Unique Australian Holiday Destinations

Posted on: Friday, 14 December 2018.

It’s that time we look forward to all year; a time of rest and relaxation as we approach the new year. You may already have your luggage packed for your overseas holiday travels but we think there’s much more that needs to be explored in our own backyard. We picked a few of our favourite unique holiday attractions and locations to give you some inspiration for your next getaway. Some of the most fascinating landscapes and natural wonders are a lot closer than you think.

Lake Argyle, WA

A natural beauty and Australia’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Argyle is an all-year-round tourist attraction for the Kimberley. Offering boat cruises, water sports, swimming, a range of wildlife and tracks for wandering - there is something for everyone. Lake Argyle is a billion-year-old sight to see and an oasis right on our doorstep.

Edith Falls, NT

One of the best camping spots on the top end, Leliyn or Edith Falls is located in Katherine Gorge along the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory. With scenic walking trails, and swimming in and around this tranquil site, it’s a perfect off the grid escape for outdoor enthusiasts.

Lake Bumbunga, SA

Located in the South Australian wine region of Clare Valley, Lake Bumbunga’s appearance could be likened to the icing on a child’s birthday cake. Ranging in colour from pink, white and shades of blue, it’s a feast for the eyes and a unique photo opportunity. Some wonders just need to be seen for yourself - and this is one of them.

Champagne Pools, Fraser Island QLD

Volcanic rocks are responsible for the formation of the recreational pools situated along the 75-mile beach on Fraser Island. Filled by waves that crash over the rocks, the bubbling after-effect makes Champagne Pools feel like a natural spa - hence the name. The cliff above the pools is the best place to take in your surroundings and if you’re lucky spot a Whale or Seal depending on the season.

Mungo National Park, NSW

This vast, sandy landscape is rich in Aboriginal culture and history. Holding artefacts that are estimated to be over 40,000 years old, the magnificent clay and quartz formations are a captivating result of extreme climate conditions the area has endured. The ‘Walls of China’ are one of the many impressive natural structures and do require a guided tour to enjoy a closer look and continue to preserve this precious World Heritage National Park. Explore on foot or vehicle and camp nearby, this is an Australian icon you need to see.

Grampians National Park, VIC

Perhaps one of the best examples of the rugged and breath-taking landscape that Australia has to offer, Grampians National Park Peak Trail is a must-do for the adventurous. Experience mountain peaks, panoramic views, ancient rocks and a canyon that holds a great deal of historical and cultural significance.

We hope we’ve given you some food for thought when it comes to planning your next trip, but wherever you find yourself this holiday season, ensure that you take it easy and stay safe. From all of us at Country Wide Insurance Brokers, we wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year!

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