Time for a holiday– great options for seniors around Australia over the Christmas break
Are you eager to discover the best travel destinations hiding in your own backyard?
From scenic cruises to wine tours, Australia has an incredible range of holidays on offer for its senior citizens. From tours to camping, experiences to cruises, there are so many great options around Australia. While we are a law firm, we love to get away as much as anyone! Read on to discover our top holiday recommendations for seniors in Australia over the Christmas break.
Gulf Savannah Wanderer, QLD:
National Seniors Australia offers an incredible range of exciting tours around Australia. Our top pick is the Gulf Savannah Wanderer, which takes you on an adventure around Northern Queensland. Starting in Mandala and ending in Cairns, you’ll get to experience breakfast in the bush, campfire dinners and travelling in a 4WD. It’s the ultimate Australian outback adventure!
You’ll also get the chance to take the train into cattle country, enjoy a sunset cruise over the Gulf of Carpentaria and explore some of Australia’s history.
Prices start from $3,869.
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Hunter Valley, NSW:
Located in south-east NSW, the Hunter Valley Wine Region is a stunning area full of fantastic wineries, restaurants and breathtaking landscapes. If you want to relax and enjoy the summer, Hunter Valley is the place to do it. While temperatures are warm (28–30˚C), the region is cooled off by the nearby ocean breeze. Plus, the warm weather gives you the perfect opportunity to go for a dip, or try some of the Region’s crisp and cool wine. Summer is also harvest season— so the delicious local produce will be plentiful!
At the Visitor Information Centre, you’ll find a range of brochures and information on things to do from friendly staff, as well as local produce such as lavender, honey, handmade gifts, Aboriginal cultural items and local artwork.
There’s a bucketload of activities to get involved in, from hot air-ballooning to relaxing at the Region’s Day Spa. For a full list of activities, visit: https://www.winecountry.com.au/plan
The Hunter Valley Wine Region is located just a two-hour drive from Sydney airport and bus services are available from the airport.
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Mulberry Cottage, TAS:
Situated in Richmond, Tasmania, Mulberry Cottages are a peaceful and scenic escape. With Garden or Valley views, these Cottages offer tranquillity and excellent service. And being only 23km from Hobart, Mulberry Cottages are the perfect retreat after busy days spent visiting the region.
Not only that, by Richmond itself is home to some of Australia’s most popular historical attractions, such as the Richmond Bridge. A short stroll through Richmond will show an array of unspoiled historical buildings. In Richmond, you can visit Vineyards, cheese farms and Old Hobart Town.
To find out more, visit:https://mulberrycottage.com.au
For a campervan adventure head to Yea Riverside Caravan Park, located in Yea.
If you want to get back to nature, visiting Yea is exactly what you need. With colonial architecture, horse-drawn trams and quaint country-town charm Yea is the perfect place to relax. You can camp or caravan across the scenic riverside, and travel to the nearby gorge country, the Great Victorian Rail Trail or immerse yourself in Australian wildlife in the Yea Wetlands, where koalas, platypus and many other species can be found.
Yea Riverside Caravan Park is known for its outstanding facilities—a kid’s playground, barbeque area, meeting room, laundry and camp kitchen—and its cleanliness. On top of great facilities, Yea Riverside Caravan Park is also pet-friendly!
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Christmas on Pacific Dawn Cruise, VIC
When it comes to cruises, National Seniors Australia has you covered! We recommend the Christmas on Pacific Dawn Cruise. Embrace the summer weather and sunshine that characterises Australian Christmas on the Pacific Dawn Cruise.
This nine-day cruise will take you from Melbourne into South Australia, then Tassie and back into Melbourne to finish. You’ll get the chance to visit the iconic Kangaroo Island, Burnie, Hobart and more! This amazing cruise starts from just $1,839 and more details can be found here: https://nationalseniorstravel.com.au/holidays/australia/christmas-on-pacific-dawn
Also, you can check out the full range of cruises available from National Seniors Australia here: https://nationalseniors.com.au