Combine your favourite hobby with an Australian holiday

15 July 2020

Whether you’re wanting to indulge in your passion or you’re looking to learn a new skill, there’s plenty of choices to combine your favourite hobby with a beautiful location. From cooking and surfing lessons, to improving your handicap, here are our favourite Australian destinations to inspire your creativity and improve your skills.

Cooking at Margaret River


Shouldered by world-class wineries and only three kilometres from the beach, Cape Lodge in Margaret River is the perfect choice to touch upon your cooking skills. Spoil yourself with a weekend away and enjoy learning about food and cooking in a relaxing environment. Roll up your sleeves and seat yourselves around Chef Tony Howell's station where you will learn and test out new cookery skills, before sitting down with your group and feasting on all you've made - with dishes accompanied by Cape Lodge wine of course!

Surfing at Bells Beach

Looking for the best surf break? Known for its huge swells and powerful surf, ride a wave at Bells Beach, located along the southern coast of Victoria near the charming town of Torquay. Here, you’ll find the site of the annual Rip Curl Pro Surf competition held over Easter, drawing professional surfers from around the world and a big audience. If you're a beginner and would just like to learn how to stand up on a surfboard, Torquay Back Beach is the ideal spot to enhance your surfing skills.

After a long day of surfing, indulge in fresh local food at one of the many restaurants along the Great Ocean Road or unwind at the nearby bars and soak up the views.

Golfing at Barnbougle

Blessed with superb turf and an extraordinary coastal view, Barnbougle is a name that represents two iconic golf courses on Tasmania's North-East coast. Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm are dream come true for both the golf enthusiast and the social golfer. This is a destination that combines the fresh Tasmanian air and the echo of crashing waves with the game's connection to ancient Scotland and Ireland.

If golf isn't up your street, there is plenty on offer in the local town of Bridport and the many surrounding wineries nearby.

Cycling in Queensland


There is no finer way to explore the diverse landscapes of Queensland's great outdoors by taking in some of the most spectacular scenery by bike. See the Gold Coast end-to-end along a 48km bike route stretching from the Captain Cook Memorial at Point Danger to Paradise Point up North - the perfect way to enjoy stunning coastal views with plenty of opportunities to take a break and swim in the ocean. For the more experienced cyclist, challenge yourself from Cairns to Cape York for an amazing road riding experience through the far north's native rainforest, mountain ranges and pristine coastlines.


Ready to learn a new skill on your next holiday? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today to create your perfect getaway.

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