The Beauty in Our Own Backyard: Support Local With Travel Sales!
Feeling the travel bug? What better time to explore your own backyard and all the beauty it holds?! It’s no secret that Australia has some of the best natural sights and cultural hotspots in the world. With extensive space and unrivalled diversity across our big island, there is so much out there to discover and enjoy.
Domestic Travel & Covid-19
Don’t let border closures and restrictions stop you from having an adventure or a well-earned break. With intrastate travel and even some interstate travel permitted, there’s no better time to take advantage of travel sales and get to know your own backyard.
With local businesses across Australia taking a hit these past months, local travel is a great way to support our country’s economy and show our fellow Aussies that we’re in this together.
Travel Deals to keep your eye on
If you’re thinking of going on a holiday within Australia, it pays to do your research. There are plenty of hot travel sales to be had at the moment. Here are just a few:
- STA Travel deals including Ski Packages, discounts on campervan hire and great holiday package deals Aus-wide.
- Flight Centre deals across the country, including packages for Great Ocean Road Drive, Blue Mountains Adventure and South Australia’s Outback to Wine Country.
- Find getaway deals for the family and romantic package deals at RedBalloon.
It’s time to get planning! Check out our state-by-state guide below of awesome local places you shouldn’t overlook on your next holiday.
Tropical North Queensland
Relax in Cairns, enjoy world class fresh seafood and take in the brilliance of one of QLD’s greatest treasures: the Great Barrier Reef. There are plenty of ways to explore the area, including glass-bottom boat cruises, guided snorkeling tours and scenic flights.
Escaping west to QLD’s outback is a chance to get back to nature and slow down. It’s the perfect place to have your own 4WD adventure, goggle at all the impressive gorges and get an awesome view of the milky way at night.
It’s no secret that QLD has some of the best beaches. Laze the days away on the Gold Coast, learn to surf in Noosa or have your own island adventure. With warm weather even in winter, a trip to one of QLD’s best beaches is always rewarding.
New South Wales
Have your own snowy adventure in the mountains this winter. Whether you’re a beginner or well-experienced at skiing or snowboarding, there’s something for everyone in the Snowys.
Explore Australia’s oldest wine region at your own pace. Whether you’re into bushwalking, excellent food and wine or river cruises, you’ll find so much to love about the Hunter Valley.
Only a couple of hours from Sydney is a region famous for its breathtaking landscapes and numerous charming towns. With plenty of scenic bush walks and hikes, numerous art attractions and several acclaimed restaurants, there is so much to discover in the Blue Mountains.
Kimberley & Pilbara
Escape the winter and take the opportunity to explore the epic landscapes of Broome, the Kimberley and the Pilbara. This incredible section of WA will steal your breath with its ancient gorges, its balmy evenings and horizontal waterfalls.
The road trip along WA’s Coral Coast is one of the most impressive, full of vibrant colour and distinct land formations. Check out the strange formations at the Pinnacles desert, the deep, red gorges of Kalbarri, and top it all off by swimming with whale sharks on the Ningaloo reef.
South West & Great Southern
Whatever your idea of a great holiday is, you’ll find it in the South West and Great Southern regions. Rent a cosy cabin in the karri forest around Pemberton, go four-wheel driving on the dunes in Esperance or winery-hop in Margaret River.
Under an hour’s drive from Adelaide and you can find yourself lost in the luxury and beauty of the Barossa region. Take a break and treat yourself to the best wine in the world and indulge in incredible meals made from local produce.
Flinders Ranges and Outback
With massive ancient cliffs, deep craters and long red roads, the Flinders Ranges and Outback are perfect for making an adventure happen. Be impressed by a sky full of stars, explore spectacular gorges or take a scenic flight over Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre).
Dubbed one of the top 10 regions in the world by Lonely Planet, Tassie’s east coast is loved by locals and visitors alike. Get your fill of epic scenery, historic towns and fresh seafood here.
Tassie’s north-west is full of areas that delight. From the ever-impressive Cradle Mountain to the wilderness of the Tarkine and several of the state’s prettiest towns, the north-west has so much to discover.
Kakadu National Park
As Australia’s biggest National Park and home to one of the most ancient cultures in the world, Kakadu is one for the bucket list. Here you’ll find no shortage of waterfalls, rainforests, wetlands and impressive wildlife.
Litchfield National Park
Find your own oasis at Litchfield National Park, just an hour outside of Darwin. Perfect for camping adventures, Litchfield has stunning waterfalls and waterholes surrounded by monsoonal forest.
Start making plans: it’s time to explore the beauty in our own backyard!
With so much to discover in our own country, including some of the most incredible natural scenery and world-class food and wine, it’s time to get planning. If you need a bit of extra cash to make the most of travel sales while they last, a short term cash loan can help you get going on your adventure sooner. At Ferratum, we offer short term cash loans online, without all the hurdles and strings attached, to help Aussies bring their dreams to life.