Three Of The Best Easter Destinations In Australia

Today’s generation spends more time indoors, immersed in technology, compared to all the other older generations. With Easter just around the corner, there is a perfect opportunity for families to spend time together in the great outdoors.

A fantastic way to escape the stresses of one’s daily routine is to explore and wander about some of the lesser known destinations in Australia. With Easter break coming, there is still time to plan for the kind of holiday vacation any person will need.

To help with that, here are three excellent travel destinations for this time of the year.

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park

Located in the northern territory, the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park is one of the most secluded and isolated destinations in Down Under. And that makes it a perfect go-to place this Easter.

During a time when it becomes harder and harder to get away from all forms of distraction, this particular National Park will help anyone achieve just that. Since Garig Gunak Barlu invites travellers with its seclusion, getting there is already a mission itself.

Located around 550 km away from Darwin, the vacationer will have to travel through Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land. Take note too that when people are mentioning Top End, they are likely talking about the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park.

Arriving at the GGB National Park, a traveller will find picturesque sandy beaches, vast wetlands and swamps, captivating red dunes, and enchanting lagoons and pristine blue waters.

The visitors of GGB National Park will find it a fantastic location for fishing trout, salmon, mackerel, and barramundi. With its abundant resources, various fishing charters come to the place to trawl.

Visitors need not worry too if fishing isn’t their thing as there are lots of bushwalks as well as wildlife to appreciate. Just a friendly reminder, though – everyone must resist the temptation to dip into the waters to avoid close encounters with the crocs in the rivers and sharks in the surrounding sea.

Clare Valley

If anyone’s interested in quality grog as well as other artisanal products from a rustic setting, then Clare Valley in South Australia is the perfect destination. The region alone has at least 40 wineries spread throughout its villages.

Clare Valley is also just an hour and a half away from Adelaide, making it very accessible to travellers who plan on driving their 4WD vehicles. There is also a downloadable map locating all the various wineries and culinary shops in the area, making it easier for those on a road and wine trip.

For those who prefer going on walks or riding a bicycle, there is the Riesling Trail open over the weekend.

Whatever the mode of transportation, and if the booze isn’t enough, then travellers can also head over to the Mintaro hedge maze to join the Easter Bunny Hunt. It is a great event the whole family can enjoy.

Byfield National Park

When looking for the perfect combination of wetlands, semi-tropical forests, rocky pinnacles, empty dunes, and deserted beaches, then the Byfield National Park in Queensland is the place to go. The park offers the diversity of Australian landscapes that any traveller should experience.

Located around 70 km in the area north of Rockhampton, Byfield National Park provides people with a sense of adventure while being one with the amazing facets of nature.

To get to this beautiful area in the world, visitors will have to take a 4WD since most of the park’s terrains necessitate the use of this kind of vehicle. Where there isn’t a need for vehicles, the curious and adventurous ones will have to walk in its remote trails.

Byfield National Park is another perfect place to take a break from all the stresses of life. Going to the Park will take anyone off the grid. Hence, it is advisable for any visitor to bring extra batteries or solar panels that are portable to make the most of their stay.


Easter time is also about enjoying the break and spending it with the whole family on vacation. Sometimes it is great to unplug from technology and stay away from social media for even just a weekend. Doing so will help people recharge. And what better way is there than to do it this coming Easter holidays in some of the most breathtaking national parks in Australia?

Author bio

Williams A. Young is a mechanical engineer by profession. He loves to camp and go on road trips. Despite being busy, he always takes the time to rest and be one with nature, to satisfy his need for the outdoors. Williams also occasionally writes articles on behalf of Darwin4wdhire, to show the world the latest about travel vehicles and exciting off-road itineraries.