Where in Australia Should You Visit Over the Break?

If you’re thinking an Aussie holiday over the Easter break is on the cards, allow us to assist.

We’ve pulled together a list of simply stunning locations around the country that are perfect for taking a quick time out over the Easter holiday season. There are a few public holidays on the way, after all.

So, put in that annual leave and start perfecting your margarita recipes because you deserve a stellar vacay. Here’s a list of Aussie-wide holiday destinations perfect for the Easter break (or any break, really).

Easy holiday destinations to book for your Easter break

South Australian holiday destinations

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Easter holidays, Kangaroo Island. Getty

Kangaroo Island:

Hit hard by the 2020 bushfires, Kangaroo Island is well on its way back to becoming the site many Aussies know and love. Support a bushfire-affected destination by paying it a visit and seeing just how incredible its regeneration journey has been first-hand.

But more than that, Kangaroo Island is easily one of Australia’s most impressive sites in terms of natural scenery and wildlife.

Yorke Peninsula:

Take a three-day road trip exploring the 700 kilometres of coastline that makes the Yorke Peninsula so iconic to South Australia. From bush walks and camping sites to lazy days on the water, the region is perfect for a warm-weather escape. SA Tourism recommends you stop in at Butler’s Beach, Hillocks Point and Marion Bay on your way.

Queensland holiday destinations

14 Stunning Aussie Holiday Destinations for Your Easter Break
Easter holidays, Lizard Island. Getty

Palm Cove:

The sweet little beachside destination of Palm Cove sits about 30 minutes outside of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and offers a relaxing location for casual walks, kayaking and fresh seafood.

Lizard Island is a National Park:

If you’re after a little bit of luxury, Lizard Island is home to the northernmost resort on the Great Barrier

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6 best family holiday destinations

Whether it’s laid-back and beautiful beaches you’re after or the thrill of outdoor activities that bring your kin together, your family’s earned a stellar holiday. 

After all, we all need time to reconnect, make memories and explore what’s beyond our back garden. 

So if you’re planning your next family break, these are the best family holiday destinations that deliver on the ‘wow’ factor that should be on your shortlist.

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Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

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Isle of Wight, England

Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel

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The Outer Hebrides, Scotland

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Cape Town, South Africa

Flights from Heathrow to Cape Town with Virgin Atlantic

Best family holiday destinations in the UK

Keeping it close to home? Maybe a holiday abroad isn’t on the cards this year or you’re on a mission to discover those close-to-home destinations that feel anything but normal. Either way, the great thing about the UK is that there are incredible sites to explore.

And while you won’t have travelled thousands of miles, you and the gang will get that holiday fix we all crave. 

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland is the place if you and your family want the best of both worlds. 

Breathtaking countryside that rolls into fantastic cities is just part of what makes Northern Ireland one of the best family holiday destinations. 

Among the many sites to see in Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway. Stretching for around four miles along the north Antrim coast, the Giant’s Causeway features 60-million-year-old basalt formations that are seriously cool. 

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