Instant Hotel, Channel 7’s hit reality TV program, gives us an inside look at some of the country’s wildest holiday homes. For viewers like us, this program stokes our flames of travel inspiration and really allows us to go on the journey around Australia... without packing, of course! Take a look at the destinations we’re visiting on the second series:
Coober Pedy, South Australia
Nowhere else does the Down Under bring visitors actually down under. Coober Pedy is a gem in the Outback… literally. It is famous for being the Opal Capital of Australia. Roughly 3500 people live here, and over half of the population lives underground in the dugouts. Tourists are encouraged to visit between May and September to avoid the hottest months.
This pocket of the glittering Sunshine Coast is stretches along the Pacific Ocean with gold, soft sand. The Coastal Pathway, which runs along the beach, invites visitors to run, walk, or bike next to panoramic views. Buddina welcomes visitors all year round.
Sitting at the tip of Morning Peninsula, Portsea’s prime location has earned it the reputation as playground for the rich and famous. Portsea Pier is a dream for divers; underwater, you’ll find sea dragons, rays, reefs, and even the fascinating remains of the HMAS Canberra wreck. Visitors descend upon this holiday haven in the spring and summer months.
Bellenden Ker, Queensland
The star of Tropical North Queensland’s Bellenden Ker is Mt Bellenden. This imposing attraction is actually the second highest mountain in Queensland. Adventurous visitors enjoy hiking from sunrise to sunset, although summiting should be reserved for the most confident hikers, as there is no rail at the top! Dry season - from May to October - is the ideal time to visit.
Don’t forget to watch Instant Hotel on Channel 7 or catch up any time on 7plus!