Want to take your partner on a romantic getaway or go away on a Christmas holiday can’t afford the time or money or time to go overseas? We bring you six of the best domestic Christmas holiday destinations right here in Australia.
South Coast (New South Wales)
A South Coast holiday might be the beach escape you are looking for. The South Coast region on the southern border of NSW offers a vast number of coastal towns to suit your interests whether you’re looking for a nature holiday, water sports or just want to relax mindlessly on the beach. Popular cities along the South Coast include Werri Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Gerriwong, Kiama, Kangaroo Valley, Gerriwong, Bundeena and Stanwell Park. So if you’re looking for deserted beaches, national parks, rugged mountains and ocean cliffs, visit the unspoiled South Coast of NSW.
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If you want to combine romance and adventure, then the Whitsundays is your ticket. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and 74 tropical islands in the calm waters of the Coral Sea, the Whitsundays lies midway along Australia’s Queensland coast. There are so many things to see and do like sailing around the Whitsundays islands, deep sea diving at the Great Barrier Reef, whale watching or relaxing on one of the many sun kissed beaches.
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Kangaroo Island (South Australia)
Kangaroo Island spans 155km in length and is known for its wildlife (hence it’s name) and you can see kangaroos and wallabies predominately at dawn and dusk, penguins, seals and koalas. Local attractions include the Flinders Chase National Park, Seal Bay Conservation Park and the Kangaroo Island Penguin Centre. In a study of 10,000 Australian beaches by Sydney University, Professor Andrew Short admitted that if pressed, Kangaroo Island’s Vivonne Bay with its pristine, clean waters was one of his favourites. So if you’re looking for a wilderness holiday, escape to Kangaroo Island and be one with the wildlife.
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Phillip Island (Victoria)
Phillip Island combines nature with adrenalin. It is only located 90 minutes away from Melbourne and hosts the International Motorcycle Grand Prix, World Championship Superbikes and Australian Touring Car Championships. Popular things to do on Phillip Island include feeding the pelicans on the world famous Penguin Parade, indulging in a multitude of water sports, taking a tour of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and hiking and cycling around the island.
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Cradle Mountain (Tasmania)
Cradle Mountain embodies romance and is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a wilderness holiday in a tranquil setting. With its majestic alpine peaks, and beautiful lakes, it’s no wonder Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist and holiday destinations. This World Heritage National Park boasts some of the most spectacular bush walking in the state. Stay in one of the many cabins or chateaus based at the foot of the national park and indulge in outdoor hikes, massages and enjoy the best of local produce and wines.
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Hunter Valley (New South Wales)
The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s oldest and well known wine regions and romantic destinations. There is no shortage of choice with over 60 restaurants, 120 wineries, 160 accommodation venues and a vast range of activities. Indulge in wine tasting, take a cooking class and sample the local produce, play a round of golf at one of Hunter Valley’s world class golf courses or visit one of the many festivals held throughout the year.
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So if you’re looking for a South Coast holiday, nature holiday, adventure or romantic getaway, look no further than the heart of Australia with its beautiful beaches, untouched natural habitat and spectacular wilderness.