Australians have a love of travel that seems to take them across the globe. Visit any country overseas and you’re bound to come across an Aussie accent or two. But there’s plenty to explore in our own backyard as well. In honour of Australia Day this year we asked some Aussie travel bloggers to share their favourite destination in this awesome country.
Di and Ade | AllabroadAU
Image credit: Adrian Duncan
“Sand, sea, shipwrecks, rockpools, a natural water slide in Eli Creek and deep blue water lagoons. Throw in frolicking whales and dolphins, stingrays and sharks, and dingoes, and you’ve got the perfect island getaway. To use the old cliché Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland is paradise. But this is not a lounge-around-in-a-hammock-under-a-palm-tree kind of paradise. There is far too much to see. The natural wonders here are striking. But, for us, the Maheno shipwreck steals the show. The deep contrast of a washed up shipwreck in calm ocean waters - industrial meets serenity - is simply beautiful.”
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Make a list, check it twice
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Anthony Adams | Ticket For 2
“One of my favourite destinations to visit in Australia is Rottnest Island. Only 19 kilometres off the coast of Freemantle it is easy to access by ferry. For a true getaway, Rottnest is a unique small island, which really offers a relaxing break. With its own accommodation, hotel and wildlife tours; there are loads of options for an enjoyable holiday.
You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the unique characters that are a native to the islands, the Quokkas. They are friendly and very inquisitive creatures that will warm your heart to the island.”
Josh Shephard | The Lost Passport
“A road trip is one of the best ways to get out and see the real beauty of Australia. For that reason, the Great Ocean Road is my favourite destination or series of destinations in Australia. This amazing 240km coastal road makes for a perfect three day trip out of Melbourne. There are plenty of opportunities to discover secluded beaches, climb a lighthouse or two and see Koalas in the wild.”
MyDeal Pro Tip:
Turn it into a luxury adventure
Travelling around Australia often lends itself well to an off-road driving adventure. But exploring the great Aussie outback can take a toll on your body, unless of course you do it in style. Pack some clever outdoor furniture to spruce up your travels - from inflatable chairs to bean bags. Now you’re ready to enjoy the scenery at the drop of a hat. So park the caravan, pull up a chair and enjoy the view along your way.
Monika Pietrowski | MyMonPie
“My favourite destination is Noosa. This stunning coastal town is the perfect place to unwind and reset. Crystal blue waters are as inviting as they are warm, and the national park trail is oh-so-special and enjoyed any time of the year.
Perch up on a boat along the river mouth, check out Noosa Farmers Market for local produce or pick up a canoe and take your time hopping from beach to beach. It does get busy in peak season but the vibe here is always chilled.
Pro tip: Hire a scooter to zip around!”
Jeanette Cheney | Traveling Honeybird
“If I had to choose just one area in Australia to call my favourite it would have to be Daylesford and Hepburn Springs in Victoria. The twin towns offer a little something for everyone. Nearby you'll find a waterfall and some wonderful places to hike. Both towns offer some truly amazing coffee, cake, and other fine eateries. Not to mention some unique accommodation options. Being only two hours from Melbourne it's the perfect area to sneak away for a delicious and delightful naughty weekend away.”
We don’t know about you but we have some serious wanderlust to handle now. Time to put in for annual leave and start exploring!