Severe bushfires and the outbreak of a global pandemic have definitely dominated the start of our new decade. Travelling internationally may remain off limits in the near future, but as Australians begin to experience an easing of recent restrictions, most of us are looking for inspiration and eagerly planning to ‘Holiday Here This Year’.
Australia is the home to endless adventure and now is the time to have your own. Fall in love with our iconic Great Barrier Reef, plan an epic road trip along the East Coast or experience our majestic Aussie Outback – the opportunities are unlimited. There are so many amazing spots to visit and explore, so to help your planning, we have summarised our Top 10 ULTIMATE Travel spots in Australia.
1. Byron Bay Getaway
This hippie, bohemian vibes town is a must visit destination. With idyllic, boutique cafes and shops, a gorgeous stretch of beach, and activities to keep you busy. A weekend getaway in Byron is exactly what you need in your life after being cooped up inside. Check out our Byron Bay Getaway package which includes modern, breezy accommodation & activities such as dolphin kayaking and a brewery experience.
2. Campervan Road Trip
Ready for an ULTIMATE Road trip around Australia? There is no better way to take control of your adventure than in your very own campervan or motorhome. From coastal drives to epic adventures that show off the heart of the country, a road trip is one of the best ways to explore. Use our build your own trip form. Concerned about driving? That is part of the fun! Most Campervans have automatic transmission and are relatively easy to drive. There is also a wide range of vehicles to choose from and all you need is a full license to hire your hotel on wheels!
3. The Snowy Mountains
Keen to get a bit of movement back in your life? Or perhaps craving that après ski beverage? Well the snowy mountains are the place to be for you. Take a weekend, or take a week energising yourself in the snow. Whether you’re a newbie to snowboarding or skiing, or a seasoned professional, we’ve got all the knowledge on how to spend your time at the Snowy Mountains.
Sydney is known for the hustle and bustle of the city, and while that is true, now is a perfect time to visit as it is a lot quieter than normal. With an endless array of things to do and explore you will not want to leave Sydney after just a few days! From jet boat riding on the harbour, to climbing the harbour bridge, to surfing the waves at Bondi, we will hook you up with the best experiences adhering to the restrictions in place.
5. Cairns – The Great Barrier Reef
The Adventure Capital of Australia! And it is for an incredibly good reason why it is named as such. Cairns provides a host of adventure activities on its doorstep; the Great Barrier Reef, the Atherton Tablelands, Cape Tribulation, Australia’s only bungy jump location… and the list can go on. Check out our Cairns Getaway Package if you’re looking for a little adventure in your life. As part of the package we’ll get you some awesome accommodation right in the heart of the city, a Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour and a day trip out to the Atherton Tablelands. Then when you want some chilling time, head to the Cairns lagoon! If you’re looking to go diving, then head on over to our Great Barrier Reef Package, scuba dive in style! Beginner, intermediate or advanced, no matter your level, we’ll sort you out.
6. Whitsunday Sailing Adventure
Ahh the Whitsundays. When I hear this destination being talked about I can’t help but smile. Made up of 74 islands it’s one of the most picturesque places in Australia, with the world’s no. 1 beach nestled in between it all. Travel to Airlie Beach, which in itself is a pretty cool little town, and then jump on a boat to cruise around these islands. We’ve got a variety of ‘boat styles’ to suit you guys, whether you’re looking for more of a party, or a chill with some new mates, or perhaps you’re travelling as a couple and want some more privacy, let us know and we can work out the best style for you. Our Whitsundays Getaway Package includes your night pre-sail in Airlie Beach, then 2 nights onboard an epic sailing boat called the New Horizon, which comes with a slide off the side of the boat – what dreams are made of! While you’re cruising around the Whitsundays you’ll have all your meals included, check out the Hill Inlet and Whitehaven beach, and snorkel in some epic spots.
7. Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island is a paradise like no other. This island located just off the coast of Townsville may appear to be quite small, but it sure does offer a whole load of experiences just waiting for you to see. ‘Maggie’ – as known by the locals – has an abundance of wildlife for you to meet! From seeing the rainbow coloured lorikeets, to feeding a rock wallaby a carrot, to saying G’day to a sleepy koala! The best way to cruise around the island is in the hire cars available, but they’re not just any hire cars. They have a ‘topless’ car to rent, often called the ‘barbie car’ or if you’re looking for a little off-road action then the 4×4 would be your best bet. Our Magnetic Island Getaway includes your return ferry transfer from Townsville to Maggie, accommodation in a beautiful, wildlife surrounded accommodation, car hire for a day and breakfast with koalas!
8. Fraser Island Adventure
The world’s largest sand island needs to be on your to do list! Fraser Island is the perfect place for those of us craving adventure. Cruising around the island in a 4×4, camping at night under the stars, swimming in the natural, crystal clear lakes – what’s not to love! Check out our Fraser Island Getaway Package to really explore this island. The 4×4 tag along tour is your best option as it’s such a thrill to cruise you and your new mates across the beach and off-roading into the middle of the island. We’ll hook you up with accommodation pre- & post- Fraser and the Fraser Island tour which includes your meals, an excellent guide to provide you with all the knowledge and an itinerary jam packaged with incredible activities every day.
9. Top End Australia
Been wanting to explore parts of the Northern Territory but not sure where to start or go? Well look no further as we have the perfect getaway package for you! Travelling from Darwin to Litchfield to Katherine Gorge to Alice Springs – you’ll truly get to see the wonders of this part of Australia. You’ll have a knowledgeable guide to provide you with all the history and facts about these areas, as well as experiencing sleeping in a swag under the stars, true Aussie style.
10. Red Centre
The Red Centre is truly spectacular and like no other location in Australia. With the world famous Uluru to explore, as well as Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon – it’s a must visit destination. Our Red Centre Getaway Package is great for those wanting to experience the wonders of this part of Australia, sleep in an Aussie swag under the stars and learn about Aboriginal history and current day Aboriginal culture.
So, what do you think? Feeling inspired? Wherever you are in Australia, now is the time to start planning. When borders completely reopen, regional areas and tourism operators need our support. Whether you are after a short getaway or extended break, check out our range of Domestic Packages here or get in touch with our expert crew to chat about your travel ideas. We all need an ULTIMATE Travel Moment right now, and we know the best travel spots in Australia.
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