Summer has arrived and it’s time to start thinking about the glorious holiday season. Visit our recommended Australian summer destinations to make the most of this country’s prime weather and coastal activities.
Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Home to one of the world’s top ten beaches, Bay of Fires is a must-visit summer destination located on the east coast of Australia’s beautiful
island state of Tasmania. Enjoy an unbeatable summer lifestyle and spend your days exploring the pristine white beaches and Listerine waters of the east coast. Visit the nearby coastal village St Helens for delightful seafood experiences and participate in one of the many water
activities on offer to you. If you’re looking to simply relax in the sun in a beautiful location, Bay of Fires is the answer for you.
With a buzzing summer vibe and charming main street, Sorrento is the ultimate summer destination for those navigating the breathtaking
Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Located just over an hour from Melbourne, Sorrento is easily accessible to all holiday-makers and their
motorhomes. Enjoy fish and chips on the beach followed by home-made gelati and watch bottlenose dolphins pass by or take a kayaking tour off the foreshore and admire historical limestone buildings. Don’t miss drinks in the Portsea Pub’s sunny beer garden. January is a great time
to be in town with the January Art Festival in full swing.
Airlie Beach, Queensland
This popular summer hub is ideal for anyone looking to get amongst a lively Australian summer atmosphere. Whether you are a backpacker looking for a great party destination or a foodie seeking fine food and elegance, Airlie Beach has something for everyone. This vibrant beachside oasis is the launching pad for exploring the stunning Whitsunday Islands and has a myriad of fantastic water-based activities on offer. Stay at the Big4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort to get amongst the action. If you’re looking to splurge, don’t miss a breathtaking helicopter adventure over iconic Heart Reef; a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Byron Bay, New South Wales
An oldie but a goody, Byron Bay is one of Australia’s ultimate summer destinations with outstanding surf beaches, cultured cafes, fantastic
nightlife and award-winning caravan parks. Simply lap up the Australian summer life and traipse from the beach to the café. Don’t miss a coastal walk to Byron Bay Lighthouse where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. Stay for a week, or a month – you will find no
shortage of summer activities here!
The scenic capital of Tasmania truly comes alive over the summer months and is home to a number of exciting festivals and events. Visit over the New Year to experience the Taste of Tasmania Festival where you can sample the state’s finest food and wine all in the one convenient
wharf-side location. Reserve a table besides the water and watch as the yachts from the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race glide across the finish
line. If you’re into the live music scene, grab a ticket to the Falls Festival in Marion Bay where you will get the unique opportunity to listen to some of the world’s best music artists in an unbeatable beach-side location.
If it’s a heightened atmosphere you seek, then you will be pleasantly surprised in the bustling sea-side town of Noosa. Hastings Street is the
ultimate summer destination offering boutique cafes, fantastic shopping and it is just moments from the beach. Dine at some of Queensland’s finest restaurants, visit the farmers markets or take a long coastal walk at Noosa Heads to encounter brilliant sunsets. Noosa is fully equipped to deal with all your Australian summer requirements.
Coles Bay, Tasmania
Nestled at the gateway of Freycinet National Park is the holiday town of Coles Bay. Popular with the locals, this charming east coast town offers plenty of water-based activities and is home to the mesmerising Hazards Mountain Range. Don’t miss Tasmania’s most iconic view at the Wineglass Bay Lookout or complete one of the awe-inspiring bush walks in Freycinet National Park. In the evening, visit the tavern to get amongst the backpacker crowd or simply get some freshly cooked fish and chips and enjoy them at the end of the local jetty overlooking the Hazards. What a view!
Queensland’s subtropical capital is a great place to start your summer adventure in Australia. Simply relax with a picnic in the centrally located Botanic Gardens or get comfortable at Streets Beach, Australia’s only inner city man-made beach. Enjoy some of the country’s finest coffee in the up-market suburb of South Bank and take a ride on the Wheel of Observation for spectacular views.
Port Douglas, Queensland
With tropical weather conditions, untouched beaches and World Heritage Listed surrounds, Port Douglas will not disappoint any holiday-goer. Take a stroll down picture-perfect Four Mile Beach or experience magical beach views at Island Point of Flagstaff Hill. Enjoy a tour of the nearby Great Barrier Reef, visit Daintree Cape Tribulation or simply make the most of the fine restaurants, health and beauty facilities and activities available to you in the heart of Port Douglas.
Margaret River, Western Australia
If you can deal with the intense heat of Western Australia, then don’t hesitate to pay a visit to the wine region of Margaret River. This charming town comes alive in the summer offering plenty of events and entertainment at the wineries and down at the local tavern. Visit the
beach for water-based fun and to escape then heat and then explore one of the many wineries in the afternoon. The main street in Margaret River offers a range of fine food and wine opportunities, perfect for creating your own beach picnic.