5 Favourite Australian Getaways

by Angela Lindsay on Mar 24, 2022


5 Top Australian Getaways

New travel  adventures await.  Trip advisor regularly lists 10 of their best small getaways to holiday in Australia which got us in the holiday mood.  So, get your suitcase out and start packing, we have put together "The David Smith Australia's Favourite 5 Australian Getaway Destinations".


Whitehaven Beach

White sand and glorious beaches stretch for seven kilometers. Stay at Hamilton Island and Take a trip on a seaplane from Hamilton Island or Catamaran cruise and explore’s Hill Inlet and Betty's Beach on this half-day tour. Get there by catamaran where you can either hike and see the sights, or relax and enjoy the crystal clear water. Did you know that the sand is 98% silica? Extremely fine sand doesn’t retain heat so you can walk barefoot on the sand even on a scorching hot day? Don't forget to pack a beautiful Lanikai Men's Linen Shirt and a pair of Pacific Swim Shorts in your suitcase, a swim will be in order

Find all the info about your new Whitehaven Beach adventure click here


White Haven Beach, just beautiful.  Photo courtesy of


Airlie Beach

Known as the gateway to the Whitsundays, it is also a great town full of character, tropical beach vibes with some beautiful resorts, and loads of adventurous things to do. Whether you want to relax, chill at the Airlie Beach Pub or take a cruise, sail, snorkel jet ski, or rainforest tour or take a flight over the Whitsundays, there is something for everyone here.

There are so many amazing places to stay in Airlie Beach but a great place to stay is The Coral Sea Resort perched right on the edge of the Coral Sea. 

Beachside view of  the Coral Sea from Coral Sea Resort. 


Explore Airlie Beach here.



Best known for Cable Beach (22 km) of soft white sand and beautiful water and sunset camel rides and the gateway to the Kimberley region.  

Accommodation caters for everyone with the option of staying in Safari tents, BnB to great resorts including. Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa with magnificent views across the ocean. Where you can eat al fresco beneath wide verandahs, on open decks, or beneath tropical palms, the choice is yours.




Ride off into the spectacular Cable Beach sunset on camel back

For places to see and adventures check out Broome and surrounds visit here.  

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Rich in culture and indeed the spiritual heart of Australia. Uluru and its surroundings have so much to offer. Explore Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park. Make sure you take your comfortable walking boots, the Kings Canyon Rim will take your breath away with stunning views. Check out Northern for some amazing Northern Territory adventures here.



Just magnificent, Ayers Rock.


A few hours from Darwin is a place of magic and wonder, Beautiful waterfalls, aboriginal rock art, wildlife, river cruises, and spot those extra-large crocodiles and exotic birdlife. Kakadu National Park will change how you see the world. 

Visit Maguk

A must-see is Maguk is a pristine natural waterfall and plunge pool at the base of steep gorge walls. Only accessible by 4WD.


Maguk Waterfalls photo courtesy of Parks Australia



Torquay is a  glorious seaside town to visit at the start of the Great Ocean road. Soak up the surf culture and ride the waves, home of the world-famous beach, Bells Beach. Why not throw on your boots or sneakers and take in the Surf Coast Walk or throw in a line and fish or enjoy the local food, and shopping. The start of the Great Ocean Road is a road of amazing splendor. Take a road trip to 12 Apostles and check out the amazing scenery, and plenty of surf and beach spots along the way. Visit Surf world Surfing museum and don't forget to check out the snorkeling at Point Danger Marine Sanctuary.  If you get the chance, check out some of the waterfalls of the Great Ocean Road here.


 Torquay, a seaside town with so much to offer.

Check out Visit Melbourne here for all your travel info and things to do.



Palm Cove

We hear you say ahh when we mention Palm Cove, and, definitely, a relaxing village by the Coral Sea is one way to describe Palm Cove, situated between Cairns and Port Douglas. It is an ideal holiday centre hub with everything on offer when planning your Great Barrier Reef trip . Explore the world heritage, Rainforest, check out the wildlife, fish, horse ride, or take a trip in a hot air balloon or 4WD, there are plenty of adventures to be had here.

You could also do a spot of shopping, take in a gallery, dine on beautiful food at the many cafes and bars or take in a spa, or just find a spot on the beach with a good book and relax. Plenty of accommodation on offer from hotels to apartments to holiday homes. Tourism Palm Cove has a wealth of info here.




Take a breather and relax in Palm Cove.

Photo courtesy of Tourism Palm Cove


5 of our getaway destinations.  Time to get ready,  your new David Smith travel adventure awaits.  In the meantime, let us know your favourite destinations and check out our website for inspiration for your new travel wardrobe.

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