Towns to escape the summer heat

Towns to escape the summer heat

With temperatures forecast to remain around 40 degrees for rest of the week, Sydneysiders will be looking for options to keep cool.

Those living in Penrith will especially be looking to beat the heat with the temperatures set to reach 43 degrees on Friday.

While that seems high — it’s not.

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Bureau of Meteorology’s senior metrologist Craig Burke said Tarcoola in South Australia is forecasted to be one of the hottest places in country with temperatures reaching 48.1 degrees yesterday.

If you’re looking to beat the heat, you might want to consider buying a property and moving somewhere cooler.

According to the Bureau, here are the coolest places to live in Australia right now:

NSW — Thredbo

Thredbo Top Station will be the coolest place in NSW this week with temperatures forecast to reach a mild maximum of only 23 degrees. Its popularity as a winter destination means property prices are expensive. A four-bedroom property in Thredbo at 1/5 Friday Dr is on the market with a $1.825 million guide. The chalet has four bathrooms, spa bath and a drying room. Mr Burke said the high of 23 is very uncommon, meaning you enjoy cool temperatures all year round. It is listed with Douglas Edwards from Mountain High Real Estate.

VICTORIA — Wilsons Promontory

Located at the southernmost part of the mainland Australia, Wilsons Promontory in Victoria is a great place to escape the heat. With a temperature of 22 degrees at the moment, the area is very popular with bushwalkers and nature lovers. Nearby Yanakie has a 4.05ha property for sale with a $795,000 guide. The three-bedroom home at 195 Shellcott Rd, has a pool/spa, renovated kitchen and a 360 degree open fireplace. It is on the market with Dean Jones and Joel Anderson from Paragreen Real Estate.


Wynard on Tasmania’s north west coast is forecasted to be one of the coolest inhabited towns on the Apple Isle and in Australia this week. Reaching a top of 21 degrees, the current temperatures are more comparable to a Sydney winter. A block back from the town centre is a Federation cottage for sale at 31 Dodgin St.

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The home comes with wood heater, airconditioning, original character features, solar panels and a vegetable patch. It is for sale through One Agency — Burnie agent Matt Grice with a $450,000 guide.

WA — Albury

With a top temperature of 20 degrees, Albany is forecast to be the coolest place in Western Australia to keep cool. Known for being the oldest colonial settlement in WA, Albany is located at the southern tip of the state. A Queen Anne style Federation home at 1 98 Grey St, could be yours from $1.5 million. The five-bedroom home is known locally as the “White House” and sits on 3258sqm. The property enjoys panoramic views of Princess Royal Harbour and the town. Its original owners were the McKenzie family, a prominent shipping family in the late 19th century.


Low Head is another Tasmanian town to beat the heat. Achieving a maximum temperature of 21.2 degrees yesterday, the coastal town is located at the mouth of the Tamar River. No. 77-79 Low Head Rd is one of several properties for sale in the town. Occupying 1968sqm of land, the three-bedroom home is listed with Harcourts’s Andrew Michieletto. The house has open plan living, as well as new floating floors, light fittings and kitchen. The waterfront property has a $599,000 price guide.

If none of these destinations look appealing, Mr Burke said a cool change will hit the east coast later this week.

“Victoria and South Australia will see cooler temperatures come Friday, while a cool change will hit NSW Saturday afternoon,” he said.


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