Australia, pack your bags and grab your camera – let’s set off on an adventure!
If you’ve ever thought of exploring the road less travelled or maybe you just want to revisit your favourite town, now, more than ever is the perfect time to do so.
To show your support for local Australian businesses, and, of course, to give yourself a break from the grind, we’ve partnered with online travel agency, Booking.com, to help travel lovers all around Australia find the perfect place to nestle on their next weekend getaway. Better yet, they’re all found in Australia’s top 10 trending locations of 2020!
Think of Palais Royale as a historic boutique hotel – because that’s exactly what it is! Perfect for Sydneysiders escaping to the Katoomba or Blue Mountains region; whether you’re here for a day, the weekend or a whole week, there is certainly plenty to see and do when you stay at the Palais Royale. Tucked elegantly in the hub of the Blue Mountains region, Palais Royale is found less than a five-minute drive from the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Scenic World and Katoomba Railway Station.
Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park
If you’d prefer a coastal getaway, get back to basics in style thanks to the Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park. Found two-and-a-half-hours south of Coral Bay; think of this nifty location as a resort village filled with handfuls of activities for young families. Alongside soaking up some sun at the beach, spend a balmy afternoon walking across the One Mile Jetty or take it up high with a helicopter tour of the Coral Coast.
Granite Belt Retreat and Brewery
For a home away from home – even if it’s just for the weekend – get a true taste of the great outdoors thanks to the Granite Belt Retreat and Brewery. Set on 30-acres of natural bushland, this oasis is home to 19 private cedar cabins to tuck into at night, a 1000-litre microbrewery, a bar, restaurant and function facilities. For nature enthusiasts, we recommend wandering through the Girraween National Park and stopping by The Granite Belt Maze for some family-friendly fun.
Full Circle Apartments
Year-round, there’s no denying that Jindabyne makes for the ideal location to switch-off and immerse yourself in all that this beautiful New South Wales-based town has to offer. A luxury retreat with two property locations in town, Full Circle Apartments in Jindabyne is ideal for the explorers, nature enthusiasts and adrenaline-seekers at heart. With Lake Jindabyne just a two-minute walk away and the Snowy Mountains conveniently found just a 30-minute drive from the property, use Full Circle Apartments as the place to rest and reset after a full day of activities.
Kalbarri Seafront Villas
Ideal for nature lovers and those who love nothing more than the sound of crashing waves; Western Australia’s Kalbarri Seafront Villas is all that and more. Found in the heart of Kalbarri — just over a six-hour drive north of Perth — Kalbarri Seafront Villas is conveniently located directly adjacent to the Murchison River that’s perfect for hikers, explorers and everyone in between. Of course, if you’d rather stay on-site, be sure to make use of the outdoor swimming pool and BBQ areas for your summer getaway.
Pavillions on 1770
Agnes Water, QLD
If you’re looking for a taste of luxury on your next coastal Queensland getaway, Pavillions on 1770 in Agnes Water should be your first point of call. Located just 50-metres from Agnes Water Beach, Pavillions ensure that each guest is treated with the ultimate attention and charisma that 1770 provides – spacious, modern, luxurious, private, family-friendly and of course, a white-washed coastal aesthetic that all Australians seem to love. Apartments are located on Queensland’s Discovery Coast, between Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 – so there is always something fun and exciting to do.
The Parkview Hotel Mudgee
Renowned for its colonial buildings and the delectable range of surrounding wineries, Mudgee makes for the perfect couples weekend getaway (or girls’ trip) if you’re wanting to experience the true taste of this region. Of course like any wine region within Australia, finding accommodation that ticks all of the boxes can be extremely daunting. But, let your planning come to ease thanks to The Parkview Hotel Mudgee. With seven boutique suite options to choose from – each room is thoughtfully designed with passion, ambience and luxury in mind, and all just a minute walk from the heart of town.
Exmouth Escape Resort
With meticulously landscaped gardens surrounding the property, Exmouth Escape Resort offers self-contained accommodation with a dash of luxury. Featuring free on-site parking, a large outdoor swimming pool (and a children’s wading pool too); guests can also kick back and relax on their own private patio. Found in the heart of Exmouth, everything you’ll need is conveniently located near the resort, including Town Beach and Exmouth Marina within walking distance or the town centre just two-kilometres away.
Kondalilla Eco Resort
With seclusion and nature at its forefront, Kondalilla Eco Resort in Montville Queensland will serve up just that. Found just a five-minute drive from the town centre, Kondalilla Eco Resort feels like miles away thanks to its unique rainforest-set location. With various accommodation types to suit your style; opt between the studios, treehouses, family rooms, log cabins and villas. And, if you thought that you couldn’t get any closer to the beauty and complexity of the Sunshine Coast region, sit back and crack open a bottle of your favourite wine on your very own patio deck with stunning rainforest views – you won’t regret it.
Zebras Guest House Geraldton
Travellers looking for something different cannot look past Western Australia’s Zebras Guest House in Geraldton. Sitting on two levels, this tower-like residence allows guests to immerse themselves in the things that truly matter when it comes to their next holiday – luxury and convenience. Located just 400-metres from Tarcoola Beach, four-kilometres from Geraldton Centre and a 90-minute drive from Kalbarri National Park; Zebras Guest House Geraldton offers a fun and unique stay experience.
Looking to explore more of what Australia has to offer? Start by ticking off these 10 stunning natural wonders in New South Wales off your must-visit list. Next, shuck your way through the best oyster bars and restaurants around Australia. And finally, fall in love with the road less travelled with these 10 unique getaway gems to discover around Queensland.
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