Community holidays: A unique and fun way to travel

Go on an adventure with other like-minded over-60 year olds and share new experiences. Source: Getty Images

When you think of group holidays, many people picture younger kids out partying in different cities, but what about tours that cater to the more mature demographic? Introducing Travel at 60 community holidays – similar to your Contiki tours, but designed for those young at heart.

If you like the idea of travelling with like-minded individuals on a fun and memorable holiday, then Travel at 60’s community holidays are the ideal option for you! Gather some friends, or make some new ones along the way as you travel to a number of destinations around Australia on unique holidays, specifically catered for those over 60. 

From a journey on the historic Paddlewheeler along the Murray River in South Australia to animal and dinosaur expeditions in the Outback, there’s something for everyone. 

The benefits of a community holiday

What sets Travel at 60’s community holidays apart from your ordinary packaged holiday is the fact that you get to travel with a group of like-minded people who are also over 60. Because the community holidays are usually themed, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fellow travellers will also have an interest in the theme chosen.

Enjoy the company of new over-60s friends on an exciting adventure! Source: Getty Images

And so whether you are travelling with friends, or alone, it’s a great way for solo travellers to feel safe and secure as they ease their wanderlust. 

No matter how you like to holiday, the biggest benefit of travelling on a Travel at 60 community holidays is that all the planning has been done for you, so all you have to do is pack your bags, and let the team take care of the rest!

Read on to explore some of our most popular community holidays throughout the country:

Tilt Train & turtles getaway

Are you a nature lover who wants to have a short getaway with other over 60s? Then this is the perfect holiday for you

Hop aboard a Tilt Train and journey from Brisbane to Bundaberg, where the highlight is the chance to spot some endangered Loggerhead turtles. Depending on the time of year you travel, you can have a serene experience along the beach watching the beautiful creatures lay their eggs (Nov-Jan), or see the exciting event of the hatchlings entering life and making their way to the water (Jan-Mar).

Witness the beauty of turtle hatchlings making their way to the water. Source: Getty Images

But that’s not all Bundaberg has to offer; this community holiday includes a guided tour of the towns famed Rum Distillery, a trip to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation and a visit to the Macadamia Australia farm where you’ll enjoy a light lunch.

For just $920, this short escape includes 3-nights at the centrally located Villa Mirasol, dinner and dessert plus coach transfers to and from the included destinations. 

Get to know your new travel companions or chat with old friends as you sit back and enjoy the scenic trip to Bundaberg through the Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast hinterland, Nambour and Gympie.

Celebrate all things 1970s at Batemans Bay

Pull on those bell bottoms, turn up the disco music, put on your grooviest outfit and journey back in time to the 1970s!

This much loved themed getaway by Travel at 60 is back for another year, and this time the troops are heading to the quaint coastal town of Batemans Bay on the south coast of NSW.

Taking place over three nights from the 18th of May until the 21st of May, you’ll explore the beautiful Eurobodalla region by day and unwind by night with some 1970s-themed fun. Highlights of the trip include a welcome BBQ, where you can get to know your fellow travellers, an interactive Game Show trivia night, and of course, an epic disco night complete with a DJ and dance floor.

Dress up in your favourite 70s outfit for a disco night. Source: Starts at 60

Prices start from just $1,255 per person for an inclusive three nights of memorable fun.

Explore the Melbourne Flower Show & iconic Gardens

This one’s for all the gardening enthusiasts. This community holiday is not only an easy way to meet fellow gardeners and flower lovers, but it’s the perfect way to immerse yourself with bursting blooms at Melbourne’s International Flower and Garden Show. 

In what’s described as “a celebration of lifestyle and our great outdoors”, this event held at the charming, heritage listed site of Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, is the largest floral and garden event in the Southern Hemisphere.

From just $899, this 4-night community holiday includes a welcome 2-course dinner at the 3.5-star Mercure Welcome Melbourne, which is also where you’ll stay and enjoy a daily breakfast buffet. 

Other holiday highlights include a tour of Werribee Park Mansion where you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch, a tour of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens and a trip to Victoria’s State Rose Garden. 

For more community holidays in 2023 and beyond across the country, click here to explore more.

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