Spending a week in Australia is a dream for many. It’s a bucket list item that can take a lifetime to fulfil, but if you have the chance to do it sooner, you should jump at it. When all you want to do is relax, there are a lot of options in the land down under. Try these top 7 ideas to have the best and most relaxing vacation ever.
1. Visit a Victorian spa
Spa holidays are always the most relaxing type of trips to take, with the option to pamper yourself as much as you like. Not only is the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa in Victoria, it has also been around since the Victorian times, so that makes this iconic spa a double Victorian. A venue that has been around since 1895 surely has something special to offer.
2. Go on wine tours
Wine is a great excuse to tour around some of the most picturesque parts of Australia. These vintages are known around the world, so you can have a lot of fun visiting renowned wineries and sampling their wares. Not only do you see a lot of the country in one go, but you also get to become something of a wine expert, which is a lot of fun in itself.
3. Take a cruise
Set out from Brisbane for a multi-day cruise on the ocean to see what tropical north Queensland and the Pacific Islands have to offer. With warm weather and open, ocean air- there is nothing to disturb your peace. There’s no need to worry about finding luxury accommodation either, as it comes as part of the holiday itself.
4. Sail to the Whitsundays
Another island chain you’ll want to visit is the Whitsunday Islands. This is a unique holiday destination where you can snorkel, scuba dive, and swim right in the heart of the Barrier Reef. Spend your days relaxing on the sand or watching colourful fish swim right by your face.
5. Visit central Sydney
A city break can be anything but relaxing, with so much going on every day and a lot of travelling around. However, you can change that with some simple choices. Stay in central Sydney so you’re close to everything, and you don’t need to worry about transport. Head for a luxury hotel, and your stay will be as comfortable as possible. Don’t try to see and do everything – just go where the day takes you! That’s a winning formula for a totally relaxing city stay.
6. Enjoy the outback
Finally, you can also get a lot of relaxation when you go to the edge of civilisation. Find a luxury retreat for yourself that nestles inside one of the national parks, or is on the edge of the inhabited areas of Australia. Without the distractions of busy modern life, you’ll begin to feel more connected to nature, and see your daily stresses falling away.
Each of these options is fantastic for just spending a whole week in total bliss. Once you give them a try, you might be hard-pressed to think of a reason to go home!