Australia is a massive country, and with so many things to see and do, and incredible places to go, it’s best if you decide how long you think you’ll need to see the country…and then double it.
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Here are some of the best getaways to take in Australia:
Located in Western Australia, Ningaloo Reef is one of the world’s largest fringing reefs. You’ll be surprised at how great the snorkelling is so close to shore, and you can also swim with whale sharks- something that is on the bucket list of many people.
Kakadu National Park
You’ll find Kakadu in the Northern Territory, and it’s the best place to see rock art, which are some of the oldest historical records on earth. This is where you can learn about Aboriginal culture while getting up close to Australian wildlife and exploring billabongs, gorges and waterfalls.
Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island is known to be one of the most incredible destinations in the world, and boasts a huge range of activities, great events, amazing food, and some of the best accommodation in Australia. Check out if you’re looking for a little luxury, and be sure to eat some meals here as the chefs have worked in some of the best restaurants in Australia.
Freycinet National Park
Many visitors to Australia skip Tasmania, which is a shame as it’s one of the most picturesque places in the country. Spend some time in Coles Bay, go kayaking, and take a hike to the lookout where you can see exceptional views of Wineglass Bay. Tasmania also has some of the best seafood and wine in Australia, so foodies and wine lovers will love hanging out here for a few days.
Western Australia has a lot to offer, and if you’ve always wanted to ride a camel, now’s your chance. This is also the best place to enjoy an Australia sunset with a drink in your hand and your camera ready to go.
If you like the idea of seeing an outback town in Australia, this Queensland town is the place to go. Take a trip to the Simpson Desert, spend some time chatting with locals at the Birdsville Pub, or plan your visit around the Bronco Branding Championships or even the Birdsville Races.
For the ultimate in relaxation, you can’t do much better than the Whitsundays. If you want to dive or snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef (and you definitely should), you’ll be in the perfect place to take a trip or snorkel off the beach. Some of Australia’s best hotels and resorts are located here, and you can be as active (or inactive) as you like.
Back to the Northern Territory, Kings Canyon is great for those who want to be active during their getaways. Sign up for the rim walk, and be sure to take plenty of water and SPF for the heat.