With the first month of 2021 nearly over, what better way to celebrate than another long weekend? Exploring our great nation truly celebrates the Australian spirit, and you all know by now that we at Caravanning Australia are here to help when it comes to choosing the best holiday destination for you! Here are our top recommendations for trips to take over the Australia Day long weekend.
Tasmania – Freycinet National Park
Freycinet is not your typical national park. Home to the Hazards – the ferocious pink granite mountains – Freycinet is a must for all travellers visiting Tasmania. The park is filled with exciting adventures and spots waiting to be seen. Visit the calming waters of Wineglass Bay, set off on a sea kayaking tour or even take a tour of the marine farm and shuck your own oysters!
Victoria – Healesville
Located just an hour away from Melbourne’s CBD, Healesville is an artist’s dream destination. Visit the vast array of art galleries and studios, and even pop into Tali and Tim’s Studio to witness the art of glassblowing in the flesh. Fauna enthusiasts will enjoy time spent at Healesville Sanctuary, for an up-close-and-personal experience with Australia’s native wildlife.
South Australia – Clare Valley
The Clare Valley region is renowned for its local produce and wineries, making this the perfect spot for foodies. Visit the Clare Valley Wine Food and Tourism Centre for local recommendations on local wineries, all tailored to your preferences. Take the children along to the Clare Valley Model Engineers Twilight Trains for a fun joy ride through tunnels and over bridges.
Western Australia – Monkey Mia
Dolphin lovers, pack your bags and head down to the infamous Monkey Mia! One of the only locations in the country that dolphins visit daily, here you are guaranteed to witness the beauty of these fabulous creatures. Want to see other sea wildlife? Visit the Shark Bay Visitors Centre for the opportunity to witness whales, manta rays, turtles, sharks and rare fish species!
Northern Territory – Litchfield National Park
An hour-long drive from Darwin, Litchfield National Park is bursting at the seams with exciting activities on offer! Visit the Magnetic Termite Mounds, Florence and Tolmer Falls or even the Buley Rockhole – there is so much to take in! We recommend booking a tour, in order to learn the rich history that surrounds it.
Queensland – Kuranda
Located in Tropical North Queensland, Kuranda is renowned for its immaculate rainforest region. Visit Barron Falls which plunges a great 125m or even hop on the Sky rail Rainforest Cableway. Train enthusiasts won’t be disappointed as you are able to see the glorious region via the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, which date backs to the 1890s!
New South Wales – Kangaroo Valley
Just over 150 kilometres from Sydney, Kangaroo Valley is an idyllic spot to visit on your upcoming long weekend. Bush walkers will enjoy the surrounding Morton National Park, with options for both the inexperienced and experienced. Thrill seekers will marvel at the opportunity to visit the Illawarra Fly Walk Tree Top Adventure, which is located around 40 minutes away. Head across the 500-metre walkway at 25 metres above ground, to gaze at the glorious rainforest below!
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