Catherine Britt Shares Her Favourite Aussie Holidays

6 May 2015

Brian Crisp recently sat down with international country singer Catherine Britt whose album Always Never Enough was nominated for Album of the Year at Australia's CMAA Country Music Awards.

She opened up about life on the road and shared her favourite Australian holidays and where she hopes to visit next in her home country.

 Catherine Britt hard at work

What’s your favourite holiday destinations in Australia, and why?

I love to go and spend time at our family beach house at Corindi Beach. It’s a great beach 20 minutes north of Coffs Harbour. My family and I have been going there since we were kids and it’s such a great place to relax, fish, swim and read in our ‘big ol’ beach shack.

What makes a perfect holiday for you?

Being with people who are on the same page as me and wanting the same things out of a holiday - like lots of sleeping, swimming, reading and relaxing with good food, wine and cocktails.

Do you have a favourite restaurant in Australia?

I am a big fan of the restaurant scene that is taking off in Newcastle right now. There are too many to mention, but I find myself going out to eat a lot lately just trying all the new and exciting spots popping up!

 The water is inviting at Corindi Beach (Image: Getty)

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Do you have a favourite hotel(s) in Australia?

Not that I recall? I have stayed at so many over the years, and what makes a good hotel to me is a clean, spacious room with easily accessed Wi-Fi. And a good pool and gym of course.

Where is your next holiday in Australia?

I am on my Boneshaker tour for the rest of the year so it’s the whole year travelling around Australia. I know that’s not a holiday, but the kind of job that I do kind of feels like one sometimes!

How do you prefer to travel: road trip, plane, train, boat, and why?

I love them all and I do them all! Road trips are great for a group of mates heading away for a
camping trip or a beach weekend. Planes are great when you just wanna get there quickly and relax. Trains are great for in betweeners and boats are great for cruises! I will be doing all of these at least once this year!

Do you have a favourite beach in Australia?

I can’t go past my hometown beaches. I love going to Nobby’s, Bar Beach or Merewether Beach for a swim and I also love going to the dog beach next to Nobby’s with my pups.

 Nobbys Beach (Image: Getty)

What do you always take with you when you go on holiday?

My phone charger and phone.

What do you try to avoid on holiday?

Stress.

What do you hate about travelling?

I miss home, my fiancé and my doggies when I’m away for too long, but that’s about it!

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Brian Crisp

I've has been a journalist for more than 30 years and travelled to more than 60 countries. When I travel I love getting lost because that's when you find the true heart of a city. I love country music, but as yet I haven't made it to Nashville. Perhaps next year!