Beautiful Australian holiday locations

This Christmas Aussies don’t have the option of flitting across to Fiji for a white sand, palm tree holiday or to Europe for a white Christmas, however we can visit beautiful places within our own country. Thankfully most states will be allowed to travel to one another over the Christmas period, it’s time to set up an amazing Australian themed summer holiday. Here are some of the most beautiful spots to visit in Australia for your trip this Christmas.

VIC – Great Ocean Road

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The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia featuring amazing beaches and gorgeous scenery. You can immerse yourself in the depths of truly Big Nature here. From the wild and unpredictable Southern Ocean, home to the 12 Apostles, the Volcanic Plains and National Parks steeped in history. Find out more about The Great Ocean Road here.

VIC – Yarra Valley

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Yarra Valley features an enormous selection of wineries and great local produce with an excellent dairy, chocolatier, nice pubs in a beautiful setting of rolling hills and lush Victorian forest. Find out more about Yarra Valley here.

NSW – Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the far-north coast of NSW, Australia. Home to Australia’s most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, the region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and vibrant community spirit. Find out more about Byron Bay here.

NSW – Southern Highlands

 

There’s something for every kind of traveller in the Southern Highlands of NSW, a slice of country paradise, only a short drive from Sydney or Canberra, and an easy day-trip to make for a nice relaxing day out. Find out more about the Southern Highlands here.

QLD – The Daintree

The Daintree is one of the true jewels of beauty in Australia and is the oldest continuously living rainforest on the planet. Don’t miss the amazing Casowary Falls and Mossman Gorge. Find out more about the Daintree here.

QLD – Hamilton Island

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Hamilton Island gives someone the true experience of what is great about our country. The island stretches through the heart of The Great Barrier Reef and offers a huge amount of activities, accommodation and food. Find out more about Hamilton Island here.

SA – Flinders Ranges

The quintessential Australian outback landscape of the Flinders Ranges is one of the oldest on the earth. Find out more about the Flinders Ranges here.

SA – Clare Valley

Clare Valley is 0ne of the most picturesque, compact wine areas in Australia. There are stunning lookouts over the plateaued area and amazing restaurants in the area. Find out more about Clare Valley here.

WA – The Kimberley

Great Escape Charter Company, King George Falls, Kimberley, WA © The Great Escape Charter Company

Here you’ll find prolific wildlife, majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes and several outback stations, as well as one of Australia’s greatest 4WD road trips. The Kimberley area varies between vast expanses, ancient rock formations and all the water, lakes and natural waterfalls. Find out more about the Kimberley here.

WA- Kalgoorie

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Kalgoorlie Boulder is Australia’s largest Outback City with a population of more than 30,000 people. It is the largest urban centre in the Goldfields region and the fifth largest in Western Australia. Find out more about Kalgoorie here.

NT – Kathrine

Katherine is a small country town with an incredible Indigenous and European history. It is the beginning of the lands of the Jawoyn people and the entire area has also been the subject of colonial exploration farming and mining. Find out more about Kathrine here.

NT – Kakadu

Kakadu features outstandingly beautiful landscapes, billabongs covered in water lilies and fringed by tall paperbark trees, rolling hills with striking salmon gums, the rugged stone country and the waterfalls. Being only three hours away from Darwin, the area is truly deep in rural Australia. Find out more about Kakadu here.

TAS- Freycinet

The most surprising location in the middle of such spectacular scenery. Most people have heard of Wineglass Bay but there’s so much more to it. One of the best activities here is walking on Wineglass Bay. People go to the lookout to gaze down, but you really need to step on the sand to get a feel for what it must have been like in the early whaling days. Then on for the circuit trek to Hazards Beach, through the wetlands, bush, amazing Aboriginal middens and back to the beach again. Find out more about the Freycinet here.

Information credits: https://www.traveller.com.au/backyard-blitz-where-to-holiday-in-australia-gttkju