Australia is not just known for the bustling nature and activities of their capital cities. There are other places in Australia perfect for having time to yourself, wonder in the Australian beauty and be away from the businesses of the cities. Here are eight relaxing places for your next holiday in Australia. Either come to Australia just to see these relaxing places, or tag one of these places onto your trip.
1. Byron Bay, New South Wales
Byron Bay is a coastal town in the south-east of Australia. A two-hour drive from Brisbane, or a nine-hour drive from Sydney. It is the perfect destination for a holiday.
Known for the beaches and the relaxed lifestyle of living, this is the definition of a relaxing place. Find out why Chris Hemsworth has made the move to Byron Bay!
2. Whitsundays, Queensland
The Whitsundays is a collection of 74 islands surrounded by blue waters. Not only is the Whitsundays a relaxing place for napping on the beach and swimming in the sea. You can also walk in the national parks, and partake in a range of water activities. With the beautiful sunsets in the morning and clear blue waters, who wouldn’t want to relax here?
3. Hamilton Island, Queensland
Hamilton Island is one of the more well-known islands in the Whitsundays. Hamilton Island is on this list of relaxing places as you can lounge by one of the islands, enjoy a massage, indulge in some delicious food and enjoy the spectacular scenery. You can also enjoy more energetic activities through their walking trails and water sports. The activities here are endless for a relaxing time.
4. Palm Cove, Queensland
Palm Cove is a relaxing seaside village in North Queensland. You can not only explore the Daintree Rainforest, island hop in the Great Barrier Reef, to relaxing at the palm tree-filled beaches. With delicious food and wonderful places to stay, after staying here you will fill relaxed and never want to leave.
5. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Different to the places so far on this list, with lakes, rainforest, and mountains. Cradle Mountain is for those places who don’t mind the cold. A two and a half-hour drive from Hobart, the city is beautiful. Cradle Mountain is considered one of Australia’s iconic wilderness experiences. With breathtaking scenery, delicious food and spa treatments available, Cradle Mountain is a wonderful place to relax.
6. Daylesford, Victoria
Around about an 80-minute drive from Melbourne, Daylesford is a place to take time out from the businesses of Melbourne. Home to mineral springs and wellness retreats, this place is a place to relax your mind and body. There are also great forests and home to a historic village, Daylesford is a beautiful place to take time out.
7. Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Rottnest Island is a 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle. It is a place where cars are banned, so you must hire a bicycle to explore the 63 beaches and 20 bays on the island.
There is a range of water activities to partake in, and the chance to get up close with the resident quokkas. The beaches on Rottnest Island are white and the water is crystal clear. You will feel like you are in your own world away from the city buzz.
8. Kakadu, Northern Territory
Kakadu is a place like no other. You get to experience the magnificent nature of Australia’s Top End, one of the world’s great nature reserves listed as a World Heritage Area for its cultural and natural heritage. A two-hour drive from Darwin, the scenery is nothing like you would see anywhere else in Australia.