Monday, 28 November 2016

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Three Unusual Australian Holiday Destinations | Travel

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There are good reasons that Australia is such an amazing and popular holiday destination. It's the sort of place that really does seem to have it all. From lush, gorgeous landscapes to bustling city nightlife. Whatever trip you want to take, the land down under has you covered. But what about those of us who want to go a little out of the way? Those of us who want to avoid the crowds of tourists and experience something just a little bit different. Well, as always, Australia has exactly the sorts of places you need. Here are a few Aussie getaways with a little bit of a difference.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island almost sounds too good to be true. With its abundant wildlife and white sandy beaches, this really is a little touch of paradise. A significant area of the island is a dedicated conservation park. The lack of an indigenous human population has allowed the wildlife on this island to flourish. Of course, it's no surprise that it features an endemic sub-species of kangaroo. But the island also has an amazing amount of flora and fauna. Including koalas, echidnas, seals and even two hundred and forty-three different species of bird. For the animal lover who wants to get away from it all, this really is the perfect destination.

Margaret River

If you want to avoid somewhere overly large and crowded, then this little town just south of Perth is the place for you. Margaret River is well known for its craft breweries and wineries. Not only that but it's a fantastic place to try a whole variety of delicious foods. If you're after somewhere to relax, Margaret River is the ideal place. If you'd rather get out into the waves, then there are some fabulous beaches where you can surf. And of course, you can spend the entire time staying in one of Margaret River's gorgeous luxury chalets.

The Eyre Peninsula

This is one for the foodies especially. The Eyre Peninsula is the perfect place to get yourself a taste (literally) of Australia's incredible seafood. This really is the seafood capital of the country, and while you're there you'll have the chance to sample many of the culinary delights! Not only that but the Eyre Peninsula offers you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some nocturnal wildlife. And if you're really feeling brave and adventurous then you won't want to miss the chance to have a close encounter with some great white sharks.

Now, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the more well-known attractions that Australia has to offer. But for those of us who want something a bit more interesting, the land down under really does seem to be the gift that keeps on giving. You could keep coming back year after year and never run out of amazing things to see and do. Though you're more than welcome to try!


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