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Best Australian Getaways to Take in 2022

The past couple of years has been a bit of a drag, with holiday plans cancelled or put on hold. That is until now – 2022 is our year. Dust off your suitcases, pile the fam into the car and let’s go explore this glorious country of ours. Its winding rivers, lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and beautiful bushland offer a wide range of experiences everyone will enjoy. But where to first?

The Murray River

Explore one of Australia’s magnificent inland wonders and the third-longest navigable river in the world. Stretching 2520 kilometres through three Australian states, the Murray River is rich in history, culture, life, and beauty – it’s the perfect place to holiday. Whether it be relaxing by the river, enjoying fine dining, cruising down the river in a paddle steamer, water skiing, hiking through red gum forest or kayaking down the river – there is something for everyone. A great place to stay along the Murray is Echuca/ Moama. Delve into its rich and diverse history with a visit to one of its many museums, explore the river on a canoe or indulge your sweet tooth at the Echuca Chocolate Company. There is so much to keep the whole family entertained.

Getting there

When visiting the Murray River, there are plenty of spots to base yourself. However, to stay in Echuca/ Moama where the world’s largest fleet of operating paddle steamers is seems like a great place to stay. Driving from Sydney will take you about eight and a half hours. But from Melbourne or Albury, you’ll be there in two and a half hours.

Take in the Murray River’s historic charm.

Places to stay

Running along three Australian states there is no shortage of accommodation options. Tasman Holiday Parks have a few options in New South Wales listed below including Murray River waterfront accommodation.

Tasman Holiday Parks – Moama on the Murray

Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray

Tasman Holiday Parks – Lake Mulwala

Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Head south to Tasmania and experience one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Rated as one of Lonely Planet’s top ten regions in the world, it’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and bliss out in pure paradise. Stretching along 50km of coastline, it’s not hard to find a quiet beach where you can swim in the pale turquoise water, lay around on the white sandy beach, or admire the bright orange lichen-covered granite boulders glowing under the sun.

There are so many things to see and do at the Bay of Fires. Take a stroll along the white sandy beaches of Binalong Bay, go for a surf or dive beneath its crystal-clear waters to see an abundance of marine life. Head north and you’ll find a quiet holiday coastal town named Ansons Bay. Kayak around Ansons Bay Lagoon or throw a line in to try your luck at catching a fish. It’s the perfect place to get amongst nature with its abundance of local wildlife and stunning bushland to explore.

Getting there

St Helens is a great place to stay as it’s known as the gateway to the Bay of Fires and is less than a ten-minute drive away. There is also no shortage of St Helens accommodation. It’s approximately four hours from Hobart and three hours from Launceston.

Places to stay

Tasman Holiday Parks – St Helens

Fraser Coast, Queensland

Visit the Fraser Coast in Queensland to experience a mix of picturesque beaches, islands, cities, and landscapes. Stay in Hervey Bay and have a range of activities right at your doorstep. Tasman Holiday Parks – Hervey Bay is minutes away from the departure point to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. Explore long uninterrupted white beaches, sand dunes, over 100 crystal clear freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests.

Hervey Bay is one of the best places for whale-watching in the world. Join a whale watching cruise to observe the magnificent humpback whales as they migrate through these beautiful waters. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of water-based activities to get the adrenaline pumping like windsurfing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, jet-skiing, sailing and more. After a day of sun and sea, dry off and hit the Esplanade, a beautiful 14-kilometre drive of shared pathway with plentiful options for dining out.

See the mighty Humpback Whale during the seasonal migration.

Getting there

Hervey Bay is an hour and a half drive south of Bundaberg and approximately a three-and-a-half-hour drive north of Brisbane. There is also an airport in Hervey Bay for those that prefer to fly straight there.

Where to stay

Tasman Holiday Parks – Hervey Bay

Jervis Bay, New South Wales

Explore the white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters at Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. The tranquil beaches here are perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, snorkelling, diving, kayaking whale and dolphin watching and more. If you prefer to keep your toes dry, there are plenty of nature walks, cycling tracks, restaurants cafes and wineries in the surrounding area. For more of a cultural experience look no further than Booderee National Park. Learn all about the Aboriginal history of this magical place and how generations have thrived here for many years.

Getting there

Jervis Bay is a three-hour drive from Sydney and Canberra.

