With just over 100 days until the end of the year, there’s never been a better time to reclaim our optimism and find enjoyment in these uncertain times. That’s why I’m excited to share that Tourism Australia has released a list of 101 Ways To Holiday in Australia.
From witnessing natural phenomena, going off-road with a 4WD safari through giant sand dunes to shucking oysters straight from the ocean - when it comes to a holiday - there’s something for everyone.
Here are just a few examples:
- Fill your esky on a recovery road trip: There are many ways to support Australia’s recovery effort from the summer bushfires. Plan a recovery road trip and plan your stops around local businesses and communities that are now ready to welcome back visitors with open arms. By spending money with local businesses, you will be helping communities which have been both directly and indirectly impacted to thrive.
- Chase waterfalls: Formed over millions of years, Australia’s ancient land boasts magical waterfalls and waterholes to marvel in. There are numerous significant waterfalls throughout Australia, from the west coast to the eastern seaboard and from the top of the Territory right down to Tasmania’s wild coastline. Many escarpments around Australia's coastline have also created a variety of falls which range from crashing cascades to shallow rock pools.
- Witness a natural phenomenon: Australia is home to some of the most unique landscapes and incredible natural wonders in the world. From our peculiar wildlife to our very own southern light show, aim to tick off as many of these stunning natural wonders as you can
- Raft through rainforests: There aren’t many better ways to experience the rainforest than by rafting right through the heart of it! With a number of beginner and more untamed rivers on offer, you can be drifting in tranquil pools one moment and navigating exhilarating rapids the next.
- Try traditional Aboriginal delicacies: Experience Aboriginal cooking practices that date back tens of thousands of years. Guided bush tucker walks reveal the surprising fecundity of the Australian landscape, while outback dining, infused with the unique flavours of the Australian bush, offers a deliciously immersive experience. Alternatively, try your hand at traditional hunting.
- Pick the fruit of the season: Celebrate the beginning of the new season and set out to visit orchards and farms to pick your own fruits. If you want to get out on the road for a prolonged period, you can make an income on the road by following the harvest seasons and picking fruit along the way. Check out the Harvest Trail's interactive map to see when and where different crops are harvested.