It’s time to get cracking on your Easter holiday plans. Gather your family or friends and get away with a driving holiday around Australia. Or what about ticking off that bucket list New Zealand getaway? With flights across the Tasman at an all-time low, now is the time to book your next holiday at a great rate!
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Hunter Valley, NSW
One of Australia’s premier wine regions just outside of Sydney, the Hunter Valley, is an excellent destination for a long weekend getaway. The highlight will be experiencing exceptional food from cellar doors, paired with a local Semillon or Shiraz!Afterwards, cruise down the Hunter River on a riverboat and experience the World Heritage wilderness – Yengo National park is home to ancient Aboriginal rock art and the Barrington Tops National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.
For an unforgettable experience, book a hot air balloon ride and glide over the picturesque valley. There’s also plenty of family-friendly activities like the Storybook garden in the idyllic Hunter Valley Gardens.
Coral Coast, Western Australia
Is this Western Australia’s best-kept secret? We think yes! Where the pristine turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean meet the red desert dunes, the Coral Coast is a place where you’ll find adventure on land and in water and carpets of wildflowers.
Begin your road trip in Perth and track north. Along the way, you’ll discover incredible landscapes and animal encounters, and a huge range of activities, from active holiday ideas to family-friendly options.
One of the highlights is a trip out to Ningaloo Reef to swim with the world’s largest fish – the Whale Shark! You’ll also spot lots of tropical fish, loggerhead turtles, and sometimes even manta rays! For a more family-friendly alternative, get up close and meet the bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia.
You can also unwind at one of Western Australia’s best beaches. Turquoise Bay can be found in the Cape Range National Park, the perfect spot to spend an afternoon relaxing.
Launceston to Hobart, Tasmania
If you are looking for a relaxed driving holiday, then Tasmania should be high on your list! Explore Tasmania your way when you rent a car or campervan for your trip to the Apple Isle. One of the most popular routes is driving from Hobart to Launceston, with stops in Port Arthur and Freycinet.
After spending some time in Hobart, take a day trip to the historic town of Port Arthur. Over 70,000 men, women and children were transported to Van Diemen’s Land – present-day Tasmania – in the early 1800s, and many of the places and features they built are still standing today. The Port Arthur Historic Site, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, is Australia’s most famous penal settlement and best-preserved.
Tasmania is home to some of Australia’s most scenic natural landscapes; Freycinet National Park is one of them. This spot is home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and an abundance of birdlife on the islands East coast. The famous Wineglass Bay is one of Tasmania’s most photographed spots. Enjoy feasting on fresh seafood at sleepy seaside towns like Swansea or take one of the many treks within the park. Or if it’s a beautiful day, pick a spot and settle in for a beach day at one of the many peaceful beaches.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Sitting in the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown is the best known as the adventure capital of the world! Whether it’s bungy jumping, skydiving, ziplining, or heli-skiing come winter; there’s bound to be an activity to get your heart pumping.
For those wanting to enjoy the incredible natural landscape that the city is surrounded by, take a hike up Bob’s Peak, part of Ben Lomond mountain. It takes 45-60 minutes to hike up the Skyline complex, though it’s quite steep so leave a little more time if you aren’t an experienced hiker. For more advanced hikers, continuing up Ben Lomond is recommended!
Did you know that New Zealand is the birthplace of commercial bungy jumping? New Zealander A.J. Hackett invited the death-defying feat just outside of Queenstown in Kawarau. Take the plunge at the birthplace of bungy or one of the many other locations located around the country.
After a long day exploring unwind by picking up a Fergburger. This popular New Zealand chain – open 21 hours a day! – often has lines around the block for their fresh, fast masterpieces filled with delicious New Zealand beef! There are also vegetarian options available.