By Victoria Loutas
This summer, let’s take advantage of the beautiful travel destinations we have at our doorstep. Here’s a list of our top ten travel destinations in Australia that you should visit this summer!
Great barrier reef, QLD
A World Heritage Listed site, the Great Barrier Reef is one the largest living structures in the world. With an exceptional array of marine life, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven national wonders of the world and is definitely a must visit this summer!
Blue Mountains, NSW
The Blue Mountains are located just 81 km out of Sydney city. The vast, stunning park is covered by a blue haze, hence its name. The three sisters and the mountain lookout is a picturesque view. This destination is perfect for a family road trip and hike.
Kakadu National Park, NT
The Kakadu National Park in Northern Territory is one of the planet’s greatest wilderness areas. It is the largest national park in Australia and is home to a diverse range of wildlife. From beautiful waterfalls, wetlands and monsoon rainforests, there are endless attractions at Kakadu.
In the centre and in the heart of Australia, Uluru (formerly Ayers rock) sits beautifully. Uluru, meaning “shadowy place” in the local aboriginal dialect and is a beautiful tourist attraction.
Great Ocean Road, VIC
As its name suggests, the Great Ocean Road follows the road at the southeast coast of Australia. The most popular attraction is the Port Campbell National Park, which features the Twelve Apostles; A collection of amazing wind-sculpted rock formations.
Byron Bay, NSW
Byron Bay is a popular coastal travel destination, which sits at the top of the NSW border. The area is known for its beautiful resorts, beaches and scuba diving sites. Byron Bay is the perfect vacation spot for a balanced holiday with recreation and relaxation.
Barossa Valley, SA
The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. From beautiful vineyards to stone cottages and Lutheran churches, Barossa valley is a picturesque destination that is perfect for a romantic getaway.
Kangaroo Island, SA
The beauty of nature takes over at Kangaroo Island, a gorgeous island located in South Australia. Kangaroos hop along the powdery shores, and you can often see sea lions and penguins frolic in the crystal-clear waters.
Hamilton Island, QLD
Hamilton Island is one of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia, close to the Great Barrier Reef. The car free island is the perfect vacation spot, with beautiful resorts and buggies available to take you around the island. Picturesque beaches and fine dining defines this gorgeous travel destination.
Wineglass Bay, TAS
This little piece of paradise is located in Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula. The deserted beaches, colourful rocks and delicacies of local seafood makes this destination even more attractive to visit!