I'm looking for suggestions for a good last-minute getaway for myself and my 17yo son. We want to go somewhere in the eastern half of Australia, flying or driving from Sydney for three to five days in early October.
We are both adventurous and love nature and history, but my son is much fitter than me, so cycling is out, but walking is OK. He loves rock-climbing, surfing and snowboarding, but not with his Mum!
We are not on a tight budget.
I'm thinking of Kangaroo, King or Lord Howe islands, but worry that they will be too boring for my son. We could head up to Noosa or Byron Bay, but we are looking for something a bit different from a beach holiday. Would there be enough to keep us busy around Hobart?
I'd love suggestions from anyone who had done a successful trip of this kind.