Best Things to do on Australian Public Holidays
It is always good to plan your trip ahead before you find out all the tickets, raise the price and hotels or accommodations fully booked. Last year people went through a lot. That is one of the most challenging years for people all over the world. Now, let us plan what we can do for 2021 public holidays. Lets enjoy these holidays with open heart and all your loved ones together. We realize it is still risky to visit overseas for your precious holidays so we have compiled a list of wonderful destinations for you to visit with your family.
Public holidays: Easter, 25th April | Anzac Day,26th April
Where to Go? Tasmania short trip
The Easter break gives you four days off and three days off at the end of April. If you are aiming for a cool place to stay, Tasmania which is a good choice to travel when you need to avoid the summer heat.
During your Easter break or three days off on Anzac Day. Tasmania's place including Hobart, Launceston and Port Arthur areas in particular are worth your time spending.
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Most people’s Tasmanian trip will start by their first spot, Hobart and it's worth it. You will have time to look around Hobart and its surrounding sightseeing. These include the majestic Mount Wellington, the nearby wildlife-rich Bruny Island, and the historically impressive town of Port Arthur.
✅ What to do? savour delicious local produce, mountain hike, day trip to Bruny Island
✅ Where to stay? With Airbnb or Hotel
✅ Transport: Car & Ferry
Day 1: Historic scene and the city gather.
Along with the pretty working waterfront toward Salamanca Place, the Georgian sandstone warehouses have been converted into galleries, theatres, restaurants and cutting-edge boutiques. There will be a Saturday market that starts from 8.30am and ends around 3pm. Enjoy your lunch at Jack Greene in Salamanca Square and dine on gourmet burgers and craft beers.
The Museum of Old and New Art which is the largest privately owned museum in Australia. It takes you roughly two to three hours. The Mona ferry departs from Brooke Street Pier and takes around 25 minutes. It can provide all visitors with a unique device. To understand the collection story better. Afterwards, you can go back to the town, and enjoy your dinner at Frank, dining on Argentinean style dishes. If you have enough time and interest, you can go and catch a performance at the Theatre Royal, Australia's longest running theatre.
Day 2: Scale mount Wellington
It takes you 30 minutes to reach the Mountain Wellington, it is about 1270m above sea level. From its lookout you can take in sweeping views over Hobart, with tracks and trails for bushwalking, bike riding and horse riding. Hiking or riding a horse to Silver Falls along the Pipeline Track. The second path which supports you on follows the Lenah Valley Track to Sphinx Rock, which provides you a different view feeling.
After the little trip this morning, back to Hobart, you can join a one-hour Historic Cruise up the Derwent River to see the city's notable landmarks, including the Botanical Gardens, the Tasman Bridge and Government House.
Day 3: Day trip to Bruny island
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Allow 40 minutes drive from Hobart to the sleepy seaside town of Kettering in the morning. You can catch the 20 minutes ferry to Bruny Island via Sea link Bruny Island and explore the wild coastline, tall forests, and gentle green hills on foot in your own time. The lookout gives you a 360-degree view over Adventure Bay.
If you wish to have an in-depth experience, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys offers a three-hour wilderness cruise where you can spot Australian fur seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds, or opt for their Tasmanian Seafood Seduction Tour.
Bruny Island is famous for its food and wine. At the Bruny Island Cheese Co., you can have a sample artisan cow's and goat's milk cheeses. Taste oyster at Get Shucked and Great Bay. At the end of the day return to Hobart and enjoy your final meal of your stay at Dier Makr.
Public holidays: Labour Day, 3rd May| Queens Birthday ,14 June
Where to Go?: Sunshine Coast & Fraser Island
The Labour Day guesses you do not want to exhaust yourself. It is time to give yourself a relaxed trip. Find a great spot to stay one or two nights with Airbnb in Sunshine Coast. Follow your sense of coffee to find a nice cafe. It makes your short driving holiday a perfect food stop.
Check the following blog contents which were created by Urbane list to see more beautiful AirBnB stays in the Sunshine Coast.
It is worth giving your four-wheel car a city escape driving experience on Fraser Island. You can purchase the vehicle permit online, pack the towels and insect repellent then head off to the eco-wonderland Fraser Island.
Public holiday: Exhibition holiday, 11th August
Where to Go? Ravensbourne
Ravensbourne Forest Chalets
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Chill out at a forest chalet in Ravensbourne. Ravensbourne is closed to drive by 35 minutes from Brisbane. It is a Great Dividing Range with rolling hills and filled with bushwalking tracks, mountain bike trails, country pubs and antique stores. When the night falls relax before a log fire at the romantic Ravensbourne Forest Chalets.
Public Holiday: Christmas, 25th December| Boxing Day, 26th December| New Year, 1st January
Where to Go? Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park
Credit: Hayley Roberts Photo
Lamington National Park is in the southeast Queensland, Australia. It is known for its section of the ancient Gondwana Rainforests. There are extensive walking tracks exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make the rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and outstanding place to visit.
What makes the Lamington National Park Special?
As a tourist here in Lamington National Park, you will expect to see the densely forested mountains and raging waterfalls also walking tracks linking them all up.
If you are keen to Australian geology, you can find two former volcano eruption places around Lamington National Park region (well, do not worry the eruption already finished before 20-23 million years ago), and you can skip over the border to Mount Warning if you want to find the ex-volcano's core.
Trails at Lamington National Park
It depends on your hiking experience; Lamington national park tracks are over to 160km. It is been separated into class 1 to 5 levels.
The trail which can finish within 30 minutes. You can depart from Green mountains car park, which connects with python rock and Morans falls. For this hiking track, you do not have to wear professional hiking shoes because its fully paved.
If you are coming for photography experience. Driving into lamington national park entry and return about 4.6km to Morans Falls, Photographers are hiking in the wee hours of the morning to capture its best.
To improve the level of hiking experience, the Box Forest Circuit, which starts from the Green Mountains day-use area, returning 10.9lm later. Estimated time for this trail will need you to prepare at lead four hours. It might take longer than that if you would love to stop and smell the roses.
Where to stay at Lamington National Park?
National park also provides an extra experience into different kinds of areas. Unless you wish to only spend your time on the trails. Stay at O'Rielly's Rainforest Retreat and explore the park with a guided bird walk or a famed Tree Top Walk.
O'Rielly's Rainforest Retreat has opened 95 years, it provides connection between natural and human experience as a gateway escape place. Family and friends are welcome to come this birding and waterfall paradise. It takes only 90 minutes from the Gold coast and 2 hours from Brisbane.
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