Why have I chosen this walk? Royal Botanic Gardens. Perhaps the garden explorer people mover is operating and you can be chilled out and simply be taken around the gardens in an electric vehicle or you can walk the gardens. No map needed as the gardens are clearly marked, dogs on a lease allowed, plenty of space for younger members of your group to jump, kick balls and climb, and over 8,000 plant species to see on your walk.
Sydney neighbourhoods, what about a beachside suburb to explore, just a ferry ride away. Follow the journey around Sydney’s districts checking out what to see and do. Heritage to nightlife and everything in between. Let’s find out where to shop, and what to do in Sydney beyond the city centre and Circular Quay.
Favourite things, the best walk ever belongs to an neverending list. The catalogue of the best walk, great walks, fabulous walks is endless. Another three favourites are guaranteed. And the current list does favour the Northern Territory as it was my initial introduction to the outback. Keep checking though as Gawler National Park in South Australia is another upcoming favourite. And then there are outback walks in South Australia and Western Australia. The Kimberleys is another hot favourite.
Seclusion, privacy and the beach with plenty of space for social distancing. Space to have the world of sand, sun and gentle sea waves to yourself. It is indulgent, romantic and a great way to restore energy when you bonelessly relax into the moment of the beach. Queensland has beaches galore, here is a list of ten favourite hidden beaches. Kangaroos on the beach foraging, picnic tables for families to while away the day or the iconic beach with fish and chips to complete the day.
It’s heating up and we all know that means more events! The Sunshine Coast always has a lot to offer for everyone no matter your taste. If you’re looking for something exciting, relaxing, or exhilarating, look no further than our top five picks for the month of October to keep you busy.
Margaret River walks are nature, scenery and wildlife focus, not a winery in sight. Western Australia is enormous with nearly 2.6 million square kilometres. The mediterranean climate epitomises the Margaret River region making it a great year round destination. Here is a selection of easy walks from the well-known to the hidden corners of the southwest, Western Australia. All of the walks are free entry, except for Busselton Jetty and Cape Lighthouse interior tours. Otherwise nature has put on a display for visitors to revell in.
Inspiration for your holiday to the Coral Way is wrapped around the outdoors. Western Australia’s warm waters of the Indian Ocean are home to dolphins who tease visitors with their confidence and kangaroos graze for seed pods on the beach. You stand in crystal clear waters as manta rays glide slowly pass as their large bodies gently undulate in the current. A cruise introduces you to the majestic humpback whales and whale sharks whose massive size belies their majesty. Spend time with the natural world and feel enriched by the experience.
Got the kids, plus all their gear leaves just enough room for your toothbrush. Perhaps your wish lists includes the following ● A bit of comfort ● Heaps of things for kids to do that do not break the bank ● Cafes and foodie outlets to avoid slaving over a camp oven ● Privacy and space to chill out in ● Decent bathroom facilities ● The beach at your doorstep ● Forests and waterfalls ● Have you thought about a National Park as a getaway camping holiday?
Queensland is awash with accommodation options from luxury to budget conscious holiday parks. Here are a few choices where the accommodation is strictly limited and exclusive. Glamping is about privacy, space and ultimately comfort while enjoying the natural surroundings. Port Douglas with its vibrant tropical village atmosphere is a great place to get a taste of glamping. The magic of an immersion in a marine world of the Great Barrier Reef on a pontoon, what a holiday thought. Queensland, with its experienced visitor sector and warm climate is ideal for glamping outdoors. A swag on the outdoor deck, it does not get any better than this.
A camping holiday, in the Camden Haven River region avoids the rush of commuter Friday flights and traffic from Sydney to Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. Camden Haven is a step into a classic weekend break in the country. Camden Haven villages can serve a trim soy latte with the best of them yet there is a country charm and not an entertainment venue in sight. You would need to hop into a vehicle and hightail to Port Macquarie for that. Camden Haven offers the opportunity to maximise a long weekend or perhaps two days in the middle of the week. Get away from the bustle and go camping. Take the pooch, check beforehand it is OK. And, overseas guests why not try an Aussie classic, a camping holiday downunder. A perfect way to get to know a place, share your holiday experience with locals.
Want to try out what it is like to go camping? Mornington Peninsula is a great place to start your camping adventure. It helps the foray into the camping world with a great place to find a brewed coffee. Mornington Peninsula has numerous local cafes willing to deliver the morning fix. The Peninsula is a place with sandy bays, shallow safe waters for kids and aquatic sports galore. Culture buffs do not despair, artists and artisan crafts have made Mornington Peninsula their home. Art trails, boutique galleries, pop up stalls in farmers markets, the place has got the lot. Nature lovers have extraordinary landscapes to walk, cycle or ponder among where wildlife and marine life invites further investigation. Mornington Peninsula is a destination where locals will introduce visitors to how to holiday like an Australian.
Need a budget holiday? The wish list includes water to swim, fish or simply relax by with a decent pub nearby. The Swan Hill surrounding district offers plenty of choice for locals to get out of Melbourne, for out of state visitors to explore Victoria’s backyard as well overseas visitors to find an Aussie experience complete with small town grit. The landscape tells the story of a dry land with river systems pushed to their limits and of survival of people and animals. It is a chance to immerse yourself in the Australian story.