All the avid road trippers always remain in search of awe-inspiring holiday destinations which can offer countless interesting and fun-filled activities to keep them occupied. Summer is the best season to make the most out of your road trips by exploring the ultimate wilderness of the Land Down Under.
Australis is such a huge country that you do not have to go abroad to explore breathtaking destinations if you want to plan a trip with your loved ones. It’s truly a paradise for road trippers – who have this deep desire of hitting the roads on their self-drive vehicles. Road trips are the most interesting ways of familiarising yourself with new places, people and cultures. Since you enjoy the ultimate freedom of hitting the roads on your own vehicle or a rented vehicle, nothing stops you from exploring a place the way you want. Self-drive road trips give you the opportunity to spend as much time as you want in a particular destination with your loved ones.
Whether you want to explore the scenic coastal roads or the outback regions, Australia offers everything that you can imagine. Its stunning coastal towns, world-class theme parks, beautiful hinterlands, incredible surfing destinations, and pristine beaches will surely take your breath away.
So, if you are truly thinking about making your life more interesting, here are some irresistible destinations to explore this summer.
If you love unearthing new places, you can easily plan a self-drive campervan road trip from Cairns to Townsville and discover all the wonderful places that are located on the way. The total distance between Cairns and Townsville is nearly 347 kilometres, which can be covered in approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes by a campervan.
You can break your journey in Tully, which is a beautiful town 140 kilometres south of Cairns. That means, after driving for 1 and 1/2 hours, you can take a break and explore the town of Tully. You can explore places like the Big Gumboot, Murray falls, and Tully sugar mill once you visit this town. After exploring this town you can again start your journey towards Townsville and see other beautiful places on the way. Once you reach Townsville, you can keep yourself occupied with tonnes of interesting activities. For example, you can plan to explore interesting restaurants and taste their specialities, or you can take your family for shopping.
Apart from that, you can also explore Hinchinbrook Island, which is quite near from Townsville. The aerial distance between Townsville and Hinchinbrook Island is just 120 kilometres, so you must discover this island. Explore the unique wildlife on the island and natural attractions like waterfalls. Once you visit this place, you will get a chance to explore different types of birds and green turtles, which will improve your holiday experience like anything.
Magnetic Island is also very close to Townsville and this is also a must-visit destination in Queensland. People who want to escape from the city madness, find it a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate themselves. From Townsville, it takes only 20-minutes to reach Magnetic island by ferry. The island is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the entire Queensland, and one must discover them once in their lifetime.
The Blue Mountains National Park
If you want to spend some time in the total wilderness, you must explore the Blue Mountains National Park, which is located in the state of New South Wales. It’s a perfect place to spend some quality moments in complete silence. You can explore the sweeping views of the mountains and carry out hiking and walking expeditions with your family members. Go to the Echo Point and enjoy the lovely views of Jamison Valley. The Echo Point also offers stunning views of the Three Sisters, which is nothing but a beautiful sandstone formation.
Once you are done with exploring the Blue Mountains National Park you can take M1 and head straight to Hunter Valley – a wine producing region in the New South Wales. If you travel via M1, it will take around 3 hours and 36 minutes to reach the Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley is highly popular among both local, national and international holidaymakers for its indefinable beauty. If you haven’t been to Hunter Valley yet, you must visit this astonishing region during your next holiday trip.
Nitmiluk National Park
Located in the Northern Territory, Nitmiluk National Park is one of the most important destinations for nature lovers. It’s around 244 kilometres away from Darwin – the impressive capital of Northern Territory. Whenever you visit this place don’t forget to explore Katherine Gorge, one of the most talked about attractions in the park.
The other important holiday destinations in Australia include Kakadu National Park, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays, Cape Range National Park, and Wave Rock.