The most popular trips Aussies are planning once travel is back on the cards

Sep 22, 2020
Aussies are getting ready to pack their bags and head off on a holiday once travel is back on the cards. Source: Getty

After months sitting at home twiddling your thumbs you’re likely itching to get away and explore the country – and the rest of the world when that’s back on the cards. And while you may not be able to venture far from home just yet, planning a holiday can really help to boost your mood and give you something to look forward to – even if it’s over a year away.

Aussies have been jotting down ideas for future adventures and preparing for when they can finally travel again. And there’s been some real standouts of late, including cruises, community tours with likeminded travellers and short getaways to nearby islands.

We’ve compiled some of the most popular trips offered by Travel at 60 to give you a bit of an idea of where you could be heading once restrictions have eased, including holidays in 2022.

Journey around Australia on a 28-night cruise

In early 2022 an incredible 28-night cruise is setting off around Australia, departing from Sydney and travelling right around the country – plus a visit to Papua New Guinea. You’ll sail anti-clockwise to Brisbane, Papua New Guinea, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Margaret River, Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and back to end in Sydney.

As well as visiting all of these spectacular places you’ll be treated to 24-hour room service, food and drinks throughout the journey. What more could you want?

You’ll cruise along the Kimberley Coast as part of this spectacular adventure. Source: Getty

Celebrate the 1970s on a fun-filled Fraser Island adventure

Do you live for the music from the 1970s? Well we’ve got just the thing for you! Next year the Travel at 60 community will be heading off to Fraser Island for a fun-filled trip dedicated to the ’70s. As well as exploring the beautiful island and its spectacular scenery, you’ll enjoy music, trivia and a special ’70s themed fancy dress party where you can dance to hits from the era – with prizes for best-dressed of course!

Accommodation, daily breakfast, entertainment and tours are all included in the overall price. And you’re sure to make many new friends along the way who love travel and the 1970s as much as you.

Over-60s can relax on the beautiful beaches on Fraser Island during the special community trip. Source: Getty

Escape to Norfolk Island on a week-long winter holiday

Norfolk Island is one of the most popular destinations for over-60s travellers and you could head there too on a week-long adventure with family or friends. Travel at 60 has a great deal on offer which includes a 7-night stay for four adults in a private paradise set amongst tropical gardens with story-book ocean views.

As part of the fantastic holiday package you will also receive a special breakfast hamper, car hire, airport transfers, a half day island tour and more! You can spend your days relaxing on the island after what’s been a very stressful year for all, or exploring everything it has to offer including beautiful beaches, art galleries and it’s rich history.

Stay in a private residence on Norfolk Island and take the time to relax and unwind.

Explore gardens, mountains and Canberra on a community trip

One of the greatest things about Australia is its vast landscape and beautiful scenery – and New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory has many beautiful things to see and do. Next year there’s a special Travel at 60 community tour taking place to explore this area.

You can indulge your inner gardener or historian on this four-night adventure, visiting Canberra and the beautiful Blue Mountains. Along the way you’ll visit the gardens of Cockington Green and the National Arboretum and tour Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial before heading towards the Blue Mountains. Here you can take in the spectacular views of the Three Sisters and spend time in the quaint mountainside village of Leura.

Marvel at the beauty of the Blue Mountains on this short but incredible trip. Source: Getty

Visit our neighbours on a New Zealand cruise

New Zealand isn’t open to Australia just yet, but travellers have their fingers crossed that borders will open next year and holidays to the neighbouring country can recommence. You could join a 14-night cruise of New Zealand and take in the sites of the stunning Fiordland National Park, plus visit main towns and cities including Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and Auckland.

Onboard the ship you’ll also have 24-hour room service, so you won’t have to worry about a thing!

See the beautiful scenery of Fiordland National Park in New Zealand. Source: Getty

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She became a member of Starts at 60 and got access to amazing travel deals, free masterclasses, exclusive news and features and hot member discounts!

And she entered to win a $10K trip for four people to Norfolk Island in 2021. Join now, it’s free to become a member. Members get more.


Do you have any holidays planned for the next couple of years? Where are you hoping to venture to?

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