Key Australian destinations you should consider for Easter holiday

Key Australian destinations you should consider for Easter holiday 1Rob and Dasha enjoying their Easter Holiday in Bateman’s Bay near Murramarang National Park, Australia. Photo Courtesy: Rob’nDasha

Easter is a great time to take a few days of holiday as the temperature cools a little before winter. It is perhaps the last time that you can get away to enjoy some reasonable weather before the cooler months arrive. (We’re talking about Australian weather here folks, as opposed to North America or Europe)

So, let us have a look at a number of destinations that make for an excellent Easter holiday break.

 

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

 

Key Australian destinations you should consider for Easter holiday 2The Gold Coast’s beaches are world renowned as some of the best, cleanest and safest beaches in the world. From Main Beach to Coolangatta, you will find your own personal spot on the 65 km of stretching golden sands.

The Gold Coast is undoubtedly one of the most popular year round holiday destinations in Australia. The centre of attraction, where millions of tourists flock to each year, is Surfers Paradise. Here you can enjoy a walk along the extensive beach and take in the newly refurbished Surfers Paradise foreshore that was completed in 2011. There are excellent shops to wander around and restaurants catering for all tastes.

 

Lorne, Victoria

 

Key Australian destinations you should consider for Easter holiday 3Lorne Beach in Summer – Photo Courtesy: Alex Proimos

Lorne is renowned as being one of the most popular family holiday locations with its beach running for 2 km with the backdrop of the Otway Ranges. There are numerous types of holiday accommodation available ranging from country hotels to beachside apartments.

 

Byron Bay, New South Wales

 

Key Australian destinations you should consider for Easter holiday 4The beautiful Cape Byron Lighthouse – Cape Byron is the easternmost point of the mainland of Australia. It is located about 3 km northeast of the town of Byron Bay and projects into the Pacific Ocean. Photo Courtesy: Eduardo MC

Byron Bay has an ideal temperature at Easter – not too hot and not too cold. Enjoy the local beaches with your children and dine in some of the excellent restaurants. This is a place to come and relax with a large choice of holiday accommodation options available.



 

Cowes, Victoria

 

Key Australian destinations you should consider for Easter holiday 5 Leaving Cowes Pier Phillip Island – Photo Courtesy: Paul Arps

Cowes is situated on Phillip Island, under two hours’ drive from Melbourne. It is particularly appealing to those of you who are lovers of nature. You can observe seals, koalas, penguins and various other forms of wildlife.

 

Hamilton Island, Queensland

 

Key Australian destinations you should consider for Easter holiday 6Hamilton Island Yacht Club – Photo Courtesy: Ralph Bestic

Hamilton Island is a beautiful island to visit and provides access to the Great Barrier Reef where you and your family can enjoy snorkelling or just lounge about at an exclusive hotel.

 

Sydney

 

Sydney really needs very little introduction. It is the country’s biggest city with so much to see and do. Places to visit include Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. There are beaches to enjoy with the children as well as parks and gardens.

 

Key Australian destinations you should consider for Easter holiday 7Sydney at Night – Photo Courtesy: Flying Cloud

You may also like to take the children to visit the wildlife at Taronga Zoo. In Easter, you can also visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show that takes place at the Sydney Olympic Park – it is Australia’s largest agricultural show. As far as holiday accommodation is concerned, you will be spoilt for choice.

 

Tasmania

 

Key Australian destinations you should consider for Easter holiday 8Launceston Cataract Gorge & First Basin, Tasmania – Photo Courtesy: Feral Arts

Tasmania is an island located off the south east coast of Australia offering an ideal climate during Easter. There are so many places to visit here such as Hobart that is famous for its Georgian properties and Launceston with its Edwardian features, from where you can venture out to visit the wilderness of the Cataract Gorge. On the island you will find a wide range of holiday accommodation to choose from to cater for all tastes and budgets.

 

The above are but a few of the wonderful Easter holiday destinations Australia has to offer. Enjoy.

 

Katherine Flowers

Katherine Flowers loves travelling and sharing her experiences with holiday accommodation options such as Surfers Paradise apartments.



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