Money can’t buy happiness and that’s true when it comes to finding the perfect Aussie holiday.
Whether your budget is high, low or somewhere in between, here are three destinations which will leave you refreshed, renewed and ready to tackle the world.
The budget Aussie holiday
Remember when a beach holiday meant the biggest thing you had to worry about was what’s for dinner? Head to Yeppoon on Queensland’s central coast for a low stress holiday where it’s all about the simple things.
Walk along a pristine beach, explore Byfield National Park, sing along at Ferns Hideaway and tuck into a great steak at Waterline Restaurant or seafood from Rosslyn Bay Fisherman’s Market.
If you want to walk on the wild side, head to Koorana Crocodile Farm at feeding time.
Budget: Studio rooms at Rosslyn Bay Resort cost $111 per night for three nightsmid-week. Visit: www.rosslynbayresort.com.au
The mid-range Aussie holiday
Can you still call yourself a true Aussie if you haven’t been to Uluru in the Northern Territory? The red rock is the magnet that will drag you there but there are plenty of extra adventures to discover at our spiritual heart.
Ride a Harley Davidson motor cycle around the rock, relax with a pampering treatment at Red Ochre Spa, take a camel to a sunset viewing or walk through the Valley of the Winds.
Budget: Rooms at Sails in the Desert from $322 per night (three night minimum). Visit: www.ayersrockresort.com.au
The top-shelf Aussie holiday
When it’s treat time and only the best will do, Saffire Freycinet located mid-way on Tasmania’s east coast, about two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Hobart, will tick all your boxes. This is luxury lodge accommodation with stunning views, amazing food and add-on activities that will make you forget the real world even exists.
Even wearing waders—one of the fashion world’s least attractive ensembles—and standing knee-deep in cool water doesn’t take the shine off one of Saffire’s premier experiences—oyster tasting in the estuary with a local sparking for breakfast—yes!
Budget: Three nights in a luxury suite including breakfast, lunch and dinner, all with beverages, costs $1,750 per night (yes, per night). Visit: www.saffire-freycinet.com.au