Best Easter Getaways 2019: Australia

Now is the best time to plan your Easter 2019 escape to Australia. No matter what type of traveler you are or what kind of scenery you’re into, there is somewhere exciting to spend your holiday. At Skyscanner New Zealand, we’re sharing our top picks for Easter destinations to Australia. Find your Easter 2019 flights now.

  1. The Whitsundays
  2. Perth
  3. Kangaroo Island
  4. Melbourne
  5. Gold Coast
  6. Uluru
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The Whitsundays

Best for lovers

It’s easy to fall in love with the Whitsundays’ white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a romantic underwater world with heart-shaped reefs. Spend your holiday by walking hand in hand along the beach with your lover on Whitehaven Beach, snorkel around the Great Barrier Reef, and admire the views from Airlie Beach. 

The Whitsundays is a great choice for couples no matter your budget as there are a variety of accommodation options ranging from luxury resorts to campsites. 


Best for families

Perth is underrated when it comes to all that it has to offer families. Head to Scarborough Beach to enjoy time spent lounging on the sand, sharing smiles at the playground, swimming in the newly-built community pool, or dropping in at the skatepark. 

Kids will love picnicking at sites like King’s Park, one of the largest metropolitan public parks in the world. The park has a variety of different playgrounds and overlooks the Swan River and Perth’s CBD. Families can also take a tour of the Fremantle Prison, admire the bird life at Cottesloe Beach, and learn about indigenous wildlife at Caversham Wildlife Park. 

Kangaroo Island

Best for friends

Adventure abounds at Kangaroo Island, a safehaven for wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, sea lions, and even penguins. There are over 200 species of birds on the island alone — making it a destination where you won’t want to leave your binoculars behind. 

You and your friends can explore Flinders Chase National Park, say hello to the pups of the sea at the Seal Bay Conservation area, and creep through limestone caves. 


Best for solo travellers

One of the cultural capitals of Australia, Melbourne is an ideal destination to see some of the Southern Hemisphere’s most innovative artists. Even the laneways that weave between cafes, restaurants, bars, and boutiques are filled splashed in paint. The variety of activities, events, and accommodation options mean that you’ll find travel mates in no time. 

Gold Coast

Best for adventure travellers

With incredible surf spots, a lush rainforest hinterland, walking paths, and a vast choice of different accommodations, art galleries, restaurants, and events, no traveller would dare to utter the words “I’m bored” in the Gold Coast. 

Take a day trip to Cook Island where you can swim with sea turtles, dolphins, and may be lucky enough to spot a whale. Nearby Lamington National Park hosts hundreds of different species of bird life — including birds found nowhere else in the world. At Springbrook National Park, explore the intriguing rock formations and search for glow worms. The combination of culture, coastal scenes, and parks make the Gold Coast a destination that’s sure to stoke your sense of adventure. 


Best for nature travellers

Admire Uluru, Australia’s largest monolith. At over 800 meters high, no picture of Uluru conveys the size and awe that seeing this UNESCO World Heritage Site for yourself. 

At over 550 million years old, Uluru is a glimpse at Australia’s geological past. It also is one of the most sacred sites to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu community, who share the aboriginal dreamtime legends surrounding Uluru with visitors who are interested in Uluru’s cultural significance.

Skyscanner New Zealand can help you find flights, hotels, and car hire options for your trip. 

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