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Explore Australia: Top Christmas Getaway Destinations In Your Own Backyard

Travelers Today       By    Luna

Updated: Dec 22, 2016 01:59 AM EST

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It is not yet too late to plan for a memorable Christmas holiday! There are perfect getaway destinations in your own backyard that are just perfect for exploring this summer. Here are the Top 5 Christmas Getaway Destinations in Australia according to HomeAway:

THE WHITSUNDAYS

You won't find snow there if you are dreaming of a White Christmas. But you will be astounded by the purest and brightest sands. The Whitsundays is perfect if you are looking for a luxury getaway.

Another must-visit place is the Whitehaven Beach It is one of the best beaches in the world. A truly relaxing and romantic Christmas destination especially if you want to enjoy the quintessential Australian experience

KANGAROO ISLAND

Kangaroo Island is another great destination if you want to be away from home without leaving Australian soil this Christmas. It is an island 509 kilometers of coastline, with bushland and wildlife to explore. This pristine land is an ideal destination for adults looking for a much-needed relaxation.

You will love the King George Whiting, exquisite honey, and sheep's cheese all located on the island. Free-range eggs, home-made native jams, sauces, marinades and olive oil are available from flourishing small business in the area. Enjoy a Christmas Day lunch of fresh seafood!

COFFS HARBOUR

This place is ideal for families. You will love celebrating Christmas in Coffs Harbour with its beachy, relaxed ambiance. Make way for a sunny Christmas and head to the Solitary Islands Marine Park for the uncongested beach.

You may also try Bellingen. A relaxing town that is known for warm and mild weather all year round. This is great for active people because there's a lot of outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking and bushwalking.

CANBERRA

A family-friendly place to go to this Christmas. You can bring your children to SIDS & Kids Christmas Lights in the City. The city illuminated with millions of lights is such a fantastic sight, creating a spectacular Christmas ambiance. Of course, you should not forget to visit the Parliament House. 

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Escape the hustle and bustle in the city this Christmas. Horse riding is a popular leisure activity in Morning Peninsula with Red Hill and Main Ridge as ideal locations. Enjoy Australia's best gold clubs with a lovely weather. There are available tours which will make your experience more memorable. Like many of our other top picks, there are plenty of serene beaches for you to laze around on your Christmas break.

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