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The Australian travel spots the RUSSH editors plan to visit this year

2021 isn't shaping up to hold much more promise for international travel that 2020. But luckily, some of the world's most picturesque destinations lie in our very own backyard.

With r&r on the mind, we're ruminating on the Australian destinations on our travel wishlists for 2021. See below the places we're coveting to help inspire your own travel plans.


Mia Steiber

Digital content director 

There are so many places on my Australian holiday list - I’d need an extra year of time to get to them all. But the ones I currently have booked are a wine weekend in Mudgee and a week on tropical Hayman Island.

In Mudgee, I’m staying in the most adorable tiny house through Tiny Away and I definitely have the Lowe Winery on my list. I’ve always wanted to go to the Whitsundays, so I’m very much looking forward to my week at Hayman Island. I plan on getting lots of r&r and also making my way out to the Great Barrier Reef.


Elyssa Kostopoulos

Content producer

Right now, my mind, body and soul is in desperate need of an MIA getaway. While there are too many Australian holiday destinations on my ever-growing list, my Greek blood is hanging for some sun. As we head into the cooler months here in Australia, the obvious choice is to head up north. I’m hanging to book myself in for a week of relaxation in Port Douglas. Low level humidity, no rain and plenty of sunshine. That’s where I’ll be soon enough – but please, don’t come find me…


Jess Blanch 

Editor In Chief

As was the way with so many things last year, a trip I was planning to the red centre to celebrate some important milestones had to be rescheduled. The place I still want to visit more than anywhere in the world right now is the sacred Pitjantjatjara; Uluru. If all goes well I plan to do this with  Longitude 131 as my base and a Phllip Cox designed tent over my head. 



Market editor

It’s been hard having to contain my travel fantasies inside the Australian border, but then I have to remind myself that we already live in paradise. Sadly with the state of our coral reefs, I have been dreaming of swimming in the Great Barrier Reef before it diminishes and this Easter weekend, I will try and tuck myself away into anonymity, blissfully escaping away to the hot springs in the Blue Mountains. 


Lucienne Bambridge

Brand & campaigns coordinator

I’d be lying if I said the TikTok montages of Sunsets and ocean dives in WA hadn’t got me tempted to get on a plane and abandon the east coast. Other reasons to head west include the beautifully pink Lake Hillier, the very picturesque - Down The Rabbit Hole Winery, The Berkeley River Lodge and those rocky shores with water blue enough to convince you you’re actually Island hopping in Greece. 


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