Australia is well known for its natural wonders, unique culture, and diverse wildlife, but not many people recognise the vibrant communities that make this country so special.

It’s the towns with their welcoming locals, their festivities and local traditions, that really get the heart of Australia pumping.

In this guide, we’ve shared our favorite towns in Australia. These places just grabbed our souls. They’re full of a lot of love and joyful memories.

Broome, Western Australia

If I were to have a winter retreat home, it would be in Broome. Life would give me no other options but to chill into beach living, cafe bumming, early morning yoga, and sunset drinks down on Cable Beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Bright, Victoria

We just love visiting this alpine high country region in Victoria. It’s the perfect place to getaway for families. We loved cycling around town and along the rail trail to cafes and wineries or spending the day swimming in the town river on a hot summer’s day.

Burleigh Heads, Queensland

It has the surfing culture, a vibrant outdoor lifestyle, an alternative scene, cool markets, awesome cafes with modern trends in food (almond milk in coffee is normal!), and a stunning National Park right on the beach.

Byron Bay, New South Wales

It’s a great place to chill, there’s plenty to do with kids, the vibe is groovy, the food scene is great, the sunsets knock it out of the park, and the girls and I are in love with the Crystal Castle in the hinterlands.

Barossa Valley, South Australia

The Barossa has community warmth begging to wrap you up in memorable experiences and comforts that appeal to all of your senses. And I tell ya, I think they have the best damn gum trees in the country. I seriously think about them often.

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