So many unbelievably good holidays didn’t make it into the 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia list that we felt compelled to share the runners-up 100, too. How many have you done? And, of course, the big question – what have we left out?


  1. Beach break at Airlie Beach, Qld
  2. Dreaming Place Trail, Nitmiluk NP, NT
  3. Jatbula Trail, Nitmiluk NP, NT
  4. Whitewater raft the Franklin River, Tas
  5. Horse ride Snowy Mountains, NSW
  6. Take a cruise on the yachts of Seabourn
  7. Take a Silversea Cruise
  8. Tackle the Whitsunday Great Walk, Qld
  9. Eat your way through Derwent Valley, Tas
  10. Kayak Katherine River with Gecko, NT
  11. See Mt Kosciuszko NP in summer, NSW
  12. Eat your way around King Island, Tas
  13. Visit Rutherglen, Victoria
  14. Attend Vivid Sydney Festival, NSW
  15. Celebrate at the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Vic
  16. Stay at Cape Lodge, Margaret River, WA
  17. Head to Broken Hill, NSW
  18. Arkaba walk (Flinders): Wild Bush Luxury, SA
  19. Trip the Oodnadatta Track (4WD) via Lake Eyre, SA
  20. Stay at indigenous-owned Voyages – NT, WA
  21. Stay at Faraway Bay Retreat, Kimberley, WA
  22. Beach break in the Port Stephens region, NSW
  23. A long ‘winter’ weekend in Darwin, NT
  24. Simpson Desert (4WD Dalhousie Sps/Birdsville)
  25. Woodford Folk Fest, Sunshine Coast Hint, Qld
  26. AFL Grand Final weekend, Melbourne, Vic
  27. Sunshine Coast beach break (excl Noosa), Qld
  28. Cycling holiday through High Country scenery, Vic
  29. A long weekend at Palm Beach, Sydney, NSW
  30. Visit Beechworth, Vic
  31. Attend a regional food/wine/beer festival
  32. WOMADelaide, SA
  33. Stay at Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas, Qld
  34. Overnight at a great city hotel
  35. A foodie break on Bruny Island, Tas
  36. Attend a major city food festival
  37. Stay at Wildman Wilderness Resort, NT
  38. Otway Ranges foodie trail (Great Ocean Rd), Vic
  39. Gold Coast Hinterland/Scenic Rim area, Qld
  40. Eat your way across the Huon Valley, Tas
  41. Walk the Scenic Rim trail (unguided), Qld
  42. Gwinganna Health Retreat, Tallebudgera, Qld
  43. Pig out on produce at Orange, NSW
  44. Spend a weekend in Barrington Tops, NSW
  45. Long weekend in Launceston, Tas
  46. Stay at luxe Cicada Lodge, Katherine, NT
  47. Munch your way through Mudgee, NSW
  48. Stay at Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman, Qld
  49. A foodie weekend on the Limestone Coast, SA
  50. Visit Alice Springs, NT
  1. Cross the country on board The Ghan
  2. Visit the Clarence Coast (and Yamba), NSW
  3. Go to Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay
  4. See the sights of Kalgoorlie, WA
  5. Visit Stanley, Tas
  6. Bliss out: Gaia Retreat & Spa, Byron Bay Hint, NSW
  7. Long weekend in the Macedon Ranges, Vic
  8. A luxury yoga retreat (eg: Bells at Killcare)
  9. Have a beach break at 1770, Qld
  10. Walk the Budawangs Circuit, Jervis Bay, NSW
  11. Hide out at Kimberley Coastal Camp, WA
  12. Play castaway on Haggerstone Island, Qld
  13. Explore indigenous heritage of Mutawintji NP, NSW
  14. Long weekend in the Southern Highlands, NSW
  15. Getaway to Stradbroke Island (North/South), Qld
  16. Retreat to the Lake House, Daylesford, Vic
  17. Dirt-bike tour: Kimberley, Arnhem Land, Cape York
  18. Family holiday on Hamilton Island, Qld
  19. Indulge in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Qld
  20. Stay at Bloomfield Lodge, Cairns, Qld
  21. Drive the Pacific Coast (Brisbane to Cairns), Qld
  22. Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, Broome, WA
  23. Drive the Longreach Loop, Qld
  24. Foodie holiday in the Atherton Tablelands, Qld
  25. Walk the Heysen Trail (unguided), SA
  26. Join a shipping container: Cairns-Torres Strait Islands
  27. Go diving with tuna, Port Lincoln, SA
  28. Stay at Eco Beach Resort, Broome, WA
  29. Indulge in the Hunter Valley, NSW
  30. Party at the Falls Festival (Byron Bay/Lorne/Marion Bay)
  31. Road trip to Lightning Ridge, NSW
  32. Visit Longreach, Qld
  33. Culture (and a history lesson) in Port Arthur, Tas
  34. A whale-watching adventure at Hervey Bay, Qld
  35. Partake in the fun of Sydney Festival, NSW
  36. Camp out on Lady Musgrave Island, Qld
  37. Detox: Camp Eden Health Retreat, Gold Coast Hint, Qld
  38. Cross the country by rail on board The Indian Pacific
  39. Chill out in the mystical town of Bellingen, NSW
  40. Make the Nullarbor Road Trip (Perth to Ceduna)
  41. Long weekend in Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, SA
  42. Beach holiday in Bicheno, Tas
  43. Dance at the Darwin Festival, NT
  44. Explore East Gippsland, Vic
  45. Take a cruise with Cunard
  46. Beach break on the Coffs Coast, NSW
  47. Spend a city weekend in Sydney, NSW
  48. Have a long weekend at Cottesloe, Perth, WA
  49. Attend the Ord Valley Muster, Kununurra, WA
  50. Visit Christmas Island, WA
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