditions treacherous but many grey nomads still say they have no plans to go anywhere for a few months yet … just to be on the safe side!
* Do you think travelling off season is the way to go? Or are you happy to fight the ‘crowds’ and enjoy more friendly weather conditions? Comment below.