The Australian Travel Destinations We’re Putting On Our Bucket List

International travel could be as far away as 2023

While international travel could be as far away as 2023 (and no doubt, look very different than what we’re used to), there are countless incredible, awe-inspiring travel destinations on our very own shores. As Australia begins to ease its lockdowns and reopen businesses (including beauty salons and pubs), it’s also a great time to consider taking a trip to some of our under-the-radar spots

From the beautiful sandy beaches to hideaway cabins, Australia has some of the most sought after scenery in the world. While we can’t travel to some faraway land, we can instead help those who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. From establishments that have been rebuilding since the bushfires earlier this year to ones that were forced to shut while we flattened the curve. 

While not all borders are open just yet, it’s expected that come June we’ll be allowed to venture out and start rebuilding life as we knew it. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest places to getaway – all under our very own roof. 

Elements Of Byron 

The best in quintessential beachside luxury, Elements of Byron on the sandy shores of New South Wales is the perfect destination for zen-ing out. From their tucked-away villas, you can enjoy a truly luxurious escape inclusive of tranquil bubble baths and long walks on the beach. Per government regulations, Elements of Byron will be taking bookings from June 17.

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Paperbark Camp

The ultimate glamping experience, Paperbark Camp is a peaceful bush retreat in the beautiful Jervis Bay. With thirteen safari-style tents placed among the eucalyptus and paperbarks, the getaway is perfect for a luxury reset. 

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If you’ve ever wanted to sleep among the stars, Australia’s first Bubbletent is an ideal way to take in our breathtaking countryside. This one-of-a-kind experience offers off-the-grid glamping on a secluded farm nestled between Lithgow and Mudgee. Marvel at the panoramic overviews of Capertee Valley at Virgo, feel the awe and expanse of the gully at Cancer and drink in the weathered escarpments from Leo. 

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Love Cabins

If you’re after a romantic getaway, look no further than the private Love Cabins in the Blue Mountains. Nestled among the spectacular World Heritage site, each cabin gives you the opportunity to experience the peace of the secluded wilderness. 

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Mona Farm

Mona Farm, roughly halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, is the ultimate family reunion hotspot. The farm offers a village of contained accommodation options on 50 dreamy hectares including a historic five-bedroom homestead, three-bedroom coach house, one-bedroom cottages and an upcoming stable that will sleep 18. Each home is super luxe and showcases the owner’s incredible contemporary art and furniture collections. 

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Sierra Escape

Mudgee’s award-winning luxury glamping experience is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, and breathtaking views. Sierra provides an opportunity to escape from busy city life and immerse yourself in country NSW. Designed for comfort, reset your senses with a relaxing bath, toasting marshmallows on an open campfire or simply sit on the deck with a good book and a heavenly glass of Mudgee wine whilst the sun goes down.

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Located just a short drive from Sydney’s city in Moss Vale, Hideout is an elegantly designed cabin nestled on a farm, offering guests the chance to switch-off and reconnect with nature. The ‘tiny home’ is suspended above a dam, providing a breathtaking view from the comfort of bed. The outdoor fire pit is the perfect setting for roasting marshmallows and enjoying a glass of full-bodied red wine under the stars. Bookings are open to guests after June 1. 

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