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Last Minute Aussie Summer Holidays

Last Minute Aussie Summer Holidays

Trip.com
11 Nov 20201831

Port Stephens, NSW

An easy 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, Port Stephens is surrounded by relaxed small coastal towns, including Nelson Bay, Anna Bay, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, and more. Renowned for its sun-kissed beaches, sweeping coastline, giant sand dunes and a plethora of wild life waiting to be discovered, Port Stephens has something for everyone. Feel a whole world away as you conquer giant sand dunes on an ultimate quad bike adventure, spot dolphins and whales as you cruise the horizon sunset or simply sit back, soak in the sun and dine alfresco on freshly-caught seafood and locally-grown produce. Whether it’s with friends, family or a simple break on your own, you’ll find your perfect summer getaway in Port Stephens.

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Jervis Bay, NSW

Located 3 hours from Sydney, Jervis Bay boasts white sandy beaches, sparkling blue waters and an abundance of wildlife. A popular seaside escape with something for everyone, Jervis Bay offers a great range of places to stay including waterfront holiday parks, campgrounds, hotels, holiday houses, cottages and luxurious retreats. Explore magnificent beaches, hike through spectacular national parks and enjoy close animal encounters with kangaroos, dolphins, fur seals, little penguins and more. To top it all off, food and wine experiences are delicious. Savour locally caught seafood at fine restaurants, delight yourself with locally made cheeses and gourmet treats, and enjoy some of the region’s finest wines.

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Broadbeach, QLD

Picture-perfect Broadbeach, located 10 minutes south of Surfers Paradise and 1 hour drive from Brisbane is home to white sandy beaches and an endless array of things to see and do. Whether it’s spending the day at the beach, exploring the serene rainforest of Cascade Gardens or shopping up a storm at Pacific Fair – one of Australia’s largest retail centres, it’s easy to see why Broadbeach has become a popular summer holiday hotspot for all families and friends.

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Pic by: Tourism and Events Queensland

Noosa, QLD

Noosa, need we say more? This chic coastal town is located on the Sunshine Coast, an easy 1.5 hour drive north of Brisbane or 35 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport. One of Australia’s most popular beachside holiday destinations, Noosa offers the ultimate summer getaway. Surrounded by stunning beaches, lakes and national parks, you can do as much or as little as you please. For those wanting a more relaxed experience, Noosa is home to superb day spas, world-class golf courses, stylish shopping and delicious cuisine.

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Pic by: Tourism and Events Queensland

Robe, SA

Under 4 hours’ drive from Adelaide, you’ll find Robe, South Australia’s favourite seaside town. Located on the beautiful Limestone Coast, Robe is rich in history and has an abundance of heritage-listed buildings and famous landmarks. Be dazzled by the stunning coastal scenery and enjoy the region’s beautiful beaches. Indulge in some retail therapy at unique boutiques and complete the day by treating yourself to one of Robe’s culinary highlights. Robe is renowned for the exportation of the southern rock lobster so make sure you tick this one off the list.

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Pic by: South Australian Tourism Commission/Adam Bruzzone

Kangaroo Island, SA

Kangaroo Island is easily accessible from Adelaide. By air it’s a 30 minute flight, by scenic coach and ferry transfers, it is around 2.5 hours. Known as nature’s playground, Kangaroo Island is home to sea lions, kangaroos, koalas, penguins, multiple bird species and more. Its isolation and beauty allows you to escape from the world and makes it impossible not to relax. Discover unique wildlife, explore strange and fascinating rock formations and indulge in world-class food and wine. Whether it’s with family or friends, Kangaroo Island has something for everyone.

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Pic by: South Australian Tourism Commission

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Just over a one-hour drive south of Melbourne, you’ll find the beauty that is the Mornington Peninsula. Perfect for that much needed summer break, the Mornington Peninsula offers plenty to see and do. Explore dramatic coastlines, vibrant coastal villages and charming hinterland hamlets full of boutique wineries and acclaimed restaurants, art galleries, geothermal springs, renowned golf courses and more. Reconnect with yourself and loved ones and rediscover this magical summer holiday destination.

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Margaret River, WA

The Margaret River is a comfortable 3 hour drive south of Perth and is one of the most fascinating destinations on Earth. World-renowned for its top quality food and wines, blessed with mild weather and abundant sunshine makes the Margaret River the perfect holiday destination to get-away from it all. Offering a unique mix of rolling vineyards that sit against a back drop of ocean and forest, there’s something special about this magnificent place.

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Pic by: Tourism Western Australia

Launceston, TAS

Launceston is easily accessible by plane and is Tasmania’s second largest city. From Hobart it’s about a 2.5 hour drive. A bustling, vibrant hub for food, wine, culture and nature, Launceston offers a summer holiday experience like no other. Enjoy its country charm and immerse yourself in history as you explore quaint little towns and sample fresh local produce. Fancy a slice of wilderness? Cataract Gorge is right in the heart of town and is an unmissable attraction.

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Pic by: Jarrad Seng

Darwin, NT

Getting to Darwin by plane is easy with connections from most Australian States and Territories. A truly magical place, summer in Darwin is your ultimate tropical experience. Enjoy balmy nights, spectacular sunsets, incredible landscapes, unique wildlife and a fascinating food scene. After a thrill-seeking adventure? Visit Crocosaurus Cove and go cage swimming with a croc or two. For something more laid back, set sail on sunset harbor cruise and be captivated by this spectacular harbour city.

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Pic by: Tourism NT/Taylah Nilsson

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