Summertime might traditionally be a time for relaxation, but after what was officially the strangest year on record, in which many of us spent a record-breaking amount of time on the couch, you'd be forgiven for having a surplus of energy to burn this summer.
As luck would have it, Australia is positively teeming with natural wonderlands, national parks and world-beating outdoorsy places that are perfect for stretching our muscles, stretching our legs, and getting some fresh air into our lungs. Think rugged hiking trails in Tasmania, rock climbs in NSW, and secret swimming holes in WA. Getting outside and moving our bodies is so importance for our physical and mental health, and these magical Aussie spots won’t let you down.
And in a year that's seen many Aussie towns and destinations do it tough, we'd all do well to support our rural regions this summer.