People these days are fascinated with the idea of exploring different countries, rather than exploring what is on offer in their own back yard! Australia is home to so many natural wonders for travelers to see and explore. As Australians are encouraged not to holiday overseas due to Covid-19, now is the perfect time to purchase or borrow that 4WD, camper trailer or tent, and get exploring!
Travelers can go from big city lights to sleepy coastal towns, and experience everything in between. There are thriving green rainforests, red dusty outback roads, remote oasis’, pure white-sand beaches, extremely large rock forms and the perfect barrels to surf. Traveling by car is a great way to see the outback, and to truly immerse yourself in the experience. There are so many great places to see and stay, so here is a list of some of our top picks!
Fraser Coast, QLD
The Fraser Coast is home to a number of World Heritage-listed natural wonders, unique diving experiences, stunning beaches, great views of humpback whale migration, as well as extensive military history. Whether you are looking to explore, relax by the beachside or enjoy an active holiday away with the kids – the Fraser Coast has something for everyone.
Somerset Region, QLD
Experience the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and cycle, walk or ride on horseback to townships bursting with character. Thrill seekers can witness the breathtaking expanse of countryside from a different angle as they fall from the sky. Don’t forget your fishing gear and drop a line at some of Queensland’s most picturesque lakes! There are three RV Friendly Towns in the Somerset Region, making it the perfect place to embark on a cara-venture. Enjoy country cooking and kick back with a coldie at one of the region’s iconic cafés, pubs, or wineries.
Scenic Rim, QLD
The Scenic Rim is where natural beauty meets country charm and a welcoming aura stretches as far as the breathtaking landscapes. What matters most out here is spending more time with the people you love in places that make you feel alive, connected and enriched.
The Scenic Rim is a region with so much to offer visitors. From the iconic Tamborine Mountain to beautiful Lake Moogerah, rugged Mount Barney to welcoming Boonah and every breathtaking space in between.
With ancient rainforests, national parks, quaint towns and villages, adventure parks, farm stays, breweries and wineries, galleries, festivals, camping, and more, there’s always something new to uncover.
Byron Bay, NSW
Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the eastern most point of Australia, which is home to the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse. The Byron Bay region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and spirited community. The Byron Bay Hinterland is dotted with quaint towns each with their own unique character.
Discover a region that’s all kinds of natural. Where you can drench yourself in the raw beauty of nature, experience ancient cultures, and taste the freshness of the land and sea. Eurobodalla is a place like no other.
This Shire is a hidden gem on the NSW South Coast. It stretches from South Durras all the way down to the historic village of Tilba Tilba. This area is home to a lush playground comprising of ocean, river, forest and farmland. Visit the charming villages of Batemans Bay, Broulee, Narooma, Moruya and Tilba. Surf the barrels, walk the cliffs, swim with seals, and eat some outstanding fresh seafood.
Yass Valley, NSW
The Yass Valley is bustling with delightful experiences. Yass Valley has a proud heritage connection to early rural Australia. It is also well renowned for its modern food and wine scene, a thriving arts experience and some great boutique stores to do your shopping. Visiting the Yass Valley is an experience not to be missed. Exploring the regions beautiful, historical towns and villages is sure to captivate the young and the young at heart!
Guilderton is a nature-based tourist destination, which lies approximately 100 kms north of Perth. The town is situated on the last remaining river estuary (Moore River) on the Swan Coastal Plain, which remains un-spoilt by development. Residents strive to maintain the near pristine environment to ensure enjoyment for current and future generations.
Bordered by the undulating vines of the Barossa Valley and flourishing Adelaide Hills, Williamstown’s location makes it the perfect place to base yourself out of when tasting your way around South Australia’s best wine regions. Settle in for a drink at a stunning winery, take to the skies for a birds-eye view over endless vineyards. Not far from Williamstown you are able to explore bushland bustling with wildlife at Mt Crawford Reserve and Parra Wirra Recreation Park. You can also take a scenic drive around the region’s reservoirs or discover the Whispering Wall.
With so much to explore in our own backyard here in Australia, why would you want to travel anywhere else? Stay Covid-safe and travel at home this year – we can’t wait to see you!