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12 Holiday Spots You Have To Visit More Than Once

Spectacular sights, and all so close to home. You'll never forget the first time you see them — and you won't want your first time to be your last. Brought to you by the Mazda3.

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1. Fiordland – New Zealand

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Majestic waterfalls, long hikes, fresh air, and that lush New Zealand scenery. There's no way you can experience everything the 'Walking Capital of the World' has to offer the first time, and you won't want to.

2. Chiang Mai — Thailand

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A serene paradise in the hills of Northern Thailand, and a must-see for anyone travelling to South East Asia, if we're honest. You'll love it so much you Chiang-might just want to come back again next year. (Sorry.)

4. Port Douglas – Queensland

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Take a one-hour drive north of Cairns along the coast to find the warmest sands, pristine waters, and the Daintree — the oldest living rainforest in the world. This is tropical heaven, and it's ours.

5. Phuket – Thailand

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There are so many breathtakingly beautiful islands surrounding Phuket, you definitely want to come back again and float around them all on a long-tail boat every year. So much to see, so little time...

6. Stanley – Tasmania

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While you're exploring the wild coastline and rugged landscapes of this region on Tasmania's north-west coast, you really do realise why it's known as 'The Edge Of The World'.

7. Byron Bay – New South Wales

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A laid-back lifestyle, lively arts scene, seriously good dining, and some of the best beaches on the east coast of Australia. And then there's all that subtropical green everywhere. Byron is beautiful; nobody goes to Byron just once.

8. Lord Howe Island – New South Wales

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Only a handful of visitors are allowed on this World Heritage-listed island paradise at once, which makes Lord Howe Island a truly special place for a holiday. (And there's truly a lot to do, but only if you're into swimming with sea turtles, hiking lush trails, and relaxing on glorious beaches.)

9. Every Single Beach in New Caledonia

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Or, alternatively, just one beach. For a very long time. Because you're in paradise. New Caledonia is only a short plane ride from Australia and offers a unique mix of Melanesian and French culture that you'll probably fall in love with. At least enough for a return visit.

10. Nambung National Park – Western Australia

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Ancient rock formations, vast desert landscapes, and magnificent, white-sanded beaches. And this otherworldly desert dream is all a three-hour drive north of Perth.

11. Cable Beach, Broome – Western Australia

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You came once for the 22km stretch of white sand, the turquoise waters, and the best sunsets in Australia. But you'll come back for the camels.

12. Marlborough Sands – New Zealand

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The top of the magnificent South Island has forests to explore, vineyards to visit, sandy bays to kayak upon, and long, picturesque stretches of road to drive...and drive...and drive.

Some things are so good, you need to experience them over, and over again.

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