Australia’s top 10 holidays

Australian Traveller magazine has unveiled the 100 greatest holidays Australia has to offer.

Australia’s top 10 holidays

Earlier this year Australian Traveller magazine undertook a rather large project to rank the best travel holidays in the country. With over 12,000 nominations it managed to narrow the shortlist down to 900 options, before finally unveiling the 100 greatest holidays Australia has to offer. While you could be forgiven for assuming Queensland would have taken out the top spot, surprisingly almost every other state in Australia beat the Sunshine State.

1. Cruise the Kimberley, Western Australia
Among the oldest landscapes on Earth, the Kimberley is well-known for its drama in the best possible way. A cruise is a great way to experience the contrast between the waterholes, beaches, bushland and wildlife.

Tourism Western Australia 
The iconic Bungle Bungles

2. Road trip around the East Coast, Tasmania
Coming in above the Great Ocean Road, the east coast of Tasmania is something which has to be seen to be believed. Drive from Hobart to the Bay of Fires, taking in Maria Island, the Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay and the seaside town of Bicheno.

Discover Tasmania
Publisher’s pick - Getting away from it all in Tasmania

3. The Big Lap
A once-in-a-lifetime experience, many Australians dream of circumnavigating our vast country by car. Whether you hug the coastline or head towards the heart of Australia, there’s really no wrong way to do this bucket list journey.

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4. Kakadu, Northern Territory
Known for its sense of spirituality, Kakadu is another lifetime highlight holiday. Homage to our heritage, the vast landscapes and sweeping clear skies make dramatic and captivating scenery you’ll never forget.

Parks Australia
Driving the Top End

5. Stay at Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
While the location is a big part of this luxury lodge’s appeal, according to the panel of experts at Australian Traveller, Saffire Freycinet has more than earned its own spot on this list. Calling a voucher to stay here the “ultimate gift certificate”, why not take a look for yourself here?

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