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Top 5 Places To Visit In Australia 2016

18 Dec 2015

2015 is coming to a close and we’re already thinking about what our 2016 New Year’s resolutions are going to be. If that list includes ‘travel more’, but you don’t know where to go, here are some great locations to consider whether you’re visiting Australia for the first time or you’re a local. The best thing about this list is that you can realistically do them in one year.

1. Gold Coast

One of the toughest things you will deal with while travelling is wondering how you’re going to keep your kids entertained without sacrificing your fun. Luckily for you, the Gold Coast has you covered with a tonne of activities that are fun for the whole family. Jump on the thrilling rides at Dreamworld to get your heart racing, or meet all their favourite cartoon characters at Warner Brother’s Movie World.

If you’re looking for a more grown up holiday on the Gold Coast, there are beautiful untouched beaches, a trendy café and bar scene, and a host of majestic natural and human-made attractions to keep you interested.

The Gold Coast makes an excellent day trip from Discovery Parks - Hervey Bay, so book your Queensland accommodation with Discovery Parks!

2. Melbourne

There’s a reason Melbourne was voted the world’s most liveable city in 2015. This town acts as a cultural hub for Australia, with plenty of bars and café strips to keep you entertained.

It is also worth seeing the sites while you’re in town. Drop into the Melbourne Museum to see Phar Lap or take a stroll through the scenic Carlton Gardens. The shopping is top notch and you will be unable to resist poking your head into the many boutique stores on show.

Discovery Parks - Melbourne gives you easy access to everything Melbourne has on offer. Book your stay today!

3. Perth

Perth is on the up in 2016. With new developments planned for completion in early 2016, see how the city has changed since your last visit.

Elizabeth Quay is looking to bring back the good old days when the city was connected to its most recognisable natural asset, the Swan River. Enjoy numerous events, pop up restaurants, cafes and bars all in one area at Elizabeth Quay. Stay up to date with everything happening with this new Perth development and don’t miss any of the new and exciting things happening in this great city.

Carve time out of your visit to enjoy the old standards such as Fremantle and the Swan Valley for some of the finest dining and drinking experiences Perth has on offer.

Book your Perth accommodation with Discovery Parks and experience one of the most up and coming places to visit in Australia today!

4. Dubbo

Looking for a holiday that has the exciting activities of Sydney but not the hustle and bustle associated with it? Dubbo is only a short way away from the buzzing metropolis of the NSW capital giving you many similarities but enough differences to make it worth the trip.

The Old Dubbo Gaol is a mustwhen it comes to visiting the town. Over the school holidays you can take a bone-chilling night tour to really see what the inmates went through. After this, your kids may need something to raise their spirits, so a safari around the Taronga Park Western Plains zoo would be a perfect follow up adventure the next day.

Discovery Parks - Dubbo offers some of the finest Dubbo accommodation. Tick seeing Dubbo off your bucket list with Discovery Parks in 2016!

5. Adelaide

Adelaide is known as Australia’s festival state. 2016 looks to solidify the city’s reputation for putting on some of the best events in the country.

Adelaide Fringe is taking place between the February 12th and March 14th, perfect for catching a diverse range of performances from artists all over the world as your summer comes to a close.

Make the most of Adelaide Zoo, where you can see Funi and Wang Wang, the only breeding pair of Pandas in the southern hemisphere. Fans of the AFL would be remiss if they didn’t catch a game at Adelaide Oval, the second home of football.

Book your stay in South Australia to gain access to this truly unique town.

Make 2016 your year of travel and visit Australia! See some or all of these wonderful cities and towns in the New Year with Discovery Parks.

Did we get it right? Comment below to tell us where are you going to visit in 2016.