House of Travel logo

Make the most of your Aussie holiday

By Anna Sarjeant.

It doesn't matter if you've been a hundred times, or never before, Australia always makes a brilliant holiday. These are our five favourite things to do.

1. Discover the Gold Coast's best beaches
So much more than sand, skyscrapers and surfers (okay those as well), the Gold Coast’s top ten beaches are pure excellence.
From iconic Surfer's Paradise to Burleigh Heads, there's an entire coastline to discover.

READ MORE: Have you ever asked which of the Gold Coast's beaches are the best? Well we did. Click Here for our top 10 GC beaches. This is what our extensive study (of sunbathing and lazing) revealed. 

Gold Coast


2. Live Sydney's laid-back lifestyle 
Sydney’s got the golden beaches and the tans to match, a dazzling skyline and trend-setting bars. From dawn surfs to rooftop dining, this city might deliver around-the-clock hedonism but it never strays too far from its easy going roots. Time to head across the ditch and soak up the laid-back lifestyle. 

READ MORE: Sydner-siders love their fine dining, beach days and Sunday brunch. Click Here to find out where they like to hang out the most.  


3. Find Melbourne’s hidden laneway bars

One of Melbourne’s best attractions is undoubtedly its warren of lanes and alleyways that bisect the central city. Most are home to several dumpsters and freakishly huge rats, while others are home to high end fashion boutiques and some very cool bars. Here’s a few of our favourite hidden bars… you may need Google Maps to find these.

READ MORE: If you want to know where to find eight of the best laneways in the city, Click Here!



4. Queensland and its little-known surprises
Whether you’re a serial visitor or you’ve never been to Queensland before, this iconic region always surprises.

Swap the sound of crashing surf and Gold Coast chatter for tropical birdsong and the cluck of tree frogs. Leave the coast and an hour’s drive later find yourself at Springbrook National Park. The one kilometre subtropical circuit leads from the carpark through leafy rainforest and the honey sweet smell of sun-warmed flora. Emerge onto a shaded cave with a serene waterfall, complete with a fairy tale bridge arching over a pretty lagoon.


READ MORE: That's just for starters! Click Here for lots of more things you didn't know you could do in Queensland. 

Whitehaven Beach

5. Adelaide's food and wine scene 
Ahh South Australia, where the Barossa water flows, and the wine does too. 
Any trip to Adelaide and its surrounding regions, is, in reality, an invitation to foodie heaven; world-class restaurants, rooftop bars and bustling markets packed with produce and green grocery goodness. And once fed, visitors to the South Australian state are well advised to go in search of the wine. And the water. Both of which are on the doorstep, in the form of the Barossa and the beautiful Murray River.

READ MORE: If you're a foodie and you want to know how to make the most of Adelaide and its surrounding (very fruitful) regions, Click Here for wine tours and river cruises. 


You want some Aussie holiday deals as well, right? Sure thing. Click Here for all our current Australian offers and inspiration. 

How can we help?

Where would you like your enquiry directed? *



HOT Privacy Statement

* required fields

Sign up for House of Travel emails: