9 Coolest Holiday Destinations to Visit in Australia
Looking for a relaxing and tranquil holiday? Want to visit a private island, sprawl out on snow-white beaches and head to gorgeous scenery away from the clamor of the city.
Here are the most stunning and soothing 9-holiday destinations in Australia to make your next trip!
1. Cradle mountain-lake St Clair, Tasmania
A primordial setting of the world in real-time is everything that Tasmania’s famous Cradle Mountain depicts. It is situated at Lake St Clair which is a 2.5-hour drive to the west at Hobart. Not only the topography in the area is bizarre but also the Pumphouse Point which is a converted hydroelectric pump house during the 1940s is a sight for the sore eye. You can book your tickets for the mentioned place above. The supplies include cured meats with cheeses and wines to make your stay worthwhile. The flora and fauna of the place are astounding as well, like nothing else in the world.
2. Daylesford, Victoria
Due to its perfect location, Daylesford is Australia’s greatest supply of mineral springs. Found at an 80-minute drive north-west of Melbourne, you can have the best time of your life at the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. They provide you with vintage underwater couches on which you can recline. Get treated with some saltwater therapy pool and enjoy a specific massage. For a more serene experience dine at the Sault Restaurant situated over lavender fields that you can admire while eating. For something more insightful visit the Wombat Hill Botanical Garden which is placed on an extinct volcano.
One of the most extravagant places to stay in Daylesford, Victoria is in the Lake House that is one of the Luxury Lodges of Australia. With an impeccable record of winning every award in the book of its 30-year long run, Savour has outdone almost every other restaurant in the area owned by the Chef Alla Wolf-Tasker. A bath in a wooden tub encircled around a stilt house feels way better than it sounds so make sure to check the place out. It also lets you look at the sight of Lake Daylesford. The Peppers Springs mineral Retreat is also a tranquil place to relax and let off some steam while overlooking gardens.
3. Byron Bay, New South Wales
To the south of Brisbane lies the Byron Bay which is a hub for backpackers, surfers, and families that come to visit Australia. This is a very pompous area of Australia and is generally always lively. The Wategos Beach beneath the Cape Byron Lighthouse lies just about 5 minutes away. For a more subtle and surreal experience, stay at Rae’s, an incredible hotel with just seven suites. It is situated near the coastline so that the tourists can enjoy the sea by them. Other amenities include day swimming pools, day spas, and surfboards are available to the tourists. Depending upon the season, you can stay at the Elements of Byron and while taking a stroll through the seaside you can look out for migrating humpback whales that can be seen during the periods between April-August and September-November. So if you are a massive aquatic life fan, be wary as to when to book your tickets.
Head to one of Byron Bay’s stunning beaches
Byron Bay’s main attraction is that it can be also known as the surfer’s paradise because of its massive attraction of the surfers it gets every year. But nowadays, it is not famous just because of the tubular waves but also for meditation, swimming, and walking. There are adventures like kayaking through the clear and mature waters while a pod of dolphins admires you along the journey through the waters. Scuba diving is also available with a unique experience i.e., diving with the sea turtles at Julian Rocks. Other sights to see are The Pass, right-hand point break, and the Cape Byron Headland.
4. Satellite Island, Tasmania
Satellite Island in Tasmania is also one of the many places in Australia to admire. Travel from Hobart to Kettering from where you can sail through to the Bruny Island. Certain delicacies of the area around here are the oysters and handmade cheeses. Finally, take a five-minute crossing to reach the island of Satellite. A place where you can see the pebble beaches and clifftop walking tracks. There are preparations for 12 persons comprising of the three-bedroom summer house and the two-bedroom Boathouse which narrows out into the water. Other pastimes include board games, snorkels, and kayaks.
This island has an extensive supply of food and wine. The Bruny Island Cheese Co. provides you with some samples of goat and cow’s milk cheese on the visit there. For an explicit delight contact the Bruny Island Premium Wines for a delightful glass of Pinot Noir. For a better experience, you are given the chance to pick your strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and jamberry pots. For an even better experience, you can join the gourmet food tour. Visit the Bruny Island to experience the perfect blend of heritage and food.
5. Rottnest Island, Western Australia
With 63 beaches and 20 bays, Rottnest Island is somewhere around Western Australia which is a 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle. The only means of transportation is through a bicycle so make sure to ride on it. Other recreations include fishing, snorkeling, golf, etc. Some of the accommodations and privileges included are the heritage-listed cottages, glamorous tents that are only so far away from the beach. The ambiance makes you feel miles away from the city despite its proximity to the mainland.
6. Kakadu, Northern Territory
Situated 50 kilometers from the perimeter of the World-Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, the Wildman Wilderness Lodge acts as the perfect base for you to explore Australia’s lush wilderness. The wildlife in the park is pretty diverse as well. You get to see water buffalos, crocodiles, and wallabies. Take a view of the geography of the area by looking at the floodplains, rock art galleries, and billabongs. For more pastimes visit guided walks, billabong cruise, bike riding, etc.
7. Jervis Bay, New South Wales
Times like these, finding something pure and tranquil can prove to be quite difficult and hence this place called the Jervis Bay in New South Wales makes up for it. Experience some of the world’s whitest sand which is a three-hour drive south of Sydney. Home to dolphins and humpback whales, the pure and clear water over here is a sight for the sore eyes for many around the world. Other landmarks include the historic town of Huskisson and also one of the paths that lead to the beautiful Booderee National Park. Experience the park in safari tents back at the paperback Camp provided by a mouth-watering dinner in its treetop dining room.
8. Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Take a 30-minute flight from Adelaide or a ferry from Cape Jervis and you will find yourself in the Kangaroo Island. Situated 15 kilometers away from South Australia, the Kangaroo Island as the name suggests is a wildlife park where you can find an abundance of fauna as well as intricate geology. Features like limestone cliffs, an abundance of wildlife, and white stretches of sand can be found over here. Fauna includes typically of Australian Sea lions, and the world-famous seals and kangaroos. You can say at the exquisite Southern Ocean Lodge which has 21-glass fronted suites through which you can overlook the serene and mild views from the bay. There are also excursions around the island with inclusive of all dining plates.
9. Palm Cove, Queensland
The Palm Cove is a junction for sandy beaches, lush golf courses, and invigorating dining scene. Situated a few kilometers away from the Cairns, the Palm Cove in the Far North Queensland has the vintage base for you to stay at and experience the world-famous Great Barrier Reef through the Daintree Rainforest. There is also this place called Spa Street where you can drop by for a couple of hours and relax while getting one of the best massages of your life.
These are the most stunning and relaxing holiday destinations in Australia if you ever plan to visit is a wonderful country.