Best Destinations for Australian Travelers
With endless beaches, chic coastal cities, coffee to die for and enough vineyards in the hills to last a lifetime, it’s a miracle any Australians ever consider leaving their home country. In fact, when it comes to the worlds most exciting destinations – travelers from near and far are forever heading to the land down under – eager for a taste of endless sun, world class waves, and that famous Aussie party spirit. But what about the Aussie traveler? When the weather sparks an itch in your feet, which shores are worth heading for both home and abroad to spend your hotel gift cards…
Where to Go Across the Water
European haunts may take a lengthy long-haul flight and nerves of steel to make it, but closer to home you can find the exotic warm waters of beautiful Bali and the rugged misty mountains of New Zealand.
Beach junkies are sure to be smitten by Bali; only 6 hours from the capital of Sydney and you can find yourself in a boutique island scene where chia smoothie bowls, laid back surf culture, and healing yoga retreats invite you to lose weeks on end in pure bliss. Head to Ubud for spiritual healing and to the Bukit Peninsular for world class waves.
May to August is the best time to escape the chill of an Australian winter and head to the humid isle of Bali. The wet season runs from October to April when monsoon rains can make beach time a washout.
The Fiji Islands are another go to when looking for a paradise place to splash your hotel vouchers. Amazing waves, lavish resorts, and boat charters that will take you island hopping capture the very essence of rare Robinson Crusoe living.
The shoulder season of late October can be an amazing time to explore the islands of Fiji. The peak of tourist season hasn’t yet kicked in making prices much more affordable and the weather soft and gentle.
Amazing Auckland can be reached in less than 4 hours from Sydney and is the perfect choice for those who want a wilder time closer to home; whether its hiking the Milford Sound, witnessing the sparkling glowworms in the Waitomo Caves, or sinking down in the steaming springs of Lake Rotorua.
If you are heading to New Zealand for the beaches, then be sure to swing by the rugged coastline between January and March. Hiking is best done in the shoulder months of spring and autumn – particularly for when you want to see the blossoms bloom and the leaves turn russet and gold.
Where to Go Close to Home
For Australian travelers on a budget of travel time, staying close to home can still throw up endless possibilities for dreamy domestic travel.
Melbourne is the ultimate city break for those craving culture, cool nightlife, and amazing casual eateries where the wine flows from the Yarra Valley. With a ton of hotels ranging from five-star romance to easy breezy B&B’s you can take your pick of places when cashing in your hotel vouchers.
The Great Ocean Road
Australians seeking to explore the great outdoors can hire a car and take a trip along the Great Ocean Road. Dotted with wineries, flanked by the drama of the ancient Daintree Rainforest, and home to the Twelve Apostles and wild surf beaches, this drive is considered one of the best in the world.
For Australians travel comes as second nature. The craving of sunshine on skin, the desire for the good life, and the grace of four weeks paid holiday a year all add up to the desire to traverse the world – both on your doorstep and a little further afield.