Whether you want to head off the beaten track and get back to nature, or you’re looking to live in luxury accommodations having every sense pampered - taking a holiday is what many of us look forward to doing as often as we can manage to do it. Australia’s holiday destinations and activities are as diverse as its people.
There are types of accommodation for every budget and taste. Nature holidays are a very popular form of getaway. Featuring intimate log cabins in the wilderness with crackling wood fires and mountain views, or caravans with breath-taking beaches on their doorstep, or even the personal touch of a B&B in a quiet bay, this is one kind of holiday where relaxation and romance are key. With adventure holidays, the setting can be just as beautiful as a romantic getaway, but the picturesque view takes a back seat to the thrill of bungy jumping, the adrenalin of jumping from a plane, or the excitement of white-water rafting. For those on a budget who cherish the experiences of travel more than where they happen to be sleeping in-between them, there are an abundance of backpacker’s hostels and hotels. This is a form of accommodation that has a community feeling, with visitors often sharing amenities such as bunkhouses, bathrooms, kitchens and dining areas. At the opposite end of the scale are luxury hotels. With 5 stars being the highest rating an international hotel can achieve, this form of holiday accommodation is known for its unsurpassed features, facilities, and services. No request should be denied on a luxury holiday, as eager staff are on hand at all hours to bring your room service, fresh linen, or arrange transportation for you.
It is said that travel broadens the mind. Be it a weekend escape or a worldwide expedition, taking a trip is good for the soul. When venturing to new destinations, it is advisable to get the advice and assistance of a travel agent for travel and accommodation. Once on holiday, tourist information services will be able to guide you with maps and local knowledge. Whether you’re pitching a tent somewhere along the coast or staying in a house with friends, a consultant will be able to recommend the best place to re-fuel your camp stove or the most beautiful tourist attractions to visit with your camera in hand.
The Yellow Pages has a comprehensive list of travel and accommodation specialists.