DRIVES AND ROAD TRIPS

Holiday here this year – inspiring Australian images 

South Coast NSW is full of highlights. Location: Bermagui. Credit: David Rogers Images.

Following severe bushfires during the 2019-20 Australian summer, affected regions are bouncing back.

In fact, beauty abounds.

As Tourism Australia encourages us to ‘holiday here this year’, we’ve put together this collection of inspiring imagery from bushfire-affected regions.

These pictures were sourced from local tourism authorities and were taken either after the bushfires or showcase landscapes as they remain post-fire.

Don’t just help out local communities by holidaying at one of these destinations this year; do yourself a favour and enjoy a memorable break.

Lakes Entrance in VIC provides simple access to sparkling coastline.

South Coast NSW


Batemans Bay

Set on the Clyde River and within arm’s reach of pretty beaches, Batemans Bay is the ultimate destination for getaways ripe for adventure or built on relaxation.

Want more? Try treasure-stuffed national parks, abundant tasty seafood, prized wildlife encounters, and plenty else.

Book now: BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort or BIG4 Batemans Bay At East's Riverside Holiday Park.

For breaks both laid-back and action-packed, head to Batemans Bay. Credit: Eurobodalla Coast Tourism.

Batemans Bay region – Nelligen

Only a 15min drive inland from the heart of Batemans Bay is this historical village, which utilises the vast reaches of the Clyde River to deliver the ideal spot for a soothing break.

Book now: BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park.

Nelligen delivers a relaxing riverside setting close to Batemans Bay town centre.

Batemans Bay region – South Durras

Reached 20min north of Batemans Bay’s town centre, this small town is engulfed by glorious Murramarang National Park.

Expect to encounter spectacular coastline and beaches, towering trees, scenery-rich walking trails, and plenty of wildlife among much more.

Book now: BIG4 South Durras Holiday Park.

South Durras is engulfed by stunning scenery mixing forest with coast. Credit: Michael Campbell.

Bermagui/Wallaga Lake

Aquatic adventures abound on expansive Wallaga Lake, and the small town of the same name couples this water fun with eye-catching rock formations and other natural gems.

Just minutes south of here is Bermagui, which is rich with rewards: An irresistible harbour setting, charm-filled town centre, brilliant beaches, seaside dining options, game-fishing hotspot, and more.

Book now: BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park.

Bermagui's Blue Pool is among many stars in these surrounds.

Broulee

This sleepy seaside village encourages more outdoor activity synonymous with the South Coast NSW region. Among its highlights are Broulee Beach and Broulee Island Nature Reserve, while nearby Guerilla Bay is not to be missed thanks to its Instagram-worthy natural assets.

Book now: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Broulee.

Broulee and nearby Guerilla Bay have a strong aesthetic allure. Credit: Destination NSW.

Burrill Lake

With a location between a shimmering lake and beautiful beach – and backdropped by attention-grabbing Pigeon House Mountain – the village of Burrill Lake is simply seductive. It’s all just minutes from Ulladulla.

Book now: BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake.

Burrill Lake offers easy access to myriad water-based leisure amid scenic surrounds.

Eden

Enchanting Eden is perfectly positioned on sparkling Twofold Bay and oozes far-reaching appeal. It’s thanks in large part to a sequence of beautiful beaches, gripping heritage attractions, and neighbouring Ben Boyd National Park with its incredible assortment of variable highlights.

Book now: BIG4 Eden Beachfront Holiday Park.

Visual feasts are bursting from Eden and neighbouring Ben Boyd National Park. Credit: David Rogers Images.

Lake Conjola

Take a quiet village, add a humungous lake that invites all manner of leisure, and throw in a star-studded national park on its fringes, and you have one heck of a magnetising holiday destination. For more engrossing exploration, cute townships like Ulladulla and Milton are nearby.

Book now: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Lake Conjola.

A location to love: Lake Conjola.

Merimbula

Bordered by shimmering waterways including a lake that shares its name, Merimbula typifies the extensive charm of South Coast NSW.

