Black Friday Sales: Where to Visit When You Grab a Bargain
Visiting the main attractions in a destination is great, but sometimes it’s fun to get off the beaten track and see something a little different. It’s also pretty exciting to discover something new (to you) close to home. We’ve pulled together a list of 5 quirky attractions around Australia, each one near a Nightcap Hotel. With great Black Friday sales coming up, you can take advantage of affordable accommodation to check out these funky sights.
Leaning Tree, Greenough WA
Just 20 km south of Geraldton sits this funky photo op: The Leaning Tree. It may look like it’s in pain, but this tough tree (as well as others in the area) has lived its whole life this way. Persistent southerly winds sweeping across the Greenough Flats helped to form this odd sight of a tree living on its side. A stay at Nightcap at Wintersun Hotel in Bluff Point puts you a short drive from The Leaning Tree, plus we’ve got a pool and lively pub next door… need we say more?
Kiama Blowhole, Kiama NSW
Always exhilarating, the Kiama Blowhole is sure to get the blood pumping. After checking into your accommodation at Nightcap at Archer Hotel, hop in the car and drive 45 minutes north to take your trip to an exciting new level at Kiama Lighthouse and Blowhole. As the water bursts a mere 30 metres high, you’ll be glad there’s a fence between you and the rocks.
William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mount Dandenong VIC
William Ricketts was an artist who left his mark in the Dandenong Ranges in the most whimsical way. The Sanctuary, named after the artist who created it, is home to 92 clay sculptures that represent aboriginal culture and spirituality respectfully weaved into nature, offering a serene setting to stroll around and soak up your surroundings. When staying at Nightcap at York on Lilydale, you’ll be a short drive from this funky sight that can’t be missed.
Streets Beach, Brisbane QLD
An oasis in the midst of South Bank, Streets Beach is a large man-made lagoon surrounded by sandy beaches and lush foliage. There’s even an aqua play park for kids to run amok. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free? Whether you’re staying at Nightcap at Camp Hill Hotel, Nightcap at Chardons Corner or Nightcap at Springwood Hotel, you’ll be within a short drive of downtown Brissie and Streets Beach.
Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide SA
Art gallery: been there. History museum: done that. Botany museum: a what? First established in 1881, the Santos Museum of Economic Botany displays decades of knowledge and information on plants from the past, present and future. The building has been restored over the years, but the information and exhibits are timeless. Plant enthusiast or not, you’ll walk out of this place feeling an even greater appreciation for this gorgeous planet we live on. There are eight Nightcap Hotels in the greater Adelaide region, so plenty of choice in the area.
And That’s Only The Beginning
No matter where you are in Australia, there’s something new and exciting to discover that you probably never knew existed. If you’re the savvy one to snag a great deal on accommodation during Black Friday sales, you’ll be one step closer to uncovering more odd attractions in this beautiful country. Go you!