Where to Stay

Tasman Holiday Parks – Myola

Cairns, Queensland

Cairns has that laid-back tropical vibe that will have you relaxing in no time. From its lush rainforest to its beautiful beaches, there is something here for everyone from thrill-seekers to chillers. Home to the world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, you can’t go to Cairns without experiencing this natural wonder. For the adventurous type, scuba dive or snorkel the reef with one of the many dive operators in the area. For an adrenaline rush like no other, try sky diving over these picture-perfect waters. For a more relaxing trip to the reef, sail through these crystal-clear waters on a yacht or for a bird’s eye view, take a scenic flight over the reef.
There are many lush rainforests to explore including Kuranda’s rainforest. Spend a day exploring the area visiting the village markets, experiencing wildlife encounters, learning more about our indigenous community, taking the scenic railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and soaking in the views.

After a day of exploring this wonderful place, there are plenty of dining options to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst.

Discover the natural beauty of Tropical Queensland.

Getting there

Cairns has an airport so you can fly directly there. Alternatively, you can travel by rail and board the Spirit of Queensland. Cairns is approximately a four and a half drive from Townsville.

Places to Stay

Tasman Holiday Parks – Cairns Cool Waters

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Why Work from Home When You Can Work on Holidays

One good thing this pandemic has brought us is the flexibility to work from home. Working from home frees up time we spent commuting, allowing us to focus on things we love – it also gives us the ability to work in our PJs. Yep, working from home is great, but do you know what’s better? Working from a holiday. You and the family can enjoy a little time away and the best part is, you don’t have to chew into those annual leave days – you can save them for another trip later in the year. How can you juggle working on holidays and having fun you ask? Here are a few tips to keep a good balance on your working holiday.

Write a packing list

It would be a complete headache if you had driven three hours to your holiday destination only to realise you left your laptop charger at home – #facepalm. To avoid this headache, make sure you plan ahead. Write a list of things you need to work remotely and tick them off once you pack them. Think about a typical workday and what you would use. Include things like your laptop, wireless mouse and keyboard, charger, pens, notepad, diary, and anything else you use daily.

Set up a work schedule

Let’s be honest, there will be many distractions whilst working on a holiday. Beautiful blue waters beckoning you to swim beneath their waves and stunning bushland and rainforests just begging to be explored. Schedule in a start time, breaks and end time and make sure you stick to it. To make the most out of your day, try getting up early and enjoy activities nearby before you kick into work mode. You can also schedule in a little fun during breaks and of course once your workday is over. Just remember not to overdo it, you don’t want to feel burnt out.

Keep the kids entertained

If you’re travelling with kids, the trick is to keep them entertained and out of your hair. Tasman Holiday Parks have many facilities on-site that will keep kids young and old amused. There are also many local attractions waiting to be explored. For the littlies, just make sure your partner is there to supervise. If you are travelling solo or your partner is working too, bring the grandparents along. They will love the extra time with the grandkids, making beautiful memories beneath the warm summer sun.

With a range of facilities, the kids will be entertained for hours

Make sure you stay somewhere with good Wi-Fi

There would be nothing worse than arriving at your holiday destination, setting up the laptop for a Teams meeting only to have the connection drop in and out – frustrating for both you and your work colleagues. Tasman Holiday Parks are all equipped with Wi-Fi so you can feel confident in your connection during your stay.

Travel close to home

It’s much easier to duck off for a working holiday when you don’t have far to travel. If you’re in Brisbane and surrounds, check out our family friendly caravan parks QLD in Hervey Bay, or discover the charming coastal town of Nambucca Heads. For those up north, check out our Airlie Beach caravan park and stay at the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, or relax where the reef meets the rainforest at South Mission Beach. You could also check our Rollingstone caravan park where a tropical paradise awaits you or Rowes Bay for a beachfront holiday in Townsville. The possibilities are endless.

Stay somewhere safe

Working remotely means taking some expensive equipment with you. That’s why it’s important to stay somewhere safe to avoid theft on your working holiday. Tasman Holiday Parks are committed to delivering safe, clean, and friendly holiday parks to ensure that while you are away from home, you’re never away from the comfort and security that home brings. You can feel confident that you and your belongings are safe and secure.

Have fun

The most important thing to remember is to have fun. It can’t be all work and no play. Make sure you are taking your breaks and using that time to enjoy yourself.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your working holiday with Tasman Holiday Parks today.