Australian destinations to dream about, save for or book

We all deserve a break this year! And some extra savings in your pocket can be the ticket to an exciting getaway, whether that’s now or in the near future

29 October 2020|2 minute read

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A trip overseas may be off the cards but there’s plenty to discover in a COVID-safe way right here in our own backyard.

Here are some ideas for inspiration to experience good times, great fun and new horizons.

Stay a day, a night…or longer

Australia is home to some true hidden gems. We reveal road trip destinations ideal for a day out, a weekend away – or a whole lot longer.

And of course, as part of the new world we’re living in, make sure to check any travel restrictions that may apply before hitting the road.

Blue Mountains, NSW

Take the Bells Line of Road to Mount Wilson to spot locations where The Great Gatsby was filmed. 

You can explore the antique shops of Kurrajong or pick your own fruit at Bilpin’s renowned mountain orchards.

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Swap the hustle and bustle for a relaxing clifftop stroll along the trails of Point Nepean National Park. 

Take a stroll through the lavender gardens, take a dip in the surf, and feast in style at your pick of Sorrento’s gourmet eateries.

Gold Coast, QLD

Reconnect with nature by heading inland to Tambourine Mountain.

Discover ancient forests and experience a bird’s eye view of the world at the Rainforest Skywalk. You can find hidden gorges and waterfalls just off the beaten track.

Darwin, NT

Only an hour’s drive from Darwin, the Adelaide River delivers a taste of the true Top End.

From wetlands and croc tours, to the wide open horizons that the Territory does best. All this right on Darwin’s doorstep!

Hobart, TAS

Travel north on the Midlands Highway to Bothwell, and head back in time.

With its wealth of heritage-listed cottages and churches, historic whiskey distilleries and one of Australia’s oldest golf courses, Bothwell is a slice of Australiana framed by the breathtaking backdrop of the Central Highlands.

Margaret River, WA

Experience legendary surf breaks, long coastal trails, award-winning vineyards and even a spot of whale watching. It adds up to make Margaret River part of the perfect road trip.

Barossa Valley, SA

There’s more to the Barossa than world-class vineyards. Absorb the history, the picture-perfect scenery and winding country roads, and spoil yourself at the region’s fine dining and accommodation options.

Aussie can help you get there

Whether you’re planning a brief staycation, or a long and leisurely road trip, your home loan savings can open the door to new sounds, sights and experiences – even in a COVID-safe way. Chat to an Aussie Broker about how refinancing could help save you money.

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