It’s reasonably safe to say that with the current health crisis, you’re probably not planning a dream holiday any time soon. That said, provided you’re hale and hearty, planning an extended trip for next year is a fantastic distraction and, when it comes to fruition, an awesome way to reunite with friends and family in order to celebrate the return of some sort of normality.
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And where better to host a post-lockdown fantasy vacay than Australia? With its embarrassment of natural riches, beautiful climate and inclusive culture, it’s one of the world’s tourism hotspots.
To help you get started, we’ve spent an inordinate amount of time trawling the internet to find you five terrific tips for a bonzer 2021 trip down under – you’re welcome!
1. Eungella National Park
Alright, Eungella National Park probably isn’t the first name that springs to mind when you think of Australian attractions.
But this quaint Queensland park is quite the discovery, with wildlife like platypus, skink and gecko all on display amidst mystic mountains, creeks, cliffs and cascading waterfalls.
2. Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the natural world. Also located in Queensland, this is probably the best place in the world to scuba dive in serenity and get up close and personal with fantastic fish.
It actually comprises 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands across 344,400 square kilometres – so there are plenty of places to make a splash!
Formerly known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is a beautiful bread loaf mountain bang in the middle of Australia’s red centre and it’s a spiritual beacon of Aboriginal culture that’s recognised across the globe.
It’s now considered disrespectful to climb this sacred mountain, but it’s one of the best places on the planet to watch the sunset with a cool cocktail.
If you’re yearning for a city that offers an eclectic mix of activities to suit every taste, Sydney fits the bill superbly.
It’s a bustling modern metropolis with lively bars and restaurants in The Rocks area, and iconic tourist attractions like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Want a bird’s eye view of the city skyline? Brave a Bridge Climb and gaze in awe at one of the world’s most magical views – find details at bridgeclimb.com.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria in south-eastern Australia and it’s one of the most sophisticated and stunning cities Down Under.
Hire a car and you’ll enjoy dramatic cliffside views driving down the Great Ocean Road, pop into the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to see exhibitions from the likes of Andy Warhol and Van Gogh, or take in a grand opera at the State Theatre – the choice is yours.
Getting there and getting around
Spending an extended sabbatical Down Under? Hire a car from vroomvroomvroom.com.au and, if you’re city-hopping, Looking4.com has airport parking for everywhere from Mackay to Melbourne and beyond.
Hopefully, these five tips for a 2021 trip Down Under have whetted your appetite for an antipodean adventure next year!
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