Want to escape to a tropical paradise this summer? Or maybe flee to the quiet of the mountains? Australia has plenty of diverse, beautiful landscapes to enjoy in the hotter months, whether you’re naturally drawn to the water or the forest shade. In this article, we explore a few of the most popular Australian summer holiday destinations, renowned for their breathtaking splendour. We also delve into a couple of enchanting, lesser-known locations.
Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands are arguably Australia’s number one coastal attraction for locals and tourists alike. And there’s a good reason why. Not only is the area home to the colourful splendour that is The Great Barrier Reef, but its picturesque clear blue water and seemingly perpetually sunny sky are vital elements of the ideal summer vacation. The Whitsundays offer the perfect combination of exploring and relaxing. Its 74 islands boast some of the best resorts in the country, and the stunning beaches have been enticing photographers from all over the globe for years. Whether you’re keen to try your hand at snorkelling, paddle boarding, yachting and surfing, or you simply wish to lay back on the soft white sand and lap up the tranquil atmosphere, the Whitsunday Islands won’t disappoint.
Kakadu National Park
Anyone fascinated by the wonders of nature, Australian history and Indigenous culture must put Kakadu National Park on their Australian Summer holiday destination bucket list. Many people will advise you not to step foot in the Northern Territory during the wet season (November to April) but the lush green tropical landscape during this time is incomparable to anywhere else on the planet! Visiting Kakadu during summer also means that you’ll miss the tourist throng, and croc risks aren’t quite as high. Become lost in tales of the Dreamtime, chase waterfalls cascading down sheer rock faces and see exquisitely unique wildlife in their natural habitat. The mesmerising dancing of lightning during a tropical storm in the Top End is a once in a lifetime experience, as is seeing sweeping flooded plains. Invest in luxury accommodation with air conditioning, and an adventurous helicopter ride or two, and you’ll be glad you had the chance to immerse yourself in this UNESCO World Heritage site in all its summer glory.
Margaret River Region
The Margaret River region in Western Australia may be best known for its abundance of top-notch wineries, but it also has many other wonders on offer. Independent art galleries dot the region, as do boutique shops selling an array of unique local gifts and wares. For those with a thirst for adventure, diving, canoeing, surfing and rock climbing are all easily accessible activities. Exploring ancient limestone caves and marvelling at their vastness is another experience not to be missed. The lighthouses along the coastline offer a dramatic backdrop for the budding photographer, and the forests and reserves are perfect for a leisurely stroll or challenging hike. If your type of adventure is more inclined towards that of the gastronomic variety, you’ll be pleased to discover some of the best restaurants and wineries in Australia right on your doorstep. Take a tour of Margaret River’s most promising wineries and hunt down the perfect drop. Or sit back and watch the sunset while indulging in a decadent meal prepared with fresh local ingredients by world-renowned chefs.
Escape to Kangaroo Island and immerse yourself in Australia’s iconic wildlife. See seals, penguins, koalas, kangaroos, goannas, echidnas and numerous native birds, all in their natural habitat. The island is Australia’s third largest, with a wide range of diverse landscapes to explore. From dense bushland to jagged cliffs, barren white beaches to extensive wetlands, you won’t soon run out of gorgeous scenery to gaze upon. The remoteness of the island has left untouched pouches of wilderness where unique and ancient rock formations tower dramatically over the untamed bush. The fertile soil has also cultivated fantastic growing conditions for produce, culminating in the mouthwateringly fresh and delicious cuisine available on the island. Immerse yourself in island culture on this private sanctuary, teeming with life.
Start your Australian Summer holiday right by skipping the stress and bustle of commercial flights, and booking a private jet to your destination instead. Swap arduous queues for quick, efficient boarding followed promptly by a glass of champagne in your luxury jet. A toast to your fantastic vacation is in order! Arrive on time (at a time that suits you), refreshed and prepared to indulge in great food, blissful relaxation and awe-inspiring scenery. Contact Adagold today to experience private air charter at its finest.