5 unique ideas for your holidays this Christmas

From a tropical Christmas getaway to a scenic European holiday, escape the ordinary this festive season. Image source: Unsplash

The end of the year is creeping up and before you know it December will be just around the corner! Get ahead of the Christmas rush and start planning your ultimate Christmas getaway today.

Whether you prefer a tropical Christmas, a festive cruise, or perhaps you’ve dreamed of spending the holidays in Europe, we’ve put together five special holiday ideas for Christmas. Keep scrolling to find something you can look forward to!

Domestic Getaways

Tropical Christmas on K’gari (Fraser Island)

Enjoy Christmas with an all-inclusive over-60s getaway on beautiful K’gari. A perfect opportunity to get away with like-minded individuals and enjoy 5 days of fun and relaxation. No cooking, no cleaning, and no washing up, everything is taken care of for you. If you have been before or this is your first time, this over 60’s community holiday lets you experience the beauty of K’gari with even better company.

One of the trip’s many highlights is a full-day Island Tour. Image source: Unsplash

Escape to Adelaide’s favourite beach

Just 20 minutes from Adelaide is Glenelg; the perfect place to enjoy a beachside lifestyle while immersing yourself in the rich history, architecture, and heritage of the area.

This 5-night getaway includes a comfortable stay in a 1 bedroom apartment just steps away from the beach and a grand mansions and historic walking tour of North Adelaide. Come Christmas Day, indulge in a scrumptious Christmas Day buffet lunch or dinner at the Stamford Grand Hotel Glenelg, featuring the freshest South Australian seafood. The InterContinental or the Stamford Plaza in Adelaide are also offering a festive feast with all the trimmings as well.

Festive Cruises

Spend Christmas in New Zealand aboard the Queen Elizabeth

Spend Christmas Day cruising through the Fiordland National Park, whilst enjoying a lavish three-course Christmas dinner aboard the much loved Queen Elizabeth and welcome in the New Year in Auckland. Choose between 14 or 21-night roundtrip from Melbourne or a 25-night roundtrip from Sydney.

Get into the holiday spirit aboard the beautifully decorated Queen Elizabeth. Image source: Cunard

Explore New Zealand’s west coast aboard the Coral Princess

Join this popular, festive journey to New Zealand from Brisbane and celebrate Christmas in Christchurch and New Year at sea with plenty of other scenic stops along the way.

Book by 31 August 2022 to receive up to $200 onboard spending money per cabin! Better yet, upgrade to a drinks/wifi package and enjoy double this amount — up to $400 credit per cabin!

Last cabins remain on this cruise, with a limited number of luxurious Mini-Suites available. Image source: Princess Cruises

A European Christmas 

If you already have plans for 2022, here is something to get excited about and book early for 2023.

Swap your bathers for thermals and enjoy a European Christmas. Hop aboard this all-inclusive, luxury river cruise through Belgium stopping along the way to explore the many renowned Christmas markets. You can wander the stalls and take in all the sights and sounds of the Christmas festivities in one trip, encountering the delights of each city along the way.

Immerse yourself in the endless stalls offering handcrafted gifts and delicious wintertime treats. Image source: Unsplash
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