Alongside the easiest access to water-based fun, Merimbula is home to sensational scenery and first-class attractions that draw young and old.

Book now: BIG4 Merimbula Tween Waters Holiday Park.

Merimbula's Bar Beach is a crowd magnet. Credit: David Rogers Images.

Moruya/Moruya Heads

Positioned on the Moruya River where it meets the ocean is a destination perfect for a glorious getaway. Moruya Heads and neighbouring Moruya welcome a wealth of exciting land-based and aquatic activities among scenic surrounds.

Book now: BIG4 Moruya Heads East's Dolphin Beach Holiday Park.

Majestic Moruya shines no matter visitors' interests. Credit: Eurobodalla Coast Tourism/John Hicks.

Narooma

Enter Narooma and it’s likely you’ll be immediately gripped. Its positioning on the dazzling Wagonga Inlet helps sets the mood and nearby are sparkling beaches, coveted Montague Island, quirky rock formations, and loads of other features that help create an unforgettable break.

Book now: BIG4 Narooma East's Holiday Park.

Astounding scenery is at every turn in Narooma.

Tathra

This seaside town has all the ingredients for a fun-filled escape: Brilliant beaches suitable for a variety of leisure, a vibrant township centred around a historical wharf, ample supplies of delicious seafood, and an ambiance that exudes holiday relaxation. Bliss.

Book now: BIG4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park.

Looking to skip town for a memorable break? Try Tathra. Credit: David Rogers Images.

Victoria’s High Country


Bright/Porepunkah

Few locations could rival Bright and Porepunkah, and their surrounds, for tangible seasonal distinctions: Ablaze with beauty in autumn and spring, snow-filled wonderlands in winter, and magnets for outdoor fun in summer.

These bewitching alpine locations are brilliant bases for all manner of activities and experiences, from the adventurous and enthralling to the fascinating and indulgent.

Book now: BIG4 Bright Holiday Park or BIG4 Porepunkah Holiday Park.

Or stay nearby: BIG4 Wangaratta North Cedars Holiday Park.

Bright and its surrounds grip no matter the season. Credit: Alpine Shire Council.

Taggerty

Get away from it all without having to get away all that far. Reached a bit more than 90min from Melbourne, Taggerty is perched within the picturesque Cathedral Valley alongside the Acheron River and within the gaze of the attention-grabbing Cathedral Range.

The tranquil scene is set for engrossing exploration of contrasting landscapes and delightful townships situated nearby.

Book now: BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park.

Far removed from city life without needing to go far: Welcome to Taggerty.

Gippsland, VIC


Lakes Entrance

With a position on the cusp of Ninety Mile Beach where expansive Gippsland Lakes merges with the Southern Ocean, Lakes Entrance is an aquatic playground.

Fall in love with its charming vibe and enjoy simple access to a wealth of diverse attractions bursting within the gem-packed Gippsland region.

Book now: BIG4 Waters Edge Holiday Park or BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village.

There's a lot to love about Lakes Entrance.

Adelaide Hills, SA


Hahndorf

This lively German-themed village is one of the most enchanting towns in Australia, beginning with a gorgeous main street that is at its flashiest in autumn.

It’s backed by stone’s-throw access to boutique wineries and breweries, dazzling Mt Lofty Botanic Garden, and so much more. And all this is conveniently found within 30min of Adelaide’s CBD.

Book now: BIG4 Hahndorf Resort.

Hahndorf and nearby Mt Lofty Botanic Garden deliver astonishing scenery.

Kangaroo Island, SA

Australia’s third-largest island is overflowing with treasure, including jaw-dropping coastline and beaches, thrilling wildlife encounters, natural gems like caves, sand dunes, and funky formations, delicious produce and wine, and tons more.

Regular car and passenger ferry services from Cape Jervis make it easy to reach and explore this bucket-list destination.

Book now: BIG4 Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park.

Kangaroo Island is a bucket-list destination. Location: Pennington Bay. Credit: Isaac Forman Serio.

Isn’t it time you holidayed here this year? Book your BIG4 break now.