Australians travel needs are as wide as the world. From stay at home travel to sunny beach destinations, the outback and coach tours to exotic spicy ports of the Far East. We love to travel.
In Australia itself, we are spoilt with abundant destinations. Some are well known favourites, others way off the beaten tracks.
The coast south of Sydney is one of the over 50’s most popular regions. Gorgeous beaches, cliff top drives, pristine bushland and destinations galore keep them coming year after year.
The Shoalhaven on the south coast is the most popular of all. Holiday Haven Tourist Parks are unique, original camping, cabin and caravan parks in divine locations.
Two hours drive from Sydney, covering all the top spots from Kiama to Batemans Bay, Holiday Haven are the perfect getaway. From camp and caravan sites to fully equipped cabins, your stay at Holiday Haven have all your needs. Beachside by the river or right on the lake. This winter, book a stay of 3 nights or more at any of their twelve Holiday Haven parks and you receive 30% off your booking. Offer is only valid on new bookings from 1 May to 31 August. Use code: WINTER30You are so spoilt for choice. https://www.holidayhaven.com.au/
Mid North Coast
The Mid North Coast is a pleasure of a drive. Breaking up the trip even more so, nothing beats freshly shucked Oysters from this region. Don’t forget to grab a bottle of wine and pick up some freshly shucked oysters from the pristine Wallis Lake at Graham Barclay Oysters in Forster, a great stop in the migration of nomads where our readers enjoy fishing, swimming, and the beach.
Further up the Mid North Coast lies the historical town of South West Rocks with its Jail and heritage by the sea, it is one of the most picturesque beach settings on the whole east coast and a favourite spot to stop.
The Horseshoe Bay Markets are a special attraction here with lots of original stalls selling fresh local produce, all sorts of local art, home décor, sweets, smoothies, original and vintage clothing, music and craft, scented candles and much more in the relaxed atmosphere of Horseshoe Bay in the park, every second Saturday.
Macksville is a central location from which to explore the hinterland, the surf at Scotts Head, the forests and small villages and the mighty Nambucca River on which the town sits. It’s the halfway mark from Sydney to Brisbane and is a peaceful country town with friendly locals.
Beautiful parks to picnic in or walk around, historic country pubs with cold beer and great food, shops with local art and handicrafts all can be found here.
The river offers travellers sailing, water-skiing, fishing, rowing, and jet skiing. A hub of the region, Macksville is the perfect place for a stopover.
Just a short drive away is Nambucca Heads, a popular spot for retirees with everything on hand. This thriving centre on the mind north coast has plenty of pretty beaches for swimming or walking, great shopping, and places to relax by the surf or the river, an art and food community producing great local products and top spots for a drink. A great meeting place for all our nomadic travellers for a meal with a fantastic view is the Nambucca RSL Club where fun people mingle, have a drink, and watch all the latest sport and racing-go to www.nambuccarsl.com.au
For sun, sand and surf there is no destination that comes near Australia’s famous Gold Coast. It has never been easier to visit our leisure and please paradise.
Bombora Resort has taken care of everything you need to make your Gold Coast holiday perfect. Situated only 5 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes walk to the white sandy beach, Bombora is the prefect pick. All your tours, your room and meals are included for just $849 per person. www.bomboraresort.com.au
Still in Queensland but further north on the magnificent Sunshine Coast is the wonderful Country Lodge Motel. They have r
ecently renovated all the rooms to an even higher level of comfort and are offering all readers, 50 or over in youth, a 7 day all inclusive holiday at only $699. They will pick you up and drop you off at your arrival and departure point as well, so go their site at www.countrylodgemotel.com.au to make your booking now!!
How about a trip to the top of the Australian Continent, the very top of Queensland, the tip of Cape York to be exact? Have you ever wanted to visit Cape York to stand at the northern most point in Australia, well now you can with the Cape York Day Tour – the world’s longest scenic flight, where you walk on top of Australia after a 4 hour 4wheel drive tour of the north end & this is after your low level scenic plane trip up from Cairns with Daintree Air Services, there is nothing like this anywhere else, go to www.daintreeair.com.au
Cruise Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour is a millionaire experience. The world’s greatest harbour with its famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and unforgettable Opera House relaxes and stimulates at the same time. A photographic paradise, she can only reveal her true self and her secrets from the water.
