After all the heart-stopping adventures like jumping off a building in Cairns or nearly being eaten alive by mega crocs in Darwin (Cage of Death, anyone?), or after a three-day camping trip in a festival in the Splendour—when you can’t even move any of your tired joints—that’s when you know you need to take a break. Perhaps you are burnt out to ashes, looking for a change of scenery to recharge your spirit and start fresh.
Whatever your reason may be or even when you have no reason at all, it’s always a good idea to have a getaway. These aren’t your usual trip to the spa; from day trips to month-long vacations, here are some of the top destinations to relax in Australia you can drive in a campervan to.
Relax in Australia
In the water
The water has a such a sweet tranquillity that it’s always one of the first things that come to mind when looking for a respite. One of the many things that Australia is famous for are its expansive beaches and coastal cities. In the east coast, three of the country’s major states (Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria) are bordered by cool aquatic respites. If you happen to be in the Gold Coast, you’re lucky because in just a few minutes, you’re greeted by pristine surf beaches or quite, lazy waters. If we were to choose one, we’d go to the Whitsunday Islands on a cruise to see its 74 wonderful islands including the Daydream Island, Hamilton Island and South Molle Island.
If you thought that the Northern Territory was about Red Centre Way adventures in the desert like rides in four-wheel drives, bush-walking or the Uluru, that’s where you most definitely are wrong. The arid lands may present you with these escapades but if you are looking for a more place to go, try the Bamurru Plains in the world-renowned Kakadu National Park. If you want to renew your affinity with the environment, here, you’ll be camping alongside breathtaking natural scenery . Go glamping (glamorous camping) in the expansive and exotic landscape. Here’s how you can glamp up your motorhome.
Wherever you go, you’ll be able to relax in the way you want to with a campervan. Stylish, well-maintained and high-quality, our vehicles, here in Salamanda Travel, will help you find that respite you have been looking for.
Staying in a hotel
For those who just want to keep to themselves and not even go outside, there’s something for you too. The emergence of a new way of relaxing has been the houses (in this case hotels) down for months on end. Staycation, as people call it, is simply getting respite from the outside and experiencing the luxuries of a quality hotel. Australia doesn’t top the destination charts for nothing; and one of the reasons this is is because of the plenty stunning and comfortable accommodations it offers. In Sydney, the Meriton Serviced Apartments always tops the lists with its excellent locations and, spectacular service and top-notch luxuries.
Those who like to eat when they’re stressed will disagree that food can’t relax you. Some of the best food (yes, we know they could get weird sometimes) are in Australia. From barbies on the grill to good old Vegemite flavoured everything (the main factory is found in Todd Road, Port Melbourne), have your fill of the most satisfying. Hop on to Queensland for a traditional Lamington from Kytons Bakery, some Tim Tams from every part of Australia, the “Coat of Arms” pizza from The Australian Hotel in The Rocks. The pizza’s ingredients are a combination of kangaroo and emu. Also, they also have crocs on the menu. Take that!
Here in Australia, we are proud of our wine because wine not (get it?). On a more serious note, our wines will change you from becoming beer-indulged bellies to sophisticated wine-drinking (and wine-loving) men and women. The Barossa Valley found 60 kilometres northeast of Adelaide in South Australia is one of our most famous and most iconic wine regions in the country. With 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries, who wouldn’t want to have even just a sip of the most exquisite wines. Plus, the views are great, green and generally amazing!
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