People who are seeking to explore striking vacation destinations in the upcoming months should stick to Australia because it’s geographically an extremely vast country which is famous for boasting breathtaking natural diversity.
From its vast national parks to incredible outback areas and stunning mountain ranges, holidaymakers can have great fun in exploring the country on a self-drive campervan road trip. It’s pristine beaches, picture-perfect Island holiday destinations and unique wildlife is what helps in distinguishing this country from rest of the world.
Holiday destinations in Australia are not only popular among locals, but a large number of international tourists also visit them every year. Spring season, which lasts from September to November is believed to be one of the most interesting times of the year to explore this unique country and its aboriginal culture.
1. The Gold Coast in Queensland
Located in the country’s east coast, the Gold Coast is a tremendously beautiful metropolitan region in the state of Queensland. It’s famous for incredible natural attractions such as stunning surfing spots, beautiful sandy beaches, stunning theme parks and mouthwatering food. The month of September is an ideal time to explore the Gold Coast, and if you haven’t been here before, don’t forget to explore it this time around with your family and friends. Your family can perform endless exciting activities from dawn to dusk.
Some of the best Gold Coast attractions include Warner Bros. Movie World, the Springbrook National Park, Sea World (a marine mammal park and theme park), Lamington National Park (famous for unique birds), Dreamworld, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (a heritage-listed zoological garden). In addition to that, you can also visit Burleigh Heads - a beautiful suburb, WhiteWater World - a water park, Tamborine National Park, and the Purling Brook Falls in the Gold Coast.
Apart from exploring Gold Coast, you can also travel to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Fraser Island, and Daintree National Park.
2. Darwin in Northern Territory
Northern Territory is one of the most beautiful Australian State, which is packed with amazing tourist attractions especially the outback destinations. There are a number of places that you can discover in Northern Territory, but it’s better to start with its beautiful capital Darwin.
Popular places that you can discover in Darvin include Mindil Beach and it beautiful sunset market, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Charles Darwin National Park (famous for its World War II concrete Bunkers), Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin Military Museum, and Holmes Jungle Nature Park.
Apart from Darwin, you can also visit Alice Springs which is an astounding town that’s a little over 16 hours’ drive from Darwin if travel via national highway 1or national highway 87. It’s a perfect place to access the iconic Red Centre desert region. Alice Springs’ popular attractions include the Alice Springs Desert Park, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, West MacDonnell National Park, Finke Gorge National Park, the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and the Todd River.
3. Perth and Its Surrounding Places
Perth, the capital of Western Australia is one the most beautiful cities in the country. Its ideal location makes it one of the best tourist destinations in Australia. It’s located in a place where southwest coast comes in contact with Swan River, which makes it a perfect coastal destination for holidaymakers. If you want to get those extraordinary views of the city, you can travel to Mt. Eliza and explore the Kings Park and Botanic Garden. This place gives an amazing view of the city and hence you must visit it during your next trip to Perth.
Some of the most incredible places in Perth include Yanchep National Park, the Perth Zoo, The Aquarium of Western Australia, the Bibbulmun Track and the Swan Valley.
4. The Barossa Valley in South Australia
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South Australia is another beautiful state in Australia, and the Barossa Valley- a well-known wine -producing region in it which is visited by a large number of traveller every year. It is a little over 1 hours’ drive from the city of Adelaide, and hence you can easily explore it on a one-day trip. However, if you have sufficient time you can easily spend a few days in the Barossa Valley. In the month of September, the Barossa Valley celebrates a bi-annual Vintage Wine Festival which is enjoyed like anything by the food and wine lovers. This festival remains the best place to explore the finest produce of the season, and hence you must visit the Barossa Valley in September. In addition to that, a wide range of music and dance events are also organised, which can be enjoyed by you with your whole family.
Other tourist attractions in South Australia include the Coorong National Park, the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Cleland Conservation Park, the South Australian Museum, Lake Eyre, the Blue Lake, and Rundle Mall.
5. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
The Great Ocean Road is a beautiful road in the state of Victoria, which is considered very good for self-drive road trips. It’s 243 kilometres long road that lies between cities like Torquay and Allansford and you will find a number of amazing attractions on the way. Yes, when you travel through your self-drive vehicle on the Great Ocean Road, you can explore places like Twelve Apostles, Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, London Bridge, and Erskine Falls.
6. The Russell Falls in Tasmania