February is a fantastic time to travel in Australia, school holidays are over, summer still has its legs and there’s a host of locations that impress at this time of year. Whether it be for a Valentines Day getaway or just a way to way to welcome 2021 with a holiday, February is a great time to explore more of Aus. It may be a short month but it’s full of big possibilities!
Getaway 1: Treat yourself
Valentine’s Day aka the season of love makes February the ideal time to treat yourself! Get away from the hustle and bustle and take some time to relax and rejuvenate. Some G’day Parks have added perks to help you do just that, with hosted yoga classes (Discovery Parks – Byron Bay, NSW) to an onsite day spa offering massage and beauty treatments (Anchorage Holiday Park, NSW) or swim-up bar (Blue Dolphin Holiday Rest, NSW). Think locations with glamping tents, ocean views and deluxe spa cabins for a little extra luxury – spoiling yourself has never been easier.
- Spoil yourself with a stay in a luxury glamping tent on Rottnest Island and sip cocktails at Pinky’s Beach Club
- Go island hopping in the Whitsundays, QLD
- Take a yoga class in Byron Bay, NSW
Getaway 2: Chase adventure
If you’re seeking adventure over romance, the last of the summer months delivers plenty of options. With warm coastal waters you can take your pick of swimming, snorkelling and diving, or stay on dry land to sample 4WDing, hiking, cycling and heaps more. True adrenaline junkies will get a kick out of ziplining, sky diving or paragliding. Forget the lovey-dovey stuff: use your February getaway for ticking off some once-in-a-lifetime adventure experiences. G’day Parks brings you close to the best of regional attractions and, if you’re a G’day Rewards member, you can save on local attractions with our partner, Experience Oz.
- Hit Victoria’s alpine slopes by mountain bike or on foot
- Go shark cage diving with Great White Sharks in Port Lincoln, SA
- Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Getaway 3: Nature calls
While much of Australia’s far north is in the midst of its wet season during February, there’s still plenty of country to explore simply bursting with stunning nature. With the weather usually more temperate the further south you head, February is the perfect time of year to take in many natural wonders, wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Make your February holiday a love note to the beauty of our country by sampling the great outdoors.
- Hike in the Tasmanian wilderness without the winter chill
- Watch turtles hatching on Queensland’s beaches
- Swim with sealions south of Streaky Bay in South Australia while the water is at its warmest
- Walk among the giant trees of WA’s south-west, on the ground or along a stunning treetop platform
Getaway 4: Pack your pals
Of course, being single doesn’t mean you have to travel alone! Holiday parks are a perfect option for group travel, providing options for camping groups or roomy self-contained cabin accommodation with the space for everyone to spread out. If travelling with your buddies is more your cup of tea, why not turn Valentine’s Day into a group getaway to celebrate your friendship? With the madness of Christmas out of the way and the kids back in school, February holidays are suited to groups of singles and friends looking for a fun time to relax.
- Cycle your way from cellar door to cellar door along Clare Valley’s famous Riesling Trail
- Plan a fun river holiday by the mighty Murray
- Road trip along the Great Ocean Road
- Eat your way through amazing gourmet experiences in Margaret River, WA
Getaway 5: Make it an event
2020 was a year of cancelled plans for many, so perhaps this February is the time to reignite your love of events! You’ll forget you’re alone if you’re part of a crowd, and travelling for something specific takes some of the guesswork out of planning your trip. With many restrictions easing around Australia, internationally and nationally renowned events are back on the calendar, though they may look a little different this year.
- Check out the Australian Open tennis in Melbourne (8 February to 21 February)
- Get your motor running by watching the inaugural Australian All Wheels Race Fest on the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (19 February to 21 February)
- Laugh along to some comedy and theatre at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (19 February to 21 March)
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