Australians looking forward to holidaying here this year have a plethora of new holiday destinations and activities to choose from. From whale watching in Western Australia to local art tours through the streets of Brisbane, there’s a new holiday experience for every type of Aussie holiday-goer.
Read on for our top attractions in Australia to explore this year!
Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef - Queensland
Pack your bags, get in the car and head north for just four hours from Brisbane and you can partake in the Lady Musgrave Experience. Set to become an iconic destination on the pristine waters of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the luxury operators run day trips and multi-day tours in a region of unspoiled beauty. Start with a luxury 35m catamaran transfer to Lady Musgrave Island from Bundaberg and choose your activities for a day of discovery and adventure. Options include guided snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming with turtles, marine biologist tours, whale watching and viewing the spectacular reef from above in a glass-bottom boat. Or if one day just isn’t enough, you can choose from upper deck island view glamping or underwater observatory bunk bed accommodation options to extend your stay on the spectacular reef.
The Museum of Brisbane’s Public Art Walking Tour - Queensland
Launched in August 2021, the Public Art Walking Tour joins the Museum of Brisbane’s iconic walking tour line up alongside the Walking in Wartime and History on the Hill tours. In just 90 minutes, the MoB’s Public Art Walking Tour will take art lovers on a journey through Brisbane’s squares, lanes, foyers and streetscapes viewing historic art from the early 1900s all the way through to modern day. Tour-goers will be challenged, inspired and delighted before finishing the tour in luxury at the Hyatt Regency.
Ngadjuri Cultural Tours in the Barossa - South Australia
Lyndoch Hill is a luxurious restaurant and hotel destination in the Barossa - and they’ve just added the Njadjuri Cultural Tour to their offering for visitors to get to know the traditional culture of the region. A respected Njadjuri Elder will walk with you through the gardens, sharing stories and beliefs of local Indigenous people who have walked this Country for thousands of years. Make the experience even more unforgettable by booking at Lyndoch Hill for a grazing board of local native food and local wines.
Swim with Wild Dolphins - South Australia
This new swim experience from Temptation Sailing, in the open waters off the beachside town of Glenelg, allows tour-goers to get up close and personal with playful dolphin pods. As part of the experience, swimmers jump into the water and hold on to the tow line behind the boat as the wild dolphins play and frolic just an arm’s length away. Thousands of bottlenose dolphins call the Gulf St Vincent home, so sightings here are virtually guaranteed!
Whale Watching Perth Experience - Western Australia
Known for transporting Perth holidaymakers to the idyllic sands of quokka-filled Rottnest Island, Rottnest Fast Ferries has added an exciting new holiday experience to this year's repertoire! Their new two-hour Whale Watching Perth cruises take explorers from Fremantle on a state-of-the-art vessel with expansive viewing platforms. The whale watching season runs from September to November when visitors can expect to see the annual migration south of Southern Right Whales and rare Pygmy Blue Whales.
Amaroo Escape Couples Retreat - New South Wales
Step away from your everyday and step into Gloucester’s new luxury eco glamping experience. This new unique rural escape offers total relaxation in a beautiful setting alongside the Manning River and its surrounding native bushland. Spend your days picnicking in idyllic locations, seeking out secluded swimming holes or taking the road less travelled to find gorgeous valley views. The glamping tents come complete with expansive river views, a claw foot bath, king size bed and walk-in shower, so you can truly unwind and immerse in the peaceful surrounds. To us, it sounds like the perfect place to switch off and escape.
Mörk Chocolate for the Foodies - Victoria
Inspired by Melbourne’s coffee culture - which is considered by many to be the best in the world - Mörk's mission is to bring specialty hot chocolate onto the scene. With a new store in Melbourne’s CBD, hidden down a city laneway, guests just need to follow their nose to find Mörk serving up some of the best liquid gold in town, as well as delicacies like cinnamon buns and signature Campfire Chocolates. Mörk’s offerings are also vegan friendly with a range of plant-based options available that you can try instore or buy online and have shipped to your door!
So, there you have it, the latest and greatest on Australia’s hotlist. We hope we’ve inspired you to #holidayherethisyear with all these exciting new experiences to try! Whether you’re exploring your local area or heading interstate for a change of scenery, we can help you plan your adventure. Find your local independent Travellers Choice agent
to guide you with their first-hand travel experience for an unforgettable getaway.