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Travelling for a music festival this summer? Take a couple extra days of annual leave and stay a little longer - you never know what adventures you may have!
Famous for its beaches and laid back lifestyle, Byron Bay is the perfect place to chill after a festival. Full of gorgeous beaches, hit the water and surf, kayak with dolphins, swim or snorkel or just laze about on the beach. For those who want to explore, there’s an abundance of great walking and cycling trails.
Sydney is blessed with sunshine and lots of things to do. There’s great beaches, fantastic walks, an abundance of shopping, bars to drink in and nooks and crannies to explore. Plus our hostels have a stack of activities to keep you entertained every day!
Townsville is an outdoor adventure lover’s playground. Why not try your hand at jet skiing, kite surfing or mountain biking? Alternatively, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, hike in a national park or sail around Magnetic Island. You’ll never lost for things to do in Townsville.
The good vibes don’t end when the festival is over in Brisbane. Embrace Brisbane’s party lifestyle by hitting the many restaurants, bars and clubs it plays home to and then nurse your hangover the next day poolside at Brisbane City YHA.
Thanks to the influx of young people working in Canberra, our nation’s capital is becoming a funky place to visit. Home of the original freakshake, Canberra has fantastic cafes and restaurants to munch your way through, plus some beautiful gardens to chill in. Picnic anyone?
Victoria’s capital is an adult wonderland – there’s bars, clubs and pubs galore, restaurants with food that’ll make your mouth water and your stomach rumble, festivals dedicated to best things in life - food and alcohol - and 24 hour public transport on weekends, so once the festival is over, the party never has to end.
Where mountains meets the harbour and where weird and wacky art meets whisky bars, Hobart is an experience itself. Once you’ve recovered from the craziness that is Mofo, immerse yourself in Tasmania’s impressive national parks, gorge yourself on the state’s finest produce and relax with a whisky or two.
The end of the Great Ocean Road, this sleepy town has festival fever hard in the summer. It’s also a great place to relax, take it easy, get some art and culture or hit the water! Port Fairy is great for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming so water babies will feel right at home.
If you happen to be in Adelaide during March, you’ll probably just hop from one festival to another, there’s that much stuff going on in Mad March. But if that sounds a little too exhausting, never fear. Adelaide is a great place to slow down, chill out and indulge your inner foodie. Visit the Central Markets, try one of the new happening cafes opening up and don’t forget a day trip to the Barossa.
Sunshine, beaches and gardens are three highlights of spending your post-festival days in Perth. It has gorgeous weather all day and into the night, magnificent Kings Park that you could spend hours exploring and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Watch the sunset on Cottesloe beach and see the sunlight dance across the water.
Charming, historical Fremantle has a unique vibe of its own. The Cappuccino Strip and the divine food it provides, beautiful beaches with crystal blue water and its proximity to Rottnest Island and those #quokkaselfies are just some of the few reasons that Fremantle is a great place to stay in after a festival.