While the economy is making people cautious with there money, adventure holidays offer an outlet for fun. One way to exercise caution whilst still having adventure is by choosing holiday rentals in domestic getaways for your vacation this year. Australian holiday accommodation prices are falling as owners and hoteliers put sales on to ensure a strong flow of traffic.With Australia being such a vast country you are bound to find an array of adventures to suit your style however unusual they may be. Here are five of the top adventure destinations in the country to help you get started with your planning.
The Kimberly Region:
You’ll not be finding any posh holiday rentals out in the Kimberly, as this area caters to the truly adventurous. Bush skills will come in handy as you explore the cliffs and gorges. Hiring a guide might be advisable! Many like to charter a flyover first and then land for a bit of trekking and camping. Typically, overnights here will mean camping or rustic-style bed and breakfasts.
Great Dividing Range:
The mountains here are perfect for skiing, climbing and white-water rafting. One can appreciate the challenge of getting up Mount Arapiles even if you’re not Australian. Holiday accommodation here is usually a small hotel or ski lodge, with some camping available as well.You can’t ski during the summer months when the snow has all melted but the area still offers mountain biking, hiking, paragliding and more in the summer.
Winding along for 404 miles, the Murray River provides a wealth of adventure. You can get holiday rentals for a spot of rafting, or book a multi-stop tour and do the length of it by canoe.Start at the NSW border and head for the coast – it’s a challenge that many try but few acheive. Why not have a few bragging rights off your vacation this year by trying it?
Northern Territory (NT):
If you’re going off the beated track then trekking in the Northern Territory is serious business.The amazing views of the landscape and lack of any crowds make the challenge rewarding. Aboriginal laws restrict some travel to marked trails for spiritual and safety reasons. The less restricted areas still require you to check in with rangers, but the adventure of it all is thrilling. You can camp, trek, climb, go four-wheeling or any number of other tough adventures. Make a Darwin holiday accommodation booking to start your trip and then head out to explore the state and it’s national parks.
Great Barrier Reef:
After all the inland adventures, head for the Great Barrier Reef. Quintessentially Australian, holiday accommodation here is more than a simple bush camp. You can live high while snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, paragliding and wave boarding. The Reef is magnificent—there are so many adventures to be had in the water than you can almost forget the beautiful beaches. Almost.Holiday accommodation rentals will get busy in the high season so book early but going away with a group of friends and having a week on the beach will be something you remember for a lifetime. Small cottages, fancy furnished condos, and simple bed and breakfast boutiques are available. The regions most popular destinations are the Whitsunday Islands including Hamilton Island, Port Douglas and Cairns. Make sure you book Cairns accommodation or for any other popular area well in advance.