Explore this wonderful harbour up close and personal with Fantasea Cruising. They will take you to the very spots for your photos. You will see the harbour from different angles and direction on one of their fabulous original boats. For more information on this friendly and informative snapshot cruise go to www.yellowwatertaxis.com.au
Aldinga tours are the Special Interest Experts. Their group tours are diverse, unusual, and extensive.
From a 14 Day Borneo Nature Tour to a 9 Day Norfolk Island all inclusive. Their destinations are wide and include the Blue Mountains, Vietnam and Cambodia, the Australian outback and Floriade in Canberra go to www.aldingatours.com.au
The Solomon Islands
The Solomon Islands are one of our closest Neighbours. The peace and tranquillity of these Islands are amazing. Nowhere on
earth could you find more pristine Islands full of history, especially regarding the Second World War, Honiara, the capital of the Solomon’s, where every visitor arrives and spends some time before visiting the paradises in the provinces, for business or for pleasure, the Solomon’s is a great place to see.
Most visiting businesspeople, or overnight visitors heading to the islands & officials stay at The Heritage Park Hotel. A prestige hotel in a waterfront location, The Heritage Park is a prime spot to unwind by the pool after exploring the historical sites of Honiara.
All rooms are luxuriously appointed & large suites are available for the longer stay or business visit. The spa swimming pool & cocktail bar are a perfect spot for looking over the water at point Cruz.
People meet, do deals over lunch, have meetings, hold conferences all in beautifully appointed surroundings. The Terrace Restaurant is well deserving of its reputation for superb food. Try the Sollie’s style marinated Snapper in Coconut milk or a mouth-watering fish curry.
With 47 outstanding rooms & 28 apartments, nothing is left out whatever your needs may be. Relax & enjoy your secure & comfortable stay at the Heritage Park Hotel, go to www.heritageparkhotel.com.sb for bookings.
An alternative to staying in Honiara itself is Raiders Hotel & Dive in the Florida Islands, just 1 ½ hours off Honiara by boat. A handy distance to the main city of the Solomon’s, yet a paradise in itself Raiders offers visitors the chance to stay close. You can dive the wrecks of WWII, snorkel the passenger ship World Discoverer, go on Village Tours, snorkel seaplanes, war ships or unforgettable reefs.
Raiders is named after the US Marine Force that fought to liberate the island Tulagi from the Japanese. This boutique hotel with 8 rooms & 14 beds offers a stay relaxing to the max, or adventure by the day with fantastic day trips and excursions yet is just offshore to the main island of Guadalcanal go to www.raidershotel.com for bookings & details.
Our readers love C.H. Cruises and Travel, the wide variety of interests served suits them well. Their new variety of cruises aboard the brilliant “Radiance of the Seas” should excite them even more because these cruises are “Music Cruises”. Choose from “Cruisin Country” on 9th October for our Country and Western Fans. “Rock the Boat” with the Romantics, Russell Morriss and the fabulous Ross Wilson from Mondo Rock and Daddy Cool or on 6th November – Devotion for all Elvis fans Elvis is in the Room!! a. Or “BRAVO” an 8 night cruise with The Celtic Tenors, Todd McKenney and more go to, www.chcruises.com.au
Europe has always been a premier destination for travelling Australians. It’s rich history and traditional architecture set in magic mountain landscapes draws us all with its contrasts to our island nation.
You do not need months to see and experience its many wonderous cities, sample its delicacies and culture and feel its richness. Many of us simply do not have months to holiday. The most popular form of holiday to Europe is a tour. The most popular and practical length is between one and three weeks.
Paramount Tours are the European specialist. Their tours are full of high cultural events in the most spectacular locations and colourful cities. Their up and coming European Christmas Market Tour takes you through Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Italy. Fully escorted with local tour guides.
You will be travelling in a luxurious deluxe coach staying in superbly hand picked accommodation with all your breakfast and dinners every day. Christmas in Europe is breathtakingly beautiful with illuminated castles in snow-capped landscapes, festive streets and decorated houses. Pure magic at the happiest time of the year. firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate the 33rd Anniversary of China Travel Services Australia, CTS are offering some great deals. 11 days Northeast China Ice & Snow Tour, return airfares, full accommodation with all meals and sightseeing for $2799 or Escape to Paradise Tour 8 days in Hainan Island, meals, transfers and 5 star accommodation for $1799. Head to www.chinatravel.com.au
Australia’s love the world and venture out to see it. Australian’s love their country and travel to its fine destinations. Australians cruise. Australian’s live to travel.