Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Make the most of the Easter break to spend quality time with those you love experiencing some of Australia’s best quality tourism offerings.
Getting away for a short break with your loved ones is a great way to reconnect and create lasting memories but sometimes choosing where to stay and what to do can be perceived as a bit of a barrier.
To make holiday planning easier in terms of knowing where to stay, eat and what to do the T-QUAL Tick can help. The T-QUAL Tick is the Australian Government’s national symbol of tourism quality, giving consumers the assurance that tourism businesses that carry the T-QUAL Tick have undergone rigorous assessment to ensure they deliver a quality experience.
T-QUAL endorsed products and services can be easily found on the TripAdvisor Australia micro site, where you can look for T-QUAL endorsed accommodation, attractions, tours and restaurants in your chosen Australian destination.
To get you started, here are some suggestions for T-QUAL inspired unique city breaks for the upcoming Easter long weekend.
Be an Eco-Adventurer in Sydney
Take time out to explore Sydney’s unique friendly tourist attractions this Easter. Discover some of Sydney’s natural wonders with EcoTreasures, who specialise in eco-tourism experiences on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park such as snorkelling, coastal walks and stand up paddle boarding.
For a unique view of New South Wales’ sublime landscape from 15,000 feet above ground, take a day trip to Wollongong with Skydive the Beach Sydney. Offering free transfers from the Sydney CBD, Skydive the Beach Sydney is the only beach skydive experience offering views of Wollongong city, and beaches and coastline from Jervis Bay all the way to Manly in Sydney’s north.
To top it all off, experience an energising retreat in the city centre, surrounded by Sydney’s most enticing fashion retailers and restaurants at The Westin Sydney.
Romantic Getaway in Victoria’s capital
Melbourne has long been revered as one of Australia’s most sophisticated cities. From its intimate laneway cafes and bars to its fine dining restaurants, Melbourne is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway.
Stay in the heart of Melbourne at the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins, perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street. Set amongst a diverse range of heritage listed buildings, theatres, boutiques, large department stores and renowned parks and gardens, the best of Melbourne is easily accessible from the Novotel Melbourne on Collins.
Another fashionable area to stay is in the South Yarra precinct at The Como Melbourne – MGallery Collection. Perfectly positioned on Chapel Street, the city’s top shopping destination, many celebrities have passed through the doors of The Como Melbourne – MGallery. It’s easy to be taken by the charm of the chic suite style accommodation, the hotel’s naturally lit pool and private rooftop terrace, in this very stylish part of Melbourne.
For breathtaking views of the Melbourne city skyline, take a trip to the Eureka Skydeck 88 on Southbank to enjoy the sunset and as the city lights come alive.
A weekend trip to Melbourne wouldn’t be complete without taking in the city’s culinary offerings. True to Melbourne’s diverse food culture is Rumi, located in the funky suburb of East Brunswick. Rumi is a contemporary Middle Eastern restaurant, named after Persian poet Rumi, and pays homage to the cultural heritage of the restaurant’s owners.
Quality family time in Queensland
Australia’s natural beauty and great climate provides endless options when it comes to camping grounds. According to the Real Richness Report, kids say their parents are more fun and less stressed when they are on a camping holiday, with 91 per cent of children saying that spending time exploring the outdoors with their parents would make them feel happy.
The famously fun golden stretches of sand that make up Queensland’s Gold and Sunshine Coasts are just two of the fantastic options available for Australian campers. Gold Coast Holiday Park and the Caloundra BIG4 Holiday Park are both ideal for family holidays, providing an affordable way to experience these iconic Australian holiday locations.
Located close to Australia’s best theme parks, the Gold Coast Holiday Park is spread over 32 acres of nature, space and freedom for families to kick back and relax. Make the most of family time with the many activities on offer such as the jumping pillow, swimming in the huge pool, riding the BMX track, spotting kangaroos and koalas on a unique nature walk and fishing in the salt water creek.
Caloundra BIG4 Holiday Park on the Sunshine Coast is an equally fun family spot to relax this Easter. Be among the first to experience the parks recent $10 million redevelopment offering a range of accommodation options – from luxury cabins to caravan and camping sites – along with plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy.
If you’re not the camping type, there are other great options like the child friendly Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise. Not only does this hotel have stunning Pacific Ocean views it provides easy access to the famous Gold Coast beaches and theme parks.