If you’re considering purchasing a holiday home, you might find that you’re spoilt for choice
when it comes to ideal Aussie holiday destinations. To get you started, here are our top 5
picks for potential holiday home hotspots.
Voted Australian Traveller Magazine’s “Best town in Australia” 2009, Yamba in Northern
NSW has been described as being like Byron Bay 20 years ago. It’s a beautiful, family-
friendly destination with vast beaches to suit all level of swimmer and surfer. It has a laid-
back, small-town feel where everything is centred around community living. The locals are
warm and friendly, and there’s something in Yamba for all budgets and tastes, from fine
dining to fishing, water sports to boutique shopping, nature hikes to a day on the golfing
green. There’s even an indoor sports centre and an equestrian centre.
The climate is ideal for holiday makers, bringing tourists from far and wide all year round.
With the steady flow of travellers, it would make renting your holiday home out easy while
you’re not using it, if you intend for your holiday home to generate an income.
Port Douglas, QLD
In a decade, Port Douglas property values have tripled and this quaint and picturesque town
has fast become one of the most sought-after tropical getaways in Queensland. Just an hour
north of the busy tourist hub of Cairns, Port Douglas provides a peaceful reprieve from the
holiday crowds, managing to keep its charm and calm in tact while providing holiday makers
with the best of tropical QLD.
Holiday makers here can experience the stunning blue waters of the coral sea, the
spectacular heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the crystalline streams of Mossman Gorge,
the untouched ecosystems of the Daintree Rainforest, and the stunning white beaches all
along the coconut-littered coastline.
Margaret River, WA
Margaret river is the perfect destination for avid foodies, lovers of wine, and those who
want the country lifestyle with a little rainforest and surf thrown in. With relaxed beaches
accompanying lush stretches of forest, a plethora of fine dining and a little golf for those
who enjoy a swing, it’s a truly upmarket experience with a rural feel.
There are stunning natural attractions, wineries and breweries, shopping, art, culture,
historical attractions – enough to keep a family busy for many holiday seasons.
On the edge of the picturesque Macquarie Harbour sits the classic fishing village of Strahan,
not to be missed by anybody making the trip across the water to Tasmania. Reflected
in crystal clear waters and oozing small-town charm, it’s the perfect southern getaway
for those seeking a cooler-climate getaway where the way of life is pure relaxation and
There are railway tours, cruises and flights for the sightseers, gorgeous boutique shops and
a wealth of local cuisines just waiting to be savoured. You’ll almost think you’ve stepped
back in time as the stress of modern life melts away.
Gold Coast, QLD
With so much to see and do on the Gold Coast, this classic coastal destination is heavily
in demand for investors, thrill seekers and those in search of an utterly relaxing seaside
escape. The Gold Coast is especially perfect for families, with an array of family-friendly
attractions to keep kids busy all throughout the year.
There are theme parks, water parks, zoos, a Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum, jet boating,
and more water-sports than you can poke a stick at. There are museums, breweries,
wineries, fine dining, health and beauty spas, nature tours, and it’s only just over an hour’s
drive to the Brisbane CBD where there’s even more going on. It’s the perfect all-rounder
destination for fun lovers, families and lovers of the finer things. It’s known worldwide as
the ultimate QLD holiday destination so it’s a sound investment. There are various types
of house and land packages Gold Coast has to offer so make sure to take a
trip there and see for yourself.
Just five of a plethora of astounding holiday destinations across the country, a holiday home
at any one of these destinations would be a great investment and a real treat for holiday
Written by Nathan Hanson
Nathan runs a real estate agency in Queensland, Australia. Nathan loves to share his expert advice to help people hunt for their dream homes.
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