Australia is a beautiful and spectacular country – but how much of it have you actually gone out and explored?
It’s holiday time and while lots of us dream of going abroad on an international adventure we really should stop and smell the roses in our own backyard because domestically there is a LOT to offer the adventure driven.
Whether you’re chillaxing with a good drop, seeing the sights or trying your hand at the new and challenging – there’s something for everyone in this wide brown land.
So budget permitting – where on this glorious continent would you like to go?
Upon pondering this very question today, I present trio of places I hope to explore in the near future:
1. Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays
The jewel in the Whitsundays crown, Hamilton Island is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the perfect spot for a family getaway or romantic couples retreat.
Now I’ve asked if I could perhaps dive into some much needed field research in order to supply a first hand account of what’s ado on this fine isle but alas I’ll have to take the word of a friend who’s been instead.
The perfect Honeymoon island, there’s world class snorkelling, fishing and beauty / wellness retreats which are only a roomservice speed dial away.
Plus as an added bonus this little gem is only a stone’s throw off the East coast – talk about convenient!
Did you know! The Great Barrier Reef is a world heritage listed site with around 10% of the world’s fish species found within – that’s over 1500 species of fish on the GBR alone! (TWEET THIS!)
2. Broome, Western Australia
Now if you’re a more adventurous type there are few places that are more ruggedly beautiful and further away from the hustle and bustle of the city than Broome.
Where turquoise blue waters meet flaming red sand, Broome looks amazing from the air and even more impressive on the ground with plenty to do.
Its a great location for a camel ride along the famous Cable Beach or as a base to explore WA’s Kimberley region.
Wash down the views with a glass of vino from the Swan River region and you’ve got yourself a perfect setting for a firelight dinner under the stars.
3. Byron Bay, New South Wales
Home to tree hugging and hemp clad hippies, surfers and organic quinoa loving tourists, beachside Byron is one of NSW’s most popular holiday towns.
Perfect for doing a lot or nothing at all, Byron has year-round charm and is also known to host a great music festival or two with Bluesfest and Splendour in the Grass top notch events with international acts touring annually.
But if music ain’t your thing you might want to try your luck at learning to surf via one of the many surf schools operating locally – there’s plenty of options for activities in Byron.
With home grown fun only a few hours within reach you’d be bonkers not log your leave and pack your bags. It’s time to quench your thirst for adventure and do your country a favour, by going out there and exploring it!
So my question to you is – which of the above Aussie locations would you like to visit most? Tell us where and why in the comments!
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