It’s time to ring in the new year and say goodbye to the rollercoaster that was 2020. After a year filled with cancelled travel plans, many around Australia are able to travel out of their home states and see another side to our glorious country. Whether you’re hopping on a plane, heading on a road trip or spending time at home, Caravanning Australia is here for some last-minute inspiration on destinations to explore.
Tasmania – Bruny Island
Home to natural beauty and vast wilderness, Bruny Island is the perfect destination to recharge and galivant. Take in the astonishing landscapes with a visit to the infamous Cape Bruny Lighthouse, with glorious views of the Tasmanian coastline and Southern Ocean. Guided tours are also on offer for history buffs who are ready to soak up the past. Our fauna lovers can set off on a voyage at the Pennicott Wilderness Cruise, with the chance of hopefully spotting migrating whales and bluefin tuna.
Victoria – Mornington Peninsula
A short drive from Melbourne’s CBD, Mornington Peninsula is a calming breath of fresh air and the perfect location to send off the past year. Families travelling will enjoy the exciting hedge mazes and spectacular gardens, while foodies will thrive at marvellous vineyards and famers markets. For a day of respite, visiting the Peninsula Hot Springs (restrictions permitting) will be just what the doctor ordered.
South Australia – Yorke Peninsula
Our great explorers and activity lovers will thrive when visiting the stunning Yorke Peninsula. The infamous Walk the Yorke trail follows the incredible coastline with the option of walking or cycling. Home to some of the best waves across the country, Yorke Peninsula will be a haven for the surf lovers, or even be the first spot for travellers to attempt it!
Western Australia – Broome
Filled with an array of exciting attractions, Broome is ready to be explored by our Western Australian friends. Take the breathtaking Horizontal Falls river cruise and day flight to take in all its natural beauty. Fisherpeople will thrive in Broome, especially while visiting Roebuck Bay to catch barramundi or threadfin salmon. Fishing charters are also on offer for those who haven’t had a hand in fishing previously.
Northern Territory – Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles
Located 100 kilometres south of Tennant Creek, Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles are tremendous granite boulders, standing 6 metres high. The rich history of the Warumungu people can be explored on self-guided tracks. The area is also caravan and camping friendly, with multiple sites on offer.
Queensland – Noosa Heads
Located on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa Heads is the ideal destination for beach and sea lovers. The beaches are dotted with large palm trees and is the perfect location to bask in the sun with family and friends. For a change of scenery, head out on a tour of the Everglades, which happens to be UNESCO recognised. Sea kayaking and canoeing are our recommendations when visiting the Noosa Everglades!
New South Wales – Lord Howe Island
While Lord Howe Island is only 11 kilometres long, it is the perfect location to explore. With birdwatching, scuba diving, fishing and walking trails, for such a tiny island it is bursting at the seams with exciting activities on offer. Less than a two-hour flight from Sydney and Brisbane, the only other option for transportation will be privately sailing.
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