Your favourite interstate holiday destinations

Port Douglas, Queensland
Port Douglas, Queensland

Leanne Clark Uluru. The most amazing and spiritual place I’ve ever visited. You don’t just see it, you feel it. I hope to get back one day. It was so peaceful in the presence of the rock.

Doug Mullett The Eyre Highway. Apart from the sat nav at each end saying, “Turn right in 1193km”, there are many nice places and people along the way. Even though things along the way don’t change quickly, the flora and fauna are different every time
I cross.

Dawn Sharp Canberra. So many places to go and no entry charges, lots of good cafes, lots of nature parks to walk in and OK to take dogs. Everything is available to see without driving far.

KJ Hocking Anywhere in Tasmania. The history, the wildlife, aurora chasing, the seafood... it’s why I visit often.

Susan Bryce Townsville. Clean, friendly, close to Magnetic Island, beautiful place to visit in winter. Close to everything you need.

Susan Dunne Port Douglas. Lovely weather, great beach, friendly, laid-back people and some great restaurants. What more could you ask for?

Hahndorf, South Australia
Hahndorf, South Australia

Karly Tayler Hahndorf SA. Beautiful German culture, so much to see and do in just a main street of town and even more in its surroundings.

Leanne Petrides Lake Argyle near Kununurra in WA. Best way to see it is by taking a boat trip, jumping off, and watching the sun set, with a glass of bubbles in your hand and an esky lid of dip and bikkies floating past.

Colin Knight Forster Tuncurry for the pristine waters, great beaches and incredible cafes, restaurants. Not to mention its fabulous bridge dividing the two towns. Love, love, love the place. 

Trisha Grey Woolgoolga and Yamba in northern NSW are both stunningly beautiful as well as quiet and relaxing, with fabulous beaches and loads of dolphins. Orford, in Tasmania, just out of Hobart, is the ‘first stop’ on the East Coast drive. It’s a tiny town but well worth a visit.

Brian Hamilton I just love Port Douglas, so close to the Daintree etc. We visited there in April last year, 30 years after our last visit, and we were so pleased it still had its village atmosphere.    

Lorde Howe Island, NSW
Lorde Howe Island, NSW

Virginia Weaving It’s pretty hard to beat a West Australian sunset just about anywhere along the coast. Broome is a favourite. 

Peter Wickman Gold Coast. Wake up every morning and drive to the trawlers and get the freshest prawns. Then spend the days along the coast enjoying the prawns, weather and the company of family and friends. Spend the afternoons in either the beach or pool or spa, or all of the above.

Christine Northeast Lord Howe Island, pure paradise.

Hilary Holland Cairns. Love the sights and sounds and even the sweet smell in the air in Cairns. It’s a melting pot of culture and places to go, so much to do too. My intimate place in Australia.

Peter Williams Tassie. The scenery is so varied, there are a multitude of attractions to pick from and visit, also the people are so friendly and helpful to visitors.

Kakadu, Northern Territory
Kakadu, Northern Territory

Val Jackman Sydney Harbour is the most beautiful site in Australia. I could sit there all day looking at its wonderful panoramas. Susan Kabalan Uluru because it defines the heart of what Australia is about and what Australian hospitality is. Dining under the stars. Watching the sun rise over the rock. Rising early to go to Kings Canyon on the bus. The jokes, films and stories you hear on the bus. Unlike any other place in the world. Just love it!

Bernadette Foley Mooloolaba cause it’s nice and quiet, very enjoyable for a holiday with markets and lots of places to see.

Geoff Gibson The beautifully rugged Kimberley.

Wozzie Rose Mercer Margaret River. Wonderful wine, lovely caves, beautiful beaches.

Sas Kat Kakadu is amazing.

kimmybeans5 Noosa! Because it has the best resort with all that amazing food and that’s why I’m going back in six weeks.

Mel Wilden Kangaroo Island. All of it.

Jules Butterworth Newcastle. The heritage buildings, the surf, the lake, the water, the sunsets, the views, the history, the walls, the people, the vintage, the bars, the cafes, the restaurants, the folklore, the live sport, the live music.

Meg Wojcik I love Townsville, Rockhampton and the Gold Coast for the lovely weather and attractions, and Darwin and Ayers Rock for the weather and the Indigenous culture.              

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Written by RACV
August 16, 2017