Australia is known for its beaches, wide open spaces, and its bustling city life, making it the ideal place for an enjoyable holiday with family and friends. However, it’s also a great destination for a girls’ getaway, and a recent survey has shown that Australia is in the top 10 of women’s travel destinations when considering factors such as scenery, safety, and culture, and adventure. If you’re planning to go on a jet setting adventure with your girlfriends, consider visiting The Land Down Under– here’s a guide to a fun girls’ getaway in Australia.
Go on a luxury beach escape
Soaking up the sun on famous Australian beaches such as Bondi Beach can be a lot of fun, but if you want to spend time with your besties in a place that’s a little more secluded and luxurious, consider going on a decadent retreat in the best luxury resorts in the country. You can go glamping at the Cape Range National Park in Western Australia and sleep under the stars in an eco-luxe wilderness tent. Or for an idyllic vacation, head to Bedarra Island resort and stay in a private villa with your friends while you enjoy swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, or paddle boarding in the all-inclusive tropical haven. Don’t forget to pack your most fabulous swimwear and wear sunblock everyday as it only takes 15 minutes under the hot Australian sun to get a sunburn.
Shop to your heart’s content
A trip to Sydney or Melbourne gives you and your girlfriends an excuse to treat yourselves to a shopping spree. If you’re in Sydney and you’re looking for Aussie-made clothes, jewelry, hats, bags, and shoes, head to shopping centers such as The Galeries or World Square. For unique finds, check out The Intersection near Oxford Street and drop by the numerous boutiques in the area. If you’d rather shop in Melbourne, drop by the Chadstone Shopping Center, which is the largest mall in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, you can find everything from high street brands such as Zara, H&M, and Sass & Bide, to designer wear from Dior, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. Also check out Victoria road for some of the most iconic department stores in the area, as well as the largest H&M store in Australia.
Go on a wine tasting experience
Want to taste some of the best Chardonnay, Shiraz, or Cabernet Sauvignon in the country? Take a trip with your girlfriends to Margaret River in Perth to visit any of the 200 wineries in the region to sample their offerings. If you’re near Adelaide, head on over to Barossa Valley and go wine tasting in some of the top wineries in the country, such as Jacob’s Creek, Elderton Wines, and Seppeltsfield. Make sure to hire a vehicle for the day, preferably with a driver, so that everyone can indulge in wine and stay safe during your trip.
Australia is one of the best places to go on a holiday with your girlfriends. Consider these travel ideas for your girls’ getaway, and have fun exploring, shopping, and experiencing the best that the Land Down Under has to offer!